Americana, alive in Amissville 

The first in a series of three articles about the 56th annual Trinity Episcopal Church Dried Flower Sale and House Tour (Oct. 20-21), focusing on the Grosso house in Amissville.
Dancing the pain away

When Annie Williams opened up Mountainside Physical Therapy six years ago she noticed something was missing. “I was disappointed no one offered dance in Rappahannock County.” Now that's all changed.
Farm, table meet at . . . school

A few weeks ago Rappahannock County school division’s director of nutrition services, Trista Grigsby, found herself discussing school nutrition issues for the fewer-than-1,000 public school students of little Rappahannock County with . . . ABC News.
The Rapp for Sept. 27

The inside scoop on all the Fourth Friday events, public safety day, the opening of new movies, concerts and art exhibits, a book fair, a charity golf tournament and the Inn's continuing excellence inside this week's Rapp.
Washington column for Sept. 27

This time of year, all sorts of wondrous aromas begin to fill kitchens everywhere, from cookies and pies to jams, jellies and fruit butters. The cooler air is thick with cinnamon, cloves and other glorious smells that tell us fall…

Jury also finds Miriam White stole timber from landlord Fletcher In Rappahannock County Circuit Court during the last week, a 21-year-old Washington resident was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for two sex crimes, and a jury…
Photo: Benefit raffle’s extra benefits

The Amissville Ruritan Club sold raffle tickets leading up to its annual Rappahannock Senior Center dinner. (The proceeds fund scholarships and other longstanding community services by the Ruritans.) At the drawing last week, one of the winning tickets was apparently…
Photo: Out of the Attic

The photo in the Dec. 13, 1962 Rappahannock News touted the “facelift” being given to the corner of Main and Middle streets, seen here as you approached the corner from the north. “All of the old buildings on the left…
RAWL Dogs: Chip

They love me down here at RAWL! I’m a 3-year-old male Pomeranian and proud of it! I know a whole list of tricks, including the usual sit, down and so on, but also dancing, walking on my hind legs, and…
Editorial: Congressman Clone?

Despite constituent calls, Rep. Eric Cantor’s Republican leadership did not allow the bipartisan Farm Bill to come to a vote before Congress adjourned last Saturday. House Democrats – chanting “work, work, work” – had noted that since the 2008 agriculture…
Quibbles & Quark #2

Episode 2 of "Quibbles & Quark," a new comic by Rappahannock resident Kelly Atlas-Bauche, in which groundhogs take the brunt of the Department of Kumbaya's stimulus funds.

Pantry increases family shopping days The Rappahannock Food Pantry, amid concern that there are still children in the county that are hungry, has raised the number of times families with children can shop at the pantry. “School children need to…
Wild Ideas: So many swifts, so little flue 

Getting eaten alive by mosquitoes? If you have a chimney, there’s a little bird that can help. Weighing in at a half-ounce to a full ounce, chimney swifts are bug-eating machines. Two adults and their offspring will consume “more than…
Meet the artist: Rene Ruffner

Rene Ruffner turned his fascination with the painters he knew in his youth through his grandfather, a photographer who documented the work of the 1930s Arts Torp colony, into a passion for 20th-century American fine arts.

Panther cross country’s top finishers Rappahannock County’s varsity cross country runners blazed another successful trail last Wednesday (Sept. 19) at their home meet against Bull Run District challenger Clarke County. The Lady Panthers featured two girls among the top five…

We would like to thank Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Department for their extremely fast and professional response to a structure fire on our property on Monday (Sept. 24). Thanks to the fine work of these dedicated volunteers (most, if not…