Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 19

Feb. 14, 1980: In response to threats of legal action made six months ago by the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the supervisors finally took steps at last Thursday’s board meeting to provide a building inspector as required by state law. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 12

A dream team of chefs, Patrick O’Connell of The Inn, Pineapple and Pearl’s Aaron Silverman, and Minibar’s José Andrés create a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at the Oct. 17 Michelin Guide’s 2018 ratings for Washington DC-area restaurants. Proceeds to benefit Puerto Rico disaster relief. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 12

Feb. 7, 1980: The ski area in Harris Hollow is no longer for sale. According to Eric Adamson, Front Royal attorney and partner in the operation, the Rappahannock slopes will open in December 1980 — “November, if there’s snow” — as a private club. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 5

Jan. 6, 1999: A crowd packed in the courthouse celebrated their victory when the Supervisors gave their approval for the Sperryville Gateway Proposal. “This is the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen in this room in favor of a project,” John McCarthy, county administrator, said. […]

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Washington column for Sept. 21

The town readies for this weekend’s Farm Tour; Rappcats kicks off Cause for Paws raffle; silk scarves that elegantly emulate “All Things Rappahannock” will be available at The Inn’s special market on Sunday. Get there before noon to be eligible for the Inn’s gift basket giveaway. […]