FROM THE RAPPAHANNOCK NEWS

Inside this week’s News (Sept. 25)

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Sep. 25, 2014
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This week’s headlines include: ‘Tourism numbers, funding on the rise • A 101-mile hike for park charities • The Rapp for Sept. 25 • Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal • Through the Tiger Valley looking glass • Editorial: Beyond the here and now • and more.
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Upcoming lane, road closures

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Sep. 25, 2014
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VDOT plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.
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The Rapp for Sept. 25

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Sep. 25, 2014
1000 Faces brings its magnificent masks to Stone Hill on Oct. 25 for a Halloween performance.

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Editorial: Beyond the here and now

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Sep. 25, 2014
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Almost 100 marchers in the People's Climate March came from Rappahannock County! Only kidding! For, blessed as we are to live here, Rappahannock’s demographics are precisely those associated with American citizens who view climate concerns as not serious.
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Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home

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Sep. 18, 2014
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After three months of delays, the Washington Town Council held a public hearing on a special-use permit application Monday night at town hall that would allow White Moose Inn owner Jim Abdo’s hotel staff to book and manage an occasional tourist home at 199 Main St.
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Rapp schools fully accredited

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Sep. 18, 2014
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New state accreditation standards were released Tuesday (Sept. 16) by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and report that RCES, “accredited with warning” last year, is fully accredited this year.
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RCHS’s project-based environment

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Sep. 18, 2014
Environmental science students (from left) Samantha Keys, Hope Carr and Autumn King take measurements in Cliff Miller’s Sperryville stream.

“Project-based learning” may be a new buzzword in the education community, but Rappahannock County High School’s environmental science is ahead of the curve, and has been using PBL techniques for years.
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Stickerless shock?

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Sep. 18, 2014
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In this year’s personal property tax bills, county residents will notice an increase meant to compensate for the discontinuance of the flat $20-per-vehicle tax collected in exchange for a county windshield sticker these last 30 years.
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THE NEWS FEED

SCBI lecture series resumes Oct. 1

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Sep. 26, 2014

Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI)...
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VDOT Traffic Update

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Sep. 26, 2014
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VDOT's summary of highway work scheduled in Rappahannock County during the upcoming week.
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Photos: The river rules

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Sep. 25, 2014
Locating the Rappahannock watershed on a map. Photo by Matt Wingfield

Photo: The Leo lineup

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Sep. 18, 2014
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Photo: Constitution Week

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Sep. 18, 2014
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Photos: Troop movement

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Sep. 11, 2014
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Photo: Tomato time  

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Sep. 11, 2014
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Photo: Scouting out the steam train

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Sep. 11, 2014
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