April 25, 2018

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Tiny swimmers reveal Rappahannock river and stream health

The naturalists support numerous projects in both stewardship and citizen science. Stream monitoring is a citizen science project the naturalists conduct in support of the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District and the John Marshal SWCD, as part of the statewide program under Virginia Save our Streams. […]

Food and Drink

Giving through bottles of wine

The wine’s label depicts Whiteoak Canyon and Falls, just around the bend from DuCard, in the style of 1930’s era posters that were commissioned for the western National Parks. DuCard has obtained the exclusive rights to use this iconic image from former park ranger and longtime enthusiast Doug Leen. […]


Hot and windy to cold and snowy

A special weather statement issued last Friday warned of an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires due to low humidity values, strong gusty winds, and hot and dry conditions. Sure enough, this several acre brush fire broke out around 3 p.m. behind the large horse barn at Whitemud Crossing Farm in Castleton. […]


‘Odyssey’ a state winner

Budding playwright Grace Raiford, a rising 11th grader at Rappahannock County High School, recently submitted the script for her original one-act play, “The Odyssey of Timothy and Peter,” to the statewide “New Voices for the Theater” playwright competition. […]


Ava had a little lamb, and another, and . . .

Ava Genho of Woodville says she has a new appreciation for Friday the 13th. After all, twin lambs arrived that morning to join her small flock. And given it’s spring, Ava has since welcomed six additional little lambs — eight babies in five days, including three sets of twins. […]


Quite the welcome

“Hopefully the village pride is well received!” Sperryville resident Robert Archer says of his new “Welcome to Sperryville, Main Street, Est.1820” mural recently painted on the side of the soon-to-open Happy Camper Equipment Co. on Main Street. […]


‘Out Princing’ Prince

Hearthstone School’s annual auction this Saturday, April 21st, at 4 p.m. will feature a truly amazing item: a unique copy of a letter from Jimi Hendrix to his father, sent from New York City’s Hotel America in 1965. The original of this rare letter resides with Richard Prince […]

School/Education News

School news for April 19

The unique theme for Saturday night’s 2018 Rappahannock County High School Prom was “Yule Ball”; and the Rappahannock County High School Drama Club this weekend will be performing A Chorus Line. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday.
Wednesday 20%
High 66° / Low 46°
Generally cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 69° / Low 51°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 69F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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The Wild Ideas Nature Column

Wild Ideas: Spring limps on

Despite the continuing cold and snowy weather, spring limps on, and Pam Owen’s been busy trying to keep up on the many changes among our native flora and fauna, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Old Fashioned Country Breakfast

    April 28, 2018  7:00 am - 10:30 am
    Willis Chapel, Huntly, VA 22640, USA
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  • Bake Sale

    April 28, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Hackley's Country Store, 14820 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Rappahannock Plant Sale

    April 28, 2018  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Waterpenny Farm, 53 Waterpenny Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Children's Program at Waterpenny Plant Sale

    April 28, 2018  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Waterpenny Farm, 53 Waterpenny Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Aging Together Senior Prom

    April 28, 2018  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Culpeper Christian School Inc, 810 Old Rixeyville Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • Open House/Book Swap/Book Sale

    April 28, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • NASA Solar System Ambassador presentation

    April 28, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Castleton Festival, 7 Castleton Meadows Ln, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Gibson Brothers Vocals, Guitar

    April 28, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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