Apolo­gies, and thanks

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Due to a se­ries of me­chan­i­cal and de­liv­ery prob­lems at Print In­no­va­tors, which prints the Rap­pa­han­nock News and other pub­li­ca­tions, many Rapp News sub­scribers did not get their news­pa­per in last Thurs­day’s mail. Un­for­tu­nately, the printer-re­lated de­lays con­tin­ued into Fri­day, so the news­pa­pers again missed the post of­fice’s early morn­ing dead­line to get in the mail for same-day de­liv­ery.

When we (fi­nally) re­ceived the pa­pers, Gen­eral Man­ager Jan Clat­ter­buck worked dili­gently and tire­lessly to get the pa­per to lo­cal post of­fices, and she even made some home de­liv­er­ies.

We apol­o­gize for the de­lays, which we’ve told our printer are, of course, un­ac­cept­able.

Thanks for your loy­alty and sup­port.

Orange sea­son

A re­minder that firearms deer sea­son in Rap­pa­han­nock County be­gins one week from this Satur­day, Nov. 17, and lasts through Jan. 5, 2019. So wear orange (or pink) when out and about.

Hun­ters are also re­minded that un­like in other Vir­ginia coun­ties it is un­law­ful in Rap­pa­han­nock County to take a sec­ond antlered deer on pri­vate land prior to tak­ing at least one antler­less deer, and it shall be un­law­ful to take a third antlered deer prior to tak­ing at least two antler­less deer.

The bag limit for deer shall be two a day, and no more than six a li­cense year.

In neigh­bor­ing Warren and Page coun­ties, deer sea­son sim­i­larly be­gins Nov. 17, but ends quickly Dec. 1.

Hun­ters are asked to do­nate sur­plus deer to the Rap­pa­han­nock Food Pantry, pro­cess­ing for which is sup­ported by county tax­pay­ers. Deer can be taken di­rectly to Man­ford Call, who pro­cesses the meat and de­liv­ers it frozen to the pantry. The county then re­im­burses Call for his work.

Mimi Forbes at the food pantry has de­tails: http:// rap­pa­han­nock­pantry.org/ con­tact-the-pantry/

Nol on screen

One can never get too much of Nol!

On the heels of a fab­u­lous Fall Art Tour, res­i­dents are in­vited free of charge to see black­smith-sculp­tor Nol Put­nam on the big screen at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­atre on Gay Street, this Sun­day, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. Forg­ing Art is a short doc­u­men­tary fea­tur­ing Rap­pa­han­nock's own met­al­smith.

“As art lovers we were nat­u­rally cu­ri­ous to hear more about his work and to see his art in per­son so we set up a visit soon af­ter,” says film­mak­ers and Rap­pa­han­nock week­enders Tracy Mazza and Mathieu Mazza. “While at White Oak Forge we stum­bled across a pic­ture of sev­eral red pop­pies and a sin­gle white poppy tucked back on a stor­age shelf.

“As a lover of pop­pies I asked Nol to tell me about the pic­ture,” says Tracy, who pro­duced Forg­ing Art. “And as a lover of mil­i­tary his­tory Mathieu was im­me­di­ately drawn in. We orig­i­nally set out to cre­ate a short 360° video about the mak­ing of the poppy that brings the viewer in­side the forge and is part of a larger mul­ti­me­dia project.

“As we spoke more with Nol dur­ing that process one thing led to an­other. What fol­lowed was a pri­vate tour with Nol of the South Colum­bar­ium Me­mo­rial Gates he cre­ated for the Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral in the late '80s. And an in­sid­ers look into the cre­ation of ‘Raven,’ a pri­vate com­mis­sioned piece.”

Forg­ing Art cel­e­brates Nol's artistry, shares his thoughts about art and gives the viewer a brief look into his past and how he honors the Far­ri­ers of WWI. A Q&A with Nol will fol­low at 3:45 p.m. Use the eventbrite link below to read about the film, find more in­for­ma­tion on the film­mak­ers, and to re­serve your seats: https:// forg­ing art doc­u­men­tary. eventbrite.com

Master Gar­den­ers

The Vir­ginia Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion is now ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tions for the 2019 Ex­ten­sion Master Gar­dener Pro­gram, which is taught in War­ren­ton and open to res­i­dents of both Fauquier and Rap­pa­han­nock coun­ties.

