The Rapp for April 30

Art, music, movies, play, dance and more this weekend, plus the RCHS Band's upcoming Coffee House fundraiser and a talk by PEC president Chris Miller in this week's The Rapp.
Wild Ideas: Spring creeps up the mountains  

While the green line of leaves that marks spring’s progress up the mountains has not yet reached Skyline Drive, more wildflowers are blooming at lower elevations, and migratory songbirds are returning, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Another successful Fodderstack 10-K race! 

The runners didn’t seem to mind the cool, damp, 40-degree weather at the start of the 37th annual Fodderstack 10K race April 25. Thanks to John McCarthy, who got our awards ceremony started on time, we finished before anyone was…
Vienna Virginians

A group of Rappahannock County friends met up, partly by design and partly coincidence, last month in Vienna, Austria.

In district court April 21, 23-year-old Cory Patrick Rinker of Bristow was found guilty by Judge J. Gregory Ashwell of possessing marijuana and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 24 days suspended and the rest to be served weekends.
Gallery: Mansion on Mount Salem

For Rappahannock County High School’s Junior/Senior Prom April 18, a crew of dedicated volunteers turned the Washington School into a 1920s ballroom for an evening of glitz and glamour at a Gatsby-inspired “mansion.”

If you haven’t heard it before, “coterie” means “a group of like-minded people with a common purpose.” For the past three years at the Coterie Shop in Sperryville, owners Jen Perrot and I have had a wonderful experience creating a…
News Briefs: Murdoch Sure-Foots it to Germany

Horse instructor and clinician Wendy Murdoch, who lives in the town of Washington, was in Germany last month for Equitana, the largest horse-related expo in the world — and was there because she and her Sure Foot Equine Stability Program…

Rappahannock County's Castleton Festival was among the nine nonprofits in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. to whom the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently awarded $238,770 for its 2015 Good Neighbor Grants, given to organizations focused on academic programs, college access initiatives…