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July Fourth closings: All Rappahannock County government offices and the Rappahannock News will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4, and 5, reopening Monday, July 8. Next week’s newspaper will be on newsstands and delivered to many in-county subscribers on July 3. Also closed Thursday, Jul…

The Planning Commission of the Town of Washington will meet on Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include a discussion of whether placement of a Conservation Easement on four parcels (approx. 41 acres) at 30 Mount Prospect Lane (20A-1-58, 20A-1-58a, 29-1 and …

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is currently seeking contestants: Queen (ages 14-20) , Junior Miss (ages 8-13) , and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for its carnival to be held June 26-29. For tickets and information contact Sandi 540-937-4218. Parade will be Thursday June 27. Entrie…

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is currently seeking contestants: Queen (ages 14-20) , Junior Miss (ages 8-13) , and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for its carnival to be held June 26-29. For tickets and information contact Sandi 540-937-4218. Parade will be Thursday June 27. Entrie…

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Inc. is currently seeking contestants: Queen (ages 14-20) , Junior Miss (ages 8-13), and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for its carnival to be held June 26-29. For tickets and information contact Sandi 540-937-4218. Parade will be Thursday June 27. E…

Foster Parent Training (PRIDE) will be offered June 5, 12, 19, 26, and July 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at RappU in Sperryville. Open enrollment is available on RappU’s website or you can contact Rappahannock DSS to enroll. The course is free of charge, dinner will be provided, as well as…

Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, May 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Quièvremont Winery, 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd. Wannabe members can join at the meeting. An informative and fun evening. Keynote presentation: Garrey Curry, County Adminis…

Rappahannock County Farm Bureau, 11929 Lee Highway, Sperryville, will be hosting a free educational event to learn more about Medicare. It will be held this morning (Thursday), May 9, at 10 a.m. Open to the public. Reservations are recommended as seats are limited. RSVP to Ashley Allen at 54…

WBRBA’s one-day session will be held on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the WBRBA Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd, Rixeyville. Pastors and Delegates are requested to be present. Members are welcome to attend to receive updates and ask questions about upcoming events and activities.

For everyone who has seen those ugly light bulbs the Town of Washington has installed — They are only temporary! The Town is investigating, with the help of REC and the Dark Skies Initiative, replacement lighting for all fixtures. We can no longer use the high-pressure sodium lights. With mo…

Calling all RCPS student writers! Rappahannock News, Foothills Forum, and RCPS are excited to offer the 1st Annual RCPS Essay Contest entitled Our Rappahannock… Through the Eyes of the Next Generation. We are looking for engaging, thoughtful, well written pieces that are of interest to our c…

Presidents’ Day closings Monday, Feb. 18, to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19: All Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Union Bank & Trust; BB&T; and the Rappahannock News. Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate. The Rapp…

Windmore Foundation for the Arts is offering two scholarships for graduating students who will be majoring in college in the fine arts. This includes visual art, music, literary arts, theater, and dance. The scholarships are given in honor of Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane. Applications hav…

Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day: All Rappahannock County government offices will be closed in observance of Lee-Jackson Day on Friday, Jan. 18. County offices and Rappahannock public schools and banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority holds board meetings on the second Thursday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington. The next meeting will be this afternoon, Jan. 10. The group is interested in engaging the public to help w…

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate should contact Jeanette Nord at 540-825-3100, extension 3146. RRCS is an equal access and opportun…

RAAC’s Mitchell Arts Fund is holding a grant workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Rappahannock County Public Library. All past and prospective applicants are encouraged to attend. Members of the Mitchell Arts Fund committee will go over 2019 grant application and new …

Thanksgiving closings: All Rappahannock County government offices will close at noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, and reopen Monday, Nov. 26. Rappahannock County Public Schools begin Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday, with classes resuming Monday. Union Bank and Trust and BB&T are both closed Thank…

Join Repower REC for a community gathering at Bellemeade Farm (353 F.T. Valley Road, Sperryville, VA 22740) on Sunday, Nov. 18, starting at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at the event. Repower REC is a grassroots coalition of concerned REC members and friends working to promote a more …

Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Fall Activities are now available for registration. Activities include: Free Recreation Gym (ages 6-15) and free Tennis Clinic (ages 6-adult); Dog Obedience, Kids Karate, Tai Chi, Arts and Crafts, Cooking Classes, French Lessons, CPR and First Aid, Babysi…

Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Fall Activities are now available for registration. Activities include: Free Recreation Gym (ages 6-15) and free Tennis Clinic (ages 6-adult); Dog Obedience, Kids Karate, Tai Chi, Arts and Crafts, Cooking Classes, French Lessons, CPR and First Aid, Babysi…

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a drinking water testing clinic at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at Remington United Methodist Church, 150 W. Bowen St., Remington. Fee is $50, with pre-registration required. Space is limited. For more information, contact Becky Gartner, 540-727-3735 ext…

Rappahannock Democrats invite you to a rally to get out the vote for Leslie Cockburn. Come for great local food and music, and speakers like Roger Dean “RD” Huffstetler, former candidate and founder of the veterans political action group Mission First. And of course Leslie! Saturday, Sept. 2…

The Washington Town Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Town Hall. Agenda includes a presentation by the planning commission of a draft Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance; updates from the Town Task Forces; an update from the town attorney on recent changes by the Virginia legisla…

Closed Monday (Sept. 3) for Labor Day (reopening Tuesday) are: Rappahannock County government offices, Rappahannock County Public Schools, Union Bank & Trust, BB&T, RRCS transportation, Virginia DMV and the Rappahannock News (which also has early deadlines for the Sept. 6 edition; al…

The Planning Commission meets on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The PC will be meeting jointly with the Housing Task Force to consider a draft of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance for recommendation to the Washington Town Council. Members of the public are invited.

Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Fall Activities are now available for registration. Activities include: free Recreation Gym (ages 6-15) and free Tennis Clinic (ages 6-adult); Dog Obedience, Kids Karate, Tai Chi, Arts and Crafts, Cooking Classes, French Lessons, CPR and First Aid, Babysi…

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