News

Who’s getting more money?

Rappahannock County Deputy Administrator Debbie Keyser recommended to the Board of Supervisors Monday that it start saving money for what many believe is inevitable: the county’s first paid emergency responder. […]

Features & Columns

The Rapp for March 24

The Rapp for March 24: Pat Whorton is retiring • Foothills Forum is meeting • Fourth Friday is not meeting • Learn how to be an actor • New exhibit opens at Gay Street Gallery […]

Nature

Wild Ideas: Habitat Conservation Forum focuses on native plants   

Efforts to preserve our native wildlife, whether by governmental agencies or nongovernmental organizations, have increasingly been shifting toward conserving habitat by protecting and growing native plants, as a recent forum on habitat conservation demonstrated, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]

Roger Piantadosi
Land Use/Zoning

Avon Hall, in negotiations

Town Attorney John Bennett, the selling agent for the 12-acre Avon Hall property, has entered into negotiations with an undisclosed party who has expressed “serious” interest in parts of the property. […]

Agriculture

Sunnyside goes solar

Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use. […]

Courtesy photo
Features & Columns

Nature lessons are life lessons

Local arborist and wildlife expert Lyt Wood, who is hosting the 31st annual Rappahannock Nature Camp June 13-24 on his 11-acre Singing Creek Farm, at the Hazel River’s edge two miles west of Rt. 231 in Sperryville. […]

Courtesy Scott Bauer/USDA
Environment/Conservation

Wild Ideas: Nature Notes: Frogs and a new cause of Lyme

News of upcoming training for a frog-monitoring program and more dire news about our planet — a newly discovered cause of Lyme disease, and a potential ozone hole opening up above the Arctic — is in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]