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.
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.

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.
School and sports news for June 18

A parent and student-generated initiative at Rappahannock County Elementary School this spring culminated in a homemade plastic and aluminum recycling effort at the annual end-of-the-year DARE Day festivities at RCES.
Artists, awarded

At a reception Sunday at the home of RAAC president Matthew Black and his wife, artist Barbara Black, recipients gratefully accepted checks for Claudia Mitchell Fund grant awards.