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Busi­nesses of Rappahanno­ck (BizRapp): Mem­ber­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion BizRapp works to pro­mote the cul­tural and his­toric her­itage and tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties of Rappahanno­ck County as well as its re­tail, din­ing, hos­pi­tal­ity and other Rappahanno­ck-based busi­ness of­fer­ings, on­line at rappahanno­ck. com and with an an­nual printed tear-off map dis­trib­uted through­out the county. Con­tact BizRapp at [email protected] Foothills Fo­rum: A non­profit, non­par­ti­san group that pro­vides re­search and re­port­ing about Rappahanno­ck County mat­ters. Is­sues and trends sur­faced in a 2015 survey con­ducted by the UVA Cen­ter for Survey Re­search. Re­cent re­port­ing projects, pur­sued in part­ner­ship with Rappahanno­ck Me­dia (pub­lisher of the Rappahanno­ck News), have looked at broad­band/cell cov­er­age, land use and ru­ral health care. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit foothills-fo­rum. org or call 540-675-1207. For the Cats’ Sake is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to spay­ing and neu­ter­ing stray, feral and do­mes­tic cats, and thereby re­duc­ing the in­ci­dence of un­wanted lit­ters in Rappahanno­ck and sur­round­ing coun­ties. We seek to sta­bi­lize feral cat colonies and re­duce the home­less stray cat pop­u­la­tion, while also pro­vid­ing cats with health­ier and hap­pier lives. Visit forth­e­catssake.org for more in­for­ma­tion. Liv­ing Sky Foun­da­tion is an ed­u­ca­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion in sup­port of the arts in that it ed­u­cates, mo­ti­vates and in­spires in­di­vid­u­als to achieve op­ti­mum well-be­ing and a pur­pose­ful ex­is­tence through a con­scious re­con­nect with na­ture. Their ser­vices in­clude cur­ricu­lum de­vel­op­ment, com­mu­nity sup­port, artist ser­vices, mu­sic and art en­rich­ment pro­grams and en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship. For pro­gram, mem­ber or vol­un­teer in­for­ma­tion visit liv­ingsky.org, email [email protected]­ingsky.org or call 540-987-9288. Rappahanno­ck Aging To­gether: Part of a re­gional part­ner­ship tak­ing ac­tion to im­prove qual­ity of life for older adults and their fam­i­lies. Meet­ings are 1 p.m. on the fourth Thurs­day of each month at the Rappahanno­ck County Li­brary. Call 540-829-6405 or visit ag­ing­to­gether.org. Rappahanno­ck An­i­mal Wel­fare League: RAWL res­cues home­less dogs and helps pets find and stay in lov­ing homes. RAWL’s shel­ter at 160 Weaver Road, Amissville, also of­fers spay and neuter pro­grams and ra­bies clin­ics. Con­tact man­ager Patti Want (in­forawl­[email protected]) at 540-937-3336 or 540-937-3283, or visit rawl­dogs.org.

