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Inside this week’s News (Jan. 22)

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This week's headlines: Single-stream recycling starts soon • The county in court • CCLC hires Catlin as new director • Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz Saturday and more in The Rapp • Editorial: Where there’s smoke • For Weinberg, a standing-room-only show • Wild Ideas: Deer are down, but the sky is not falling • and more
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The Rapp for Jan. 22

Learn to make out-of-the-ordinary chocolate from Joy Bliss Raw’s Thu Hoang Feb. 14 at Narmada Winery.

Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz on Saturday, chocolate on Valentine's Day, a Benevolent Fund dinner on Jan. 31 and more in The Rapp.
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Editorial: Where there’s smoke …

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Jan. 22
Fireplace by Francisco Belard via Wikimedia Commons

Where there’s smoke, there’s not only fire but also concern: Visible smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t burning as efficiently or cleanly as it could, and air quality — and thus your health — are at stake.
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Your Next Best Friend: Beezie

Beezie the Beagle

Beezie the Beagle here. I’m just 10 months old and have long legs for a beagle, which contribute to my overall good looks. I’m ready for my walk, but not without my human.
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School board declines cell tower lease

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Jan. 15
Detail from an AT&T mockup, based on a balloon test, of what the planned Boston tower would look like from 400 feet away.

By a vote of 3-2, the Rappahannock County School Board Tuesday night (Jan. 13) voted against entering a controversial lease agreement with Community Wireless Structures (CWS), the Arlington company which had offered to construct a monopole for prospective mobile carriers on high school property.
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The Rapp for Jan. 15

Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in education workshops in Havana, Cuba, 2010.

Distinguished diplomat speaks on Gay Street Sunday, good press for The Inn, jazz luminaries at Castleton (in a season that also brings Alec Baldwin to town), pianist Bill Harris plays the Theatre, the Relay for Life campaign kicks off and a working woods walk in this week's The Rapp.
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Town attends to planning, plant

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Jan. 15

The Washington Town Council filled a planning commission seat and decided to monitor what's going into the wastewater plant from a dozen non-residential buildings around town.
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The road leads to indictments for four

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Jan. 15

Four people were indicted by a Rappahannock County Circuit Court grand jury Monday (Jan. 12), all for driving-related offenses.
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Editorial: Consume or invest?

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Jan. 15
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Should you spend the money you're saving at the pump on, say, fine dining — or would you be willing to pay a higher gasoline tax to invest in the long-term economic health of the nation?
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Abd el-Kader’s jihad of compassion and courage

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Jan. 15
an-Baptist Huysmans’ painting of Abd el-Kader saving Christians during the Druze/Christian strife of 1860.

With radical Islam once again dominating the news, this time in France, it is important more than ever to know about the Islam of Emir Abd el-Kader al Jazairy, a great human being who was a Muslim and an Arab.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 15

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Jan. 15
Campers and counselors show off the dam they built in the Hazel River at the 2011 Rappahannock Nature Camp. Director Lyt Wood is at right. This year’s camps start June 15 and June 29.

This year the Rappahannock Nature Camp, founded and run by Lyt Wood of Sperryville, will celebrate its 30th early-summer session on the banks of the Hazel River — that is, if a new sponsor can be found.
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Winter (1/10/15)

Crow Moon, by Felicia via flickr.com

A poem laced with the icing of winter, by Rappahannocker Char Duguid.
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School and sports news for Jan. 15

WCDS history finalists (from left) Abe Nolan, Joe Dowell, Aaron Corbett, Shane O’Heir, Rahmet Rahimi, Max Lilburn and Monica Marciano.

Scholastic Bowl leads the way through Old Man Winter at Rappahannock County High School, history finalists at WCDS and more.
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Inside this week’s News (Jan. 15)

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This week's headlines: School board declines cell tower lease • Town attends to planning, plant • The road leads to indictments for four • The Rapp for Jan. 15 • Editorial: Consume or invest? • Wild Ideas: Where are the squirrels? • and more
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‘Artists and Friends,’ Middle Street’s annual variety show

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School Board pressed on cell details

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A Sperryville resident files a civil action (to be heard Jan. 12) to force the county school board to respond to a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request for all its cell tower-related communications. Update: The school board asks for 7 more days and $400.
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Some snow, some salt, more brine

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Rappahannock's supervisors are told that VDOT studied the alternatives to rock salt — as a resolution passed by the supervisors in April had requested — but that no major change to snow and ice removal policies is planned.
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Flu: A tenfold increase in and around Rappahannock

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Jan. 8
Map courtesy of Centers for Disease Control

Several area hospitals reported this week a tenfold increase in flu cases this winter over last; advice and information from Washington doctor John McCue and other area health officials.
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Appointments and transitions

David Konick appointed to BZA, retiring Weinbergs (both former BZA chair Robert and longtime Theatre owner Wendy) and RRCSB representative Sandra Maskas honored by board of supervisors.
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The Rapp for Jan. 8

From left: Roger Welch, Mike Biniek, Geneva Welch and Harold Beebout cowboy’d up last January (the Old West being the theme of last year’s Celebrity Waiter Dinner).

Authors talk Friday at the library, Washingtonian responds to The Inn, a raffle to benefit the Free Clinic, celebrity-waiter dinner raises funds for the Benevolent Fund and more in this week's The Rapp.
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Editorial: Land preservation under attack

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Jan. 8
The actual evening view, as captured at Cheri and Martin Woodard’s Long View Farm, site of this year’s Evening View.

