Inside this week’s News (Aug. 20)

This week's headlines: Upgraded post office will stay in town • Boundary issues at a historic district meeting • Meet the candidates at the RappNews forums Sept. 21 and 28 • The Rapp: Amrit's earthquake-relief adventure • Wild Ideas: Wildlife rehabilitators needed; passion required…
The Rapp for Aug. 20

Amrit's excellent earthquake-relief adventure, PEC's sustainable landscaping workshop and plant sale, and an all-woman jazz orchestra opens the Castleton in Performance fall-winter season, in this week's The Rapp.
Meetings and notices for Aug. 20

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Culpeper County Library (271 Southgate Shopping Center). For more information, call 540-727-1305. The Aug. 10 Washington Town Council meeting has been continued to Monday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m.…
Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 20

Tuesday, Aug. 11 12:37 p.m. — Quann Lane, Chester Gap, unresponsive person, company 9 1:45 p.m. — Schoolhouse Road, Washington, difficulty breathing, companies 1 and 7 5:00 p.m. — Bear Wallow Road, Huntly, injury, companies 1 and 4 Wednesday, Aug.…
One disaster: The tip of the iceberg?

Like the frogs sitting in cool water oblivious to the fact that the temperature is rising slowly and will soon boil them before they can jump out, Ralph Bates writes, we too let our outrage at environmental disasters subside.
Misty mountain morning

Morning mist shrouds the mountain skyline, but not the classic fence line, just after sunrise last week near the intersection of Sperryville Pike and F.T. Valley Road in Sperryville.
Dog day afternoon

Ruth Anna Stolk’s tenant Charlotte Lorick captured this moment recently, as Stolk’s hound paused to admire another beautiful end-of-the-day light show in Huntly.
Apple packer

The photographer says this 300-pound frequent visitor to Gid Brown Hollow likes golden and red delicious apples, and doesn’t appear open to discussing his diet choices.
Letter: 4-H volunteers appreciated

A great time was had by all who attended the first annual 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. Kids enjoyed the moon bounce (Renae, Space Walk), face painting (Charlotte Turnmeyer), and making giant bubbles (Fairy God Mother). Adults enjoyed winning gifts from…
Meetings and notices for Aug. 13

Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 19) at the courthouse. Agenda includes Pazmino Tourist Home; two-year review of special-use permit granted to Beth Hall to operate a B&B in 2013; presentation on Culpeper Geographic Information System (GIS)…
Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 13

Monday, Aug. 3 3:24 p.m. — Firehouse Lane, Washington, chest pain, company 1 Tuesday, Aug. 4 9:26 a.m. — Aaron Mountain Road, Castleton, stroke, companies 3 and 5 8:55 a.m. — Warren, mutual aid, company 9 12:08 p.m. — Warren,…
Inside this week’s News (Aug. 13)

This week's headlines: Town moves to boost its Avon Hall options • Students — and teachers — get back to school • Motion to suppress evidence denied in firearms case • The Rapp: Tula’s and the Kramer building sold • Wild…