At Ballard, some ‘Thought for Food’

An exhibition of the new work by Viviane de Kosinsky, “Thought for Food and Beyond” goes on display at the R. H. Ballard Gallery this weekend in Washington. A gallery reception, with Gadino Cellars wines and light hors d’oeuvres, is 4 to 7 Saturday (May 8) with the artist present. […]


Author, dancer Maggie Kast featured at library

On Friday, May 14, the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) welcomes author Maggie Kast as the featured program for its “Friday at the Library” series. Kast’s sister is Rappahannock resident Sally Nash. Given that connection, the author is well known here in the county and was a featured artist at a previous “Soup and Soul” event. […]


More new art shows

Ice House Gallery and Geneva Welch Gallery, both on Washington’s Main Street, join forces to present a special exhibit entitled “Little Galleries – Little Artworks.” Samples of their small but powerful artwork are shown. The […]


Spelman raps in ’hannock

Master story teller Jon Spelman is coming to Rappahannock! Describing him as “the best company imaginable,” The Washington Post once said that “in Spelman’s hands storytelling is an art, not to be missed.” The Washington Times wrote of his “must-hear spellbinding skill. For the thrills and excitements, giggles and scares of an oral roller coaster, go along for this ride. An awesome demonstration of the storyteller’s art.” […]


From the ashes

When fire destroyed the Rappahannock home of Lynn and Joe Horning, right, in 2007, among the many art works destroyed was a large wood and metal sculpture by local artist Thomas Mullany, left. Lynn Horning […]


Conservation stewards, act now

District Conservationist Rex Rexrode says there is still time for farmers to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program that is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Producers may apply at anytime for CSP; however, the second period for evaluating applications for this year’s funding runs until May 14. […]


Historic district hearing set for Monday

The Flint Hill area is both rural and historic, but should it be formally designated a “Rural Historic District?” The question is scheduled to be addressed next Monday, May 10, at a public hearing at the Rappahannock County Courthouse on Gay Street, by the state Department of Historic Resources. The hearing is at 6 p.m. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices

There being no business to come before them, and after consultation with the Chair, the regular May meeting of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission has been canceled. On Thursday, May 6 the Rappahannock County Water […]

Home and Land Transfers

Home and land transfers:

These Rappahannock County home and land transfers were recorded in the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office from April 23 to April 29. Wakefield Peter S. Snyder and wife to William J. Hagerty, $150,400, deed […]


The Rapp

The details of the Rappahannock Evening View benefit for RCCA, a vegetable garden for the county jail and informational Earth Day shopping bags created by students studying endangered species. […]

School/Education News

A low-volume budget hearing

A public hearing held Monday evening on the proposed budgets of Rappahannock County and its school system was a mostly polite affair without fireworks, but with an undercurrent of deep division over how much influence […]


From ECow to Tree-Cow?

Greg Williams of Flint Hill easily won unanimous approval of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission to move his tree and landscaping business from his home property on Ben Venue Road to the former site of gourmet food vendor ECow on U.S. 211. […]


Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, […]


Editorial: Eye of the Beholder

No, it’s not installation art.

The clear-cutting, the digging, and the constructing are almost done in the county’s far northeastern corner for the new power transmission line — the wisdom of which had been debated and litigated for more than two years. There’s no longer debating the facts on the ground, however: Virginia Dominion Power and its partner, Allegheny Power, won. […]