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The Rapp for Sept. 20

Autumn is near and there are many of events to fill your fun-filled Fall calendar. Friday: RappCats annual fundraiser Saturday: free admission at Shenandoah Park Saturday, and 12th Annual 5K Fun Run at WCDS. Next weekend, Sept. 29 and 30: Rappahannock County Annual Farm Tour. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 13

The jury is out on how much Hurricane Florence will impact Rappahannock County, but nobody is taking any chances. The annual Rough Ride is cancelled and Saturday’s Kid Pan Alley “FunRaiser” is postponed, as well as numerous county government proceedings. Please check with the organizers for updates. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 6

Headwaters hosts the 21st Taste of Rappahannock this Saturday; join cyclists of all ages and ability levels at the 22nd annual Rappahannock Rough Ride on Sept. 15; join Paul Reisler of Kid Pan Alley, Dietlinde Maazel of Castleton Festival and Ysaÿe M. Barnwell Sept. 28-20 for a weekend songwriting and community; and check out the events for this Second Saturday. […]

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The Rapp for Aug. 30

Get ready for festive crowds this holiday weekend, especially in the county seat of Washington, where the Inn at Little Washington on Sunday hosts its much anticipated INNstock and it’s greeted with much pride and LOVE; and politics takes two center stages on Sept. 5 with a congressional candidate forum and a much-anticipated supervisors meeting. […]

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The Rapp for Aug. 23

Join us this Sunday for a community forum on the takeaways from a series on the Rappahannock’s economy — past, present, future; Virginia Tech gives lowdown on stink bugs, but new ones are in town; and members of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative receive scammer phone calls for supposed overdue bills. […]

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The Rapp for Aug. 16

Businesses of Rappahannock is establishing bus service throughout the county for IALW’s Labor Day’s INNstock celebration; Elizabeth “Betsy” Popp has been selected as Shenandoah National Park’s August Artist-in-Residence; and PEC’s 2018 photo contest deadline is Sept. 30th. […]

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The Rapp for Aug. 9

Park’s Night Sky Festival starts Friday; “The Post” Film-TalkBack make-up event on Saturday led by former Post ombudsman and a First Amendment attorney; RAAC Theatre holding auditions for Christmas play Aug. 24; and Smoot murder case goes to trial Aug 15. […]

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The Rapp for Aug. 2

Rapp EMS services drilled to perfection; a reminder that VDOT will close the Whorton Hollow Road bridge (Route 626, Rock Mills Road) over the Thornton River for about six weeks starting this Monday; and Cedar Mountain celebrates 156th Anniversary. […]

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The Rapp for July 26

It’s Fourth Estate Friday at the Country Cafe Friday, coffee and chat with Rapp News staff; Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute welcome seven cheetah cubs; and Path Foundation awards a $24,150 “Make it Happen” grant to RLEP. […]

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The Rapp for July 19

Sheriff Compton presented Sgt. Matthew Cody Dodson with a special lifesaving commendation; PATH Foundation awards two additional grants totaling almost $47,000; Lions Clubf BBQ celebrates incoming Lions President Dave Shiff; and RAAC Theatre reads“Arsenic and Old Lace” on Sunday, August 5. […]

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The Rapp for July 12

Iranian-American guitarist, Shahin Shahida, and his band perform at Castleton this Saturday; RAAC Film-TalkBack make-up date for “The Post,” on Aug. 11; Congressional candidates Leslie Cockburn and Denver Riggleman political debate set for Sept. 5; and get details for this Second Saturday’s events. […]

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The Rapp for July 5

County Administrator walks the walk, of the trail; wedding bells ring in Castleton; Virginia says: 225 million pounds of apples a year; Sen. Kaine in support of semi-legal high; and County 4-H Livestock Club gears up for farm show. […]

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The Rapp for June 28

Recently, at the RAAC Theater, 16 artists and organizations were formally presented with 2018 Claudia Mitchell Arts Funds grant checks from RAAC totaling $49k; chat and jive with the Rapp staff at Country Cafe this Friday morning; and it’s deadline time for the Census of Agriculture questionnaire. […]

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The Rapp for June 21

Local realtor Woodard nominated; killer Hogweed leads to hysteria; former planning commission member gives keynote address as State Trooper superintendent; Castleton has a bumper lineup including acts from Holland; Madagascar and Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir […]

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The Rapp for June 14

A reminder that Copperheads most often appear at sunset and just after dark, particularly after it’s rained; beware of funny money from Culpeper; Colleen O’Bryant of Wild Roots Apothecary figuring prominently in a New York Times article; and Park waives fees for Park Neighbor Day this Saturday. […]

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The Rapp for June 7

RIP Evelyn M. Kerr, chairman of the Rappahannock County Republican Committee; Saint Peter’s welcomes new pastor; it’s Second Saturday for the Artisan Trail and DuCard Vineyards are holding a seated tasting experience. […]

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The Rapp for May 31

Board of supervisors receive criticism over telephone outages from inclement weather; RAAC Theatre are casting rabbits; and two-time Grammy Winner Laurence Juber returns to the Little Washington Theatre for a rare performance this Saturday. […]

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The Rapp for May 24

Join the Rapp News staff for coffee and conversation Friday morning at Country Cafe; grand opening for Hazel Arts, Antiques and Healing Arts; Artisan Trail events all weekend; and Celtic concert at Castleton. […]

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The Rapp for May 17

Local artist, Kevin Adams, formally presented a beautiful painting to Shenandoah Superintendent Jennifer Flynn; Rev. Johnson of Promise Land Baptist Church earns recognition; and RappCats Spring Tuxedo Party is this Sunday. […]

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The Rapp for May 10

Curb litter bugs with highway cleanup; Kids to Park day is May 19; Pellegatta’s poems on Mother’s Day at Quievremont Winery; and Castleton hosts bass innovator, Alex Blake, and Japanese pianist Yoichi Uzeki this Saturday. […]