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Washington column for Aug. 31

The Norman family came together at the Rappahannock Park last Sunday for their annual family reunion, and have been for 50 years; St. Peter’s is collecting money for the victims of a mudslide in Sierra Leone; and Firehouse Treasures Thrift is holding its Summer 50 Percent Off Clearance on Sept. 2. […]

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Washington column for Aug. 24

Child Care Learning Center in Washington this week welcomes new students to their preschool/child care, while introducing them to a new “teacher” named Jub Jub, the iguana; and R.H. Ballard’s new exhibit features Virginia artist Rob Browning. […]

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Washington column for August 17

Plenty is happening in September, like a Second Friday series talk by former White House National Coordinator for Security, Richard A. Clarke; the Rappahannock Historical Society annual meeting; and the Retired Teachers Association meets, followed by a tour of the Jones farm. […]

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Washington column for July 27

RAAC Theatre’s open “Harvey” reading attracts over 35 eager thespians; the county’s most exclusive bees, arachnids and other insects check in to the Inn’s new 12-room bug hotel; and Ballard’s annual rug clearance sale ends July 30. […]

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Washington column for July 13

If you ever have had a desire to get up on the stage and participate in a production, now is your chance. Enjoy a free ‘public reading’ of Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy play “Harvey” at RAAC Theatre, July 23. […]

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Washington column for July 6

Kevin Adams, 2017 Artist in Residence for Shenandoah National Park, unveils one of his 40 paintings from his two-week park excursion; and Ellen Mustoe has returns from a mission trip to Eagle Butte, S.D., among the Lakota Indians. […]

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Ms. Hayden’s new adventure

Long-serving Inn PR director, Rachel Hayden, sets out for a new adventure; RappRocks summer craze is here; get an early start on the 4th holiday this Saturday with the American Festival Concert at Avon Hall. […]

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4 Diamonds, 4 Sale

The venerable and four-diamond awarded Middleton Inn is up for sale; July 8 in the grand opening of the Firehouse Treasures Thrift Shop; and butterfly identification training this Saturday at the Washington Fire Hall. […]

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Come to Neverland!

Come to Neverland and be young forever! The Child Care & Learning Center is holding its annual garden party on Saturday, June 17 and the public is invited, bring your Tinkerbells. […]

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Willis’ first novel, CCLC’s alumni

CCLC’s 2004 pre-kindergarten class alumni came for a return visit; “Gestation Seven, One Was Black and One Was White,”book-signing this Saturday, May 27 at Rare Finds Gifts and Antiques in Washington with author Stewart Willis. […]

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DAR inductions, Pantry gala success

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). […]

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Cause to give thanks

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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]