May 24, 2018

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The Rapp

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. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for May 24

Memorial Day closings: All Rappahannock County government offices will be closed Monday (May 28), reopening Tuesday, May 29. Also closed Monday and reopening Tuesday are Union Bank & Trust, BB&T and the Rappahannock News. Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate on Memorial Day. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for May 24

Dec. 27, 1990: When Frances Thornton became Rappahannock County’s first public health nurse in 1950, she faced a county filled with people who in too many cases were unaware of the importance of proper medical care, especially for children. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for May 24

Building Permits: Elizabeth Verville, Boston, inground pool, $75,000; Maria Goebert, Amissville, residential pavilion, $80,000; Robert Guitteau, Sperryville, dwelling, $120,000. […]

Public Safety

Tick-borne diseases: Every man for himself

For instance, many doctors today will inform patients that a tick has to sink its razor sharp jaws into human flesh for 24 to 48 hours before the little bugger spits its debilitating Lyme bacteria or else some other disease-causing crud into an unsuspecting person’s bloodstream. […]


Thar she blows — again, and again!

The ominous swirling clouds that swept across the Blue Ridge Mountains into Rappahannock County Thursday afternoon, followed by even more severe storms Monday evening — labeled a “mini derecho” by National Weather Service — were entirely different monsters. […]


Settling for seeds

This curious black bear didn’t find any picnic baskets to rummage through while lumbering around the Fodderstack property of Donald and Denise Chandler, but bird seed is always a flavorful second option, especially when provided a choice of dispensers. […]

Letters to the Editor

Clean sweep: Thornton scores 11 out of 12

A huge thank you to all who participated in the recent Thornton River cleanup in Sperryville. Projects like this are critical to make our streams clean and safe. Hopefully you saw the article three weeks ago highlighting the monitoring of the Rush River with Mike Wenger and team. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.
Thursday 0%
High 83° / Low 59°
Sunny. High 83F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 0%
High 85° / Low 65°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 85F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

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The Wild Ideas Nature Column

Wild Ideas: Spring limps on

Despite the continuing cold and snowy weather, spring limps on, and Pam Owen’s been busy trying to keep up on the many changes among our native flora and fauna, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • How to navigate your cell phone or computer

    May 24, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Rd, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Meet and Greet

    May 26, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    12625 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Hazel River Arts and Antiques Grand Opening

    May 26, 2018  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    12625 Lee Highway, Washington
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  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival

    May 26, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144, USA
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  • “Spring Celtic Consort” at Castleton

    May 26, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Castleton Festival, 7 Castleton Meadows Ln, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • UUBRidge Services

    May 27, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival

    May 27, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144, USA
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