Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 26

Feb. 3, 1999: The specter of 200-foot telecommunications towers with warning lights being built on mountaintops elicited a lively discussion at the board of supervisors meeting on Monday —
County Administrator John McCarthy suggested a public meeting. […]

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. […]

Washington Column

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. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Oct. 12

Jackson: Laura Ann Guay and Michael William O’Hare, wife and husband, to Walter Andrew Giller and Lauren M. Giller, husband and wife, 25.9292 acres, $260,000, deed bargain sale, general warranty, tax map 31-1B. […]

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. […]


Washington column for Oct. 5

Washington Mayor and wife hosted an event in their Haitian art-filled home to raise awareness for Voices & Actions for Haiti; 11th Annual Cause for Paws Raffle tickets will be on sale through Nov. 10, when RappCats will draw the winning ticket. […]

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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Down Memory Lane for Sept. 28

Jan. 3, 1980: Weather was the big story for 1979 in Rappahannock. An angry Mother Nature used all the weapons in her arsenal, first dumping snow with high winds, then rain, rain and more rain and finally another unexpected blanket of wet snow on the county. […]

Washington Column

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. […]