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The Farm Tour in Amissville “Agrituristas” participating in this weekend’s Rappahannock County Farm Tour will be able to visit five participating Amissville venues where they can sip award-winning wine, hobnob with honey bees, meet Coco the cow and see sheep…

Waffles, acorns and more at Amissville Methodist The Methodist men came through once again last Saturday with a delicious breakfast that got more than 50 hungry residents ready to face the day. As this reporter finished a plate of sausage gravy…

Remembering 9/11 These perfect days with the startling blue skies and the whisper of fall should delight us. However, they also evoke a similar day 11 years ago that dawned in beauty and ended in unimagined horror witnessed by the world…
Amissville column for Aug. 30

Expanded paper recycling: win-win An Amissville friend told me how Rappahannock County residents can recycle several types of paper currently not recycled at our county trash transfer stations while supporting the larger recycling program next door in Fauquier County. Doing so…
Amissville column for Aug. 16

There’s nothing better than dreaming about the perfect vacation destination, enlivened by the chance that one day you might go. Thanks to a winning bid last year on a stay at a farmhouse in France, Amissville residents Hal and Beverly…
Amissville column for Aug. 9

William Payne, 83, has been retired from the U.S. Postal Service for a quarter century now but he easily remembers the 85-mile Amissville mail delivery route he drove six days a week in a succession of overworked vehicles that he…
Amissville column for July 26

Amissville's postmaster, like two other postmasters in the county, says goodbye; Amissville Methodist Men are making the best breakfasts even better.
Stone walls: definitely not a dry subject

When some people see an old stone wall snaking through a pasture, they view it as much a part of the property as a house or a great oak tree, a testimony to the labors of a long-ago resident and…