Teacher to Headmaster: Gracias

Last Sunday night, the assembled "Spanish for Travelers" class for RappU could not access the classroom. What to do? "Adelante!" they proclaimed and reassembled at Headmaster's Pub.
Amissville column for Sept. 22

With the Rappahannock County Farm Tour just two days away, interesting Amissville area tour venues have made the decision of where to go even more difficult.
Amissville column for Dec. 24

More than 50 people of all ages made short work last Thursday night organizing and then boxing up donated food that was delivered two days later to almost 40 needy Amissville-area families.
Amissville column for Dec. 10

Coats and blankets for Syrian refugees in Turkey Five generous families on the north end of Hinson Ford Road filled 24 large trash bags with donated coats and blankets to send to Syrian refugees living in tent camps in southern…
Letter: The hands and hearts behind the Farm Tour

Farm tour weekend began in true Rappahannock County fashion with a traffic tie-up on U.S. 211 near Sperryville, when Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farm moved 80 head of rather unhurried sheep, cattle, a llama and a donkey across the…
Letter: Free Spanish language class, anyone?

If you’ve ever wanted to “tilt at windmills” or run with the bulls in Pamplona, you might be interested in learning Spanish at once-a-week free classes that I am organizing this fall. Learning a second language expands not only your…
In search of Rappahannock farm venues

Rappahannock County farmers, we need your help. For the past two years, the organizing committee of the Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival has endeavored to create an event that reflected the diversity of agricultural operations in the county.
Nursery native

Photo: Rob Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery stands ready to ring up yet another customer during last weekend's annual spring open house.
Amissville column for April 23

The eight needle women met last week at the regular day and time at Charlotte Laing’s house, but this time they weren’t going to just quilt or embroider. They were going to talk about underwear. Women’s Civil War-era skivvies, to…

Just over 20 years ago, an explosion at 9 a.m. on a typical workday morning tore apart the center of Oklahoma City and changed our world forever. A group of homegrown malcontents mixed a lethal brew of ammonium nitrate fertilizer…
Late cold brings livestock losses

Recent record-breaking cold in the region made life harder for local farm animals and the men and women who raise them, even spelling disaster for the most vulnerable — newborn calves and lambs and aged animals already weakened by high…

Save the dates (and times) As February seems to be going out like a lion, there are two items of note occurring this month and next in Amissville. Beginning this Sunday (March 1) Amissville United Methodist Church will have Sunday…