MEETINGS & NOTICES
➤ The Town of Washington’s TOWN COUNCIL IS SEEKING letters of interest from Town residents interested in being appointed at the Jan. 8 Council meeting to fill a vacancy on the Town’s Planning Commission. Letters of interest should be received at Town Hall, 485 Gay St., by close of business Friday, Jan. 5.
➤ The Town of Washington’s TOWN COUNCIL MEETS on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include a Postal Service presentation on the Post Office relocation and community input on the issue, the appointment of a Planning Commission member, and consideration of an ESS proposal to replace a check valve on the effluent pump station at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
➤ The RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY (RCWSA) meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Town Hall, 485 Gay St.
➤ The RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE will hold an assembled caucus beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Town Hall in Washington to elect members to the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee for the 2018-2019 Biennium. Application forms for membership will be available from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on the day of the Caucus. Doors to the Caucus will open at 9 a.m. for breakfast and checkin.
➤ Virginia Cooperative Extension, Culpeper County, is offering a HOME FOOD PRESERVATION CLASS on Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m, at 101 S. West St., Culpeper. Participants will learn how to can fruits and vegetables using a pressure canner and water bath canner along with how to make jams and jellies Class cost is $25 and registration deadline is January 19 Class size is 8. Call Becky Sheffield Gartner at 727-3435 ext. 344 or rebes13@ vt.edu to register.
➤ NORTHERN PIEDMONT BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION (NPBA) hosts a seven-week session for those interested in becoming beekeepers. Classes begin Feb. 6, and continue from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in Rixeyville. The class “Meet-and-Greet” is 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. Texts, handouts and a one-year membership in NPBA are included in the course fee of $100 per person or family. Preregistration required. Contact Karen Hunt at email@example.com or 540-937-4792. NPBA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Orange and Madison counties.
➤ The RELAY FOR LIFE OF RAPPAHANNOCK needs your help! If the 2018 event does not show growth, the event will no longer take place in Rappahannock County. Help save the Relay For Life of Rappahannock County. Register today by logging on to www.relayforlife.org/rappva to start a team, join the leadership team, host a fundraiser, participate in the kids’ walk, and attend the event which is May 19, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Rappahannock Elementary School.
➤ VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED for Aging Together’s local transportation services. Join our volunteer teams in Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Orange and Madison counties. Be a compassionate driving force, transporting your neighbors to their healthcare, legal or other urgent appointments. Training and support provided. Flexible hours and destinations. Basic requirements: you must be a safe, licensed Virginia driver with at least five years’ experience. You must be compassionate and interested in working with seniors and those with disabilities. The compensation is thanks and gratitude. Please call Lola Walker at 540-825-3100, ext. 3358, for more information.