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Inside this week’s News (Nov. 26)

This week's headlines: Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued • Habitat for Humanity to build in Huntly • The Rapp: Guitar greats, chutney chronicles, drama applauded • Citizen of the Year: Nominees? • Wild Ideas: On the big-tree hunt • 1882-1888:…
Wild Ideas: On the big-tree hunt

Pam Owen joined the Second Sunday nature walk, hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, this month to hunt for “Big Trees” in Page County, in this week’s Wild Ideas.
Castleton Festival sets its 8th summer season

The Castleton Festival’s 2016 summer season, its eighth annual program, will run the month of July and showcases Castleton’s rising operatic stars alongside world-renowned artists in a new production of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” and an encore production of…
Town ARB member wanted; another is remembered

In the briefest of monthly sessions on Nov. 9, the Washington Town Council reviewed a special use permit, announced a vacancy on the town’s Architectural Review Board and remembered a former ARB member and town first lady who’d passed away.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: What a shame

I hadn’t intended to write anything more about the survey and the Foothills agenda, but it seems to be the topic du jour, so I will tell you what is sticking in my craw about the whole thing.
Sperryville column: Successful, sustainable Molly

Molly Peterson is a Rappahannock treasure and a tireless cheerleader — and on-the-ground trooper — for local food and sustainable farming. She and husband Mike run the grass-fed livestock and marketing operations of Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farms. She’s also a…