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to learn more about the pro­gram and how to be­come a Master Gar­dener at an up­com­ing in­for­ma­tion ses­sion in Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton at 6 p.m. Tues­day, Dec 4, at the Rap­pa­han­nock VCE Of­fice, 311 J Gay Street.

The Master Gar­dener pro­gram ed­u­cates and trains com­mu­nity res­i­dents on emerg­ing and proven gar­den­ing and land­scap­ing prac­tices that pre­serve and pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment. Gar­den­ers also vol­un­teer in the com­mu­nity in more than a dozen Master Gar­dener com­mu­nity ser­vice projects re­lated to or­ganic gar­den­ing, na­tive plants and trees, veg­etable gar­den­ing, healthy lawns, youth ed­u­ca­tion, se­nior hor­ti­cul­tural ther­apy and much more.

The Master Gar­dener pro­gram lasts 16 weeks and is held Tues­days from 6 to 9pm, start­ing Jan. 8, 2019 and end­ing in midApril. Cost is $200 ($250 af­ter Dec. 11, 2018), and in­cludes all study ma­te­ri­als and in­struc­tor fees. For schol­ar­ship as­sis­tance con­tact Tim Ohlwiler at 540-341-7950, Ext 3.

Turkey Trot

Don’t for­get to make plans for the free “Turkey Trot Fam­ily Fun Run” on Satur­day, Nov. 17th, at 9 a.m. at the Rap­pa­han­nock County High School Track, spon­sored by Com­mit to Be Fit.

The healthy out­door event will fea­ture a one­mile run for all age groups, a chil­dren’s 1/2 mile, games and ac­tiv­i­ties, and a Thanks­giv­ing-themed cos­tume con­test for adults, teens, and kids.

For more de­tails and to reg­is­ter, visit www. rap­pc2bf.com.

Sec­ond Satur­day

Here’s some of what’s hap­pen­ing on the Rap­pa­han­nock County Ar­ti­san Trail this Vet­eran’s Day week­end:

AMISSVILLE Gray Ghost

Vine­yards hosts Civil War Author’s Day on Satur­day. Dis­cuss his­tory with au­thors, and shop for signed books. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended: 540-9374869. Mag­no­lia Vine­yards & Win­ery of­fers vet­er­ans free tast­ings and 10 per­cent off pur­chases. En­joy mu­sic and glass en­grav­ing.

FLINT HILL

Grif­fin Tav­ern fea­tures Vicki Marie’s All Stars, rock­ing clas­sics from 8 to 11 p.m. Satur­day Rap­pa­han­nock Cel­lars

hosts lo­cal author Stew­art Wil­lis, who will sign his books Ges­ta­tion Seven and Deadly High­way, 1 to 4 p.m. Satur­day.

SPERRYVILLE Be­fore and Af­ter hosts Satur­day evening sto­ry­telling, live mu­sic, fine wine, light hor d’oeu­vres, start­ing at 5 p.m. Wild Roots Apothe­cary

in­vites folks to take a Wild and Weedy Plan Walk with herbal­ist Colleen O’Bryant. Iden­tify weeds used in medicine and for culi­nary uses. Cam­eras and field note­books en­cour­aged. Rain or shine, 4 p.m. $15 fee. Reg­is­ter at www. wil­d­root­sapothe­cary.com

WASH­ING­TON East­woods Nurs­ery teaches about win­ter care and prun­ing; ex­plore planter boxes cre­ated from lo­cally har­vested wood. Hazel River Arts and An­tiques hosts Sally Mello demos on how to splint bot­tom a moun­tain chair, 1 to 4 p.m. Satur­day. Quievre­mont

Win­ery cel­e­brates the Ma­rine Corps birth­day. All ser­vice mem­bers Satur­day and Sun­day re­ceive a free tast­ing and 10 per­cent off pur­chases.

COUR­TESY PHOTO

Jas­mine Ponti shares seeds with a mas­ters gar­den­ers class taught to Rap­pa­han­nock and Fauquier res­i­dents. An in­for­ma­tional ses­sion on how to be­come a Mas­ters Gar­dener will be held on Dec. 4.

BY JOHN MC­CASLIN

Black­smith-artist Nol Put­nam, seen here last Satur­day in his Huntly forge, will ap­pear on the big screen this Sun­day at 3 p.m. at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­atre.

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