Down with the lights

New projects and initiatives, including encouraging more Rappahannock residents to reduce outdoor lighting and designating a “dark sky park” in the county for interpretive events, were announced at the annual meeting of the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) on Saturday evening. […]



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; There were two of them side by side. […]


Loving the film in Scrabble

Stanley Reynolds of Flint Hill, Ellen Thorburn of Brussels, Belgium, and James Allsberry of Flint Hill were among a full house at the Rappahannock African-American Heritage Center in Scrabble for the Friday night screening of “Loving,” which tells the story of Loving v. Virginia. Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia. […]


On the right path

With the local elections over and along with it the venomous diatribes and ramblings of the few, I spent some time reflecting on the wonderful place so many of us call home. My family and I spent this past weekend enjoying the many wonderful splendors this lovely county has to offer. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘It’s in the contract’

I am writing in response to Chris Parrish’s note in last week’s paper. My question is how does the Rappahannock News give him a free pass on the less than half truth of his note. Chris and everyone keeps talking about the $5.9 million cost of the the proposed trail from Sperryville to Washington. Yeah yeah, that is what is in store for our future if they get their way. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘You won in my book’

Yesterday [Tuesday, Nov. 7], Election Day, was without a doubt the worst weather day we have had this season. Spending 12 to 13 hours in the rain, chill, mud and at times wind, only to lose, is hard to take. However, I wouldn’t change a thing (except for the losing part!). I learned so much. […]

Letters to the Editor

Art Tour kudos

Despite the clouds, rain, and cool temperatures, the 13th Annual Rappahannock Artists Studio and Gallery Tour was a tremendous success for the entire community. While the crowd of more than 1,000 was shy of last year’s attendance, the sales at the Main Gallery and at many studios and galleries were record-breaking. […]

Letters to the Editor

Adopted and Resolved

With all due respect, there is straight talk and there is “spin” [A note from Chris Parris, Nov. 9]. Your opponent [David Konick] got almost 40 percent of the vote, far more than 30 percent. And this is what you voted for: […]