Inside this week’s Rapp News (July 18)

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What you will find in the July 18 edition:

Landscaping, B&B meals move forward  

Summer is apparently the season of change in the town of Washington, as the town council voted Monday night to move ahead with its town square renovations and hold a public hearing on the possibility of B&Bs serving meals to non-guests.

Outstanding in their field — and ours, too

Here in the mostly wooded center of Rappahannock County, some fresh examples of the sort of classical music and opera performances taking place this July in a big tent-topped theater in the middle of a former hay field — performances on par with those you might otherwise travel to New York or Munich, or that other Washington, to see.

Kiser pledges $25K matching grant for CCLC  

Amid the clinking of glasses and chuckles from community members at last Saturday’s eighth annual Sullivan Party to benefit CCLC, John Kiser of Sperryville laid out a challenge: His family foundation pledged a $25,000 grant to benefit CCLC if donors matched it within six months.

The Rapp for July 18

Goodine’s is closing its doors after nearly three decades, RAAC chooses the artists for its annual studio and gallery tour and the show is (temporarily) off at the RAAC Community Theatre in this week’s Rapp column.

The new ‘Taste’ sensations

For the Taste of Rappahannock this year: a new place, a new time and some new faces. This Sept. 7, the Headwaters Foundation’s 16th annual fundraiser, for many the social charity event of the year, moves to the 95-year-old gambrel-roofed former dairy barn at Mount Vernon Farm in Sperryville.

Editorial: Let them eat cake?

Food stamp spending has, according to a recent letter to our editor, doubled under the Obama Administration. Also multiplying under President Obama’s watch has been the national number of severe weather events. Both statements may be true, but the implication is illogical.

Early’s tool theft leads to probation

A former employee of Early’s Carpet, the Amissville flooring company, received a two-year probationary period for grand larceny involving the theft of a heat welder in Rappahannock County Circuit Court Friday afternoon (July 12).

LFCC class costs soar to $400, school board told

Rappahannock County students will no longer receive discounted dual-enrollment tuition at Lord Fairfax Community College, Jackson district board member Amy Hitt reported at the school board’s monthly meeting July 9.

And more . . .

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