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The Rapp for May 16

Meredith Battle’s fact-based “Go Down the Mountain,” has reached bestseller status in just weeks; local artist Joan Wiberg is showing her “impressions of fleeting moments” at Middle Street Gallery in Washington only through May 24; and writer Nancy Bauer has doubled the print run for her just-released Virginia Wine Travel Journal 2019. […]

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The Rapp for May 9

Three Rappahannock County highway projects to be on the lookout for today (Thursday) and Friday that will require motorists to slow down if not come to a dead stop; and it’s Second Saturday and Mother’s Day weekend all in one on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, where moms will be welcomed with open arms. Here’s what can be discovered on the Trail Saturday and in many cases Sunday. […]

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The Rapp for May 2

After a short hiatus, Rappahannock Radio is back in 2019; and A Dark Sky Park celebration — which weather permitting will include an appearance by the Milky Way — will be held this Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Park off Rt. 211 in Washington. The event will be held rain or shine, and all are invited to attend. […]

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The Rapp for April 25

Fourth Estate Friday at Country Cafe; and all on Saturday: SperryFest 2019 coinciding with the annual Great Rubber Duck Race; Rappahannock Spring Plant Sale at Waterpenny Farm; Ocean Orchestra at Little Washington Theatre; and Gallery 3, Sperryville’s newest fine art gallery, has officially opened its doors. […]

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The Rapp for April 18

Pen Druid Brewery hosts their the much anticipated Yeaster celebration this Saturday, April 20; Board of Supervisors hold budget meeting for teacher pay raise on Monday; local black bear spotted, on TV news; and Cottage Curator is pleased to highlight artworks by five artists in their current exhibition, “Naturally — Inspired by Nature.” […]

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The Rapp for April 11

The 41st Annual Fodderstack 10K race is this Saturday at 9 a.m.; Author Katie Arnold is the Second Friday speaker tomorrow at the County Library; Castleton in Performance (CiP) is calling all area students and percussion enthusiasts to join the “Global Rhythms Sound-Fest” this Saturday, April 13; and check out the events for Second Saturday. […]

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The Rapp for April 4

The horn sounds Saturday at the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point at Ben Venue Farm, with the first post at noon sharp; RAAC Community Theatre opened its production of “Harvey” — as in the imaginary rabbit — this past weekend; Monday marked the one-year countdown to the 2020 Census; and RAAC’s 1st Friday movie is tomorrow, April 5, is “A Star is Born,” starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott. […]

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The Rapp for March 28

PATH Volunteer Hub announces its third annual community-wide day; Fourth Estate Friday at Before & After cafe; Artists Nancy Brittle and Phyllis Northup show travel-inspired paintings at the Middle Street Gallery; Castleton in Performance is calling all area students and percussion enthusiasts to join the “Global Rhythms Sound-Fest,” and Appleton Campbell honored. […]

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The Rapp for March 21

An interactive session this Saturday morning, March 23, will be led by successful women who will provide their own success stories and insight on owning your own business; and later in the day Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community, in partnership with Quievremont Winery, host their first installment in its new RAAC Reading Series, in which local writers will share their work during an intimate evening of poetry, prose, and wine. […]

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The Rapp for March 14

Quièvremont Winery hosts special concert with Lipbone Redding; all that rain leads to worst year for vineyards in 33 years; Sperryville’s own John MacPherson of Three Blacksmiths up for RAMMY restaurant award; RAAC Community Theatre presents the hilarious and beloved comedy “Harvey.” […]

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The Rapp for March 7

Virginia State Police Superintendent and Rapp native Col. Gary T. Settle to speak at annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast; a large recruitment drive is underway for members of the public will join the all-volunteer fire and rescue companies; the PATH Foundation is hosting a free community forum with former NBA player Chris Herren; and Second Saturday event listings. […]

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The Rapp for Feb. 28

Update on Lone Star tick that causes meat allergy;
Congressman Denver Riggleman’s Mobile Office in Rappahannock next Tuesday, March 5; National bluegrass favorite Circa Blue tickets available for upcoming show at Little Washington Theatre; and modern weed so strong it’s sending people to the ER. […]

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The Rapp for Feb. 21

Updates on wintry weather for commuters; get your training in for upcoming Fodderstack 10k held in April; take caution when seeing a tractor on the road; and Gadino Cellars strikes double gold in wine awards. […]

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The Rapp for Feb. 14

Out of concern for the health of its patients, UVA’s Culpeper Medical Center is asking the community to keep visitors age 12 and under away from its acute care facilities due to our Piedmont region’s “widespread outbreak of the flu virus;” and details on closures for Route 647 (Crest Hill Road) in Rappahannock County. […]

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The Rapp for Feb. 7

Free Clinic moves to Valley Health’s Family Medicine office; March 15 is the deadline for applying for a Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund grant; Aging Together drivers honored; and the National Park Service has announced $748,298 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 72 acres of nearby battlefields. […]

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The Rapp for Jan. 31

Rappahannock residents surrounding Flint Hill and Huntly should benefit from a 145-foot monopole tower tentatively approved near Hume to provide broadband and cellular service; and Tuskegee Airman event at Scrabble School scheduled for this Saturday postponed to Feb. 23. […]

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The Rapp for Jan. 24

Sperryville’s Three Blacksmiths restaurant ranked second in the country by USA Today; Reverend Ludwell Brown Sr. received year-end honor; 6th Annual International Women’s Ski & Snowboard Day on Saturday, Feb. 2. at Massanutten; and join Rapp News a monthly dialogue at the Country Cafe Friday morning. […]

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The Rapp for Jan. 17

Local residents have reported receiving telephone calls from scammers representing themselves as the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office. “These scammers are claiming that the person has missed jury duty and needs to pay a certain amount of money to them in gift cards. […]

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The Rapp for Jan. 10

Many subscribers received their papers late last week. We apologize for the delay; Library opening; Want to farm?; Woods and wildlife; Go back in time; and experience crisp clear sparkling days and starry sparkling nights on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail in January. Find and enjoy the special sparkle of Second Saturday this weekend. […]

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The Rapp for Jan 3

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association has presented the Gray Ghost winery with two “Best of Category” awards; and because of the federal government shutdown, facilities at Shenandoah National Park remain closed. There is no National Park-provided services — visitor centers, restaurants, gift shops, lodgings, restrooms, trash collection or road maintenance. […]