Inside this week’s News (Sept. 24)

Born yesterday — when this picture was taken on Tuesday, at least — this Mangalitsa piglet arrived (with seven siblings) at Sperryville's Heritage Hollow Farm just in time for this weekend's Farm Tour and Festival.
Born yesterday — when this picture was taken on Tuesday, at least — this Mangalitsa piglet arrived (with seven siblings) at Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farm just in time for this weekend’s Farm Tour and Festival. Molly M. Peterson
09_24_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. 24 Rappahannock News:

Small county, big ideas: The candidates forums, part I

Surprise: All 10 hopefuls who appeared at Monday night’s Rappahannock News Candidates Forum, running on Nov. 3 for the three open seats apiece on the county’s board of supervisors and school board, agree they would not want property taxes — traditionally Rappahannock County’s principal source of both revenue and contention — to continue to rise.

The Rapp: Fourth Friday, no; Farm Tour and Scottish folk, yes

What’s happening in Rappahannock County this weekend and beyond, in this (and every) week’s The Rapp column.

Ale Works expansion wins planners’ approval

The county planning commission recommended approval of a special exception permit for expansion of the small Ale Works brewery at Hopkins Ordinary B&B in Sperryville.

In circuit court, a tale of two probations

In the two cases before the Rappahannock Court Circuit Court on Tuesday, one case concerned probation successfully completed and the other, a probation gone awry.

The 59th house tour: Old and new homes, floral art, music

Three homes for touring, floral art and an Evensong concert and reception are part of the 59th annual Trinity Women’s event Oct. 17-18.

Another gem for the artists’ tour

Meet Gina Sweatt, an accomplished jewelry designer, who joins the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour as one of six artist studios new to the event this year, plus more on the Sperryville galleries on the tour.

Wild Ideas: Here be giants

Rappahannock County resident Robin Williams made a startling discovery last month in her pollinator garden: a giant was circling a tree there . . . a giant swallowtail butterfly, that is.

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

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