I write as a former member of the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority and as a concerned citizen in Rappahannock County. The Dark Skies Park designation is an achievement, an honor and an outstanding educational opportunity for the people of this county
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The petition below was created by me to communicate to our public servants public opinion in favor of following the Virginia Department of Health Guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended Covid-19 mitigation practices to hasten the end of the pandemic in our community.
I am the proud creator/instigator of the “Respect Rappahannock” signs. I first saw the sentiment on a similar sign down in Chincoteague, that lovely old fishing village on the Eastern Shore, which is now overwhelmed by developers and tourists.
I wanted to write and thank all those with yard signs warmly welcoming me and my family to Rappahannock County. In this era of rampant misinformation, it helps to know who is friend and foe; to determine who is a kindly Christian neighbor and who is likely disparaging me and my kin behind my back.
What a stark contrast between two writers in last week’s Rappahannock News. Thoughts danced across the pages as joyful poetry by the immeasurable words of Ted Pellegratta who’s chosen to enrich our lives as refreshingly as the cool lemonade that quenches our thirst on these sweltering summer days.
Mr. Randall Fort’s blathering attack on the opponents of the location of the Rush River Commons (“The tide is going to come in,” June 26) should be a serious warning to those who cherish the traditional ambience that generations of Rappahannock folks have vigilantly worked to protect.
The study was sponsored by the Sperryville Community Alliance (SCA), a nonprofit group of local business leaders and community members. The volunteer organization sponsors community activities such as the SperryFest duck race on the Thornton River, concerts and walking trails.
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