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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.
Bottles and hubcaps

Rappahannock County Lions Club enlisted the Rapp high school’s Leo Club to clean up Rock Mills. Lions and Leos picked up 37 bags of litter, according to Lion Larry Grove, “and 4 various car parts.”
A ball of vine?

From a distance it resembles a giant ball of twine, but upon closer inspection groundskeepers of the Inn at Little Washington obviously got creative while clearing vines from The Inn’s expansive gardens.
Behold the Rappahannock headwater

Huntly area resident James "Mac" McGrail and Rappahannock News Editor John McCaslin hiked deep into the woods last week to pinpoint where on McGrail's land, he calls the origin of the Rappahannock River — a bubbling spring.
Herman calls shotgun

Cathie Shiff of Witts End Farm in Amissville had to transport one of her lambs but a trailer wasn’t available. ”He wouldn't stay lying down, so I let him stand there and I kept a snug halter rope on him."
Easter in Rappahannock

The Rev. Horace “Tuck” Grinnell is seen here sprinkling holy water over the St. Peter Catholic Church congregation, who couldn’t help but laugh when the priest quipped that their singing almost rivaled the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Countdown to Garden Tour

Nine spring days and counting until Rappahannock County, and in particular the town of Washington, play host to Historic Garden Week in Virginia — “America’s Largest Open House.”
Balloon above Ben Venue

Kenny Sullivan captured this beautiful scene while driving his Rappahannock Flyer (classic car excursions) past historic Ben Venue farm on Saturday morning.
Red carpet to the film festival

The 3rd Annual Film Festival at Little Washington drew locals and visitors alike to the Little Washington Theatre from Friday through Sunday, although festival related events were held all week.
Bygone era, or is it?

Peggy Ralph, circuit court clerk for Rappahannock County, says this old civil defense sign was rediscovered in a basement of Courthouse Row. She’s hoping to have the sign displayed publicly, perhaps at the visitor’s center.
Honoring our firefighters

The Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association held its annual awards banquet on Saturday evening at the Chester Gap fire station. Members of the county's seven volunteer fire and rescue companies were in attendance.
Alice in Promland

Student Deanna Abdullah sparkles on the dance floor of the Rappahannock County High School Junior-Senior Prom held this past Saturday. The theme was Alice in Wonderland and students were treated to a whimsically decorated gym.
No questions asked

Sheriff Connie Compton shows off the new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit in the public lobby of the sheriff’s office. Encouraging residents to safely or discreetly dispose over-the-counter and prescription medications.
No finer drop

For 31 years Kim Whitley, senior instructor of rock climbing at the College of William & Mary, has safely guided his rappelling classes over the cliffs of Stony Man Mountain.
Shrinking Blue Ridge

Time and erosion are slowly taking their toll on the Blue Ridge, which at over 1 billion years of age are the second oldest mountains in the world. So at what rate are local mountain peaks shrinking?