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Inside this week’s News (June 25)

This week's headlines: County tax rate will rise 1 cent • Konick refiles suit against town, Inn • Avon Hall ‘process’ begins Monday • High-profile cases end in prison time • The handmade footpath • Wild Ideas: Birds do it, butterflies…
The Rapp for June 25

Fourth (Estate) Friday postponed till July, but the Amissville Carnival is this weekend, there are still seats for Castleton Festival's opening gala, plus a Businesses of Rappahannock picnic and a benefit cabaret at the Theatre.
Avon Hall ‘process’ begins Monday

The first of two public hearings — on the first of what town officials hope will be a number of proposals for possible uses of the town-owned Avon Hall estate — is next Monday night at 7 at the town…
Wild Ideas: Birds do it, butterflies do it . . .

Signs of reproductive success among many plants, animals and fungi were plentiful this spring. Ticks and gnats seem to have had a really good start this year . . . unfortunately. And despite the predation I witnessed by native birds…
Swim, fish, repeat

Beau Foster dives into the pond at a recent picnic for the Headwaters Foundation’s Starfish mentors and friends at the Woodard place in Sperryville.
Alice (and others) in Avon-land

Despite tropical depression Bill hitting Rappahannock County just as the Child Care and Learning Center’s Avon Hall “Alice in Wonderland” fundraising party commenced Saturday, there was no depression at Avon Hall.
Day at the races

Volunteer and sideline supporters Butch Zindel and John Lesinski pose with Jacob Newlin, 9-year-old rookie driver of the Rappahannock County Lunch Bunch car in last weekend’s Soap Box Derby championship in Culpeper, and Rappahannock Soap Box chief organizer Thom Pellikaan.
150 Years Ago This Week: The last organized surrender

June 1865 On Wednesday, June 21, President Andrew Johnson appointed Lewis E. Parsons as provisional governor of Alabama; this was in keeping with the president’s policy of appointing provisional governors in the former Confederate States before the Radicals in the…

The Washington Town Council holds a work session in conjunction with the Avon Hall Study Group from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 29 at town hall. The meeting is open to the public. The Democratic Committee meets 7 p.m.…

Tuesday, June 16 5:42 a.m. — Water Street, Sperryville, motor vehicle accident, companies 2 and 7 7:37 a.m. — South Poes Road, Amissville, abdominal pain, companies 1, 3 and 4 8:24 a.m. — Water Street, Sperryville, injury, companies 4 and…

Building permits Jerry Mills, Amissville, replace burned dwelling, $12,000 Jack Guenther, Sperryville, demolition of kitchen and bath, $10,000 John E. Nash, Washington, addition, $92,000 Scott McBride, Sperryville, remove window, replace with door, $500 Stansfield Turner, Amissville, generator, $9,400 Betty Crawford,…
The Rapp for June 18

Alice in Avon-Land, music-inspired visuals at Middle Street Gallery, in search of future real-estate-and-renovation stars in Rappahannock and more in this week's The Rapp.
Town vs. Konick: Still no agreement

As the Rappahannock News went to press Wednesday, lawyers for the town of Washington and the Inn at Little Washington were still negotiating a possible settlement with attorney David Konick.
Sheriff makes run official

Two-term Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie C. Smith made her official announcement last week of her intention to seek a third term, and a former teacher and nurse announced her intention to seek an otherwise candidate-free seat on the school board…