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Stare down  

Dog and a snake: Luna on this past week’s encounter with a snake in Sperryville: “I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed.” […]

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Her name begins with Joy

Friends of Joyce Abell gathered to celebrate her life and the joy she has contributed to the community in so many ways, including most recently the Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) production of “No Ordinary Person.” […]

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Soap Box Derby sale

The sixth-annual Rappahannock County Driver’s Soap Box Derby yard sale, held on the grounds of the Old Sperryville Schoolhouse, offering everything from antique furniture to locally grown spring herbs and flowers, was a huge success. […]

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‘Pull’ for Life

A spirited crowd came out Saturday to support the Rappahannock County Relay for Life against cancer. This year’s Mardi Gras style event featured the 1st Annual Bus Pull, as well as other activities, games, raffles and live music. […]

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Much needed facelift

The Washington monument in the “first Washington of them all” is being repointed — like the taller obelisk in D.C. that underwent restoration in 1999, albeit far less scaffolding and workers are required for this ongoing project on Gay Street. […]

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Garden tour a huge draw

The historic town of Washington rolled out the welcome mat last Saturday for its first-ever Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour with high attendance, officials said some 780 people — not including those who held statewide Garden Tour passes. […]

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Off to Kansas City!

RCHS Personal Finance teacher Linda Petty accompanied her students to Richmond for the prestigious Governor’s Challenge in Financial Literacy and Personal Finance. When the competition ended, the team captured no less than first place honors as state champs. […]

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Spanish immersion

Wakefield County Day School students, while living and dining with local families, spent their days studying Spanish at a local school, canoeing and hiking the river gorges, and exploring the city’s historic cathedrals and castle. […]