Test-driving the future of farming

Farming isn’t just a job. For most farmers, it's a way of life, a family enterprise, a connection with the land and a means of making a living Five local farmers spent last year analyzing those motivating forces, and in…
The Rapp for May 31

Talent from "America's Got Talent" in Amissville, mutts and mingling at Flint Hill Public House, lots of art in Sperryville and bowling for seniors in Culpeper.
Teachers feel taxed by budget

More than 10 unhappy public school teachers, and Jackson district school board member Amy Hitt,  squeezed into a single pew in the back row of the Rappahannock County courthouse at Tuesday night’s (May 29) final board of supervisors budget work…

Twenty-one Rappahannock County High School seniors garnered 47 scholarships worth $62,000 at the recent Scholarship Awards assembly held at the high school. Jason Gochenour, RCHS’ director of college guidance, and Dr. Paula Howland, director of the Headwaters Foundation’s Next Step…

At Chelsea Academy’s first-ever graduation on Friday (May 25) at St. Peter’s Catholic Mission in Washington, the seven graduates of the four-year-old Front Royal school celebrated by tossing their graduate caps in the air. Two of the grads are Rappahannock…
Editorial: Summer vacation!

June is upon us, and that means school is almost out! Even for aging adults, like yours truly, the school calendar remains a reflexive organizing principle of life. That means summer always should equal no homework. And no homework translates…

Original edibles from Sperryville! Music news, both local and international, and Main Street beautification to enjoy at a leisurely 25 mph speed limit.

Many thanks to Carl and Donna Henrickson of Little Washington Winery for hosting our May Business Link Networking Social. In spite of the uncooperative weather, we had more than 35 supporters of the Rappahannock business community in attendance. The views…
Photo: Sperryville’s healing waters

Project Healing Waters founder and president, Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson (far right), and several fly fishing guides and veterans, stand by the banks of the Thornton River, where they spent a Friday last month fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth…

Fun, fun, fun! Energy? Yep! I need a family whose people have some energy and like to play, retrieve (me, not them!), and hike (all of us). I like other dogs and try to get them into the exercise thing.…
Wild Ideas: The hard-working dung beetle

I’ve always been fascinated with beetles since I saw my first Hirschkaefer (German for “stag beetle”) on the military base in Germany where my family was stationed a year after I was born.

Park maintenance and repair, CFC's locally produced feed, and best wishes for birthdays and anniversaries. D.A.R.E. festivities are upcoming, as are the Bolen cemetary trip, graduations, Garden Week and Homecoming at Gid Brown Hollow Bible Baptist Church.

50 years ago September 6, 1962 A new administration went into office in Washington – Virginia, that is – on Sept. 1. It was an all-lady government as has been the case since Sept. 1, 1950. The ladies were elected in…