Inside this week’s News (Sept. 17)

09_17_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 Sept. 17 Rappahannock News:

Hampton supervisor, school, sheriff hopefuls sound off

Change happens at a different pace in Rappahannock County than in neighboring counties, if not the world, but it was nonetheless the topic of the day at last week’s well-attended forum at Washington Town Hall for Hampton district candidates for supervisor and school board and for the office of sheriff.

Movie studio will open at Washington school

The Washington Town Council approved a special-use permit for a Virginia-based independent film production company to begin leasing the former gym and classrooms of the Washington School on Mount Salem Avenue.

‘Dark skies’ idea to be aired next month

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors decided last week to advertise a public forum, at its 7 p.m. monthly session Oct. 5, inviting citizen input on a notion to regulate residential lighting and thus further align the county with a global “dark skies” movement.

The Rapp: Rough Ride, big weekend

The annual Rough Ride, all-woman jazz and all-British Shakespeare, a new restaurant for Flint Hill Public House’s owners, a new director for Rapp at Home, visiting “East Jesus” by way of Culpeper, lots more in this week’s The Rapp.

Bill Harris and company bring that swing

Rappahannock’s own famous jazz pianist Bill Harris says he’s looking forward to an evening of playing, and singing, an extensive list of jazz, swing, samba and bossa nova favorites with his friends to benefit the Flint Hill fire department Saturday at the carnival grounds.

Bound and discarnate: diverse artists on 2015 tour

In part two of a continuing series of artists participating in this year’s RAAC Studio & Gallery Tour Nov. 7-8, meet conceptual artist John Kirchner of Woodville and art-book maker Michael Dennis of Flint Hill.

Wild Ideas: Species that light up late summer

Late summer flowers brighten up field and forest, while hummingbirds fuel up for their flight south, and more, in this week’s Wild Ideas.

Plus: School and Sports News, the Washington and Sperryville columns, Richard Brady’s Clark Hollow Ramblings, the Crossword and more.

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