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Give Local, get local

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation traveled to Rappahannock County to award community nonprofits their checks for donations raised in the third annual Give Local Piedmont campaign.
Man down

Medics attend to motorcyclist Wayne L. Katz, 48, of Harrisonburg, at midday Saturday before he was flown to U.Va. Medical Center with a broken leg and unknown other injuries, after his motorcycle collided with a SUV on 211.
We’re not in Kansas, but . . .

As seen from the driveway of the Maeyer farm on U.S. 211 between Washington and Sperryville, the storm that arrived Monday afternoon from the west looks plenty threatening.
Scouts sail

Members of Boy Scout Troop 316, based in Sperryville, recently traveled to Crisfield, Maryland for a day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
Open-air citizenship

As part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, Shenandoah National Park hosted a naturalization ceremony last week with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia.
Cooperative adventure 

Students from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s service territory joined 1,700 students from around the country for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour last month.
Fourth festivities

Though the day’s weather wasn’t great — rain, some of it of steady enough to make poncho wearers feel superior — the weather took a turn for the better Monday night after the skies were dark enough for spectacular fireworks…
On course

Captain Nate Handy of the Potomac River cruise ship Spirit of Mount Vernon gives a river navigation lesson to Starfish mentoring program participant Jonathan Jenkins and others during the Headwaters Starfish program’s recent field trip.
Amissville’s main event

Amissville’s carnival and parade attract both funseekers and spiffed-up fire and rescue apparatus — and the volunteers who run them — from all over.
When Bailey met Terry

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, visiting the recently expanded Carfax headquarters in Centreville last week, gets down with Rappahannock resident (and Carfax CEO) Dick Raines — and Bailey, the Theatre dog.
A fleeting beauty

Washington resident Sheila Whaley said she had to act fast to catch this briefly stunning recent sunset, looking west from Tiger Valley.
The gym is now open

The staff at Mountainside Physical Therapy gathers for a group shot as a reminder that the gym is now open for public use on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings.
’Shroom time

Eight-year-old Washington resident Fielding Christopher, son of Jeremy and Amy, went mushroom hunting in the forest behind his house last month and discovered a whole beautiful platterful.
Stand by for camp

Outside the Country Cafe in Washington, this ready-to-go group of kids awaits the bus earlier this month to 4-H day camp at the 4-H center in Front Royal.
Mountaintop meeting

The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) held its board meeting Monday evening atop Red Oak Mountain in Woodville.