Inside this week’s News (July 9)

07_09_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 9 edition:

County: No cell provider, no lease

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors decided to require the cell-tower company that wants to lease county-owned land to have at least one cellular service provider under contract.

Pictures, and lots of them

Two full pages of photos from Saturday’s July 4th celebrations around the county and Castleton Festival’s opening-night gala and premiere of “Romeo et Juliette.”

Schoolhouse Nine is in session

The air was thick with not only humidity but also anticipation for the first day of play at Sperryville’s new and much-talked-about nine-hole, par-three Schoolhouse Nine Golf Course last Saturday.

The Rapp: Castleton’s ‘Our Town’ & Beethoven weekend

The Castleton Festival’s second weekend includes a classical-concert tribute to its late founder Lorin Maazel and a new production of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town,” directed by Maazel’s widow, and the festival’s CEO and artistic director, Dietlinde Turban Maazel.

Making music until the cows come home

The Castleton Festival launches its seventh season — its first without founder Lorin Maazel — with a gala dinner, the premiere of a top-notch “Roméo et Juliette” and fond family stories of how Maazel could look at a cow pasture and a chicken coop and see a theater and an opera house — both of which will be busy with festival-goers for the next month.

Wild Ideas: Size is relative

Recently Pam Owen ran into three different small animals in two days that reminded her that size is relative, in this week’s Wild Ideas.


Plus . . .

Plus: Michelle Galler’s Unpaved Roadshow antiques column, Clark Hollow Ramblings, the Sperryville and Washington columns, School and Sports News, 150 Years Ago This Week, the Crossword and more.

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