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Not a right, a benefit

Preserving Obamacare violates the freedoms on which this country was founded, in search of a “nicer world” which Adam and Eve abrogated for humanity. If you want socialism, move to Venezuela or Cuba.
Grateful for Castleton

All of us who attended the piano concert Sunday afternoon at the Theatre House at Castleton Farms were thrilled by the piano playing of Emanuel Rimoldi. He is an amazing young pianist.
The beautiful copperhead

Have no fear of them ‘coming after you.’ They will not. If you do not harass them, they will do one of two things: they will stay still, depending on camouflage, so as to be overlooked, or they will flee.
Circle of life

I had to kill a copperhead two years ago when I came down my back steps. I turned to see what my cats were staring at and the copperhead struck me at my boot flap areas [but] didn't penetrate.
Sipping wisdom

Thanks to Merrimack College professor Joe Kelley, author of St Augustine of Hippo an inspiration to at least one member of this past year’s Augustinian discussion group at St Peter’s [Catholic] Church in Rappahannock County.
Chesapeake jewel

Mr. Garrett repeatedly says that he is for the environment and for jobs. Good. He can throw his support behind the complete funding for the EPA and its role in the Chesapeake Bay Clean-up.
Historical roots

We are forwarding this to you in the hopes that you can pass it along to the Historical Society. We have been unable to contact them and are in the process of "lifting" our bulbs for the season.
‘Tell the truth . . . tell it often’

As a former public school superintendent, I used to get a lot of grief from my school board colleagues about my media philosophy. Short, simple, it was then and remains today: "Tell the truth, tell it first, tell it often."
‘Resounding approval’ of FOIA session

The session was conducted by Maria J.K. Everett, Executive Director and Senior Attorney of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. Her two hour presentation, including lively questions and answers, was thoroughly enjoyable.
Where’s the beef from?

As a supporter of American agriculture, I have recently joined a national effort led by the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) to reestablish a country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for U.S. beef products.
It takes a village — and amazing gardens

The Garden Club of Warren County for the first time spotlighted the town of Washington on Saturday, April 29, as part of Historic Garden Week. We would like to express our appreciation to those who made garden week here possible.
Community like no other

I write to a community that is like no other. Rappahannock is a place where the arts are nurtured. This community supports the non-profit work of so many in this Northern Piedmont region.
‘Return to peace’

Thank you, Ms. Critzer [‘Giddy up” letter, May 4]. You voiced with humor what many residents of Rappahannock feel about the problems created (as well as county money wasted) by a few angry simple-minded people in this county.
‘Rappahannock Sampler’

During the recent Virginia garden tour here in Rappahannock, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Trinity Church used the opportunity when hundreds were visiting the county to raise funds for our charities by raffling off a "Rappahannock Sampler."
‘Hero’ deserves praise

It took a lot of guts and you should be very proud that you saved a lot of students’ and staffs’ lives. You are a hero and should be given a thank you from everyone in this county.
Recognizing the positive

During the past week we attended three Rappahannock High School events: a scholarship ceremony with awards totaling $125,000; a Quiz Bowl Team taping for It’s Academic in D.C.; and the Drama Club's final performance of The School of Rock.