Inside this week’s News (Oct. 29)

10_29_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. 29 Rappahannock News:

VDOT exits Middle Street

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved a resolution Tuesday in Virginia Beach, to discontinue VDOT’s maintenance of the stub end of Middle Street in the town of Washington, and lawyer David Konick meanwhile has filed an appeal to the state supreme court of an August circuit court decision to disallow his related lawsuit against the town and the Inn at Little Washington.

Who’s running in Rappahannock

A summary of what you’ll find — and what you’d have to write-in — on the Nov. 3 ballot in Rappahannock County.

The Rapp: Weighing in, taking on Superstars and celebrating Halloween

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

Sperryville column: A Rappahannock love story

Late last week, Franklin Schmidt, 72, passed away after a long illness, and a quietly courageous five-year battle. A remembrance of his life with Esther, the love of his life, and her forever man, and their life together as a formidable photography and writing team, and as friends to many.

The tour and the fund: a marriage made in . . . Rappahannock

Everyone loves the Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour, but many people don’t know the longer-term impact this event has on the local art community. A look at the symbiotic relationship between RAAC’s tour and its Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund.

Pictures: Stone Hill’s Halloween ‘Spectacle’ and more

Photos from the annual 1000 Faces Mask Theatre show at John Henry’s Stone Hill plus the Rappahannock Hunt’s blessing of the hounds, Rapp schools’ awarding of Red Ribbon laptop and a fiery fall road.

Wild Ideas: A visit to a Piedmont prairie

Pam Owen recently and a friend decided to see what was still in bloom and what had gone to seed in a Piedmont mafic prairie in southern Culpeper County.

Planners approve family apartment, hear noise complaint

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission at its Oct. 21 monthly session approved Christopher Coomer’s special-use permit, passing it on to the board of zoning appeals. The commission also heard from a Huntly resident who complained of noise from a nearby winery.

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

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