As the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes next week, on Jan. 14, some legislators are apparently considering cuts to land conservation programs as a way to alleviate the commonwealth’s projected budget shortfall.
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Inside this week’s News (Jan. 8)

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This week's headlines: School board pressed on cell tower details • Some snow, some salt, more brine • Flu: A tenfold increase in and around Rappahannock • The Rapp for Jan. 8 • Editorial: Land preservation under attack • Appointments and transitions • Wild Ideas: Scatological ramblings • 150 Years Ago This Week: Debate on abolition of...
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The Rapp for Jan. 1

The cast and director of RAAC's "Wizard of Oz" production take their bows.

Washingtonian bites The Inn, plus a “100 Foot Journey,” a wonderful “Wizard of Oz,” beekeeping classes, RAAC’s spring film festival and more in this week’s The Rapp.
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Editorial: Notes on the state of Rappahannock’s future

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Jan. 1
Spring is well underway along the Thornton River Trail in Shenandoah National Park.

As global temperatures rise, there’s no “Planet B” to escape the changes that are projected to occur, and Rappahannock will not escape the dramatic changes that likely will occur, according to “Virginia Climate Fever,” a new book about how climate change would affect Virginia.
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Copper Fox Distillery expands to Williamsburg

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces the Williamsburg distillery project; Copper Fox's Rick Wasmund is at left.

Rick Wasmund’s Copper Fox Distillery, opened in 2004 in Sperryville’s River District, will build its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg, Va.
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Cable installers cut CenturyLink phone lines — again

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Jan. 1
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For the second time in two weeks, a Sprint contractor inadvertently cuts an underground phone line, causing service disruption to residents and businesses in the Flint Hill and Huntley area for nearly 24 hours.
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County hires assistant administrator

Debbie Keyser in 2012, when she was appointed  Jefferson County, W. Va. county administrator.

Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
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Table it

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Jan. 1
By Ben Franske via Wikimedia Commons

With holidays bringing people with disparate views together for meals, columnist Liza Field sees food as the great connector — person to person, people to planet.
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The Unpaved Roadshow: Hooked rugs, America’s indigenous folk art

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Jan. 1
Paying homage to a vital part of the early American lifestyle, this early 20th-century hooked rug features a pair of juxtaposed horse-head motifs featuring contrasting manes and detailed bridles. Simplistic lines and rustic details add to the traditional appeal of this American antique from the early 20th century. Courtesy Nazmiyal Collection.

Early American hooked rugs were originally a craft of poverty but by the 1930s were considered an art form and tell the evolution of the country.
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School and sports news for Jan. 1

Rappahannock’s winter sports teams took a winning percentage into the holiday break, looking to resume their seasons with more victories as the new year unfolds.
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Jingle Bell rocks

Josie Kritter announces winners and finish times at The Washington School after the Dec. 20 Jingle Bell 5K.

One hundred and fifty runners and walkers braved a frosty Saturday morning before Christmas to jingle their way through the town of Washington in the name of charity in the fourth annual Jingle Bell 5K Run and Walk.
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Jed’s Eye View: A new worship group in Amissville

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Jan. 1

Over the holidays, the Gathering Christian Church in Amissville, a new congregation formed in 2013, worshipped together and helped the needy.
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Inside this week’s News (Jan. 1)

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This week's headlines: Copper Fox Distillery expands to Williamsburg • County hires assistant administrator • Fiber-optic installers cut CenturyLink phone lines — again • The Rapp for Jan. 1 • Editorial: Notes on the state of Rappahannock’s future • Wild Ideas: Gaeaf followup • 150 Years Ago This Week: Failure at Ft. Fisher •...
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Reminder: No paper this week (Dec. 25)

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Dec. 24, 2014

Important news: Rappahannock News will not be published on Thursday, Dec. 25.
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Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

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Dec. 18, 2014
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This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville...
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NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits

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Dec. 18, 2014
With Lykes Fund checks in hand, funding celebrants include (from left) Pat Snyder of RappCats, Ray Parks of RRCSB, Chris Miller of Aging Together, Judy Tole of Rappahannock Historical Society, Carol Johnson of RCPS, Cheryl Toth of Kid Pan Alley, Jane Wilson of Headwaters, Dietlinde Maazel of Castleton Festival, Donna Matthews of RCPS, Lisa Pendleton of CCLC, Kelly Kuhn of CASA and Lily Dunning of Bluemont.

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation recently awarded $75,357 in grants to local nonprofit organizations from the Richard Lykes Rappahannock Community Fund.
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What’s all the digging?

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Dec. 18, 2014
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Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
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The Rapp for Dec. 18

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Dec. 18, 2014
Charlotte Le Bon and Manish Dayal  in “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Jan. 2 at The Theatre at Washington.

Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree

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Dec. 18, 2014
Original by Quadell via Wikimedia Commons

It may get no respect, but in Walter Nicklin’s mind, the Eastern red cedar is the most authentic of Christmas trees — and the one that is most identified with Rappahannock County.
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Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase

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Dec. 18, 2014
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Police chased a man in a pickup truck this morning from Flint Hill into the center of the county's commercial area, where the driver veered across the median, crossed two more lanes and continued across a lawn and straight into a house.
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