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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 the tractor driving and stockman’s…
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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.
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,…
Sheriff’s Report: Accident closes 211

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 County Sheriff’s Department responded to…
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,…

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 rule, which incorporates about half…
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Rapp's Farm-to-Table is a national model; a Hunt and Habitat golf tournament; a RappCats event; more.
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 share our stories about caring…
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…
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 yearly to tidy up the…
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 was awarded a Gold Medal.…
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.
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