Washington column for March 23

Washington VFD had a busy evening this past Saturday when 160 hungry people showed up for its ham and oyster dinner fundraiser; and it's wedding gift season, so R. H. Ballard shop has a stack of new Italian handmade bowls…
Down Memory Lane for March 23

April 14, 1983: Claybert Smoot was back before the supervisors at their April board meeting with his complaints about excessive noise and trespassing arising from events held at the Washington Community Center and lack of response from local police.
Courthouse Row for March 23

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the County Circuit Court Clerk’s office March 7-16: Hampton — Jeffrey Garfield Wise and Susan Batchelder Wise, husband and wife, to Rush River LLC, 17.6979 acres, $235,000.
Washington Column for March 16

The Country Cafe is serving St. Patrick's Day inspired cuisine on Friday; Lenten dinners every Wednesday until Easter at WBC; and the Annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast had a special guest speaker.
Down Memory Lane for March 16

Feb. 24, 1983 — Medicine in the Mountains: Even something as tragic as a flu epidemic has its humorous side. Pauline Bruce’s memories still bring a smile to her face. Her entire family was down with the sickness.
Courthouse Row for March 16

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Avon Hall LLC, Washington, add bathroom, $10,000; Inn at LW LLC, Washington, interior remodel, $125,000; 920 Fodderstack Rd. LLC, Flint Hill, renovation, $75,000.
Washington column for March 9

RAAC's Soup & Soul series features painter Ruthie Windsor-Mann on March 18; Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue's All You Can Eat Ham and Oyster Dinner will be held on March 18; and Gay St. Gallery hosts artists next Saturday.
Courthouse Row for March 9

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Brian Kritz, Amissville, renewal, no cost. Pete and Terri Sload, Washington, garage with guest house, $150,000. Robin Kayser, Chester Gap, gas lines to space heater, $600.
Down Memory Lane for March 9

Nov. 19, 1997: Jennifer Greene recently opened the Odyssey Collection along “Artists’ Row” in Washington and she is struggling to maintain its pristine image as a gallery rather than a shop.
Washington column for March 2

Forbes Media announced that The Inn has earned the Five Star Award, making it the longest running Five Star restaurant in the world; Mountainside PT welcomes nutritionist Kay Beatty; and Historical Society used book sale starts Monday.
Down Memory Lane for March 2

Oct. 15, 1997: An old stage wagon that John Wayland used some 60 years ago to haul kids to classes was the beginning of the Rappahannock school bus fleet, according to Mutt Atkins.
Courthouse Row for March 2

Building permits The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: John and Sharon Odenkirk, Washington, generator, $5,000. Golden Springs LLC Neiswanger, Huntly, generator, $5,000.
Fire and rescue calls for March 2

Tuesday, Feb. 21 — 10:08 a.m. — Lee Highway, Sperryville, unconscious, companies 1 and 7. 4:40 p.m. — Lee Highway, Washington, general illness, companies 1 and 7.
Washington column for Feb. 23

Walter Nicklin will be speaking at a Scouts breakfast on March 11; smiling faces at the new CCLC playground; and clergy are distributing ashes at the fountain across from the Inn on Ash Wednesday.
Down Memory Lane for Feb. 23

Aug. 6, 1997 — The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors had a hot issue on their hands at Monday’s meeting — they had to decide on whether to require fingerprinting for concealed-weapon.
Courthouse Row for Feb. 23

Building permits — The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Castleton Farms Maazel, Castleton, solar array, $55,692. Castleton Meadows Lane, Castleton, solar array, $45,144. Castleton Farms Maazel, Castleton, solar array, $28,428.75.