Our 2013 Citizens of the Year

The 2013 Rappahannock News Citizens of the Year are: Douglas K. Baumgardner of Washington and Lillian Freeman Aylor of Sperryville. Let the parade begin!

After an hour-long exercise in abstract thinking last Wednesday (Nov. 20), the Rappahannock County Planning Commission approved a proposal for a golf course by Cliff Miller IV — or the possibility of one, at least.
The Rapp for Nov. 28

Some (other) things to do this Thanksgiving weekend, including how to help with the Amissville food drive; Griffin Tavern’s Lorraine Gilb is named Restaurant Employee of the Year; Leland Faulker’s “World of Wonder” comes to Castleton; and the Angel Tree…

If there is any day of the year that gives credence to the notion of American exceptionalism, it is the last Thursday in November — Thanksgiving. No other country has a national holiday quite like it. And here in Rappahannock,…

The undisputed “best” way to prepare a turkey may never be settled, but there are no shortage of ideas among the kindergarten students at Wakefield Country Day School and preschoolers at the Child Care and Learning Center (CCLC).
Photos: Turkey troops

The Rappahannock Food Pantry set out on its annual mission this past week to provide more than 200 families a turkey dinner and all the fixings this Thanksgiving.

‘The darkness that fell’ I was a junior at Rappahannock County High then. I first got the news at the end of school when I heard a classmate talking about it as we were at our lockers getting ready to…

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, today there are an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including as many as 130,000 right here in Virginia. This will likely grow to 160,000 by 2025, if we don’t do all we…

Tim Rowland’s recent article, “Rural broadband may be environmental boon” [Nov. 7] seemed to be industry propaganda, portraying government-imposed broadband as the answer to all our needs. (Isn’t 3D printing your dream?) Likewise, it was portrayed as being “clean,” but…
Washington column for Nov. 28

A gentle reminder to take some time and be truly thankful this holiday season, and, for those who may not feel like cooking, how to get a delicious Thanksgiving meal (or pie) at the Inn in this week’s Washington column.