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A welcome, and a thank you

The Rappahannock News has a new editor, esteemed longtime journalist (and more recent restauranteur) John McCaslin, who succeeds Roger Piantadosi who, after trying once before, is retiring from the “weekly miracle.”
Sperryville column for Jan. 5

According to southern tradition, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to usher in prosperity. Mary Frances Fannon introduced the tradition to Laurel Mills more than a quarter-century ago.
Cleanup on aisle 211

Last Saturday, the Rappahannock Democrats crew responsible for picking up 21 bags of trash and litter along U.S. 211 from Massies Corner to the library.
Farm Bureau delegates

Mike Cannon and David Thornhill were Rappahannock County’s representatives earlier this month among the 275 delegates who helped formulate legislative policies during the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 annual convention in Hot Springs.
Celebrating like a Lion

Last Thursday, at Amissville’s Narmada Winery, the Rappahannock Lions Club held their holiday gathering. They enjoyed catering by Dave from Country Cafe, music by Dontez and wine by Narmada.
Help for the Food Pantry

The NAACP’s Unit 7058 (serving Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties) recently presented the Rappahannock Food Pantry with a donation in recognition of the service the Food Pantry provides to the community.
Board says yes to memorial, no to heavy equipment

This month, the board’s actions eventually reflected what the citizens who stood up said they wanted — with the possible exception of those who stood mostly to tell the board that they were untrustworthy and/or headed for disaster.
Outback to the future

Retiring Shenandoah National Park superintendent Jim Northup comes full circle in his 36-year national park adventure.
‘Don’t kill the golden goose’

Asked what he considers to be the greatest threats to the future of Shenandoah National Park, retiring Superintendent Jim Northup points to his faded copy of the National Park Service Organic Act, establishing the National Park Service and the National…
A winning Christmas Parade

It was cloudy and brisk, but dry — and the town filled up fast for the 12th annual Christmas in Little Washington parade and pedestrian festival on Sunday.