Pumpkin fun

At Beech Spring Gift Shop earlier this week, Phyllis Swindler and granddaughter Emma have some gourd-related merriment.
Come to the Farm Tour!

Everyone is invited to visit a variety of producers on this weekend's eighth annual Rappahannock Farm Tour. Caledonia Farm will feature 20 environmentally responsible agricultural practices plus host tables and presentations.
Grateful to one and all

On Sept. 8, I had a very serious accident on Keyser Run Road near where I live. The volunteers from the Washington Fire and Rescue were there quickly and took control of the situation.
The Rapp for Sept. 22

It’s Farm Tour weekend, plus a bluegrass benefit for Gary Jenkins Jr., Chester Gap VFD's open house, a Starry Nights Festival, Jane Dittmar at "the donkey barn," River District Artists' open house, a Kid Pan Alley concert and PEC’s photo…
Do you know what your neighbor has been up to?

I’ve read articles Megan Smith has written for the News. I’ve benefited from her volunteer work with the RAAC film festival, artists’ tour and community theater productions. And now this — her famous sister-act folk duo playing the Theatre this…
Benevolent Fund has a new status

The Rappahannock Benevolent Fund is now an independent, state-chartered nonprofit corporation. It has 501(c)(3) status effective March 8, as provided by a recent letter of approval from the Internal Revenue Service.
Meetings and notices for Sept. 22

The Washington Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 26) at town hall and The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 28) at the courthouse.
Your Next Best Friend: Benji

I’m a beagle and in true beagle fashion followed my nose and wound up somewhere and had no idea where I was. So I came into RAWL as a stray and they named me Benji.
A tango thank-you

Many thanks to the generous audience we had at Tula’s Tango Night last Wednesday evening! Even before the party, the Nethers Hot Club band had an extraordinary adventure learning and understanding the dynamics of the tango rhythm.
The Artists Tour: Spyder Mountain duo

High atop Spyder Mountain you’ll find two highly talented artists who will be opening their studios for the first time on this year’s 12th annual Rappahannock Artists Studio and Gallery Tour.
Headwaters, a true foundation of support

Under the executive leadership of Kevin Brandriff, Headwaters held their annual Taste of Rappahannock last Saturday at Mount Vernon Farm. During last week’s heat, numerous behind-the-scenes planners and laborers worked tirelessly setting up another spectacular event for the Taste.
Fete accompli

Two of the dozens of students, teachers and volunteers who make possible the Headwaters Foundation’s annual Taste of Rappahannock dinner-auction fundraiser confer on pre-dinner serving arrangements at Saturday night’s 19th annual event.
Bluegrass at the church

At the Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church last Friday, the bluegrass and gospel music, not to mention the fried chicken and fixings, were flowing — including the music from five different bands.