Sperryville column for Jan. 5

According to southern tradition, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to usher in prosperity. Mary Frances Fannon introduced the tradition to Laurel Mills more than a quarter-century ago. […]


Of time and the river

For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line. […]

Adult Education

Homesteading conference coming to Fauquier

The October Homesteaders of America conference will feature demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting, canning and preserving, wild game trapping, off grid living, solar power, gardening, holistic health, dairy animals, soaps and salves, ethical meat, bushcrafting, and much more. […]


Open on Mondays

Flatwood Refuse and Recycling Center’s new hours of operation start next Monday (Jan. 9) with one significant (and much-requested) change: The center is now open Mondays. […]

Food and Drink

The Rapp for Jan. 5

One of the nation’s leading art curators is speaking about her new book for RAAC’s Second Friday at the Library on Jan. 13; Gray Ghost keeps racking up the wine awards; Benevolent Fund’s Celebrity Waiter Dinner is on the 28th. […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Jan. 12

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Dec. 19-30: Hampton: Michael L. Marshall and Lydia Micheaux Marshall to Lydia Micheaux Marshall, 16.735 acres, deed of gift. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 5

It’s a new year and time for those resolutions, like take more walks at sunrise, at sunset, gaze at the stars at night, pick wildflowers, and see more art. Gay Street Gallery announced a new exhibition opening this Saturday. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 1

Sept. 19, 1963: Horseshoe Farm, one of the largest and most historic in Rappahannock County, has been sold by Douglas G. Janney of Fredericksburg to William M. Carrigan, prominent industrial planner of Washington D. C. […]