Norse by west

A lone Viking contemplating his empire was not out of place at the Oct. 24 Halloween “Spectacle” at Stone Hill. A small gallery of photos of the day and evening.
VDOT exits Middle Street

The Commonwealth Transportation Board discontinues VDOT’s maintenance of the stub end of Middle Street in the town of Washington, and lawyer David Konick appeals a circuit court decision to dismiss his suit against the Inn and the town of Washington…
Planners approve family apartment, hear noise complaint

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission at its Oct. 21 monthly session approved Christopher Coomer’s special-use permit, passing it on to the board of zoning appeals. The commission also heard from a Huntly resident who complained of noise from a nearby…
Meet, pray, love

At the 2015 Rappahannock Hunt Blessing of the Hounds/Opening Meet last Saturday at Red Hill, the start of the Rappahannock Hunt’s 89th year, the Hunt — with a presentation by Oliver Brown, MFH (right) — showed its appreciation with an…
Fiery road

Along the Keyser Run fire road near Washington this week, the oak, hickory and maple foliage was aflame with the colors of fall.
Good decision

Rappahannock County High School’s chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) promotes awareness with Red Ribbon Week at the school and in the community, and a slogan and poster contest.
Wild Ideas: A visit to a Piedmont prairie

Despite recent temperature plunges, some summer and early-fall flora are still blooming. Last week, my friend Robin Williams and I decided to see what was still in bloom and what had gone to seed in a Piedmont mafic prairie in…
Sperryville: A Rappahannock love story

Late last week, Franklin Schmidt, 72, passed away after a long illness, and a quietly courageous five-year battle. A remembrance of his life with Esther, the love of his life, and their life together as a formidable photography and writing…
Your Next Best Friend: Chloe

Hello, let me introduce myself. I’m a mountain cur named Chloe. Like my ancestors, I am very loyal to my people, obedient, easy to train and can entertain myself.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: I must be jinxed

I am beginning to think I must be jinxed. Between me and my bride, we have had three or four  collisions with deer in our vehicles. I shouldn’t complain. No one got hurt, the insurance company has been very understanding…