Cell permit OK’d; comp plan, tourist cabin continued

After hearing more citizens’ comments in the five-year review of the county’s comprehensive plan, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission last Wednesday voted to recommend approval to the supervisors for T-Mobile's application to add an cellular antenna array to an existing…
Citizen of the Year: Nominees?

The Rappahannock News Citizen of the Year will be published this year in our Dec. 24 edition. We are already considering several, but readers are most welcome (by Dec. 11) to nominate candidates for the 2015 Citizen of the Year.
Habitat for Humanity to build in Huntly

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity (FHFH) was recently awarded $12,000 from the Richard Lykes Foundation that FHFH Executive Director Brenda Drerenberger says will go toward the approximately $80,000 needed to fund a new house to be built in Huntly.
Japanese autumn

A Japanese maple adds to the Virginia Piedmont’s fall palette in a Scrabble backyard earlier this month.

At Trinity Episcopal Church’s sixth annual pre-Thanksgiving Sing-Along last Sunday, 115 singers of all ages showed up and opened their lungs (and their wallets, contributing nearly $3,000 to benefit the Food Pantry).
Sperryville: Before & After — it’s here now

Kerry Sutten and his niece Jess are jumping aboard the Sperryville renaissance train, having just opened a business this week at 31 Main St. called Before & After — now a gourmet espresso bar, soon to offer much more.
Wild Ideas: On the big-tree hunt

Pam Owen joined the Second Sunday nature walk, hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, this month to hunt for “Big Trees” in Page County, in this week’s Wild Ideas.
Letter: Giving thanks for good neighbors

I moved to Rappahannock more than 40 years ago. The first people I met were Sam and Katherine Riley. Both had been born here and lived here all of their lives. They came over to meet us. Over time, they…
Letter: Rapp@Home is getting ready to launch

Many people have asked us if Rapp@Home is still around. And we are glad to report that Rapp@Home is alive and well. You haven’t heard much from us in the last few months because we have been preoccupied with the…
The Unpaved Roadshow: Thanksgiving, old-school style

As we ponder the effort that goes into creating a Thanksgiving feast for our loved ones, let’s remember what our ancestors had to cook with — and be thankful for our electric gadgets, our microwaves, dishwashers and frost-free refrigerators.
Letter: For the upcoming tournament — thanks to all!

The Rappahannock County Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) would like to thank the following local team sponsors for their generous support of our upcoming Alumni Basketball Tournament: A&E Excavating, B&B Signal, Cooter’s Place in Sperryville, Miller & Smith Home…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 26

July 3, 1980 The cosmetic surgery is finished, the bandages have come off and the operation leaving Washington with a new look for its town square is an unqualified success. Dr. Werner Krebser supervised the facelift on the old building…