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The Sperryville Community Alliance is announcing a campaign to raise $60,000 to enhance, maintain, and expand the network of walking trails throughout the community. These walking trails seek to connect the village from the River District to the Route 211 corridor. They provide a space for seniors and families to walk and exercise as well as an opportunity to enjoy nature along the historic Thornton River.

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Ruth Welch: Vice President, Food Pantry; Board Member of the following: Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, Rapp at Home, and Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission’s Aging Advisory and Food Policy councils; member, Old Rag Master Naturalists; Rapp Kids Coalition; John Jackson Blues Festival committee; retired Army dietitian; lives with her husband, Bryant, in Castleton.

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Minutes after Shenandoah National Park reopened two Saturdays ago, after being shut down for six weeks by the coronavirus, the Rappahannock News photographed Jerry Palauskas of Tysons Corner kneeling on the center yellow line of Skyline Drive taking a rather unique picture of Mary’s Rock Tunnel.



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