It’s fall, so it’s apple butter time

More than 30 Rappahannock Lions Club members put aside whatever else they might have had to do last Thursday (Sept. 30) to make apple butter — just as they’ve done for more than 30 years.

This year, because of the weather, the Rappahannock Co-op allowed them to work inside at the old apple shed, a location that was only fitting. […]


Community Briefs for Oct. 7

DMV hay and animal feed restrictions eased; Lt. Skowronski begins training at Fort Rucker; Gray Ghost and Gadino wineries win Governor’s Cup awards; it’s a girl for Scheulens of Chester Gap; Washington farmers make Angus bull list. […]


Food Pantry Update for Oct. 7

“There’s very little greed — but a lot of gratitude at the Pantry,” says Noel Laing, who finds volunteering at the Rappahannock Food Pantry rewarding. Noel is a “regular”; every Thursday morning you’ll find him at the Pantry, unloading food, stocking shelves and issuing donor receipts. Pantry director Mimi Forbes needs a few more regulars like Laing for the Tuesday morning (9 to 12:30) and afternoon (12:30 to 4) shifts and for Saturdays (9 to 2). To volunteer call the Pantry at 540-675-1177 or email […]


It was a busy week . . .

It’s been a busy, event-packed couple of weeks in not-so-sleepy Rappahannock, and the immediate future shows no signs of a slowdown. Here we have a few photos of the past week’s goings-on, including the 2nd […]

Crime & Courts

Sheriff’s Report for Sept. 30

The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 250 calls for assistance this past week (through midday Monday), ranging from security checks and suspicious vehicles to reports of theft, fires and accidents. A deputy […]

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Happy birthday, 4-H

From contributed reports The 4-H organization has been schooling youth on the basics of farm life for 108 years. But it also offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers science and technology, career and economic education, […]


The Rapp for Sept. 23

Castleton Farms fall season starts with soprano Sylvia McNair’s one-woman show, “Subject to Change,” and the Chateauville Foundation has some complementary seats set aside for those who haven’t been to the Maazels’ place yet. News on the Hoophouse for the Hungry going up at Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School. And a weekened at a luxurious Richmond hotel is among the auction items at the “Cool Jazz for Cool Cats” RappCats fundraiser this weekend. […]

Sheriff's Report

Not-so-good morning

A 19-year-old driver was heading south on Keyser Run Road in Gid Brown Hollow Tuesday morning in a 1998 Jeep when she lost control, struck an embankment and the car overturned. Virginia State Police spokesman […]