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Wel­come back, Denise!

Af­ter a brief hia­tus on beau­ti­ful Fod­der­stack Road, Denise Chan­dler and Coun­try Places Realty have re­turned to Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton. Denise’s new of­fice is at 360 Gay St., near Trin­ity Church, in the same lo­ca­tion where hus­band Don­ald Chan­dler had his ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tice. Denise, who is the owner- bro­ker of Coun­try Places, has been a full- time re­al­tor for 25 years, 10 of which she has spent help­ing clients in Rap­pa­han­nock County. She says she is very happy to re­turn to town, and many peo­ple have al­ready dropped in to wel­come her back. Whether you’d like to buy or sell real es­tate, or just say hello, do drop by. Wel­come back, Denise!

Con­grat­u­la­tions, Lenny!

When Leonard Foglia isn’t at home in Har­ris Hol­low, he’s usu­ally off di­rect­ing an opera. His di­rec­tion of “Moby Dick” last year by the State Opera of South Aus­tralia last week won him a Help­mann Award, Aus­tralia’s much- prized live- per­for­mance honor ( a com­bi­na­tion of Amer­ica’s Tony and Emmy awards), for 2011’s best di­rec­tor of an opera. The “Moby Dick” pro­duc­tion it­self won best opera of 2011; Foglia is di­rect­ing it this fall in San Fran­cisco, and it is sched­uled to open in Wash­ing­ton, D. C. in 2014.

“I have known Lenny's work on Broad­way, off Broad­way and around the world with his op­eras,” said his neigh­bor and friend Alma Vi­a­tor this week. “I am thrilled for him, but not the least bit sur­prised. He is so multi- tal­ented and I can­not wait to see ‘ Moby Dick’ when it comes to the Kennedy Cen­ter in 2014. It re­ally makes me smile when an­other ci­ti­zen of Rap­pa­han­nock County makes in­ter­na­tional news. We re­ally do qui­etly have it all here.”

His­tory in a jar

More than 25 Rap­pa­han­nock Lions Club mem­bers put aside what­ever else they might have had to do last Thurs­day ( Sept. 27) to make ap­ple but­ter – just as they’ve done for more than 30 years. The Rap­pa­han­nock Coop once again al­lowed them to work inside the old ap­ple shed, a fit­ting lo­ca­tion.

The Lions cleaned, cut and bagged about 50 bushels of ap­ples from Lee Or­chards, and then, last Fri­day ( Sept. 28), the ap­ples and the Lions moved en masse to Kee­zle­town, home of the last non­profit can­nery in the state. Larry Grove, who chairs the Lions’ an­nual ap­ple- but­ter fundrais­ing ef­fort, said that mem­bers met at the Sper­ryville School­house at 4 for the drive to Kee­zle­town ( which is near Har­rison­burg), and spent the rest of the day pre­par­ing the ap­ple but­ter.

The Lions be­gan mak­ing ap­ple but­ter more than 40 years ago, when the late Car­son John­son and the late Paul Nichols started the ven­ture. They use a recipe of cloves, su­gar and cin­na­mon handed down di­rectly from John­son; only Grove knows the ex­act recipe. “All pro­ceeds go back to Rap­pa­han­nock County or­ga­ni­za­tions,” said Grove.

Be sure to stop by the 211 Quicke Mart from 8 to 4 Satur­day and 10 to 4 Sun­day ( Oct. 6- 7) to buy your own tasty bit of his­tory. Call Larry Grove at 540- 987- 8612 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Fourth Fri­day

The Rap­pa­han­nock News had their Fourth Es­tate Fri­day meet­ing ( Sept. 27) at the Tula’s Off Main cafe in the Kramer Build­ing. Cus­tomers were com­ing in throughout and check­ing out the dan­ishes. What a joy to see!

Fond farewells

I found out through the grapevine that Rap­pa­han­nock County deputy trea­surer Cindy Sumner worked her fi­nal day at the trea­surer’s of­fice last Fri­day ( Sept. 28). Sumner worked there for more than 11 years, and is go­ing to work for her fa­ther, who owns Cen­tral El­e­va­tor In­spec­tion Ser­vices in Bos­ton. Cindy, you will be missed around town. The good mem­o­ries will al­ways stay with us. Good luck at your new job!


Sym­pa­thy goes out to the fam­ily of Donna Cof­fey, in Sper­ryville. Cof­fey, 53, passed away on Fri­day ( Sept. 28) at Fauquier Hospi­tal. She was a home­maker and at­tended Reynolds Memo­rial Bap­tist Church in Sper­ryville. Funeral ser­vices will be held in Reynolds Memo­rial Bap­tist Church at 3 p. m. to­day ( Thurs­day, Oct. 4) with Rev. Jon Hed­dle­ston con­duct­ing the ser­vice. In­ter­ment will be in the Sper­ryville Ceme­tery. The fam­ily re­ceived friends Wed­nes­day at Clore- English Funeral Home in Culpeper.

Trin­ity sing- along

Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church is host­ing an old- fash­ioned sing- along Fri­day, Nov. 16, at 7 p. m. in the parish hall, fea­tur­ing wine and cheese – and Hal Hunter at the pi­ano. All do­na­tions ben­e­fit the Rap­pa­han­nock Food Pantry. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540- 675- 3716.

Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes go out to my brother, Ray Burke, who will cel­e­brate his spe­cial day next Tues­day ( Oct. 9). Happy birthday, Ray!

Foun­tain run off?

Last week I was asked to track down where the big foun­tain in the Trin­ity park­ing lot, across from the Inn, had gone off to. Turns out the foun­tain, which is main­tained by the Inn, is be­ing re­paired – and will be com­ing back to Main Street soon.

Photo by Jan Clatterbuc­k/rap­pa­han­nock News

Lions Club vol­un­teers work their way through ap­ples at the Rap­pa­han­nock Coop last week.

Photo by Jan Clatterbuc­k/rap­pa­han­nock News

Denise Chan­dler, owner-bro­ker of Coun­try Places Realty, poses in front of her new of­fice at 360 Gay St.

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