Clark Hollow Ramblings

A little dark humor

It was almost 10 p.m. I was headed to bed. The phone rang and my wife answered it before I could get to it. She came into the room carrying the portable phone and said, “It’s the doctor’s office.” Oh dear. […]


Inside this week’s News (March 3)

Avon Hall, in negotiations • The Virginia Primary in Rappahannock • Nature lessons are life lessons • Sunnyside goes solar • The Film Festival at Little Washington announces this year’s selections • Continuing the conversation on the Care of Our Common Home • Wild Ideas: Frogs and a new cause of Lyme […]

Features & Columns

The Rapp for March 3

“The Odd Couple” at RAAC Community Theatre • Film acting seminar at the Forge Studios • Appalachian music coming to Castleton • Rapp at Home, VT partner on strength training for seniors […]

Features & Columns

Introducing Ted the Troubadour, Balladeer of the Blue Ridge

Ted Pellegatta is reinventing himself . . . again. Now, he’s done with capturing, and instead he’s creating, motivated by a muse with rhythm, rhyme and a country twang. His first single, “Never is a Good Time for a Broken Heart,” is hot off the CD press, he has eight more songs written and ready to record, and his mind just won’t stop singing. […]

The Farm at Sunnyside

Candid critter camera

A golden eagle returned to The Farm at Sunnyside in Washington on Jan. 2, and was photographed by a trail camera feasting on deer guts, almost exactly a year apart from the last golden eagle trail-cam sighting on the farm. […]

Land Use/Zoning

No site plan, no consideration for approval

The Planning Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday night (Feb. 17) to table a special use permit application to add two bedrooms and around 6,000 square feet of space to an existing three bedroom bed and breakfast at 105 Christmas Tree Lane, to become a wellness center for healing and the permanent home for property owner Sadhna Singh, a Fairfax OBGYN for the last 20 years who also owns a property just off US 211 near Ben Venue. […]


Clinton, Trump Win in Virginia

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trounced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary election on Tuesday, and billionaire businessman Donald Trump narrowly defeated Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican contest. […]