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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Farm energy audits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an initiative to help agricultural producers trim their energy costs. State Conservationist Jack Bricker says the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing $2 million for on-farm energy audits in 29 states, including Virginia. […]


Conservation stewards, act now

District Conservationist Rex Rexrode says there is still time for farmers to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program that is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Producers may apply at anytime for CSP; however, the second period for evaluating applications for this year’s funding runs until May 14. […]