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The Rapp for Jan. 5

One of the nation's leading art curators is speaking about her new book for RAAC's Second Friday at the Library on Jan. 13; Gray Ghost keeps racking up the wine awards; Benevolent Fund's Celebrity Waiter Dinner is on the 28th.
The Rapp for Dec. 22

Need a break after Christmas? There's at live bluegrass and beer for Boxing Day at Pen Druid. Still need New Year's plans? First Night in Warrenton features 40 family-friendly live indoor performances in and around their downtown.
The Rapp for Dec. 15

It's an early Fourth (Estate) Friday; La Liste, a new exclusive French guide, names the Inn D.C.’s top restaurant; “Celtic Christmas Concert” returns to Castleton; RCHS play is postponed...
24 Crows: Heading into the sunset

Heidi Morf and Vinnie Deluise, proprietors of the unique art gallery/gourmet lunch counter/coffee shop known as 24 Crows, are retiring. This Sunday (Nov. 20) is the shop’s last day of operation.
To all who made ChiliFest the best . . .

The Lions’ biggest annual fundraiser is behind us, and we have a lot of folks to thank. Despite the iffy weather we tucked inside the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Hall for music, visiting, eating and the suspenseful drawdown.
Washington column for Oct. 13

Country Cafe celebrates 27th year; "Wednesday Blue-Plate Special" at Tula's; tombstone replacement for Baldwin family and sympathies to the Kuhn family.
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.
Washington column for Sept. 15

Col. John R. Bourgeois, director emeritus of the U.S. Marine Band is loaning his impressive collection of antique hand-painted blue-and-white plates and platter to Tula's for some real "blue-plate specials."
A jarring experience ends well

Canning lessons prove, unexpectedly, to be the best gift. Rose Jacob came away with jars and jars of peaches and apples, and a special friendship. And she's been "putting up" with her husband ever since.
The Rapp for Aug. 25

Fourth (Estate) Friday, 1000 Faces at Stone Hill, the Park turns 100 and waives entrance fees this weekend and Gay Street Gallery joins in on the celebration.
Sperryville column for Aug. 11 

The second annual Rappahannock Lemonade Stand will be open two days only, 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 12) and 2 to 5p.m. Saturday (Aug. 13) in their new location — at Sperryville’s Pen Druid Brewing.
The brew brothers’ back-to-Rapp movement

Pen Druid isn’t just a brewery to the people of Rappahannock. For the three brothers, Jennings Carney, 38, Van Carney, 36, and Lain Carney, 33, it’s also been a place that’s attracting other young people to the area, some driving…