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What to wear behind your mask: compassion

A visit with Peggy Schadler and her ever-evolving 1000 Faces mask and dance troupe, who will be performing her latest compassion play, “Protocol for Launching a Life Boat,” at 5:45 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 27) in Flint Hill.
A muddy good time

As the sun rose last Saturday, more than 1,800 people gathered in a field on Battle Mountain Road, awaiting the start of first-ever Rogue Runner, a six-mile obstacle course through the Rappahannock woods. It was a day of . .…
Planners OK Maazels’ tourist plan

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission recommended approval of four special-use permits last week for tourist homes in and around Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel’s more than 550-acre Castleton Farms estate.
The Rapp for Oct. 25

It's Fourth (Estate) Friday (join our news staff for our monthly public meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at Tula's Off Main in Washington), plus artists receptions and lectures on Fourth Friday (and Saturday) in Sperryville, "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"…
Editorial: In the best Virginia tradition

Over the 200-plus-year life of the United States, Rappahannock County has helped elect some of the United States Senate’s most respected and influential leaders, and on Nov. 6 we have a chance to continue that tradition.
Two thumbs up for Panther performance

After weeks of pouring themselves into the act of acting, Rappahannock’s Drama Club realized its dream of being the first in school history to advance to the Region B competition.

How fortunate Rappahannock County voters are to have a candidate as qualified to be our representative in Congress as John Douglass. Following a distinguished military career during which he rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Air Force, served…

What an awesome community this is! We succeeded in raising the funds we need to produce Mandalele’s debut CD, “Riddled in Rhyme.” Many thanks to all who supported our fundraising campaign through the Kickstarter website, by mail and in person.…

One of the touchstones of our democracy is the right to publicly support a candidate for office. As a citizen and landowner in Rappahannock County I exercised this right by displaying signs supporting the President on my property. However, these…

Thank you for your editorial reminder of our important Rappahannock River watershed [“Rivers run through us,” Oct. 18]. More than 700 miles of streams crisscross our rural landscape; there are about 576 ponds, totaling around 540 acres, and about 712…

In a recent editorial [“Congressman Clone?”, Sept. 27], your newspaper suggested that the 5th district’s Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.) has somehow changed his views on the importance of protecting our environment. Unfortunately, your editorial is incorrect in the facts and…
Washington column for Oct. 25

The success of the 56th annual House Tour and Dried Flower Sale, the Cause for Paws raffle, Tula's grand opening and the increasingly rare Lions Club apple butter in this week's Washington column.

The big frost we had here pretty much took the garden out. But, I have to tell you, the day before the frost, my bride picked green beans, lima beans, tomatoes, green peppers and lettuce, and this was well into October. Yes, we…
Sperryville column for Oct. 25

An update on the fate of the Sperryville post office, Sperryville's Fourth Friday events and the new products at Copper Fix Distillery in this week's Sperryville column.