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Cyclocrossing the finish line

Belle Meade School teacher and equestrian team leader Alex Forte (left) was in Hartford, Connecticut earlier this month for a cold, wet, icy, muddy week — during which she finished second in two USA Cyclocross National Championship races.
The gift of life

Rappahannock County High School junior Virginia Wyatt and senior A.J. Palmer contribute to the 30 pints of blood donated at the school last Friday, January 13.
Rainy day walk

Rappahannock County resident Kathy McNitt didn’t let numerous rain showers from this past week keep her from hiking in Shenandoah National Park, where she captured this artistic shot along the Limberlost Trail.
Running at full speed

Julia Katherine Wood (first row, third from right) of Woodville, an 11-time Virginia State Champion during her days at Rappahannock County High School, helped her College of William & Mary varsity cross country team win the CAA title.
Blast from the past

Shown here in a snapshot from bygone days (with then-First Lady Hillary Clinton), retired Marine Col. John R. Bourgeois, the 25th director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, spoke at the Rappahannock Lions Club meeting last Thursday.
Drone’s-eye view

Before the snow flew last weekend, Rappahannock County visitor Jim Bower launched his remote-controlled drone over the abandoned Red Oak Mountain lookout near Woodville.
Woodville weather tracks

The winter season’s first measurable snowfall over the weekend brought anywhere from a dusting of snow in the northern reaches of Rappahannock County to as much as a few inches in the south.
Open on Mondays

Flatwood Refuse and Recycling Center’s new hours of operation start next Monday (Jan. 9) with one significant (and much-requested) change: The center is now open Mondays.
Cupboard, bear

After four days of assaults on the bird feeder by a determined bear, Larry Sherertz took the feeder down. The bear still came back.
Christmas kitchen

Staff at the Inn at Little Washington focus on the job at hand — which includes, as always, the Inn being open for business both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Young published authors

RCES third-grade students became authors and illustrators earlier this month when they published stories titled "If I Were a Superhero." They wrote and edited their stories over a two-week period before sending their final drafts to the publisher.
Santa makes his round

Mr. and Mrs. Santa brush up on their putting skills at Schoolhouse Nine before greeting visitors at Schoolhouse Antiques last Sunday.
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.