The Rapp

The Rapp for Dec. 7

The Christmas in Little Washington parade is this Sunday, Dec. 10.; Washington post office’s real estate agent comes to town; commuting to Big Washington has new expedient toll lanes, and it’s not cheap; Paulie the parrot gets a clean bill of health; and it’s the Artisan Trail’s Second Saturday. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Dec. 7

Gray Ghost Winery is sponsoring a special holiday food drive to benefit the Rappahannock Food Pantry. All non-perishable food and monetary donations qualify you for a drawing to receive free tickets to one of Gray Ghost’s popular events. Last year more than 3,000 pounds of food was donated! […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Dec. 7

June 2, 1999: Ed Barton, president of the Friends of the Library, made another generous series of offers at the Rappahannock County Library Board of Trustees May meeting, two new computers for the library […]



I heard the first four measures of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in my head, A soprano sang, accompanied by flutes, I loaded the rifle, the shells were from Czechoslovakia […]

Food Pantry

So others may eat

Thanksgiving is also a time in Rappahannock where many a volunteer man the food pantry, for a week long effort, assembling and handing out turkey dinners, replete with fresh produce and fruits, breads, baked and dried goods. Over 190 families are served. […]

Letters to the Editor

The balancing act

The county budget has a line item to pay for the processing of deer, which in turn is donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry for distribution. Just take your excess deer to Manford on Route 211 between Ben Venue and Amissville or call 540-937-5892 or 540-522-2896. […]


In quicksand and sinking fast

That makes Mr. Curry’s compensation comparable to John McCarthy’s after 30 years of service. Mr. Curry’s duties don’t include zoning administrator, which the board estimated to be 40 percent of the job and hired a full-time zoning administrator at a $55,000 salary. […]