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Heritage site marked with red tape

On the full agenda at the RCBS’ monthly meeting next Monday (Dec. 5): The county’s official blessing, thus far oddly elusive, of a privately funded Blue Ridge Heritage Project memorial.
Conservation District recognizes landowners

At the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual awards dinner, two Rappahannock residents were among those honored for demonstrating leadership in the stewardship of local soil and water resources.
School and sports news for Dec. 1

Rapp's Latin students show fortitudo at the Virginia Junior Classical League convention; jobs, jobs, jobs at career Day expo at RCHS; and all join in on RCES’ "One School, One Book" reading program.
Renate Ruzich tells her story

Longtime Rappahannock County resident Renate Ruzich, who recently turned 90, finally published the memoir that friends who had seen the manuscript, or heard her tell her story, had been urging her to do for years.
No limits purr customer

What has a fascinating allure, eyes filled with wonder and a svelte figure, moves like a panther, purrs like a Harley and grows more beautiful and affectionate with age and just happens to lives in the county?
Biz Link at the Shops at Ginger Hill: Thanks

The Shops at Ginger Hill were the setting for the recent Businesses of Rappahannock Biz Link Networking Social. The crowd of 60-plus business owners enjoyed wines from Gadino Cellars and pizzas from Rudy’s.
The Rapp for Dec. 1

It's Christmas in Little Washington this Sunday; after the parade, Rappahannock Quilt Club are selling raffle tickets; this Saturday, RAAC Theatre's “12 Days of Christmas" is followed by a Q&A with the playwright.
The eagle, eyed well

In the pond on Thanksgiving afternoon at Bruce and Susan Jones’ private nature preserve — aka their home on Long Mountain — this bald eagle spent more than 15 minutes.
Turkey day, inside and out

In the early afternoon on Thanksgiving Day at Larry Sherertz’s place, the local wild turkey flock appeared in the front yard in search of their own dinner.
Last lunch

As the last lunch was served, on 24 Crows’ last day in operation on Sunday, Nov. 20, co-owner Heidi Morf, in the kitchen with Brooke Parkhurst and chef Mark Metcalfe, playfully summed up the situation in just two words.
Down to the river

Neither of the two occupants of the late-model sedan was injured when it crashed through the fence separating the Burgers ‘N Things parking area from the low-running Thornton River in Sperryville on Saturday afternoon.
Your Next Best Friend: Grace

My name is Grace and I am a 2- to 3-year-old German shepherd/Rottweiler mix, weighing 60 to 65 pounds. I am typical of both my breeds: smart, secure and fun.
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 1

Dec. 20, 1984: This Christmas season as our nation celebrates the holiday in peace, the thoughts of many go back to a Christmas time of war 40 years ago.