In the shade under a picnic shelter at the Rappahannock County park, nine-year-old Lucas Morey holds up his still-wet painting of a farmer and a pig in a green field. “The pig’s got mud running down his face,” he says, gesturing to a squiggly brown line. Lucas says art has been his favorite part of summer camp so far.
Rappahannock County has been notified by the state government that it will receive an additional $643,000 in the second and final allocation of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act), matching the previous amount earmarked for the county.
“We are so fortunate that during these difficult times amidst polarization and divisiveness plaguing the state and nation as a whole that we live in a community that truly does come together to do what is right, especially for our most vulnerable populations,”
Last month, I wrote about Rappahannock County’s predominantly African American churches’ reopening plans to in-person worship services.
Roughly 80 Rappahannock businesses and nonprofit organizations have received at least $4.7 million in loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Before the pandemic Lindsey Wangsgard was the keeper of a busy family calendar. She planned family vacations and many activities — all while running her own small skincare business from home.
Hearthstone School, which closed its Sperryville campus on March 16 in response to COVID-19, will implement distance learning for the entire 2020–21 school year.
The unprecedented impact on academics and students’ lives has been devastating enough. Now it’s revealed that in the space of only a few months COVID-19 has taken a huge financial toll on Rappahannock County Public Schools.
Allan Delmare, distiller (as in hundreds of gallons of hand-sanitizer of late) at Dida’s Distillery at Rappahannock Cellars, announces word this week “about our consortium and our associated charitable fundraising efforts.”
‘My message . . . is to congratulate them on rising above the most adversity I have ever seen a group of students and families endure’
Updated guidance issued this week by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers new recommendations for reopening schools in the Commonwealth. Students and staff are now advised to maintain a physical distance of at least “three feet” between individuals.
Establishment where people ‘congregate’ behind latest infections; ‘I can look out my window and see everything going on there . . . nobody ever wears masks’
‘There may be calendar modifications that we request the school board make’; Class of 2020 graduation ceremony scheduled for July 11
Virginia, likely including the Northern Virginia region, will enter the next phase of reopenings on Wednesday, July 1, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday.
Officials assume in-person classes will resume in August: ‘We need to work out a lot of details in a very short amount of time’
Unedited video of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission's 7:00 p.m. public meeting Wednesday June, 17, 2020 at the county courthouse.