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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. […]

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The Rapp for May 3

Is the local real estate market slowing?; Shenandoah National Park’s 32nd annual Wildflower this weekend; Piedmont Green Party turns a leaf; and Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle turns 15. […]

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The Rapp for April 26

Meet and chat with the Rapp News staff at Before & After cafe this Friday; Waterpenny Farm holds annual plant sale and rising tides rubber duck race on Saturday; and Kid Pan Alley wins Parent’s Choice award. […]

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The Rapp for April 12

Word has it Happy Camper Equipment Co. in Sperryville will have a soft opening the day of the Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River; and Hearthstone School is inviting the community to the performance, “The Flood of Kindness, Inspired by Hurricane Katrina,” based on a book by De’Ante Webster. […]