From the Rappahannock News

Southern Lights

Rappahannock photographer Forrest Marquisee, 24, said he was driving through Woodville at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night (Oct. 24) when he saw what he first thought was the reflection of brake lights in the light […]

From the Rappahannock News

Tricked, not treated

An apparent victim of the spooky spirit of Halloween, this maimed scarecrow has been keeping away pesky birds – and probably more than a few door-to-door salesmen – for the past couple of weeks at […]

Photo by Robert Ellis
From the Rappahannock News

The busy-ness of fall

Greg Williams’ garden supply emporium on U.S. 211 at Richmond Road has been taking advantage of its first fall in a more conspicuous location, with displays of pumpkins, a moonbounce for kids and an on-site […]

150 Years Ago This Week

Battle on the Potomac River

Confederates commanded by Brig. Gen. Nathan Evans on Monday, Oct. 21, stopped a badly coordinated attempt by Union forces under Brig. Gen. Charles Stone to cross the Potomac River at Harrison’s Island and capture Leesburg. Forces […]

PATIENCE: A large argiope spider, Argiope aurantia, lies in her web waiting for prey along Currituck Sound on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Photo by Pam Owen.
Environment/Conservation

Wild Ideas: Different day, different web

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist, photographer, and writer Spiders are arthropods in the arachnid (Arachnida) class, […]

150 Years Ago This Week

The focus turns to Virginia again

Sharp fighting on Sunday, Oct. 13, near Henrytown, Missouri, resulted in the dispersal of a Confederate scouting party intent on raiding Federal communications between St. Louis and Springfield.  Another skirmish occurred at Cotton Hill in […]

Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi
Agriculture

Farm-to-Juggle in Sperryville

After getting a decent show of hands from the 30 or so kids present who were sure “it’s impossible,” Jazzy Juggler Nathan Bynum (jazzyjuggler.com) got up on his unicycle and kept the juggler’s club, the […]

Art

Coloring book central

“The Colors of Rappahannock and the Piedmont” is a coloring book that is the brainchild of Washington, Va.-based painter Kevin Adams, who recruited 11 other noted local artists to submit black-and-white panels representing Rappahannock County […]