From contributed reports When the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock (CMR) Farm Show takes place July 8 through July 12, families can take their children to watch 4-H members show and sell their animals, to participate in or watch […]
These Rappahannock County home and land transfers were recorded in the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office from June 25 to July 1: Hampton Joseph C. Figini to Itac 295 LLC, 4.3034 acres, $382,500, deed […]
Double your education, double your fun! Those old ads for Doublemint gum come to mind when reporting on Rappahannock’s Riggleson sisters, Krista Marie and Ashley Reta.
Ashley Reta was the valedictorian in this year’s graduating class from Rappahannock County High School (RCHS). That honor goes to the student with the highest grade point average.
Some 125 friends, family, and Rappahannock County Public Schools board members and staff gathered to honor and express gratitude to Dr. Robert (Bob) Chappell for his 44 years as an educator.
Chappell retired as superintendent of Rapphannock schools at the completion of the 2009-2010 school year. […]
After a mid-June survey of major peach growers around the state, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has high expectations for a very good peach crop this year. From Cana to Winchester and from Charlottesville to Rappahannock, growers say the peach harvest is looking promising.
“All the growers that I know say it’s looking good this year,” said Roy Alther, who with wife Janet runs Roy’s Orchard, just off U.S. 211 at Old Hollow Road, and who grows peaches, apples, cherries and plums. […]
I’ve experienced some very special Fourths of July. I grew up in small-town Hannibal, Mo., where the Fourth is the centerpiece of National Tom Sawyer Days. With its parade, fence-painting contests, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher lookalike pageants and raft races, no wonder my sister calls it “Americana on steroids.” […]
Traffic on U.S. 211 was blocked for about seven hours overnight June 16 and 17 after a tractor trailer carrying some 20,000 pounds of copper bales overturned on the road west of Sperryville. The Rappahannock […]
After reading the latest novel by Man Booker Prize winner and prolific author Margaret Atwood I know that the natural food movement has arrived! “The Year of the Flood” offers the reader a dystopian society in the future when all our worst tendencies, from genetically engineered plants and animals to overconsumption and overmedication, reach their logical conclusions.
RappCats, a volunteer organization working to help homeless cats in the county, is seeking the community’s assistance. We need to understand and document the magnitude and scope of the stray cat problem. This information will […]
The Wolpack U-13 rugby team started the season off strong with a 107-0 victory over Fort Hunt, Saturday in Alexandria.
“Everybody scored a try,” said head coach Greg Hicks. “D’montae (Noble) and Gregory (Hicks) tried to make sure everyone got a chance to score.” […]
Mrs. Florine Baldwin hosted a cookout for family and friends on Saturday, June 12, at her home in Slate Mills. Graduations, the heat and the threat of thunderstorms kept some of those expected away, but […]
Douglas and Heather Keyser of Sperryville are pleased to announce the birth of their son Chase Douglas Gore Keyser.
He was born March 31 at Fauquier Birthing Center. Chase weighed seven pounds, five ounces and was 20 inches long. His brother Blake and sister Claire are happy to have the new addition to their family. […]
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester are offering a day-camp experience that’s just right for kids who love animals, the outdoors and playing in the dirt.
For two weeks in August, the camp’s theme — “What lives where, and why?” — will focus on outdoor science, and campers will use compasses, radio tracking devices and maps. These are the same tools that scientists use every day to study ecology, biology, and geography in research plots within the SCBI’s 3,200-acre conservation preserve. […]
Massanova Christian Academy in Castleton held a graduation banquet on Friday evening (June 4) with graduation exercises the next day. Congratulations go out to Cadet James Henshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henshaw; who […]
River District Arts is a new artist collective planned for this summer in Sperryville’s River District. Like the well-known Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, RDA’s goal is to provide local artists of all media with studios where they can work in an inspiring environment, promote and sell art, and organize events, classes and workshops. […]
Upper school students, faculty, families, and friends gathered May 30 on a warm, sunny evening to congratulate the 23 Wakefield Country Day School seniors on their accomplishments and present students with awards and honors they earned during the academic year. Seventh-grade graduation and other ceremonies also were held at the school. […]
What happened to our peaceful, idyllic county? We have seen an increase in home invasions, drugs and now an attempted murder as a result of an armed robbery. My friend and neighbor Jack Dillinger did […]