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‘Arguing with God’ on tour

The Stone Hill Theatrical Foundation of Flint Hill recently staged a performance of "Arguing with God" at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Flint Hill's Hugh Hill not only played Moses but also directed the performance.
Washington column for Feb. 23

Walter Nicklin will be speaking at a Scouts breakfast on March 11; smiling faces at the new CCLC playground; and clergy are distributing ashes at the fountain across from the Inn on Ash Wednesday.
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature

This week’s April-like temperatures have certainly confused Mother Nature. Kathy McNitt of Castleton was enjoying a leisurely winter stroll earlier this week and came upon this beautiful budding wild rose.
The Rapp for Feb. 23

Rapp Biz Link networking event today (Feb. 23) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Headmaster's Pub; it's Fourth Estate Friday on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Country Cafe; a 17th century haiku poem features at Middle Street Gallery.
Merry Moo heading over yonder?

Initially Merry Moo Market in Flint Hill would be closing its doors at the end of February. But the owner announced it will remain open “for the foreseeable future” until construction begins at the future location in Marshall.
Sperryville column for Feb. 16

Two County Supervisors and others helped lay the first stones for the "Chimney Memorial" for displaced families. Hearthstone School is once again hosting a Beatles-inspired Valentine’s Dinner & Dance benefit concert this Saturday.
Washington column for Feb. 16

Rappahannock local and Culpeper Police Sergeant, Anthony Berry, was awarded a medal and ribbon for using an defibrillator to restart a citizen's heart. February is also known as "Heart Month," so let’s make blood pressure control our goal.
The Rapp for Feb. 16

RappCats is having a fundraiser at Griffin Tavern Friday evening (Feb. 17) from 7 to 9 p.m.; and last Saturday night former NBC meteorologist and local, Bob Ryan, recorded a wind gust of 58 mph atop Bessie Mountain.
O’Connell, the Inn celebrate 39 years

It seems like yesterday that we were starting out in a garage on Main Street with a staff of two in a dry county. Four decades goes by pretty fast when you're having this much fun.
Sperryville column for Feb. 9

In 1852, Paschal Graves, the grandfather of Jimmy Graves, the current owner of Graves Mountain Lodge, opened an “ordinary” or inn along the Blue Ridge Turnpike.
Washington column for Feb. 9

No groundhog, no problem, town sheep predict six more weeks of winter; Fund established for home-fire victims; And everything you want to know and what to do about Valentine's Day.
The Rapp for Feb. 9

Friday's “Fake News " lecture moves from library to Washington Theatre; Saturday the first stones are laid for mountain people memorial; a young local actress is heading to the UK film competition; and burn restrictions in effect.