Read me a river

At the annual field day sponsored by RappFLOW, high schoolers in the morning and sixth graders in the afternoon went from station to station, soaking up resource appreciation and protection. […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks, but no thanks

Right on, Roger! Re: last week’s editorial-page column, well said and well worth saying. I stopped being a RappNet subscriber when the sludge and muck got too deep to slog through to reach the community […]

Features & Columns

Introducing Ted the Troubadour, Balladeer of the Blue Ridge

Ted Pellegatta is reinventing himself . . . again. Now, he’s done with capturing, and instead he’s creating, motivated by a muse with rhythm, rhyme and a country twang. His first single, “Never is a Good Time for a Broken Heart,” is hot off the CD press, he has eight more songs written and ready to record, and his mind just won’t stop singing. […]

Awards and Honors

Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes

Mimi Forbes is a force of nature. The director of the Rappahannock Food Pantry has a welcoming smile so bright and so real that she can create sunshine on a cloudy day for customers and volunteers alike. The Rappahannock News’ Citizen of the Year for 2015, she blows away worries with hurricane force, floods troubles with sympathy, washes away despair with care and warms hearts with compassion. […]


Rae’s back in her place: Rappahannock

Rae Gadke, serial creator of welcoming community centers/cafes in Rappahannock, has returned from a five-year sojourn in Florida — and, appropriately, her arrival is just in time to deliver her trademark sandwiches and soups (including her famous Hungarian mushroom soup) to River District Arts for this weekend’s studio and gallery tour. […]


Future conservationists get their feet wet 

On the banks of the Thornton River in Sperryville last Thursday (Sept. 26), more than 200 young people were brought together by Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed (RappFLOW) for hands-on learning about water resources and watersheds in Rappahannock County. […]

Food Pantry

Quilter Laing ‘sews it up’ for the Pantry

Borrowing a line from the pop star Madonna, Charlotte Laing is a “material girl . . . living in a material world.” Except her material is cotton print, broadcloth, velvet, brocade, batik, calico, denim and silk, and she creates quilted treasures from the pieces. […]


Watershed wonders

The rains came Tuesday and the skies cleared Wednesday, creating a perfect setting for Watershed Field Day, sponsored by Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed (RappFLOW) on the Sperryville Schoolhouse grounds Sept. 19. From a […]