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The eagle, eyed well

In the pond on Thanksgiving afternoon at Bruce and Susan Jones’ private nature preserve — aka their home on Long Mountain — this bald eagle spent more than 15 minutes.
Turkey day, inside and out

In the early afternoon on Thanksgiving Day at Larry Sherertz’s place, the local wild turkey flock appeared in the front yard in search of their own dinner.
Last lunch

As the last lunch was served, on 24 Crows’ last day in operation on Sunday, Nov. 20, co-owner Heidi Morf, in the kitchen with Brooke Parkhurst and chef Mark Metcalfe, playfully summed up the situation in just two words.
Down to the river

Neither of the two occupants of the late-model sedan was injured when it crashed through the fence separating the Burgers ‘N Things parking area from the low-running Thornton River in Sperryville on Saturday afternoon.
The buck and the tradition

Alex Kardis shot this 10-point buck on the farm of his parents, Phil and Penny Kardis, in Flint Hill. It was on the second anniversary of the passing of his grandfather, Lawrence Chadwell, of Huntly.
WCDS’ conference champions

Wakefield Country Day School’s middle school boys soccer team poses with coach Lavonne Atkins (right) and Athletic Director Mike Costello after the team won the Valley Middle School Conference championship recently.
Thanksgiving dinners? Bank on it.

Most of Union Bank & Trust’s Rapp branch staff traveled to Sperryville to help out at the Rappahannock Food Pantry, including by assembling boxes and to present a $3,500 donation enabling the Pantry to put together some 200 dinner-and-fixings boxes.
An ambulance’s new life

Kathy Grove gets the paperwork from Curtis Mason of the Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Squad, which donated a retired ambulance to RappU for use with the nonprofit learning center’s upcoming health care-related courses.
State championships: 1 down, 1 to go

Rapp's undefeated varsity volleyball team is headed for the state championship final at VCU Saturday; RCHS senior cross-country runner Gavin Jenkins is the 1A state champ at last Saturday's meet, and lots more school/sports news.
Postcards from the Vote

Voters in Rappahannock on Tuesday joined those around the country in their democratic duties by casting ballots and/or presenting choices in a calm and orderly fashion.
Veterans Day gratitude

For Veterans Day a couple of relevant, Rappahannock-centric moments: Rep. Robert Wittman presented a Navy citation for bravery to Chilton “Chilly” Raiford; the kids at Washington’s CCLC dedicated their new train in honor of brave veterans.
Mask hysteria

Halloween around Rappahannock on Monday afternoon and evening was not just for trick-or-treating kids.
Equestrian team spirit

The Belle Meade Equestrian Team placed fifth in the junior division at the recent Bull Run Hunt Fall Hunter Pace held in Orange, including Alex Forte, Sofie Garcia, Alyssa Amster and Jharna East.
Securing the vote

Rappahannock County Board of Elections members spent most of their day Monday programming, testing, resetting to zero and then securing — with data-storage seals that won’t be broken until the morning of Nov. 8.
Rage on!

The Rappahannock Rage 14-U travel softball team brought home the championship in their division of the USSSA Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament in Reston recently.