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The Rappahannock County School Board on Tuesday reflected on the system’s return from summer break, which in the past was described by school officials as “tumultuous” with more than 30 students testing positive for the coronavirus in the first days back after masks were made optional and the highly infectious delta variant tore through the country.

Within just 18 weeks, students have the opportunity to learn the skills and technologies to fill the nearly 7,600 open software developer positions in the state of Virginia. LFCC Workforce Solutions Professional Development and Continuing Education is responding to the growing need for skilled software developers in the workforce with a fast-track solution. LFCC is filling the IT education gap by offering Front End Bootcamps powered by Promineo Tech, which start Aug. 17. 

The Headwaters Foundation hosted a Summer Chorus concert Friday night at Rappahannock County High School, welcoming more than 200 students, parents, school staff and community members. Highlights included “History Has Its Eyes On You” from the Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” and a playful ma…

Rappahannock County Public School campers and counselors at the Terrific Thursday Day Camp practiced their horseback riding, stream study and team building this past month. They took a tour of the Graves Mountain Lodge animal farm to see 400-lb pigs and learned about raptors such as owls and hawks. And that’s not all.

Serendipity Equine held its first Youth Horsetopia Clinic last week. During this fully immersive horsemanship experience, young participants learned various skills related to horsemanship and horse care and enjoyed equine-themed crafts and activities — including riding, of course, both in the arenas and along Serendipity’s wooded trails.

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Often when people hear the word “scholarship” they think about money dedicated to the four-year-college bound high school senior. In the four counties that Northern Piedmont Community Foundation serves (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock), we want all our residents to know that of the 43 scholarship funds we manage, many of them have universal appeal.



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