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A miracle on Viewtown Road

Her heart stopped, and within seconds of her fall — miraculously — a gentleman in a white pickup truck, driving along Viewtown Road, seeing her collapse, pulled up and applied CPR. The congregation knows not the identity of this man who showed up seemingly out of nowhere. […]

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Sperryville column for Jan. 4: Rappahannock friendships

Neighbors are practically family, equipment is shared, pastures leased, bartering is commonplace and sir and ma’am are always ready words on the lips of children and adults as well. Respect is earned, hard work expected and in such hamlets and villages, folks are all on a first name basis. […]

Food Pantry

So others may eat

Thanksgiving is also a time in Rappahannock where many a volunteer man the food pantry, for a week long effort, assembling and handing out turkey dinners, replete with fresh produce and fruits, breads, baked and dried goods. Over 190 families are served. […]

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Sperryville column for Oct. 26

Interviewing Daniel Keyser of Old Hollow this past weekend, in preparation for an upcoming series revealing the colorful last 80 or so years of Rappahannock history through his eyes, filled up pages and pages of note pads. […]

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Sperryville column for Aug. 24

Episodic series entitled “Daily Bread,” shot almost entirely in Rappahannock and Culpeper counties, premieres Sept. 8; and Kim Nelson’s Hair Gallery hires new manicurist, April Taylor. […]

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A debut performance at Mountainside

Mountainside Dance Center will hold their very first public ballet performance in collaboration with world renowned choreographer, Fran Ichijo, and dancers from Hope Garden Children’s Ballet Theatre. […]

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‘Back home’ in spirit

Arousing perhaps the most emotion was the unveiling of the plaque inscribed with family names and photos, an honor given a woman — Mary Bolen Burner, 96 — lived and made her home upon the Blue Ridge Mountain land. […]

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For the Cat’s Sake

For the Cat’s Sake, founded by Frances Sip and Claudia Ross, is a group dedicated to spaying and neutering stray, feral and domestic cats in Rappahannock and surrounding counties. […]

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Chimney dedication deadline approaching

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 needs to be updated. […]

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Sperryville column for Feb. 23

Janet and Eric Tollefson’s enterprise the Sperryville Trading Cafe and Market, in what used to be the Emporium, now houses the Briar Patch, a welcoming bookstore owned by Alma Viator and Ben Jones. […]

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Sperryville column for Feb. 16

Two County Supervisors and others helped lay the first stones for the “Chimney Memorial” for displaced families. Hearthstone School is once again hosting a Beatles-inspired Valentine’s Dinner & Dance benefit concert this Saturday. […]


Sperryville column for Feb. 2

On Saturday, February 11, we will see the first stones selected for the “Chimney Memorial” to commemorate the hundreds of mountain people who were unwillingly moved to make way for the Shenandoah National Park. […]