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Down Memory Lane for April 19

Dec. 29, 1999: Debbie Roark bought the Appetite Repair Shop back in October not intending to change the operation one iota. She enlisted help from the previous owners, Cindy and Greg Gillies, to ensure a smooth transition. And regulars are just now finding out about the new woman behind the scenes. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 12

Dec. 15, 1999: Amidst rumors of bankruptcy and being fed up with the town of Washington, Peter Kramer will put his building on Gay Street up for sale by auction on Dec. 18 at noon. Kramer has set a minimum bid. If that bid is achieved, the building will sell on that day. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for April 5

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro is hosting an exhibition by our resident artist Kevin H. Adams, featuring his paintings from his 2017 residency in Shenandoah National Park. The opening reception is on Saturday; upcoming Dark Skies events hosted by RLEP; and memories from Easter. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 5

Dec. 1, 1999: Elizabeth Lee-Harris went before the Rappahannock County Planning Commission on Nov. 17 with an application to change a 36.4 acre plot of land near the town of Sperryville from agriculturally zoned to rural residential. The commission decided not to approve the application. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 29

Nov. 24, 1999: Jerry and Sherri Mills opened the Amissville Consignment Shop on Saturday, Oct. 30. The shop is located in what used to be a beauty parlor. On sale is what Mr. Mills describes as “antiques and collectibles.” This is Mr. Mills’ first foray into the consignment business. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 22

Nov. 17 1999: Pursuing the issue raised by council member Alice Butler at its October meeting, the Washington Town Council discussed the possibility of regulating helicopter landings within town boundaries. Town attorney John Bennett presented relevant portions of the Culpeper town and county codes for reference. […]