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The Rapp for April 6

Rappahannock Democrats' brunch sets record numbers; Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point races are this Saturday at Ben Venue Farm; and this Saturday is the Open Door Tour for the Artisan Trail.
‘The Clyde Brothers’ bring it home

The highly talented brotherly partnership of Rob and Ben Clyde, with a high addiction to film and TV, left their native Virginia for Los Angeles — where they have made quite the name for themselves.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: Some never learn

I should be a bit more skeptical, it says right there on the package, “can be planted as early in the spring as the ground can be worked.” You know what happened when we had that full week of almost…
Washington Column for March 30

Historic Garden Week is around the corner. Businesses of Rappahannock honor Shaw's; John Bourgeois hosts Rapp at Home tea gathering; and CCLC receive 20 pairs of donated rain boots.
The Rapp for March 30

“Photographs of Italy” opens this Saturday at Middle St. Gallery; and the play "Galileo's Torch," originally performed at Stonehill Farm, will have a concert performance this evening (March 30) in Washington, D.C. at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre.
Sperryville column for March 23

IMPORTANT: we are quickly approaching the deadline for finalizing the list of names to be published on the memorial plaque. Now is the time to take a final look at this list of names and let us know if anything…
Washington column for March 23

Washington VFD had a busy evening this past Saturday when 160 hungry people showed up for its ham and oyster dinner fundraiser; and it's wedding gift season, so R. H. Ballard shop has a stack of new Italian handmade bowls…
The Rapp for March 23

The News hosts its monthly Fourth Estate Friday discussion at Sperryville Trading Cafe & Market Friday morning, Kid Pan Alley is featured in Julie Andrew's new Netflix series and more in this week's The Rapp.
A well-earned salute to Colonel Bourgeois

County resident, retired U.S. Marine Colonel John R. Bourgeois, joined renowned American composer John Philip Sousa by being named “Honorary Life President.” by American Bandmasters Association.
A film festival to please all

“I’m very excited,” says Wood, now in her second year as festival director. “Last year we accepted strictly Virginia films and filmmakers, but this year we opened up submissions to domestic and foreign films.”
Washington Column for March 16

The Country Cafe is serving St. Patrick's Day inspired cuisine on Friday; Lenten dinners every Wednesday until Easter at WBC; and the Annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast had a special guest speaker.
The Rapp for March 16

Winter finally arrives, a bit late; Four of the five County Board of Supervisors are holding a public forum Monday night in Castleton; and updates on MADD's after prom plans.
Sperryville column for March 9

In this week's Sperryville column, Rappahannock's Blue Ridge Heritage Project sets April 29 for its dedication ceremony, and RappU has a spring courses coming up.