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Pumpkin fun

At Beech Spring Gift Shop earlier this week, Phyllis Swindler and granddaughter Emma have some gourd-related merriment.
Sperryville column for Sept. 22

The North Fork of the Thornton River in Old Hollow played host to such a baptism. Fifty or so parishioners from the Amissville Full Gospel Church arrived to watch nine of their sisters and brothers, celebrate their faith.
Amissville column for Sept. 22

With the Rappahannock County Farm Tour just two days away, interesting Amissville area tour venues have made the decision of where to go even more difficult.
Chester Gap column for Sept. 15

Chris Ubben is back and would like to catch everyone up on the goings on in Chester Gap, including this Saturday's fire department open house.
Washington column for Sept. 22

Gary and Michelle Schwartz are heading to the Outer Banks but not before the The Cause for Paws raffle, condolences to the Norman family and The Rappahannock County Retired Teachers Association (RCRTA) recently held their first meeting of this year.
School and sports news for Sept. 22

With September coming to a close, Rapp’s fall sports teams are approaching the midpoint of their seasons, with victories and standout performances rolling in like the ripe apples from local orchards.
Come to the Farm Tour!

Everyone is invited to visit a variety of producers on this weekend's eighth annual Rappahannock Farm Tour. Caledonia Farm will feature 20 environmentally responsible agricultural practices plus host tables and presentations.
Grateful to one and all

On Sept. 8, I had a very serious accident on Keyser Run Road near where I live. The volunteers from the Washington Fire and Rescue were there quickly and took control of the situation.
The Rapp for Sept. 22

It’s Farm Tour weekend, plus a bluegrass benefit for Gary Jenkins Jr., Chester Gap VFD's open house, a Starry Nights Festival, Jane Dittmar at "the donkey barn," River District Artists' open house, a Kid Pan Alley concert and PEC’s photo…
Do you know what your neighbor has been up to?

I’ve read articles Megan Smith has written for the News. I’ve benefited from her volunteer work with the RAAC film festival, artists’ tour and community theater productions. And now this — her famous sister-act folk duo playing the Theatre this…
Benevolent Fund has a new status

The Rappahannock Benevolent Fund is now an independent, state-chartered nonprofit corporation. It has 501(c)(3) status effective March 8, as provided by a recent letter of approval from the Internal Revenue Service.
Meetings and notices for Sept. 22

The Washington Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 26) at town hall and The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the courthouse.