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The Rapp for July 11

Amissville’s own Hinson Ford Cider & Mead donated nearly 1,150 pours of their ciders and meads to support the just-concluded Smithsonian Institution’s 2019 Folklife Festival on the National Mall; and The Shenandoah Music Festival encourages Rappahannock residents to cross the mountains and experience “One Giant Leap,” celebrating the 50th anniversary to-date of the first moon landing in 1969. […]

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The Rapp for July 4

Open or not? Sure it’s a holiday, but there will be no shortage of food and beverages being served in Rappahannock County on the Fourth of July; and RAAC Community Theatre and Rapp at Home have a treat for you: not one, but two summer community readings of popular old time radio scripts, plus maybe an Agatha Christie radio play or a Golden Girls script, just for fun. […]

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The Rapp for June 27

All-female musical group Túumben Pax from Mexico perform in the “9th Choral Festival” at Castleton; Middle Street Gallery in Washington extends show, “Summertime,” through August 11; and join the Rapp News for coffee and conversation at the Country Cafe Friday morning. […]

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The Rapp for June 20

The 2019 Beehive Distribution Program will begin accepting applications July 1; Wakefield Board of Supervisors candidate Debbie Donehey waited to “announce” her candidacy until current Board Chair Roger Welch had time to explain his reasons for stepping down; and this past week’s Culpeper Minutemen Commemoration shows that patriotism is alive and well with attendance from 4 brother chapters, the DAR and CAR. […]

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The Rapp for June 13

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission is accepting nominations for both the 2019 Regional Distinguished Leadership Citizen and Government Award; Rapp News received a call from a nice lady in Tennessee, who hails from Rappahannock, seeking a copy of RCHS’s 1966 yearbook; and as summer is upon us motorcyclists — and motorists — are urged to travel with caution. […]

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The Rapp for June 6

Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley musical, The Talented Clementine, comes to the Theatre at Little Washington for a performance on June 15; Living Sky Foundation’s director is Cherl Crews radio interview; and hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, swaying, playing, funning! This Saturday, June 8th for ‘Second Saturday.’ […]

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The Rapp for May 30

The Rappahannock News invites readers from Chester Gap south to Slate Mills to meet with the newspaper’s staff tomorrow, May 31; Mighty Dog, an abstract painting by Philip Ward that took 24 years to complete, is home at last at Middle Street Gallery; and on Rappahannock Radio, John Hallberg, reveals his plans for the soon-to-open dulcimer museum at Estes Mill. […]

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The Rapp for May 23

Swing by Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad Saturday for their open house celebration of their 50th anniversary; and Union Bank & Trust on Route 211 in Rappahannock County has changed its name to Atlantic Union Bank, creating a unified regional bank across a wide-reaching mid-Atlantic footprint. […]

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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. […]