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April 21, 1966: Newly installed x-ray equipment is the latest advance in an expanded dental health program for the children of Rappahannock County. This, and other improvements in the program, the Rappahannock County Dental Health Committee announced this week, has been made possible by grants from the Public Welfare Foundation and from state and local contributions.

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A holiday family fun day for all is coming to Rappahannock County on Sunday, Dec. 5 — and for a great cause, the Rappahannock Food Pantry. The center of this year’s community celebration is Avon Hall, 22 Avon Lane, near the Warren Avenue entrance to the Town of Washington. 

Avon Hall in Washington will be transformed into Rappahannock’s Winter Wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Christmas parade may be on pause again this year, but rest assured all of the usual favorites will be on hand, led by Santa and Mrs. Claus with a gift for every child.

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Aug. 8, 1974: Tom Lee and his brother John Lee are still raising sheep in Rappahannock, and have one of the largest flocks in the county. Tom agreed that sheep farmers are getting scarcer and he wasn’t sure why, but he was ready to talk about raising sheep, to take a little time off from picking peaches.

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On a chilly Friday afternoon recently, in the pavilion at the County Park, lovers and supporters of Nature Camp were treated to both a backward and forward view of the camp by its beloved founder and director, Lyt Wood. At the event, sponsored by Rapp at Home, attendees heard Wood reference the mysterious “WA DAT N CHOO” call.

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Final preparations are being completed by the Tour artists, organizers, and other participants to welcome crowds of neighbors, art lovers, event fans, and fall leaf seekers for this weekend’s 16th-annual community celebration of the many talented and diverse artists in Rappahannock County.  

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Sept. 29, 1983 — Poor Farm: Home to the Pauper: People limped through the Depression without the government assistance programs that today ease the life of the poor. There was no Aid to Dependent Children, no food stamps, no general relief, no Medicaid and Medicare, no Supplemental Security Income.

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Rappahannock County’s celebrated blacksmith, now 87, is preparing to leave his forge in Huntly, and perhaps, depart the county where many of his sculptures grace the landscape and where memories and friendships proliferate. For now, he is hard at work on what he has concluded will be his last commission.

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March 16, 1978: It appea.rs that the Rappahannock Ski Corporation’s suit against the county Board of Zoning Appeals will be settled out of court. According to Commonwealth Attorney George Davis, the supervisors met with him in executive session on Wednesday, March 15, to discuss a consent order submitted by attorney Douglas Baumgardner

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A former Rappahannock County Sheriff’s deputy died Oct. 1 from complications after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. James Anthony “Tony” Sisk, 50, who was captain of patrol for the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, passed away at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax County

Since its June reopening, volunteers at Flatwood Refuse and Recycling Center’s Share Shed continue to report an unsustainable overflow of items at Rappahannock County’s community managed facility where residents donate unwanted clothing and household items for others to repurpose.

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