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Pumpkin fun

At Beech Spring Gift Shop earlier this week, Phyllis Swindler and granddaughter Emma have some gourd-related merriment.
Fete accompli

Two of the dozens of students, teachers and volunteers who make possible the Headwaters Foundation’s annual Taste of Rappahannock dinner-auction fundraiser confer on pre-dinner serving arrangements at Saturday night’s 19th annual event.
Bluegrass at the church

At the Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church last Friday, the bluegrass and gospel music, not to mention the fried chicken and fixings, were flowing — including the music from five different bands.
Congressional approval

Outgoing Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th) was in the county last Thursday to recognize a few Rappahannock folks, including Amissville resident and World War II veteran Chilton “Chilly” Raiford.
Hat trick

Xavier Todd, 7, son of Zach and Katherine Todd, was a lad of many hats at the Democrats Yard Sale fundraiser Saturday. He poses here with sister Trinity Todd, 4, and friend Jason Streagle, 7, son of Beth and Marc…
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.