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 […]
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. […]
Traffic on U.S. 211 was blocked for about seven hours overnight June 16 and 17 after a tractor trailer carrying some 20,000 pounds of copper bales overturned on the road west of Sperryville. The Rappahannock […]
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. […]
The Age Wave quietly flowed into Rappahannock County in the past decade. How to gracefully ride its crest, rather than flounder in its force, was the topic of discussion for about 50 people meeting at The Link in Sperryville on June 10. […]
Special to Rappahannock News The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline for applications for the 2010 conservation stewardship program to June 25 from June 11. The USDA has also released the final […]
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. […]
No traffic fatalities occurred in Rappahannock County during the Memorial Day holiday weekend but a 21-year-old Fauquier County man died in a road accident near Shenandoah National Park on May 20.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since mid-February it’s been my pleasure to serve as Aging Together’s new resource specialist in Rappahannock County and to meet a number of wonderful community-minded people working to make life better for all of the […]