Small county, big ideas: The candidates forums, part I

Surprise: All 10 hopefuls who appeared at Monday night’s Rappahannock News Candidates Forum, running on Nov. 3 for the three open seats apiece on the county’s board of supervisors and school board, agree they would not want property taxes —…
Ale Works expansion wins planners’ approval

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission at its regular meeting last Wednesday (Sept. 16) approved a special exception permit for expansion of the small Ale Works brewery at Hopkins Ordinary B&B in Sperryville.
The ‘Game’ is afoot

RAAC Community Theatre's production this weekend of “The Gin Game” stars Joyce Abell and Andy Platt in powerful dramatic roles in the Pulitzer-Prize winning play.
‘No Ordinary Person’ at RAAC Theatre

Every year the RAAC Community Theatre production of “No Ordinary Person” takes audiences to far-flung locales touching places of love and fear and discovery in the heart. This year’s show, the 17th annual one, on Oct. 23-24, promises to be…
Another gem for the artists’ tour

Meet Gina Sweatt, an accomplished jewelry designer, who joins the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour as one of six artist studios new to the event this year, plus more on the Sperryville galleries on the tour.
Wild Ideas: Here be giants

Rappahannock County resident Robin Williams made a startling discovery last month in her pollinator garden: a giant was circling a tree there . . . a giant swallowtail butterfly, that is.
Letter: Forum coverage was a service to voters

I am late in sending this, but I did not have a chance to read Roger Piantadosi’s articles on the Friends of Liberty’s two recent candidate forums until today. I want to thank the Rappahannock News for the very accurate,…
Letter: The care and feeding of public-spiritedness

The Headwaters Foundation’s annual Taste of Rappahannock fundraiser lasted for four hours on Sept. 12. But it took thousands of volunteer hours to make it happen. Kathy Grove already thanked many of the army of contributors to the success of…
Letter: Thanks for all that jazz in Flint Hill

Under the tent at the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company grounds last Saturday (Sept. 19), local resident and nationally known jazz pianist Bill Harris, along with his quartet, entertained well over 100 guests during an evening of jazz,…
Letter: Asset forfeitures and law enforcement

At the Friends of Liberty’s Hampton district candidates forum (Sept. 13) at the Washington Town Hall, my husband Bill Freitag and I asked the candidates for sheriff about their views on civil asset forfeitures. I would certainly understand if attendees…