RAWL Dogs: Oscar

I’m Oscar, and you and I will have a nice long life together. I’m just 12 weeks old now, neutered and got-all-my-shots and ready-to-go. I’m a chihuahua-dachshund mix, with none of the grumpiness of the […]


The Rapp for Sept. 16

Headwaters Foundation executive director Toni Egger says Saturday’s 13th annual “Taste of Rappahannock” fundraiser dinner-auction-social event was the most successful start in the education-funding organization’s history. And for its Barn Dance during the Farm Tour weekend, RLEP has organized an apple dessert bake-off and a panel of (lucky) judges. […]


‘Cool Jazz’ to benefit Rappahannock’s homeless cats

A Rock Mills resident was gardening when a car pulled up and, to her horror, the driver hurled a cat over her three-board fence.
Six kittens were dropped off in the winter rain in the backyard of a house in Woodville.

A real estate agent opened the door to a foreclosed home in Castleton and found 19 cats abandoned inside during last February’s snowstorms.

These discarded family pets were saved with the assistance of RappCats, the cat rescue group in Rappahannock County run by a small group of volunteers. […]


Stone Hill: beauty both local and global

“Most people gravitate either to water or to mountains. Ann and I are attracted to mountains.” John B. Henry’s comment delineates a simple truth. Here in Rappahannock County, John and Ann Henry have molded their 18 acres of hills, hollows, hayfields, forest, stones and ponds into a unique landscape and home called “Stone Hill.” […]


Washington Column for Sept. 16

A facelift for the Sheriff’s Office and county jail; the rescue squad plans an all-you-can-eat breakfast this Saturday, and longer thrift shop hours; the Rappahannock Community Bible Club starts up again; Flint Hill Vintage becomes Ginger Hill Vintage Finds and Antiques and moves to the old Faith Mountain building near the Co-op. […]


RAWL Dogs: Jake

Have you got a fence around your place? One of those nice stockade barriers, oh about yay tall? Maybe a chain link, garden variety or better? OK, wanna see me go over it? I’m a […]


The Rapp for Sept. 9

Saturday, Sept. 11 is a big day: Reynolds Baptist Church honors Rappahannock’s first-responders, Thornton Hill’s point-to-point races start the fall steeplechase season and “The Tempest” comes to the Theatre at Washington. […]


Swing your partner, and be an RLEP partner, on Sept. 25

Traditional Appalachian music, an apple theme and plenty of dancing and fun are on tap at the second annual barn dance benefiting the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP).

This year’s event on Sept. 25 kicks off at 7 p.m. and concludes at 10. It ‘ll be held at Rappahannock Central, 3 River Lane, Sperryville. Tickets are $25 per person. […]


RAWL Dogs: Chip

The news just came in, and it’s terribly exciting! I’m growing a heart! That’s what they’re doing for me here in Amissville. I’m only two years old, and arrived here frightened of my shadow. But […]


‘Grace of Light’ illuminates

Middle Street Gallery artist Patricia Brennan will exhibit new hand-painted stained glass at the gallery from Friday (Sept. 3) through Sept. 26. Her works depicting botanical themes will be fitted onto light boxes, providing the sole source of light in a darkened room.

The exhibition is called “By the Grace of Light” to celebrate this unique form of illumination. “I’ve always wanted to create an environment that felt like you were surrounded by only color and light,” Brennan says. “And stained glass has such an uplifting effect, this show is meant to make you smile.” […]