Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Aug. 27

The Blue Ridge Chorale, a community chorus serving Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties, begins its fall/winter season soon. The first rehearsal for the youth chorus, under Cathy ter Weele’s direction, is 5:45 p.m. […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 27

Tuesday, Aug. 18 5:13 p.m. — Oden Avenue, Washington, cardiac arrest, companies 1 and 4 6:34 p.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, smoke investigation, company 1 8:15 p.m. — Barney’s View Lane, Flint Hill, injury, companies […]

News

Inside this week’s News (Aug. 27)

This week’s headlines: Judge dismisses Konick’s suit against town, Inn • Chester Gap tourist home approved • Town weighs utility rate increase • Straw poll stroll • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday, supermoon Saturday • Wild Ideas: A tiny, elegant orb weaver shines in the sunlight • and more. […]

By Roger Piantadosi/Rappahannock News
Crime & Courts

Upgraded post office will stay in town

The Inn at Little Washington has extended its lease of street-level Krebser Building space to the U.S. Postal Service through November, and an Inn spokesman says a long-term lease (“at least 10 years”) is in the works. […]

History

Boundary issues

Last week’s informational meeting about a proposal to designate Ben Venue Road as the county’s first official rural historic district began as a celebration of Rappahannock County’s rich history — and ended in a shouting match, colored by a bit of antigovernment fervor and fueled by property records that remain (as they do in many rural areas) incomplete and hard to decipher. […]

Elections

Meet the candidates

The Rappahannock News has scheduled candidate forums in the last two weeks of September, at which all the candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot have been invited to speak and take your questions. […]

Gardening

The Rapp for Aug. 20

Amrit’s excellent earthquake-relief adventure, PEC’s sustainable landscaping workshop and plant sale, and an all-woman jazz orchestra opens the Castleton in Performance fall-winter season, in this week’s The Rapp. […]

Health and Healthcare

Fantastic, again

Kaye Kohler, left, serves a child salad at Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic Tuesday in Front Royal. Kohler was among scores of local volunteers — Rappahannock Lions, sheriff’s deputies, Sperryville Fire volunteers and many others […]

By Ruthie Windsor-Mann
Nature

Family outing

  The black bear sightings are piling up this summer. Washington artist Ruthie Windsor-Mann took this quick iPhone shot of a mama bear and her three cubs along the Rush River not far from her […]

Business

Sperryville column for Aug. 20

Triple Oak Bakery’s expansion is underway, duffers enjoy golf under the stars at Sperryville’s new course, and a new film by local filmmaker John Hallberg is scheduled for release, in this week’s Sperryville column. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Aug. 20

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Culpeper County Library (271 Southgate Shopping Center). For more information, call 540-727-1305. The Aug. 10 Washington Town Council meeting has been continued to Monday, […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Aug. 20

Aug. 12, 1976 “The country is different. You’re either rich or very poor; there is no in-between class. It really makes you appreciate what we have here in our country,” said Mike Tupper of Washington. […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 20

Tuesday, Aug. 11 12:37 p.m. — Quann Lane, Chester Gap, unresponsive person, company 9 1:45 p.m. — Schoolhouse Road, Washington, difficulty breathing, companies 1 and 7 5:00 p.m. — Bear Wallow Road, Huntly, injury, companies […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Aug. 20

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Aug. 10-14: John Joseph Burke and Patricia Feeney Burke, co-trustees of the Burke revocable living trust, to […]