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Inside this week’s News (April 16)

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This week's headlines include: Draft county budget would mean 2-cent tax hike • Council hires lawyer, hears opinions, legal and otherwise • What's recyclable in Rapp? • McCarthy: Reports of race being over are premature • and more.
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What’s recyclable in Rappahannock?

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A wrap-up of what you can now recycle at Rappahannock County recycling centers at Amissville and Flatwood.
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The Rapp for April 16

The finish of one of last year’s first-ever Stick Horse Stakes at the THFVH races last year in Sperryville.

Steeplechase races at Thornton Hill in Sperryville, Burgers N Things is back, Audrey Andrist's piano recital at the Theatre, a Reagan dinner, solar info session and Indian classical dance in this week's The Rapp.
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McCarthy: Reports of race being over are premature

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John McCarthy's annual presentation of everything you need to know about this year's Fodderstack 10K race on Saturday, April 25 — including a few suggested discussion topics for fellow political existentialists.
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Your Next Best Friend: Reilly

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My name’s Reilly. I came to RAWL in a lot of pain and was really scared. Once I got to RAWL, my story got happy.
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Lawsuit is ‘homophobe’ vendetta, Inn attorney says

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Inn at Little Washington's attorney characterizes lawsuit initiator Konick as a "homophobe with a vendetta" against O'Connell; meanwhile Konick files another suit, specifically alleging conflict-of-interest violations by O'Connell.
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Fire-rescue changes needed to keep volunteer system viable

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April 9

Rappahannock County’s supervisors were told by the consultants who assessed the county’s fire and rescue needs that the county faces a lengthy list of potentially difficult decisions to keep the all-volunteer system viable — as well as all-volunteer.
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The Rapp for April 9

The cast of YCTIWY rehearses at RAAC Theatre, including (seated, from left) Sam Clifton, Mimi Forbes and Howard Coon, and (standing, from left) Bob Hurley, Andy Platt, Mike Mahoney, Brendan Martyn, Lakota Coon, Gary Grossman, Stephanie Mastri, Patty Hardee, Dontez Harris and Carolina Leonard.

Another big weekend in Rappahannock • Working Woods Walk coming up at Montpelier • Virginia's climatologist speaks in Warrenton • RAAC Theatre's May comedy • Give Local Piedmont gears up • Appreciating the Book Barn • Belle Meade trail ride this weekend
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Letter: Beautification, development and conversation

Rappahannock is a beautiful and unique, special place. Letter-writer Stanley Reynolds reminds us to get involved, and to work together to keep it that way.
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Rappahannock’s first film festival: this weekend

A scene from "Red Dot on the Ocean," on screen Saturday at RAAC's first-ever Film Festival in Little Washington.

Tomorrow night (Friday, April 10), the first-ever Film Festival at Little Washington kicks off, and 13 films with Rappahannock County connections will light up the screen through Sunday at the Theatre at Washington.
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The News Feed

Wednesday’s night developments

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Washington's town council approves an Inn-related property adjustment that will bring a new gallery to town, and Cooter's in the Country withdraws its permit application for outdoor music in...
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Mountain family trees

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April 16
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Play ball!

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An era ends/begins

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4H Young Filmmakers Workshop Videos

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Videos made by the two dozen young participants in the Young Filmmakers Workshop as part of the first annual RAAC Film Festival at Little Washington, thanks to Rappahannock 4-H,...
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Easter sunrise

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April 9
By Ruthie Windsor-Mann

Crowded field

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April 9
Sara E. Collette's Wahoo, ridden by Jacob Roberts, trained by Neil Morris, takes the lead from Celtic Venture Stable's Prima Facie, Jeff Murphy doing the honors, to prevail by 1/2-length in the Leeds Manor flat race for Virginia-breds.

Governor criticized for allowing more surveillance

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April 8
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A Democratic senator, a prominent Republican and civil libertarians are blasting Gov. Terry McAuliffe for amending a bill that would protect Virginia citizens from high-tech government surveillance.
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Gov. McAuliffe signs 733 bills, vetoes 17 

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With two days left to act on legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that he has signed 733 bills, vetoed 17 and amended...
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The Rapp for April 2

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April 2
Six Pack artist Janet Brome’s “Turtle Screen & Wire” sculpture.

The Six Pack gang returns to Rappahannock for a show at R.H. Ballard, the Inn’s Patrick O’Connell puts out his first design book and a wellness author signs books...
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Wild Ideas nature column

Our summer avian visitors are back, including this eastern towhee, which showed up at Larry Sherertz’s bird feeder.

Wild Ideas: After a slow start, spring pops

After creeping along following a long, cold winter, spring is finally busting out all...

At a ceremony last week to mark the arrival of its new sign are Avon Hall project participants (from left) Mike McCormick, Marc Malik, Washington Mayor John Sullivan, Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy and RappFLOW founder Beverly Hunter.

Wild Ideas: Avon Hall Pond Project officially ‘signed’ up

The Avon Hall Pond Project got a new sign last week, and RappFLOW presented...

A tom (male) turkey, resplendent in full display (left), with feathers puffed out and caruncles on the head and throat engorged.

Wild Ideas: Gobbling season begins

The gobbling of male turkeys in search of mates is in full swing. Learn...

The tiny spring peeper is rarely seen but often heard in late winter and early spring, peeping in chorus with others of its species in search of a mate.

Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring

Peeps, clacks and peents signal the start of the breeding season for some animals...

 
 

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