All Stories

Bach to the Theatre . . . To celebrate the 325th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, consider heading to the Theatre at Washington this Sunday for another in its series of Smithsonian at Little Washington events: Harpsichordist…

As I was taking my daily walk around town on Tuesday morning, I noticed that The Inn at Little Washington was beautifully decorated with pink hydrangeas at the front entrance — a sign of spring on the way. When the…

Updates: High on the Hog will now be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Stop by and visit Mary Ann (but not on a Sunday or Monday)! Good old country music Free public entertainment at Sperryville United…

Special to the Rappahannock News Last weekend’s heavy downpour washed out plans for the Lions Club’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Sperryville Saturday, but it put no damper on the indoor fun at the traditional Irish luncheon and music program…

Hello, friends. My name is Libby, and I have learned that these are the best years. That is, I am a senior dog, a mix of Black Lab and Rottweiler. I am wonderful on a walk with you, and love…

Meet Riley, who is a very friendly, gentle, inquisitive and playful adolescent female. Riley is about eight months old and has been recently spayed and is current on all her vaccinations. She gets along with other cats, and has made…

Families in our area with children attending Culpeper County Schools; are reminded that Kindergarten registration begins in April. With six schools in the county with Kindergarten classes, parents can obtain information as to which school their child will be attending…

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be not only hosting its annual awards banquet this March 27 with a fellowship hour at 6 and dinner at 7, but will also be celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary. Chester…

Last Sunday, Linda Lawler Portrait Studio at the Ice House Gallery celebrated its first anniversary. The gallery officially opened on Valentines Day 2009, but this February’s blizzards forced Lawler to delay the celebration. The gallery served Italian prosecco, strawberries and…

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. for the Miss Rappahannock Pageant at the elementary school, where a new category — “Ms. Rappahannock” — will be open to all ladies 20 and older. Last year the pageant…

Rappahannock County native Jacob Stilley won first place Saturday in a regional art competition at The Middle Street Gallery in Washington. The gallery’s Regional Showcase, drawing from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District, featured the works of 13 artists…

Noted realist painter Drew Ernst arrived at Sperryville’s Long View Gallery in late February and is now painting a life-sized Angus cow in the gallery. “At seven by eight feet it will be the largest painting ever presented in the…

You can take me home and teach me all sorts of tricks. That’s because I’m not even three months old and, as you know, a young dog can learn all sorts of stuff. My name is Brinks and I’m a…

Special to the Rappahannock News The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal has released its schedule of free lectures for the spring. The lectures are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, starting March 31. The schedule: March 31: Turtles: A…

Congratulations to Washington’s own Connor Miller, son of Hodge and Kay Miller and a senior at Fauquier High School, for winning his second state championship in a distinguished wrestling career — his first championship coming in 2007 for Rappahannock High…

The official celebration of Beverly Samuels’ return to running the F.T. Valley Grocery store was held on Saturday with a special “welcome back to the old timers.” Great stories were shared about the times that National Public Radio broadcast from…