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Washington: Jail trustees keep garden growing

Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Smith decided in April to start a garden on the Carrigan property behind the courthouse that is now owned by the county.

“The work is being done by the trustees of the jail,” said Smith. “The whole effort will save money on the food cost for the inmates, but it will also teach some skills to the inmates. The inmates have been incredibly excited to be working in the garden and watching it grow.” […]

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Washington: Compliment earns one in return

On my daily walks through town each week, I pass by the Inn at Little Washington and I see these two awesome ladies, Sharon Starr and Linda Cole, working away, Starr cleaning on the outside of the Gift Shop and the Norman House and Cole sweeping off the front entrance of The Inn. Last Wednesday, I took the time to stop and tell Starr what a great job she was doing.
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Washington: A legacy lives on in Rappahannock County

Our deepest sympathy goes to family of Ester Settle. Ester passed away on Monday (May 10) after a long battle with cancer. She devoted so much of her life helping others with cancer and also raising money to find a cure.
She was a loyal friend of the highest principles and values who would smile and always would listen. She loved Rappahannock County, its people and her heritage. She adored her family. […]

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Washington: A home-schooled graduate

Saturday marked the graduation ceremony for Joy Virginia Alther of Washington. Proud parents, grandparents and friends gathered to celebrate the special occasion at Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church in Washington. Pastor John K. Burke introduced […]

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Washington: Music and testimony

Washington Baptist Church has the contemporary Christian music group Immersed singing at its 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The group consists of Lee Catherine Clayton and Cameron “Cammie” Shelatz from Madison, Va. They most […]

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Washington: Sunrise services for Easter

The Easter holiday is upon us. The Amissville United Methodist Church has already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. […]

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Washington: Steeple work

The RAAC Community Theatre, or at least the steeple of the former church, is getting a facelift this week by Shane Davis and Silas Lilly from Roofworks, a Spotsylvania, Va. contractor. The company, which specializes […]

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Washington: Ice House turns one, warmly

Last Sunday, Linda Lawler Portrait Studio at the Ice House Gallery celebrated its first anniversary. The gallery officially opened on Valentines Day 2009, but this February’s blizzards forced Lawler to delay the celebration. The gallery […]