Rapp at Home, a mem­ber­ship or­ga­ni­za­tion, sup­ports the day-to­day liv­ing needs of the com­mu­nity's se­niors and helps se­niors stay in their homes as they age. Ser­vices in­clude trans­porta­tion, gro­cery de­liv­ery, pre­scrip­tion pick­ups and sev­eral so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties each month. One call to 540-937-HOME (4663) can also help mem­bers nav­i­gate home health care and re­lated as­sis­tance, iden­tify other mem­bers and vol­un­teers able to help and ob­tain paid and un­paid pri­vate ser­vices. Visit rap­pathome.org for more in­for­ma­tion. Rappahanno­ck County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee: Con­tact chair Ross O’Donoghue at 540987-8019 or visit rap­pdems.org. Rappahanno­ck County Repub­li­can Com­mit­tee: Con­tact chair Eve­lyn Kerr at 540-287-7514 or ko­[email protected], or visit rap­pre­pub­li­cans.com. Rappahanno­ck Food Pantry: Hav­ing moved in Novem­ber 2016 from its long­time home in Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton to 11763 Lee Hwy., in Sper­ryville (across from the Glass­works Gallery), the Food Pantry is a vol­un­teer non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that as­sists Rappahanno­ck res­i­dents who need food. Its Plant a Row Pro­gram also en­cour­ages Rappahanno­ck gar­den­ers to plant a lit­tle ex­tra for the Pantry. Call the Food Pantry at 540-675-1177 or visit rap­pa­han­nock­pantry.org for more in­for­ma­tion, to do­nate or vol­un­teer. Rappahanno­ck His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety: Non­profit committed to gath­er­ing, pre­serv­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing in­for­ma­tion about the his­tory of Rappahanno­ck County. Vol­un­teer staff mem­bers as­sist with ge­nealog­i­cal, prop­erty and other types of his­tor­i­cal re­search for a fee. The so­ci­ety’s mu­seum (328 Gay St., Wash­ing­ton) is open 11 to 5 Mon­day, Tues­day and Thurs­day or by ap­point­ment, and the so­ci­ety has a grow­ing col­lec­tion of books on Rappahanno­ck’s his­tory for sale. Con­tact the so­ci­ety at 540-6751163 or rap­phist­[email protected]­cast.net, or visit rap­pa­han­nock­hist­soc.org. Rappahanno­ck Lions Club: Pro­vides vol­un­tary ser­vices through­out the com­mu­nity. The club meets at the Sper­ryville fire hall at 7 p.m. ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Thurs­day. Con­tact pres­i­dent Larry Grove at 540987-8612 or [email protected] or mem­ber­ship chair Larry “Bud” Meyer at 540-675-3629. Rap­pCats is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps stray, abused, aban­doned and un­wanted cats in the county, and op­er­ates the county’s only state-ap­proved cat shel­ter, which is in Flint Hill. For more in­for­ma­tion or to adopt, con­tact Rap­pCats at 540-987-6050 or visit rap­[email protected]­pcats.org. Rap­pnet.org: A self-mod­er­ated email list by and for res­i­dents of Rappahanno­ck County. Dis­cus­sion is free­wheel­ing and en­com­passes all sub­jects. Con­tact Eric Tollef­son at er­[email protected]­pnet.org or visit rap­pnet.org. Rappahanno­ck-Rap­i­dan Med­i­cal Re­serve Corps: The corps serves Culpeper, Fauquier, Madi­son, Or­ange and Rappahanno­ck coun­ties by es­tab­lish­ing lo­cal teams of public health vol­un­teers to strengthen the public health in­fra­struc­ture and im­prove emer­gency pre­pared­ness and re­sponse. Con­tact Kathy Hat­ter at the Culpeper County Health De­part­ment (540-829-7350), email: [email protected]­ginia.gov or visit vdh. vir­ginia.gov/MRC/rrmrc. Rappahanno­ck Se­nior Cit­i­zen Cen­ter: Open 10 to 2 Mon­day-Thurs­day at the Scrab­ble School, serv­ing a hot lunch at noon and open to all county se­niors aged 60 and up, with daily ac­tiv­i­ties and trips. Monthly email cal­en­dar upon re­quest. Con­tact man­ager Darcy Can­ton at 540-987-3638 or ising­[email protected]­mail.com. Scout­ing: Cub Scout Pack 123/Boy Scout Troop 36 are based at Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, Wash­ing­ton. Con­tact Cub­mas­ter / Scout­mas­ter Michael Del Grosso at 540-220-5495 or mjdel­[email protected]gmail.com. Cub Scout Pack 316 and Boy Scout Troop 316 are based at Reynolds Me­mo­rial Bap­tist Church, Sper­ryville. Con­tact Cub­mas­ter Will Spear at 540-937-4149 or [email protected], or Scout­mas­ter Chris Cul­bert­son at 540-270-2252 or chmoun­tain­[email protected] For Girl Scouts in Rappahanno­ck, con­tact Amo Mer­ritt, ser­vice unit man­ager, at 540-987-8431, or visit gsvsc.org. Scrab­ble School Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion: Sup­ports the preser­va­tion of Scrab­ble School (111 Scrab­ble Road, Castle­ton), one of four Rosen­wald Schools in Rappahanno­ck County for African-Amer­i­can chil­dren dur­ing seg­re­ga­tion. An ex­hibit, web­site and school out­reach pro­gram fo­cus on the school’s his­tory. Con­tact Nan But­ler Roberts at 540-222-1457 or con­[email protected]­bleschool.org, or visit scrab­bleschool.org. Wash­ing­ton Ladies Aux­il­iary raises funds for Wash­ing­ton Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue, and is best known for its Thrift Shop, next door to the fire sta­tion at 10 Fire­house Lane, open 10 to 5 Tues­day-Wed­nes­day and 10 to 1 Satur­day. Call 540-683-6499 for more in­for­ma­tion. Woodville Com­mu­nity Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Con­tact Jeff Light at 540-987-9523 or pas­tor­j­ef­frey­[email protected]

BY LUKE CHRISTO­PHER

Rappahanno­ck Se­nior Cit­i­zen Cen­ter

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