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Kids in the pantry

Last Thurs­day, the preschool­ers at Child Care Learn­ing Cen­ter, (CCLC) paid a visit to the Rap­pa­han­nock Food Pantry. Lisa Pendle­ton, pro­gram di­rec­tor said: “One of the par­ents com­pli­mented on the ‘Back Pack’ pro­gram good­ies that they had re­ceived and was so thank­ful that they asked how they could help out. Then I saw the post con­cern­ing dona­tions for the Food Pantry on Face­book and the seed was planted!”

Amy Ru­ble, the chil­dren’s pre-kinder­garten teacher, fa­cil­i­tated con­ver­sa­tions about car­ing for oth­ers, giv­ing to oth­ers, and ran­dom acts of kind­ness dur­ing their class­room meet­ings. The fam­i­lies helped with col­lect­ing the dry goods. Christina Loock, the Chil­dren-in-Na­ture di­rec­tor, and the chil­dren col­lected the eggs from the CCLC chick­ens while har­vest­ing beau­ti­ful cu­cum­bers from the gar­den to sup­ple­ment the food gifts.

The chil­dren were very pleased to meet the vol­un­teers who so gra­ciously give their time to help our com­mu­nity. Ms. Lisa told the vol­un­teers that in a few more years th­ese kids may re­turn to join their team.

Ms. Amy stated: “I loved the op­por­tu­nity to get my class out in the com­mu­nity and ex­pose them to the bless­ings our com­mu­nity of­fers. My heart melted to see the in­ter­ac­tions be­tween the vol­un­teers and my class; I wasn’t even sure who ben­e­fited more from this op­por­tu­nity. The one thing I know for sure is that my class will be back with more dona­tions. Thank you so much Rap­pa­han­nock Food Pantry for your won­der­ful hos­pi­tal­ity!”

Mimi Forbes, the Food Pantry di­rec­tor who cre­ates mir­a­cles for our com­mu­nity, sur­prised the chil­dren with a yummy take home treat. Mem­o­ries of the heart and the palate were cre­ated that day.


Two Rap­pa­han­nock artists are hav­ing ex­hi­bi­tions on Cape Cod at the same time!

Peter Kramer's and Kevin H. Adams’ open­ings were held the same evening; keep­ing them from at­tend­ing each oth­ers’ re­cep­tion. Kramer’s show, an “Ex­hi­bi­tion of Fine Wood Fur­ni­ture,” is be­ing held at the Cul­tural Cen­ter of Cape Cod, and runs from Aug. 23 through Sept. 17. www. cul­tural-cen­ter.org/prod­uct/ an-ex­hibit-of-fine-wood­fur­ni­ture-by-peter-kramer/

Adams is hav­ing a solo show with Julie Heller Gallery in Province­town, which runs thru Septem­ber 14. https://www. juliehel­ler­gallery.com.


The Li­brary Book Barn is putting movie CDs on sale this month. Come by on Satur­day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to add to your col­lec­tion. Also check out the many sci­ence fic­tion books, the mu­sic CDs, cook­books, lo­cal in­ter­est books and chil­dren's books.


Be­lated birth­day wishes go out to Pat Giles of Wash­ing­ton. Pat cel­e­brated her spe­cial day on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13.


The fall sea­son is around the cor­ner. This fills me with great an­tic­i­pa­tion for cooler days and cooler nights.

Signs of the be­gin­ning of fall: The leaves change color, the air feels crisper and Hal­loween cos­tumes have ar­rived in the stores.

But when does fall of­fi­cially kick off? The Au­tumn Equinox ar­rives on Sept. 23.

It is also one of the best times of the year for pho­tog­ra­phy. The color changes that ac­com­pany the on­com­ing of fall pro­vide great op­por­tu­ni­ties for pho­tog­ra­phers.

The Fall Equinox is the first day of fall and sig­ni­fies the start of shorter days and longer nights for us.

At the au­tum­nal equinox, the sun ap­pears to cross the ce­les­tial equa­tor, from north to south. This marks the be­gin­ning of au­tumn in the North­ern Hemi­sphere. We have fi­nally reached the sea­son of spec­tac­u­lar change. The hottest days have passed and each is shorter than the last.

We are surely blessed to live in Rap­pa­han­nock County with an abun­dance of fall col­ors to en­joy. I am look­ing for­ward to the change.


Wash­ing­ton Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue will be hav­ing an All You Can Eat Break­fast Buf­fet on Satur­day, Sept. 16, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at their sta­tion. Scram­bled eggs, ba­con, sausage, sausage gravy, bis­cuits, pan­cakes, fried ap­ples, hash browns, cof­fee, and or­ange juice all pre­pared by your lo­cal fire and res­cue per­son­nel. Adults and kids 11 and older $8, kids 10 and un­der eat free.

They will also be serv­ing lunch on this day from 11:30 a.m. un­til 2:30 p.m. for $10 a per­son, to in­clude a bar­beque sand­wich, baked beans, coleslaw, drinks and cook­ies. All pro­ceeds will be used to fund their daily op­er­a­tions. Ques­tions please call 540-675-3615 and speak with one of their vol­un­teers.


The RAAC The­atre will be per­form­ing a staged read­ing of Ge­orge Or­well’s clas­sic dystopian fa­ble “An­i­mal Farm” on Sept. 15, 16, at 8 p.m. and on 17th at 3 p.m.

Di­rec­tor Patty Hardee and ac­tors Mike Ma­honey, Scott McMur­tray, Karl Brotz­man, Peggy Emm­ling, Carolyn Thorn­ton, John Lesin­ski, and Celia Coo­ley, bring Or­well’s bit­ing satire alive.

You won’t want to miss this per­for­mance. Tick­ets are $15 and reser­va­tions are en­cour­aged. You can re­serve seats on the RAAC web­site at www.raac.org and you can pay on­line or at the door. All per­for­mances will be held at the RAAC Com­mu­nity The­atre at 310 Gay Street.

En­joy the week!


The preschool­ers at CCLC paid a visit to the Rap­pa­han­nock Food Pantry to meet the vol­un­teers who gra­ciously give their time to help our com­mu­nity.

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