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The Rapp for May 25

Fourth Estate Friday at Country Cafe; "Republic For Which We Stand" premieres Sunday at Stone Hill Amphitheater; RCHS seniors raising funds to improve county park; and Food Pantry gets a special delivery.
Washington Column for May 18

Warm days, Food Pantry gala success, CCLC Pre-K grads, and Mother's Day memories — with one special mother (and daughter) inducted into the inducted into the Fauquier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The Rapp for May 18

Saturday: dedication day for displaced mountain people memorial; Relay for Life Bus Pull at the elementary school; “Kids to Parks Day” at Shenandoah. Sunday: Italian pianist Rimoldi at Castleton and a free Mozart performance at at Little Washington Theatre.
Sperryville column for May 11

For the Cat's Sake, founded by Frances Sip and Claudia Ross, is a group dedicated to spaying and neutering stray, feral and domestic cats in Rappahannock and surrounding counties.
Look Skyward in Flint Hill

I stopped by and found a sparkling clean spacious interior and a comfy dining area where welcoming smiles abound. Not only from customers savoring gourmet coffees and unique breakfast entrees, but the staff as well.
Washington column for May 11

On Child Care Learning Center's 'Parent Work Day,' folks came out to help build a chicken pen for their three newly adopted hens; and local shops feature a wide array of lovely gifts for Mother's Day.
Meet Zeus, your new best friend

I am a 75-pound, 3-to-4 year-old German Shepherd and I came to RAWL as a stray. I’ve passed the play-with-Shannon-the-Hound test that they administer to all newcomers here.
The Rapp for May 11

Hero emerges from torrential rain and rescues woman and dog from sinking car; former B&B proprietors purchase site for new restaurant; and the county’s Artisan Trail 'Second Saturday' tour is this weekend.
Muggy weather doesn’t dampen garden tour

At 3 p.m. Saturday the temperature in the town of Washington reached 93 degrees, with a heat index of 103. But that didn’t stop well over 700 visitors from flocking to the county seat for Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
Washington column for May 4

Hundreds flocked to town for its first Historic Garden Week tour, featuring beautiful homes and gardens, plein air paintings, some fresh from that day, and a special market by The Inn and other vendors behind the post office.
At Stone Hill…The Play’s the Thing

John Henry, founder of Stone Hill Theatrical Foundation, answers a few questions about his new production, “Republic For Which We Stand" — premiering on May 28 at Stone Hill Amphitheatre in Amissville.
The Rapp for May 4

The August Georges shop had a lovely picnic last Sunday; FOIA training session on May 10; Lions Club celebrated their Charter Night; Sperryville gets an emergency landline public phone; and Tuesday is Give Local Piedmont annual day of giving.