Inside this week’s News (Aug. 21)

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What you will find in the Aug. 21 edition:

Castleton adds Marsalis-led jazz academy session

The Castleton Festival announced this week that it has extended its season next summer to accommodate a two-week Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy.

ARB likes Mt. Prospect redo, Kramer Building signage

Though it issued none of its coveted certificates of appropriateness Tuesday night (Aug. 19), Washington’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) liked most everything brought before it at its latest monthly meeting at town hall.

The Rapp for Aug. 21

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled, Tula’s hosts a tomato-themed dinner, tickets are going fast for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock, two local students spend their summer performing Shakespeare and more in this week’s Rapp column.

Miller plans to fill Schoolhouse with antiques

Cliff Miller IV, owner of the Sperryville Schoolhouse, has notified three retail tenants in the complex’s main building that starting early next month he will be taking over the entire building, primarily for what he says is expansion of his burgeoning antiques business.

Deal gets more time for evaluation

Judge Jeffrey Parker granted Judy Deal another six months of analysis to determine whether she was mentally competent to stand trial for the alleged first-degree murder of her estranged husband.

Editorial: Mystery at the manor

What Rappahannock needs is a good, cathartic murder mystery. Not the real thing, of course (in which someone would have to be actually killed), but a fictional whodunit. And it did, last week, in the form of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”

Wild Ideas: Cool, damp weather brings ’shroom bloom

Although you can find mushrooms pretty much year round in our area, especially in shady forests, spring and fall are the prime times for ’shrooming because of the usually cool, damp weather — especially as this summer has been cooler and damper than most.

150 Years Ago This Week: The guns of August

On the high seas of Monday, Aug. 15, the Confederate commerce raider CSS Tallahassee captured six Union merchant schooners off the coast of New England, widening the panic in the North into the far northeastern states.

And more . . .

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