Inside this week’s News (July 2)

07_02_2015_RappNews_A01FBPHere’s a quick look at this week’s Rappahannock News — at newsstands, mailboxes and inboxes now.
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What you will find in the July 2 edition:

Medical clinic to open on 211

Valley Health’s Page Memorial Hospital plans to open a family medical practice this fall on U.S. 211 near Washington to be staffed by family practice physician and Rappahannock County native D. Brooke Miller, M.D., and his wife, nurse practitioner Anne Miller.

The Rapp

More about Rappahannock’s July 4th Celebration in Sperryville this Saturday, Castleton’s July 2nd bluegrass-and-fireworks celebration on Thursday and more in this week’s The Rapp column.

The Inn sues Konick, charges ‘abuse of process’

The Inn at Little Washington, and its chef and proprietor Patrick O’Connell, filed a countersuit in Rappahannock County Circuit Court last week seeking a monetary judgement and punitive damages of at least $100,000 against Rappahannock lawyer David Konick for his alleged “abuse of the legal process.”

Avon Hall draws a crowd again

Monday night, a dozen years after the town of Washington purchased what is now a nine-acre spread from the estate of the deceased William Carrigan, and almost a decade since the fireworks moved to Sperryville, a remarkably fond and thoughtful crowd showed up at town hall to offer ideas for Avon Hall’s future.

Fire-rescue refinements move forward

Meeting Tuesday night (June 30) at an informal public work session attended primarily by volunteer fire-and-rescue officials, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with some — but purposely not all — of the recommendations by JLN Associates.

Broadband Forum: a chance to set goals

Those involved in next week’s Broadband Forum — 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, July 8 at the Rappahannock County High School auditorium — see the public discussion as the community’s opportunity to lay out its goals for broadband internet access.

Will the real Francis Thornton please stand up!

Did you know that there were six Francis Thorntons (with a few Williams, Johns, and Georges thrown in) associated with Rappahannock County between the years of 1731 and 1840? Which Francis Thornton is which? Rappahannock Historical Society researcher Maureen Harris has the answers.

Wild Ideas: Tiny aeronauts and gossamer bridges at dawn

Backlit by the ethereal light of dawn and magnified by dew, the invertebrate world can take on a whole new perspective, in this week’s Wild Ideas.

Plus: The Sperryville and Washington columns, School and Sports News, 150 Years Ago This Week, the Crossword and lots more.

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