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Washington column for April 20

Washington Baptist Church is having their Grandma’s Attic yard sale April 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church; The Inn's "Norman House" is undergoing a transformation; and some Easter memories.
Wild Ideas: Nature sets the stage for Earth Day 

With the frequent unseasonable warm spells, spring is changing the natural landscape overnight and setting the stage for Earth Day and other celebrations of nature and science coming up this weekend and next.
News wins Virginia Press honors

The Rappahannock News received several top awards at last weekend’s annual Virginia Press Association convention near Richmond, including being the smallest newspaper in the state recognized with a “Best in Show” honor.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: The things we saved

I smiled and remembered how people I grew up with saved things. We would never throw a plastic bread wrapper in the trash. Paper bags, as well, were folded neatly and stored somewhere in the kitchen area.
Red carpet to the film festival

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington drew locals and visitors alike to the Little Washington Theatre from Friday through Sunday, although festival related events were held all week.
Washington column for April 13

The Benevolent Fund, Social Services and others will host a celebration of Sharon Pyne's contribution to the community on April 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, at Trinity Episcopal Church; and Ballard's spring sale feature tablecloths fitting for Easter.
The Rapp for April 13

It's Yeaster time in Sperryville and pizza time at the new Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen, plus special events at the library and in the park.
Wild Ideas: Storms bring drama to spring skies   

“Fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking,” Pam Owen finds there’s nothing like the drama of a few cumulonimbus clouds butting heads during a thunderstorm or a dark, thick shelf cloud ominously heading her way, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
An old land, forever young

In this respect, geology seems a lot like psychology: you seldom know what personal history lies at the heart of someone else. It could be as psychologically disruptive as tectonic plates colliding.
Washington column for April 6

Everyone wants our town to be beautiful for the tourists. If you were a tourist coming to visit, wonder what your first expression would be to see the old motel? Swing by and take a look at the motel.
Your Next Best Friend: Daisy

Hey, y’all. My name is Daisy and I am one of the true American breeds of dogs, the black and tan coonhound. Did you know that George Washington owned four black and tans named Drunkard, Taster, Tipsy and Tiple.
Saturday feature: Decanted

See "Decanted," all about the trials and tribulations to [successfully] make it in Napa Valley, as the Film Festival at Little Washington begins.
Friday feature: Badsville

The 2017 Canadian Film Fest's Best Director and Best Costume Design awards both went recently to "Badsville," which makes its East Coast premiere Friday, April 7 at the Film Festival at Little Washington.