Inside this week’s News (Nov. 26)

11_26_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 Nov. 26 Rappahannock News:

Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued

After hearing more citizens’ comments in the five-year review of the county’s official handbook — its Comprehensive Plan — the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last Wednesday (Nov. 18) demonstrated clearly why having a handbook is helpful.

Habitat for Humanity to build in Huntly

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity (FHFH) was recently awarded $12,000 from the Richard Lykes Foundation that FHFH Executive Director Brenda Drerenberger says will go toward the approximately $80,000 needed to fund a new house to be built in Huntly.

The Rapp: Guitar greats, chutney chronicles, drama applauded

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

Citizen of the Year: Nominees?

The Rappahannock News Citizen of the Year will be published this year in our Dec. 24 edition.
We are already considering several, but our readers are most welcome to nominate candidates for the 2015 Citizen of the Year.

Wild Ideas: On the big-tree hunt

Pam Owen joined the Second Sunday nature walk, hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, this month to hunt for “Big Trees” in Page County, in this week’s Wild Ideas.

1882-1888: The Fauquier and Rappahannock Railroad

How the Fauquier and Rappahannock Railroad came to be in February 1882 — and how it never came to be.

The Unpaved Roadshow: Thanksgiving, old-school style

As we ponder the effort that goes into creating a Thanksgiving feast for our loved ones, let’s remember what our ancestors had to cook with — and be thankful for our electric gadgets, our microwaves, dishwashers and frost-free refrigerators.

Before & After's Kerry Sutten (left) and his niece, Jess, are open for business on Sperryville's Main Street.
Before & After’s Kerry Sutten (left) and his niece, Jess, are open for business on Sperryville’s Main Street. Chris Green

Plus: Richard Brady’s Clark Hollow Ramblings; the Washington column; the Sperryville column (on the espresso-and-beyond shop Before & After, the village’s newest addition); the Crossword and more.

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