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Smithsonian at the Theatre on May 8

The final performance in the 2009-2010 season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. The concert is a joint presentation by the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Theatre at Washington, and will be held at the Theatre. The program consists of sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven (including his much-loved Spring sonata) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all written toward the end of the eighteenth and at the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Ian Swensen is the violinist and Kenneth Slowik will play a fortepiano brought in to the Theatre especially for this concert. […]

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Reunion Rites

At the “Across the Years” Rappahannock High School student/staff reunion attended by some 200 people last weekend at Sperryville’s Link community center, most of the rites of passage of high school reunions were followed — […]

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Weaving away

For the past few years club leader Kim Nelson, second from right, and her mother, instructor/basket weaver Nancy Wheaton, standing at left, have been leading the young members of the 4-H Basket Weavers Club and […]

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Ryan’s newest ‘Thomas More’ chapter

Retired diplomat and county resident Bill Ryan of Amissville has taken on a new challenge as a playwright with his third play about Thomas More entitled “Thomas More: The Last Hour.” The play will be performed at a “Renaissance in Rappahannock” gala at Rappahannock Cellars on Saturday, May 8, by actors that include Rappahannock’s Howard Coon, who will play the title character, as well as Ryan’s daughter, Susan Ryan, an actress from New York. […]

RAWL Dogs

RAWL Dogs: Blazer

My name is Blazer, and I am one of those mixture dogs. As you can see, I have the body and coloring of a beagle. But inside, I am a retriever: heart, brain and navigation […]

RappCats

RappCats

Shelley is a playful, lovable, wormy-squirmy six-month-old kitten. She is not of the aggressive, fearless type; rather she is jumpy and inquisitive, yet cautious. She will play and engage with other cats but is also […]

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Washington: A home-schooled graduate

Saturday marked the graduation ceremony for Joy Virginia Alther of Washington. Proud parents, grandparents and friends gathered to celebrate the special occasion at Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church in Washington. Pastor John K. Burke introduced […]

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Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The rappnews.com Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, […]