Agriculture

CMR farm show opens July 8

From contributed reports When the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock (CMR) Farm Show takes place July 8 through July 12, families can take their children to watch 4-H members show and sell their animals, to participate in or watch […]

Agriculture

The Rapp

A Rappahannock Fourth in Sperryville (and a patriotic reading in Washington), plus news of two wineries’ achievements with Google and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. […]

Agriculture

A peach of a crop expected in Virginia this year

After a mid-June survey of major peach growers around the state, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has high expectations for a very good peach crop this year. From Cana to Winchester and from Charlottesville to Rappahannock, growers say the peach harvest is looking promising.

“All the growers that I know say it’s looking good this year,” said Roy Alther, who with wife Janet runs Roy’s Orchard, just off U.S. 211 at Old Hollow Road, and who grows peaches, apples, cherries and plums. […]

Crime & Courts

Rappahannock man shot, suspect held

The suspect charged with the shooting of an 80-year-old Rappahannock County man during a June 10 attempted robbery will have a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 3 in Rappahannock District Court, Washington.

In the meantime, Thomas Lee Hicks, 62, of 13335 Durante’s Curve, Boston, Va., in Culpeper County, remains in custody, held without bond, at the Rappahannock County Jail. […]

Health and Healthcare

Letter: Caregivers, together

It’s been a long time coming, but the new caregiver support group for Rappahannock County finally got off to a heartening start last week at The Link. Ten of us came together to sit and […]

Health and Healthcare

Relay For Life raises $36,157

The Rappahannock Relay For Life on May 19 was an especially emotional event this year with the passing of Ester Settle just days before. Ester was considered the mother of Relay For Life in Rappahannock County. She was one of its founders and a dedicated volunteer for the Reach to Recovery program for women with breast cancer. She spoke of the need to get young people involved in Relay and to take roles on the committee. A great collection of veteran committee members helped out and offered their expertise and input in planning the event. […]

Sheriff's Report

Postponed . . .

This 1993 Ford Explorer caught fire on the way up the fire road at the end of Keyser Run Road leading to the Baldwin family cemetery in Shenandoah National Park where the family meets twice […]

Agriculture

Gray Ghost, Gadino earn gold medals

Gray Ghost’s 2009 Vidal Blanc struck Double Gold and the Merlot Gold at the recent 23rd Annual Tasters Guild International Wine Competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. At the same competition, Gadino Cellars’ estate Cabernet Franc […]

Agriculture

Local Flavor assists in webcast

Mark Reinhardt, co-founder of The Local Flavor, a direct farm-to-consumer distribution service based in Amissville, partnered with Chuck Ebbets of Kit-Digital to produce a webcast of the Farm to Table to Kid conference in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. […]

Agriculture

The Rapp

Calendar items — including those you can submit to us online || Rae auctions off everything || You can be an extra in a film being shot in the county || Farm-to-Table news […]

Agriculture

Letter: Kudos to the sheriff

Sheriff Connie Smith deserves great accolades for her recent decision to have the inmates put in a garden at the Rappahannock County Jail in Washington. Not only will the garden provide fresh produce for the […]

Agriculture

Plant time

Sylvie Rowand, left, of Washington, and Nina Moore, right, of Sperryville seemed to know exactly what they were looking for at Waterpenny Farm’s annual spring plant sale on Saturday, May 1. Several hundred showed up […]