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Sperryville: Uniquely Rappahannock

Tucked up in a small corner of Oventop Mountain is a spring-fed pond filled with water life and two ingenious floating structures created to give frogs a place to breed and thrive. Water Cradle and Frog Habitat are the creations…

Sixty-five Rappahannock County Elementary School (RCES) sixth-graders have been participating in a four-week program to learn about watersheds, water assessments and pollution sources. It culminated March 31, with a half-day “Meaningful Watershed Experience” on the grounds of the Link, led…

Lucky sixth-grade students at RCES, thanks to the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District and its partners, on Wednesday experienced along the Thornton River the final phase of what has been a four-week classroom experience of learning about watersheds, water…

Now that the sun is shining and joyful daffodils dance in the breeze, thoughts turn to spring projects. We want to feature two house-painting teams that can help you freshen up your home or business in our series on non-storefront…

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…

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…

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…

The name for Dave Yowell’s Runamok Systems LLC came from a group of Yowell’s friends who camped together, after one of them called the outing “Camp Runamok.” Being a big bluegrass fan, Yowell knows that the hardest part of writing…

A lesson learned from last week’s flooding: If water is across a road or a bridge, under no circumstances should you try to cross. Richie Burke posted photos on the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department web site in addition to those…

“It’s not the same General Store that I used to work in as a kid,” Eddie Wayland mused this week about the Sperryville landmark now known as the Corner Store. As we sat at Stonewall Abbey over breakfast discussing more…

Between snowstorms and cold weather, we have heard wonderful stories of neighbors taking care of neighbors. For those who have been helped, please say an extra thank you to your friends and neighbors; For the rest of us, please continue…