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Fungus among us

Tremella fuciformes, or “snow fungus,” decorates a fallen tree in the forest near Washington last week.
Shop Like a Lion

Larry Grove, president of the Rappahannock County Lions Club, and Jim Blubaugh, chairman of the Lions Club Foundation, attended the Rappahannock Fire Association meeting last week to distribute $400 checks collected from the Shop-Like-a-Lion Amazon program.  For every dollar spent…
Swoop, prey, pose

In Amissville last week, this red-tailed hawk came down on a unprepared squirrel in a serendipitous spot of sunlight, just a few yards from a fully prepared photographer. After a brief glance, the hawk departed with his prey, the photographer…
Dark skies

Storm clouds move in over Massies Corner on Monday afternoon, bringing torrential rain and high winds that took out more than a few trees, hundreds of households’ electric power and the county’s emergency paging system.
Rising above it

Preparing for the Sept. 11 encore production of John Henry's "Arguing with God" is Travis Brown, of Washington, D.C., shown here on a hydraulic crane known as a cherry-picker.
Caterpillar snack

Feeding on a poke milkweed near Washington last week, a monarch butterfly caterpillar is likely in the last generation of its species to be born here in Rappahannock this year.
Watershed work, well done

Marc Malik (second from left) receives a certificate of appreciation from RappFLOW board members (from left) Bev Hunter, Carolyn Thornton, Forrest Marquisee and Donna Marquisee.
The view from the pooch

On the deck at his Flint Hill home, Bobby the dog takes a moment to appreciate the setting sun bursting out between summer storm clouds and the Blue Ridge.
Your Next Best Friend: Hannah

“Hannah Baby is a honey of a girl . . . .” I love the Rolling Stones and this is from an old song of theirs called “Memory Hotel.” I won’t go into that. Anyway, the RAWL staff describe me…
Attracting, and appreciating, volunteers

At a community meeting held at the Sperryville fire hall Sunday by the village’s volunteer fire and rescue companies discuss and contribute ideas for attracting more volunteers to serve with the companies.
Welcome new schools staff

On Monday and Tuesday this week, new teachers and staff were welcomed into the Rappahannock County Public Schools family at a two-day new teacher/staff orientation
Give Local, get local

The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation traveled to Rappahannock County to award community nonprofits their checks for donations raised in the third annual Give Local Piedmont campaign.
Man down

Medics attend to motorcyclist Wayne L. Katz, 48, of Harrisonburg, at midday Saturday before he was flown to U.Va. Medical Center with a broken leg and unknown other injuries, after his motorcycle collided with a SUV on 211.
We’re not in Kansas, but . . .

As seen from the driveway of the Maeyer farm on U.S. 211 between Washington and Sperryville, the storm that arrived Monday afternoon from the west looks plenty threatening.
Scouts sail

Members of Boy Scout Troop 316, based in Sperryville, recently traveled to Crisfield, Maryland for a day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.