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The Rapp for July 5

July 5

It's a Saturday of art openings and more in Sperryville at Old Rag Photography Gallery, River District Arts, Middle Street Gallery and more; RAAC awards its Mitchell Fund honors to Wakefield graduate Amanda Carroll of Castleton.
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The Rapp for June 28

Fireworks went off without a hitch.

Ready for tailgates, food, music and fireworks in Sperryville on Wednesday? July 4; the Amissville carnival and parade; Flint HIll's 24 Crows is Roadfood-worthy; successful 4-H camps; SNP's Neighbors' Day; Wakefield's poker tournament; online help for caregivers.
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The Rapp for June 21


It's the Fourth (Estate) Friday of the month, so we'll see you in Sperryville; lots to do, including theater auditions and the start of the fourth annual Castleton Festival this weekend; a butterfly outing next month; local Eagle Scouts get their wings.
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The Rapp for June 14


This weekend's events and beyond, a Community Day at your local Visitors Center, a call for items to sell at the Democrats August yard sale, a culinary tour and an artists and studio tour lineup.
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The Rapp for June 7

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An amazing 4th coming up preceded by Soap Box Derby. Art in Little Washington and National Get Outdoors Day - time for an outing!
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The Rapp for May 24


Fourth Estate meetings will resume in June; Paul Reisler and friends to appear at Airlie; 4H sponsors jr. master gardner program; Theatre update on June 1 movie and guitarist Laurence Juber; and the Thrift Store in Little Washington showcases our community's "synergy."
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The Rapp for May 17


Miss Rappahannock, Relay for Life and more this weekend; Pennsylvania bluegrass at the Theatre; how to learn more about Future Farming and invasive plants; another mural shaped in Flint Hill and shipped out; "students" return to Scrabble; a Father's Day folk date.
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The Rapp for May 3


An "open-eye meditation" at Confluent Gallery; pianist Audrey Andrist plays it again (Schumann's "Carnaval") Sunday at the Theatre; your award could be a reward for your mom at the Inn at Little Washington; award-winning filmmakers in town this weekend to make a 48-hour impression; a new Junior Master Gardener Club.
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The Rapp for April 26


Fourth (Estate) Friday; internationally known pianist Audrey Andrist at the Theatre; "The Decendants" at RAAC's movie night; time to start planning for the fall's Farm Tour; turning wine into gold and more.
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The Rapp for April 19

April 19
Ann Currie Shedding Light

Besides the Fodderstack . . . Scared of a little rain? Old football injury? Have an even better excuse for not running in Saturday’s Fodderstack 10K, which finishes in Washington? Don’t hide away in shame. There’s a lot going on in town that day: The Washington Baptist Church hosts its traditional Grandma’s Attic indoor...
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The Rapp for April 12


Spring arts popping up, including this weekend at Middle Street/River District Arts (along with oysters and wine), another take on pre-Shenandoah National Park local history; Molasses Creek is coming back to the Theatre; grants to help Scrabble School tell its story; the RCHS band's annual Coffee House.
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The Rapp column for March 29

RAAC Theater presents "Heroes"

Ben Venue races this weekend, Heroes, Marilyn, and springtime in Rapp Cty brings tourists!
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The Rapp for March 22

Beatles-themed show at Hearthstone

Community editorial meeting Friday, meet the Beatles, learn improv, get political, and/or see a movie! All happening this week in Rappahannock!
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The Rapp for March 15

Pianist Bill Harris

Jazz piano at The Theatre, The Inn evolves, and after-school programs for 3rd-5th graders.
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The Rapp for March 8


Civil War painterly photos at Middle Street and a benefit art show in Madison; update on AT&T cell towers and Piedmont Broadband plans; the annual county cleanup is underway; Angus news around the county.
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The Rapp for March 1


Haydn and Mozart at the Theatre in Washington; "J. Edgar" is this month's RAAC movie; author Ed Dolnick speaks at the Library; find out if your antique is trash or treasure March 10.
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The Rapp for Feb. 23


Fourth (Estate) Friday at Thornton River Grille; music by Haydn and Mozart at the Theatre's last Smithsonian concert of the season; "J. Edgar" comes to town; an improvisation workshop.
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The Rapp for Jan. 12


Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.; shopping with a neighbor; the 4-H report; and a John Eaton performances to begin the season Jan. 22 at the Theatre.
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The Rapp column for Dec. 29


Virginia's First Lady awards the Castleton Festival one of her "Opportunity Seal of Approval" awards; RAAC's Friday night movies resume Jan. 6 with "Midnight in Paris"; the Visitors Center prepares for winter hibernation.
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The Rapp for Dec. 8


It's "Shop With a Deputy" time again; a presentation on the health benefits of moving at Belle Meade; more help for the Food Pantry; an artists' gift show at River District Arts.
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The Rapp for Nov. 17


Another winning photo for Molly Peterson, a star-studded Smithsonian at the Theatre concert, a singalong at Trinity, Business Link at the Thornton River Grille, a visitors center open house and more.
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The Rapp for Nov. 10


