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Washington Column for May 18

Warm days, Food Pantry gala success, CCLC Pre-K grads, and Mother's Day memories — with one special mother (and daughter) inducted into the inducted into the Fauquier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Washington column for May 11

On Child Care Learning Center's 'Parent Work Day,' folks came out to help build a chicken pen for their three newly adopted hens; and local shops feature a wide array of lovely gifts for Mother's Day.
Washington column for May 4

Hundreds flocked to town for its first Historic Garden Week tour, featuring beautiful homes and gardens, plein air paintings, some fresh from that day, and a special market by The Inn and other vendors behind the post office.
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.
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.
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.
Washington column for April 6

Everyone wants our town to be beautiful for the tourists. If you were a tourist coming to visit, wonder what your first expression would be to see the old motel? Swing by and take a look at the motel.
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.
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…
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.
Washington column for March 9

RAAC's Soup & Soul series features painter Ruthie Windsor-Mann on March 18; Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue's All You Can Eat Ham and Oyster Dinner will be held on March 18; and Gay St. Gallery hosts artists next Saturday.
Washington column for March 2

Forbes Media announced that The Inn has earned the Five Star Award, making it the longest running Five Star restaurant in the world; Mountainside PT welcomes nutritionist Kay Beatty; and Historical Society used book sale starts Monday.
Washington column for Feb. 23

Walter Nicklin will be speaking at a Scouts breakfast on March 11; smiling faces at the new CCLC playground; and clergy are distributing ashes at the fountain across from the Inn on Ash Wednesday.
Washington column for Feb. 16

Rappahannock local and Culpeper Police Sergeant, Anthony Berry, was awarded a medal and ribbon for using an defibrillator to restart a citizen's heart. February is also known as "Heart Month," so let’s make blood pressure control our goal.
Washington column for Feb. 9

No groundhog, no problem, town sheep predict six more weeks of winter; Fund established for home-fire victims; And everything you want to know and what to do about Valentine's Day.
Washington column for Feb. 2

The Lions Club has some new members and an update on the 2017 Bland Music Contest, Ballard's shop offers ornate Valentine's Day flower arrangements, and the Thrift Shop has some tempting winter pricing.