Avon Hall ‘process’ begins Monday

The first of two public hearings — on the first of what town officials hope will be a number of proposals for possible uses of the town-owned Avon Hall estate — is next Monday night at 7 at the town…
High-profile cases end in prison time

Michael Raymond Doyle was sentenced to 13 months in prison for eluding police and damaging a dwelling in December, and Amissville 19-year-old's drug conviction brings three years and four months in the state penitentiary.
Konick refiles suit against town, Inn

Out-of-court negotiations for a settlement failed to produce an agreement last week, as Rappahannock lawyer David Konick filed an amended petition in circuit court last Thursday (June 18), again seeking the court’s judgment on allegedly illegal actions by the town…
Wild Ideas: Birds do it, butterflies do it . . .

Signs of reproductive success among many plants, animals and fungi were plentiful this spring. Ticks and gnats seem to have had a really good start this year . . . unfortunately. And despite the predation I witnessed by native birds…
Swim, fish, repeat

Beau Foster dives into the pond at a recent picnic for the Headwaters Foundation’s Starfish mentors and friends at the Woodard place in Sperryville.
Alice (and others) in Avon-land

Despite tropical depression Bill hitting Rappahannock County just as the Child Care and Learning Center’s Avon Hall “Alice in Wonderland” fundraising party commenced Saturday, there was no depression at Avon Hall.
Your Next Best Friend: Jamie

Hey, y’all, I’m lookin’ for a coupla friends, maybe more. I’d definitely like one to be a dog. I love hangin’ out with my fellow canis domesticus (the Latin name for “domestic dog”).
Day at the races

Volunteer and sideline supporters Butch Zindel and John Lesinski pose with Jacob Newlin, 9-year-old rookie driver of the Rappahannock County Lunch Bunch car in last weekend’s Soap Box Derby championship in Culpeper, and Rappahannock Soap Box chief organizer Thom Pellikaan.
The Rapp for June 25

Fourth (Estate) Friday postponed till July, but the Amissville Carnival is this weekend, there are still seats for Castleton Festival's opening gala, plus a Businesses of Rappahannock picnic and a benefit cabaret at the Theatre.
Washington column for June 25

Stephen Bailey’s Majic makeover I have a story to tell about Stephen Bailey, who grew up in Rappahannock, attended Rappahannock County High School and was the Washington fire chief in 1974, helping back then to build the new firehouse. Now…
Letter: Good choice by the NPCF

The Headwaters board congratulates the board of the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation on its good judgment in selecting Jane Bowling-Wilson for its executive director. We on the Headwaters board have benefited from Jane’s enthusiasm, creativity and leadership during her tenure…

Feb. 5, 1976 Grand opening for an auction house and furniture store in the “Lea Building” in Washington is scheduled Saturday, February 7, by the proprietor, John Walker Jenkins of Sperryville. Mr. Jenkins has been an auctioneer for many years…