Inside this week’s News (Oct. 8)

10_08_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 Oct. 8 Rappahannock News:

Board finds ‘dark skies’ future partly cloudy

The board of supervisors didn’t plan to take any action — and intended only to hear how citizens felt about Rappahannock County possibly becoming part of a Shenandoah National Park-centered effort to keep night skies unpolluted by light, and thus attractive to otherwise overly well-lit tourists. And, after two dozen citizens had spoken, it specifically didn’t.

Scouting units divide to address gay leadership issue

A group of Boy Scout and Cub Scout parents in the troop chartered these last 25 years by Washington’s Trinity Episcopal Church have applied to create a new scout troop affiliated with Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville. The reason: Disagreement with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision earlier this year to lift its long-standing blanket ban on scout leaders who are openly gay.

A diverse field of clerk, commissioner candidates

Candidates for Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk and Commissioner of the Revenue distinguished themselves in answering questions at the Rappahannock News’ second candidates forum before a packed crowd Sept. 28 at the Theatre at Washington. (Coverage of the entire Sept. 28 forum, including audio, is now consolidated online here.)

Inner child, outdoor nuance on 2015 art tour

This Nov. 7-8, returning artist Pam Pittinger and newcomer Phyllis Northup join the Rappahannock Association for Art and Community’s 11th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour.

The Rapp: Director Ron Maxwell, a chili-centic fundraiser and more

Check out The Rapp for a weekly taste of things to do and see in and around Rappahannock County.

Wild Ideas: Stink bugs, mushrooms, rain mark fall’s return

Rain, mushrooms, mantises, migrating hummingbirds, stink bugs and more signal the arrival of fall, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.

Plus: three pages of Letters to the Editor (yes, it’s election time), School and Sports News, the Washington and Sperryville columns, Richard Brady’s Clark Hollow Ramblings, the Crossword and more.

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