Middle Street Gallery's grand opening, CCLC's annual fundraiser auction, a solar-energy talk at Hearthstone, and RCCA's annual meeting.
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The Rapp column for Aug. 11


Rappahannock Electric Cooperative's annual meeting in Bealton • The Taste of Rappahannock is on for Sept. 10 • Remembering T.C. Lea
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The Rapp for Aug. 4

Aug. 4, 2011
Photo by Camden Littleton

A candidate update from Bill Fletcher's place and the Democrats monthly meet-up . . . A photography contest in Rappahannock . . . the end of an era as the Chapmans leave for Lexington.
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The Rapp for July 28

July 28, 2011
Staff Photo/Jan Clatterbuck

New slogans (or maybe not), an Angus Show award for a young Sperryville woman, Ballard's summer sale ends Saturday, amazing vegetable-growing news, pretty good peach-growing news, and the Piedmont claims another Soap Box Derby champion.
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The Rapp for May 5

May 5, 2011

A stamp display in Flint Hill, new judges in Rappahannock, a memorial service for Dugald Day, Civil War poetry's relevance and the Masons honor Sheriff Connie C. Smith.
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The Rapp for April 28

April 28, 2011

Upcoming events: Poetry to make the Civil War personal; all the "Proof" you need at RAAC Theatre; another Sperryville "Renaissance"; and a two-course Food Pantry benefit in Washington.
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The Rapp for April 21

April 21, 2011

Rappahannock's chief deputy is running for Culpeper sheriff; Fodderstack 10K and Miss Rappahannock crown their winners, despite the weather; a Celtic celebration of spring; jazz at the Theatre.
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The Rapp for April 14

April 14, 2011

Local artists at Gallery 251; art, music and the annual Fodderstack, Miss Rappahannock, Celtic music and more in Washington and Sperryville; a monumental Picasso recreation at Wakefield; gold for Gray Ghost.
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The Rapp for April 7


A Civil War poetry reading features actor Brian Mallon, director Ron Maxwell and Ben Jones; art abounds on April 16 (Fodderstack 10K day) and beyond in Washington.
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The Rapp for March 31

March 31, 2011

Del. Clay Athey is departing but his House district -- and open seat -- might be arriving in Rappahannock; Cooter finishes symphony; Reagan Day is April 30; play (or work) for free in the park April 16-24.
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The Rapp for March 24

March 24, 2011

Shenandoah National Park wants ambassadors; RAAC wants artists (and vaunts them on a new Web site feature); "The Fighter" is the movie at the Theatre April 1; "Straight Talk" for students and parents; a class project is searching for alumni of Rosenwald schools.
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The Rapp for March 17

March 17, 2011
The winners of the Rappahannock County Lions Club's 28th annual James A. Bland Music Competition.

Lions' music contest winners; a new 4-H horse club; Headwaters goes ahead with after-school program plans; workshops on dealing with conflict; an artists and galleries tour application deadline.
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The Rapp for March 10

March 10, 2011

Micro-climate blues in Bean Hollow; it's Miss Rappahannock time again; a holistic farming field tour in Sperryvile; time to clean up Rappahannock's roads and streams; everything old is fun again at the Antiques Appraisal.
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The Rapp for March 3

Delaney Haught, Lily Endre and Kristiana Krebs-Turner practice their roles in Hearthstone’s "Fiddler on the Roof."

Kid Pan Alley is back home for songwriting residencies and a concert March 18; Cooter will be back with a "Hazzard Homecoming" in August; "Fiddler on the Roof" debuts at Belle Meade School; an aging bridge in Harris Hollow will be closed for repairs for a month starting March 14; Irish stamps will be...
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The Rapp for Feb. 17


A Sheriff's Office handgun shooting and safety class; folk music from the mountains coming to the Theatre; the Relay For Life team plans to flush cancer away; a 4-H club visit to RAWL.
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The Rapp for Feb. 10

Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band. Photo by E. Raymond Boc.

The head of the American Bird Conservancy has a talk at the library Friday; the Redds add another color to their Sunday jazz concert at the Theatre in Washington; the county's first-responders give out their annual awards for service; memorial dinner for Christine Timbers Saturday features the Dark Hollow Boys bluegrass band.
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The Rapp for Feb. 3


Lions' Bland Music Contest is Sunday, Feb. 6; celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King's life; RAAC's Friday Library lecture series features the American Bird Conservancy's Dr. George Fenwick on Feb. 11.
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The Rapp for Jan. 27


A musical sendoff for James D. Russell, students at Hearthstone and Mountain Laurel schools remember Martin Luther King, the Friday movie Feb. 4 is "The Social Network" and lots more.
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The Rapp for Jan. 20


Details of the plans on Saturday (Jan. 22) for a celebration of James D. Russell's life; jazz guitarists at the Theatre in Washington; Civil War music Jan. 30 in Flint Hill, a Historical Society benefit; a new Eagle Scout; a new shuttle bus to Charlottesville from Culpeper and Madison; and Middle Street Gallery seeks...
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