From staff and contributed reports Eighteen-year Virginia State Police veteran and Rappahannock native Gary T. Settle became the VSP’s newest captain last week. As he was promoted to be one of only 14 field captains […]
The Castleton Festival ended last weekend with a bang. Actually several.
One was related to the weather. A microburst — or, as one of technical director Terry Robey’s crew put it, “the world’s biggest dust devil” — approached the 400-seat Festival Tent between performances Sunday afternoon as a “cold” front arrived, following a spate of 90-degree-plus days that roughly coincided with the four-week festival itself. “There was a loud pop — the pressure inside the tent just reacted to the pressure drop outside,” he said. “Nothing bad happened.” The front continued on, and wound up taking out much of the electric power in an unnamed cultural center 70 miles east of here. […]
It’s been an eventful July in Rappahannock. Top left, fire and rescue squads across Northern Virginia attended Paul Poling’s funeral last week in Warrenton; trucks from Warrenton and Culpeper squads crossed ladders and held an […]
Like it has since 1955, the Trinity Episcopal Church community in Washington is preparing for its annual Dried Flower Sale and House Tour. Flowers are growing in gardens from Amissville to Boston for later drying and the three houses for this year’s tour are being readied for visitors. […]
Plans are under way for Headwaters Foundation’s 13th annual Taste of Rappahannock fundraiseron Sept. 11 that will feature an auction and entertainment.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Belle Meade School in Sperryville.
Two decisions in the coming days, seemingly minor in the larger scheme of things, will actually reveal what kind of world we wish to bequeath to our children and grandchildren. One decision will be made […]
It is at my own hazard that I cross pens with the Duke of Sperryville, but being as this is Rappahannock County where the tradition of Virginia’s colorful eccentrics lives on, I’ll take another stab […]
Thank you for your article on Lyme Disease; awareness of this insidious disease is crucial. However, some information in the article was misleading. Less then 20 percent of all Lyme patients present the classic bull’s […]
I was very pleased to read the long piece concerning Lyme Disease in the July 22 Rappahannock News; this is a very dangerous and insidious disease and publishing information is vital to combatting it. There […]
I just finished reading for the third time the July 15 front-page article about the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors delaying a vote on a State Scenic River designation for the Hazel River in Rapphannock County, […]
Laughter and fun quickly energized the group that went to Narmada Winery in Amissville last Saturday for the first Bollywood dance and exercise class held in the tasting room. Led by Kumud Mathur, who is trained in Kathak and folk dances of India and has taught for more than 30 years, young and old alike quickly responded to her infectious spirit as they were led into the world of Indian movement and low-impact exercise. […]