Letters to the Editor

Letter: They have earned a voice

“He was struck by a cannon ball, taking both legs nearly off between the body and the knees.” So reads the memorial of my 31-year-old Great (three times) Uncle David Christian Hite, whose body was […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: That lovin’ feeling, lost?

What has happened to Rappahannock County? My family moved here in 1991. Initially I was a “city” girl and hated the “stinkin’ fresh air.” I had just graduated from Chantilly High School and my parents […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Welcome back, Blue Rock

How splendid that Blue Rock has again opened with its new owner and management team. My husband and I have already enjoyed a fabulous Sunday brunch, last evening, the first of what I know will […]


RAAC’s memorable answer to the question . . .

What’s so funny? If you attended “What’s So Funny,” the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community (RAAC) Theatre’s latest offering last weekend, the answer was immediately obvious. From start to finish, the production illustrated how life can be funny in both amusing and poignant ways. […]


Farm energy audits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an initiative to help agricultural producers trim their energy costs. State Conservationist Jack Bricker says the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $2 million for on-farm energy audits in 29 states, including Virginia. […]


RAWL Dogs: Jeremy

What do you get when you cross a Saint Bernard and a Boxer? Well, come over and see me, Jeremy, and you will discover that you get a big, smart, four-footed pal. One that is […]


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. […]