Summer snapshots in the hollow

Bruce Sloane’s short, sweet first novel recalls bygone days in a familiar place — not exactly Rappahannock, but “Tales of Shirt Tail Hollow” is close enough and worthwhile reading for anyone who might have forgotten the simple joys, and earnest adventures, of living in this place. […]

By Nol Putnam

Sperryville column for June 18

River District Arts in Sperryville will host a book-signing event from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday (June 20), when ironsmith and author Nol Putnam will be signing his newest work of art, or work of publishing. […]


The Rapp for April 9

Another big weekend in Rappahannock • Working Woods Walk coming up at Montpelier • Virginia’s climatologist speaks in Warrenton • RAAC Theatre’s May comedy • Give Local Piedmont gears up • Appreciating the Book Barn • Belle Meade trail ride this weekend […]

Six Pack artist Janet Brome’s “Turtle Screen & Wire” sculpture.

The Rapp for April 2

The Six Pack gang returns to Rappahannock for a show at R.H. Ballard, the Inn’s Patrick O’Connell puts out his first design book and a wellness author signs books at Mountainside Physical Therapy in this week’s The Rapp. […]

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Washington column for March 19

Ah, springtime! What beautiful weather we had on Sunday. The birds were chirping. They were as happy as I was for the warm weather. This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures and the rebirth of […]