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Virginia Outdoors Festival

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The Virginia Outdoors Foundation presents the Virginia Outdoors Festival, celebrating our work to protect 800,000 of open space across Virginia over the last 50 years. The family-friendly event will feature a farmers’ market, guided tours of the preserve where the festival is located, a silent auction, food vendors, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing and a kids’ fishing tournament. Numerous demonstrations will take place at the event, as well as live music from Nashville’s Hadley Park, wearehadleypark.com. The festival will take place at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in Loudoun County from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. on October 8, 2016. Admission is free for all ages

June 15 Planning Commission Meeting: Comments on Cooter’s

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June 15 – Rappahannock County Planning Commission Meeting:  Property owner Dick McNear applies to rezone field behind Cooter’s from agricultural to commercial, to revert back to agricultural when Cooter’s current lease is terminated.  The application was tabled.

Skip to 22:30 of the video to see the Cooter’s Application & Discussion

 

Cooter’s to Close

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

COOTER’S IN THE COUNTRY TO CLOSE AT THE END OF OCTOBER

 

Ben Jones and Alma Viator, the proprietors of the popular “Cooter’s” franchises have announced the closing of its store and restaurant in Sperryville, Virginia. “At the end of October,” said Jones, “we will say ‘goodbye’ to ‘Cooter’s in the Country’ and that will be a very sad occasion for us.”

 

“We are not closing because of a lack of business,” he said. “In fact, we are closing because our strong success has created problems with some here who are very much opposed to our operation. We feel that life is just too short to deal with what what we think has been constant and petty harassment.”

 

Jones and Viator will continue to operate their extremely popular stores and museums in Gatlinburg and Nashville, Tennessee. “These great tourist destinations have welcomed our franchise with open arms,” he added. “We also have interest in opening a ‘Cooter’s’ in Panama City, Florida in the near future. We are all about ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ and the ‘Dukes’ are a permanent part of Americana.”

 

Jones and Viator opened their first “Cooter’s” store and museum in Sperryville in 1999 and have seen it grow into a business that has an international following. “When we opened our new store here in May of last year, we never imagined that there would be opposition, but there is and we have become exasperated dealing with a small but influential minority of people who are making it as difficult as possible for us to bring tourists to Rappahannock County. Our parking is now being threatened by a zoning issue, and without parking we will be out of business anyway,” Jones said.

 

“Since we re-opened here in May of 2015, we have had a wonderful time,” says Viator. “We are so proud of what we have done here. We have met countless new friends, some of whom have come from as far away as Europe just to see us. This is a tough decision for us, but we have no desire to deal with what we feel are unreasonable constraints. A lot of people have worked very, very hard to make this a first-class and happy attraction. We love our employees, our customers, and everyone who has worked tirelessly to make this happen. It is a shame to close, but it is also a business reality.”

 

Jones said that the store would stay open through the final weekend of October and will host a farewell party on those days. He also said that the closure of the store will not affect plans for a large event next year on a farm in Rappahannock County. That festival, called “Hazzard Homecoming”, will be at Ben Venue Farm on July 29th and 30th of 2017.

Dog Found in Amissville

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Amissville2-3 year old male Lab, with white mark on chest and front paw, found in Amissville on Holly Springs Rd.  Contact RAWL at (540) 937-3283.


 

This Week at Roy’s Orchard

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Roy's Orchard

PRODUCE

  • Rhubarb
  • asparagus
  • collard greens
  • kale
  • green-top onions
  • fresh cider
  • apples

PIES

  • Blueberry
  • lemon meringue
  • chocolate meringue
  • apple
  • peach
  • cherry

Dog Found on Ben Venue

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Ben Venue Lost Dog

2-3 year old female hound mix with black nylon collar, not microchipped – found in Ben Venue area

Please contact RAWL at (540) 937-3283 with any questions.

 

 

Rappahannock School Board Meeting –Tuesday, May10 –6:00PM @ High School

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Rappahannock County School Board Meeting
Rappahannock County High School Band Room
6:00 PM
(Open Session at 6:00 PM, followed by Closed Session until 6:30 PM, and Return to Open Session)
AGENDA
1. OPENING OF MEETING
1.1 Call to Order
2. CLOSED SESSION
2.1 Move into Closed Session
2.2 Recess to Open Session
3. OPEN SESSION
3.1 Pledge of Allegiance
3.2 Moment of Silence
3.3 Opening Comments by Chairman
3.4 Adoption of Agenda (MOTION)
3.5 Report from Student Representative
3.6 Donation(s)
3.7 Adoption of Minutes from April 12, 2016 School Board Meeting (MOTION)
3.8 Verification of Bills by Chairman/Vice-Chair
4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
5. REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT
5.1 Spotlight on Academics: High School SkillsUSA Presentation
5.2 Transportation Evaluation System
5.3 Superintendent Update: Grant Award and Volunteer Social
5.4 Budget Update: Revisions to the Previously SB Approved FY17 Budget
6. SCHOOL BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
6.1 Budget and Finance Committee
6.2 Facilities Committee
6.3 Strategic Planning and Policy Committee
7. INFORMATION ITEMS-REPORT OF SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
7.1 Report of Headwaters Representative
7.2 Report of MVGS Representative
8. INFORMATION ITEMS-BOARD DISCUSSION
8.1 VSBA Business Honor Roll Certificates
9. PUBLIC COMMENT
9.1 Public Comment
10. ACTION ITEMS
10.1 Approval of Budget
10.2 Approval of Transportation Evaluation System
11. NEW BUSINESS
11.1 Discussion from Youth Advocacy & Prevention Public Forum
11.2 New Business
11.3 Next Regularly Scheduled School Board Meeting
12. CLOSED SESSION
12.1 Reconvene Closed Session
12.2 Conclude Closed Session
13. OPEN SESSION
13.1 Certification and Review of Closed Session
13.2 Motions from Closed Session
14. ADJOURNMENT
14.1 Adjournment

Dog Found in Boston

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Lost DogSenior Sheltie Mix neutered male found on O’Bannons Mill Rd in Boston, VA

He is currently at the Culpeper Animal Shelter (540-547-4477)

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