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First-ever winery for Gid Brown Hollow

The smell of freshly hewn lumber greeted me as I entered the cavernous wine tasting room on Gid Brown Hollow Road. The ceiling soars and the Amish timber framed architecture is stunning.
Washington column for April 27

Saturday's Garden Week tour has the town abuzz; the mayor and clerk have been planting roses; The Inn is holding a special market; Trinity Episcopal Church is holding a raffle; and visit the new owners of The Gay Street Inn.
Meet your next best friend: Ruby

I’m a senior dog and came to RAWL after being chained up my whole life. I weigh 55 pounds, and I’m a Lab/Border Collie mix. Age slowed me down a bit but I move around pretty well now.
The Rapp for April 26

The OCEAN Celtic Quartet appears this Saturday at the Little Washington Theatre; Fourth Estate Friday at Sperryville Trading Cafe; “Give Local Piedmont” — a day of giving this Tuesday; and RAAC Theatre perform Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" next week.
Washington column for April 20

Washington Baptist Church is having their Grandma’s Attic yard sale April 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church; The Inn's "Norman House" is undergoing a transformation; and some Easter memories.
Wild Ideas: Nature sets the stage for Earth Day 

With the frequent unseasonable warm spells, spring is changing the natural landscape overnight and setting the stage for Earth Day and other celebrations of nature and science coming up this weekend and next.
News wins Virginia Press honors

The Rappahannock News received several top awards at last weekend’s annual Virginia Press Association convention near Richmond, including being the smallest newspaper in the state recognized with a “Best in Show” honor.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: The things we saved

I smiled and remembered how people I grew up with saved things. We would never throw a plastic bread wrapper in the trash. Paper bags, as well, were folded neatly and stored somewhere in the kitchen area.
Red carpet to the film festival

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington drew locals and visitors alike to the Little Washington Theatre from Friday through Sunday, although festival related events were held all week.
Washington column for April 13

The Benevolent Fund, Social Services and others will host a celebration of Sharon Pyne's contribution to the community on April 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, at Trinity Episcopal Church; and Ballard's spring sale feature tablecloths fitting for Easter.
The Rapp for April 13

It's Yeaster time in Sperryville and pizza time at the new Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen, plus special events at the library and in the park.