February 18, 2018

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Winter or spring?

Freezing fog enveloped lower elevations of Rappahannock County late last week, transforming hillsides like this one in Gid Brown Hollow into a frosty shimmering white. Much needed rainfall and warmer temperatures arrived for the weekend. […]

Letters to the Editor

Read the small print

You may think his message to seniors is just another piece of political campaign propaganda, but it notes, “This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.” Needless to say, Garrett was required to include that notice — in small print. […]

Letters to the Editor

Chaos in Konick’s wake

Mr. Konick’s lack of empathy, hate filled speech, lack of any sense of compassion prevents him from representing the interests of ALL and should bar him from involvement in ANY local public office, permanently. […]


School news for Feb. 15

Five Rapp wrestlers head to states in Salem this weekend; The Wakefield Country Day School Unity Club recently welcomed guest speaker and congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn; and Rapp alum on Tech’s dean’s list. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Feb 15.

The Old Rag Master Naturalists (ORMN) have recently expanded their role in the Child Care and Learning Center’s Children-in-Nature Program; and Washington VFR All You Eat All You Can Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 17. […]


Love is all you need . . .

The Waldorf-based cooperative school in Sperryville showed its appreciation to the “fab four” band members, who specialize in a mix of funk/groove, reggae and rock n roll, with a colorful cutout board created by art teacher Davette Leonard. […]


Drive-thru ashes

Eight members of the clergy from Rappahannock County distributed ashes in the Town of Washington square on Ash Wednesday. While most recipients came by foot, at least two motorists pulled up for their ashes. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Feb. 15

Businesses of Rappahannock will have its quarterly networking event at Gadino Cellars next Tuesday; and Dietlinde Maazel returns to Castleton to co-star with American tenor Tyler Nelson in “Rainer Maria Rilke and the Shadow of Auguste Rodin.”  […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Feb. 15

Businesses of Rappahannock will have its quarterly networking event (formerly Biz-Link) at Gadino Cellars on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Come early and meet your Businesses of Rappahannock board of directors at 4:30. Food and drink at 5. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday.
Sunday 0%
High 51° / Low 36°
Partly cloudy. High 51F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday 60%
High 54° / Low 49°
Chance of Rain
Rain showers in the morning becoming more intermittent in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Bel Canto music

    February 18, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Piedmont Episcopal Church, 214 Church St, Madison, VA 22727, USA
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  • Wakefield Open House

    February 19, 2018  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wakefield Country Day School, 1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Huntly, VA 22640, USA
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  • Free Clinic

    February 21, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Rappahannock Health Department, 491 Main St A, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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