Box­wood blight af­fects Christ­mas wreaths

Rappahannock News - - WASHINGTON - JAN CLATTERBUCK jan@rapp­; 675-3338

The Rap­pa­han­nock Gar­den Club has an­nounced that it will NOT be us­ing any box­wood in its prod­ucts this year due to the se­ri­ous prob­lems with box­wood blight in our region. The Gar­den Club is still sell­ing beau­ti­ful wreaths, swags and gar­lands, fill­ing in with ad­di­tional pine, yew, cedar and ar­borvi­tae. Please or­der on­line at rapp­gar­den­ or call or email Joyce Wenger at 540-675-1166 or joyce@


Carol Luck­ing has been hired as the CCLC’s Fam­ily and Child Ser­vice Co­or­di­na­tor. The Child Care Learn­ing Cen­ter is very happy to be able to pro­vide this ser­vice to all its fam­i­lies. They have over 80 chil­dren en­rolled this fall and want to be able to pro­vide more sup­port for fam­i­lies and chil­dren. Luck­ing is a Par­ent Ed­u­ca­tor, Child and Fam­ily Ser­vice Provider and Par­ent Men­tor for Fauquier and Rap­pa­han­nock County, a Qual­i­fied Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sional and Life Coach, a Board mem­ber and Rap­pa­han­nock County Li­ai­son for Greater Pied­mont Trauma In­formed Com­mu­nity Net­work, and so much more!

Carol will help CCLC con­nect fam­i­lies to so­cial ser­vices, health ser­vices and par­ent in­volve­ment ser­vices. She will work as our fam­ily/ child ad­vo­cate and help in cri­sis in­ter­ven­tion. Carol will also work with oth­ers to host ev­i­dence-based par­ent­ing classes at CCLC this year. She works with the teach­ers as a team to pro­mote par­ent/ child re­la­tion­ships and fam­ily well-be­ing. All th­ese ser­vices are avail­able to all fam­i­lies at CCLC and ful­fills the com­po­nent of the Fam­ily Ser­vice Worker po­si­tion from the Head Start pro­gram that was ter­mi­nated in our county last Au­gust.


Rap­pa­han­nock County High School Class of 1978 held its 40th Class Re­u­nion at Washington Fire Hall. RCHS pre-re­u­nion ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded the Homecoming foot­ball game on Fri­day night and a tour of the high school on Satur­day af­ter­noon. A great time was had by all.


With the month of Novem­ber now hav­ing ar­rived, many hunts­men will be head­ing to the woods for their fa­vorite sport. So please, please be care­ful, as no one likes to re­port any tragic events. Be sure to wear your orange cap or vest so you can be seen by other hunters.


Birth­day wishes go to Betty Buntin, who will be cel­e­brat­ing her spe­cial day to­day, Nov. 1. Parker Critzer, will be cel­e­brat­ing her spe­cial day on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14. And to a sweet lady, Ruth Baum­gard­ner, who will be cel­e­brat­ing on Satur­day, Nov. 17. My sis­ter Judy Alther cel­e­brates on Sun­day, Nov. 18.


Words from Anne Nen­ninger and Sally Price, co-man­agers of the Rap­pa­han­nock Book Barn: We would like to thank the com­mu­nity (and oth­ers) who came out on Satur­day to help cel­e­brate our 10th an­niver­sary. We set a record for at­ten­dance and books sold. All pro­ceeds from the Book Barn go to the Rap­pa­han­nock County Pub­lic Li­brary.


Brian Noyes, owner of the Red Truck Bak­ery, took time away from his busy sched­ule to come out to the R. H. Bal­lard Shop & Gallery to sign a good stack of cook­books that they have on sale in the shop now.

The Bal­lards are long­time fans of Brian’s baked goods, sell­ing lots of his good­ies for about 3 years be­fore his bak­ery busi­ness took off. Ei­ther Brian would de­liver or Joanie would drive on Fri­day morn­ings and pick up cakes, pies, muffins, and take them back to the shop to sell on week­ends.

As time went on, he got so pop­u­lar he was un­able to ful­fill other re­tail lo­ca­tions, only his own cus­tomers. Ac­cord­ing to Joanie “they were so thrilled for his suc­cess and the suc­cess of his first cook­book.”

The cook­book makes a nice Christ­mas gift!


Day­light Sav­ing Time comes to an end this week­end. You should set your clocks back one hour be­fore you go to bed Satur­day night. The change of­fi­cially comes at 2 a.m. lo­cal time on the first Sun­day in Novem­ber. Sun­day’s change means the sun­rise and sun­set will be about one hour ear­lier on Nov. 4, mean­ing there will be more day­light in the morn­ing hours.

Day­light Sav­ing Time is also the per­fect re­minder to change the bat­ter­ies in smoke de­tec­tors.

Have a great week!


The Rap­pa­han­nock County High School Class of 1978 had their 40th re­u­nion on Sept. 29 at the Washington Fire Hall.

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