RAAC’s 2017 Claudia Mitchell grant winners

The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) announces 17 winners of the 2017 Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund Grants for Rappahannock artists and organizations. In total, $43,500 was awarded. Grant amounts ranged from $500 to $5,000. […]


The Rapp for March 23

The News hosts its monthly Fourth Estate Friday discussion at Sperryville Trading Cafe & Market Friday morning, Kid Pan Alley is featured in Julie Andrew’s new Netflix series and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]

Fire and Rescue

Sperryville firemen get a boost

The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department is among 17 nonprofits in Rappahannock, Culpeper and Fauquier counties benefitting from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s (NPCF) new Community Assistance Grant Program. […]


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. […]


Money given, now grants to give

NPCF announced this week that it has received $250,000 in funding from the PATH Foundation to initiate a new grant program to provide opportunities for 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties. […]


Help for the Food Pantry

The NAACP’s Unit 7058 (serving Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties) recently presented the Rappahannock Food Pantry with a donation in recognition of the service the Food Pantry provides to the community. […]

By Kathy Krometis

The Rapp for Dec. 1

It’s Christmas in Little Washington this Sunday; after the parade, Rappahannock Quilt Club are selling raffle tickets; this Saturday, RAAC Theatre’s “12 Days of Christmas” is followed by a Q&A with the playwright. […]

Chester Gap Column

Chester Gap column for Dec. 1

Chester Gap VFD was on hand at Huntly for the annual charity trail ride; And the VFD are hosting an event for local Relay for Life team, “Hope on the Move” on Dec. 10. Also, local youth tags once-in-a-lifetime buck. […]