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For more than 20 years, it’s been the tradition that Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue organizes and hosts an Easter egg hunt open, free of charge, to all county children the Saturday before Easter. And so it was again this…

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. Several churches in Rappahannock County…

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 in a variety of residential…

As I was taking my daily walk around town on Tuesday morning, I noticed that The Inn at Little Washington was beautifully decorated with pink hydrangeas at the front entrance — a sign of spring on the way. When the…

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 served Italian prosecco, strawberries and…

Congratulations to Washington’s own Connor Miller, son of Hodge and Kay Miller and a senior at Fauquier High School, for winning his second state championship in a distinguished wrestling career — his first championship coming in 2007 for Rappahannock High…

Look like groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s weather prediction may be right so far. We are heading for six more weeks of bad weather. Considering the conditions over the weekend, Brian Noyes at Warrenton’s Red Truck Bakery and R.H. Ballard in Washington…

Fine flakes of snow filled the air on Saturday, and the thermometer registered 22 degrees as I made sure that all the bird feeders and squirrel feeders were filled. The little creatures were busy eating as fast as they could…

Before Barbara Heile Sherwood of Washington left Tuesday morning to relocate to Germany, she left behind several keepsakes — her oil paintings — for the Rappahannock Food Pantry and the Washington Post Office. The community will be saddened to see…

Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue held the first fund-raising breakfast of the new year Saturday. Seventeen company members served more than 100 meals to hungry customers, who feasted on scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes and sausage, hash browns,…

The Rappahannock News first edition came out under the new owners last Thursday, and the paper really looks great! I want our readers to think of this newspaper as a positive force in our community. I want the readers never…