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The Rapp for Jan. 20

Details of the plans on Saturday (Jan. 22) for a celebration of James D. Russell’s life; jazz guitarists at the Theatre in Washington; Civil War music Jan. 30 in Flint Hill, a Historical Society benefit; a new Eagle Scout; a new shuttle bus to Charlottesville from Culpeper and Madison; and Middle Street Gallery seeks artists for a new Spring Art Festival. […]

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The Rapp for Dec. 23

A kid-friendly Rocknoceros heads for the Link in January; the Visitors Center posts its winter hours; RCCA gives $20,000 to the county for farmland preservation; Scrabble School gets a visit from a member of the family that made Rosenwald schools possible; more. […]

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The Rapp for Dec. 16

Del. Gilbert is the Virginia House’s new deputy majority leader; artists “Paint the Piedmont” at Sperryville’s River District Arts Collective this weekend; see more of Thomas Spande’s bright and sharp paintings at Haley Fine Arts. […]

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The Rapp for Dec. 9

How you can help the Sheriff’s Office continue allowing needy kids to “shop with a cop”; a quintet of up-and-coming classical brass players headlines Castleton’s holiday concert Sunday at Theatre House; local Girl Scouts keep plenty busy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

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The Rapp for Dec. 2

We’ll see you at the Christmas parade and festival in Washington this weekend; a winning bid for a painting benefits the Shenandoah National Park Trust; the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation awards $7,500 in grants to Rappahannock nonprofits. […]

Parade director Denise Chandler with Santa in 2009.
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The Rapp for Nov. 4

An hour early (your clocks, overnight Saturday); a day late (our home deliveries next week, due to the Veterans Day holiday); more Washington Christmas Parade participants are welcome; order your pies now for the annual RCHS pie sale; Mitzie Young appreciates the “overwhelming” birthday wishes; the Eat Local Challenge is on. […]

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The Rapp for Oct. 14

The RCHS Quiz Bowl team gets down to work; Rappahannock artist Tom Mullany’s “Forever Endeavor” cartoon series debuts in the Rappahannock News; River District Arts has a successful open house; a Peola Mills family copes with last weekend’s late-night fire. […]

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The Rapp for Oct. 7

Fauquier Livestock Exchange moves next week’s sales to Culpeper and reports the cause of last week’s fire appears to have been electrical; it’s harvest time at the Rappahannock County Jail; take your kids to ride and romp at the Link; Dr. Lillis will be in Washington Oct. 21 to help decode the Affordable Health Care Act. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 30

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Visitors Center, which has been well-visited so far; “City Island” is RAAC’s movie this Friday at the Theatre; on Saturday at the Theatre, some lovely songs by a trio of special performers; in Sperryville, Haley Fine Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with a show by 10 artists starting on 10/10/10. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 23

Castleton Farms fall season starts with soprano Sylvia McNair’s one-woman show, “Subject to Change,” and the Chateauville Foundation has some complementary seats set aside for those who haven’t been to the Maazels’ place yet. News on the Hoophouse for the Hungry going up at Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School. And a weekened at a luxurious Richmond hotel is among the auction items at the “Cool Jazz for Cool Cats” RappCats fundraiser this weekend. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 16

Headwaters Foundation executive director Toni Egger says Saturday’s 13th annual “Taste of Rappahannock” fundraiser dinner-auction-social event was the most successful start in the education-funding organization’s history. And for its Barn Dance during the Farm Tour weekend, RLEP has organized an apple dessert bake-off and a panel of (lucky) judges. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 9

Saturday, Sept. 11 is a big day: Reynolds Baptist Church honors Rappahannock’s first-responders, Thornton Hill’s point-to-point races start the fall steeplechase season and “The Tempest” comes to the Theatre at Washington. […]