The Rapp for May 28

Grammy-winner guitarist at the Theatre This Saturday (May 30) at 8 p.m., celebrated composer and acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber returns to the Theatre at Washington for a solo concert on his tour of the East Coast from his home base…
Court rules in favor of town and Inn

Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a ruling by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
Planners OK apartment, consider GIS

Rappahannock County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of an efficiency apartment on the 100-acre farm of Rick Lessard in Sperryville, and discussed possible ways to bring the county’s mapping systems into the 21st century.
PCP-fueled hit-and-run driver sentenced

The Culpeper man who drove a pickup truck that struck a car driven by Robin Sue Burke last fall, knocking her car into the path of an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 522, was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
John Henry: Setting the stage in stone

Rappahannock’s Neolithic stonemason John B. Henry: The man, the legend, and now … the video! You can see two of the three on Saturday, June 6 at the second open-air theatrical production to be held at Henry’s recently expanded, made-entirely-of-Flint-Hill-stone…
Your Next Best Friend: Timmy

Let me introduce myself – I am a beagle/hound mix, about a year old and named Timmy. That’s Timmy, not Timothy, which really doesn’t fit me at all — way too formal. You see, I’m a real social butterfly and…
Agenda on the veranda

April Moore, the Democrat who’s running against state Sen. Mark Obenshain in Virginia’s 26th District, which includes Rappahannock, speaks to supporters on the deck at Gadino Cellars last Sunday in Washington. The Rappahannock Democrats organized the gathering as a spring…
Sperryville column for May 28

An excellent party at Joe and Jackie Meuse's Revel Farm, Valley Green Naturals goes national, Old Rag Photography's "Country Roads" exhibit and more in the Sperryville column.
Wild Ideas: Red fox, gray fox

There are two species of fox in our area — the gray fox and the red fox, but figuring out which is which is not as easy as their common names imply, as Pam Owen explains in this week’s Wild…
DARE to have fun

Elementary school students smile between sno-cone slurps at DARE Day last Friday, the traditional almost-end-of-the-school year exhibition and family fun-fest at Rappahannock County Elementary School sponsored by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office’s anti-drug program. Emergency responders from Rappahannock and around…
Our million-acre backyard commons

By Chris Bolgiano There’s no grill in my big backyard, no swing set and no swimming pool, unless you count the rock-bottomed bowls along Reedy Run as it cascades to the Shenandoah River. They’re mainly trees here in the George…
150 Years Ago This Week: The Grand Review

May 1865 On Saturday, May 20, near Longwood, Missouri, Federal troops got into a firefight with Confederate guerrillas on the Blackwater River. This kind of engagement was common as news of the Confederate surrenders spread around the country. President Andrew…
Good buy? No, goodbye.

Michael Wolniewicz put a sign up this week at his home in Chester Gap to notify any would-be bidders that the house and property to be auctioned on the county courthouse steps soon is not his, but the one next…