Elder financial abuse a growing problem

With the high incidence of financial scams directed at senior citizens in the region, Aging Together in Rappahannock held a roundtable discussion recently to discuss elder financial abuse.
Crashed-cab driver pleads guilty to eluding

Last December, 24-year-old Allante Tobias Strother of Culpeper crashed a taxicab after he was chased at high speed by a deputy. This December he'll be in jail awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to felony eluding of a police officer.
Not the greatest travel day

Along U.S. 522 in Woodville at midday Wednesday, traffic in the wet falling snow is heavier and slower than anyone would like on the day before Thanksgiving.
Letter: Thankful for the many blessings of Rappahannock

Whenever I tell people from outside our region I’m from Rappahannock they inevitably ask, “Is that near Fredericksburg?” I reply “no” and give them the geographic location and an explanation. Inevitably, their next question is, “What’s there to do there…

Our recent quarterly Biz Link event, planned under the umbrella of Businesses of Rappahannock, was great fun and a tremendous success! Hosted by Magnolia Vineyards (Tina and Glenn Marchione), the hoards of business professionals in attendance enjoyed Magnolia wines and…
The Rapp for Nov. 27

Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled this week because of the holiday; help the free clinic by buying a raffle ticket; and Mary Frances Bywaters wins statewide honors for her work at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.

The Rappahannock County Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization (RCPS PTO) would like to sincerely thank the following local team sponsors for their generous support of our upcoming Alumni Basketball Tournament: A&E Excavating, Andy Berry, B&B Signal, Griffin Tavern, Miller &…
Sperryville column for Nov. 27

Owner Brooke Parkhurst plans to expand her gluten-free Triple Oak Bakery into a tea and coffee shop, in this week’s Sperryville column.
Editorial: A Rappahannock Thanksgiving

It is that time of the year to pause and, instead of complaining, give thanks for our blessings. We here in Rappahannock County, especially blessed, can give singular thanks for many things too numerous to mention, but here’s a sampling.
Rapp music

More than 100 Rappahannockers showed up to sing (and sometimes dance) at Trinity Episcopal Church's annual pre-Thanksgiving sing-along in Washington.

While most churches conduct services these days with half, or more, of the pews empty, folks from around this county will fill up a large mainstream house of worship for a Thanksgiving service this morning, as they have been doing…
Fall freeze

Castleton resident and photographer Gary Anthes says that last week was the earliest in the season he’d ever seen his farm pond freeze over.

A time of remembering and giving thanks, birthday wishes to Lois McFarland, Donna LaPre’s annual Christmas studio sale and the Town of Washington’s Christmas party, in this week’s Washington column.