Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) new Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, which is cosponsoring the series starting Oct. 1.
A 101-mile hike for park charities

Local biologist Jennifer Davis showed just returned from hiking the 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail within the Shenandoah National Park to raise money for two charities: the Shenandoah National Park Trust and the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.
Through the Tiger Valley looking glass

In a conversation with Ruthie Windsor-Mann, her artistic energy is palpable. The charming, genteel artist is happily slated for her first appearance in the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community’s upcoming 10th annual studio and gallery tour Nov.…
‘Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal

Anyone who believes they have to travel to that other Washington for quality drama clearly hasn’t been to one of the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community’s (RAAC) off-off-Broadway performances — the latest of which was Robert Benjamin’s…
Upcoming lane, road closures

VDOT plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.
The Rapp for Sept. 25

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this…
Editorial: Beyond the here and now

Almost 100 marchers in the People's Climate March came from Rappahannock County! Only kidding! For, blessed as we are to live here, Rappahannock’s demographics are precisely those associated with American citizens who view climate concerns as not serious.
School & sports news for Sept. 25

The Panthers continue racking up wins, the Owls' Ashlyn Ramey holds her serve for an unprecedented 24 straight points and 70 RCES students find themselves "Adventure Bound" in this week's school and sports news column.
Photos: The river rules

Sixth-graders from Rappahannock County Elementary School spent a few hours outside the classroom last Thursday (Sept. 18).

“Why does the village of Washington have its own government?” I first heard that question in the 1990s, when an article in the New Yorker magazine about the animosities between the Inn and its neighbors caused quite a stir around…

Thank you for the interview with Lawrence Gaughan [“The goal: a good turnout,” Sept. 11], the Democrat who hopes to replace Rep. Robert Hurt as our (5th district) delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The part I found most informative…

I am writing in response to Fred Schaefer’s letter last week regarding the upcoming election. I could not disagree more with his conclusion and I implore my fellow citizens to join me in supporting our member of Congress, Robert Hurt, on…