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Mimi’s Minions

The Rappahannock County Food Pantry’s volunteers who handle the second shift each Tuesday surprised devoted pantry director Mimi Forbes with Halloween-themed “Mimi’s Minions” emblazoned on orange shirts. Said one onlooker of Forbes’ reaction: “They brought her to tears, it was so touching.” […]

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A drifter’s life

Numerous residents of Rappahannock County have caught sight of a certain homeless man, 68-year-old Richard Harrell, who when not walking upright has rolled himself in and around the town of Washington in a wheelchair. […]

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Inspector Cornell

Richard Cornell, Rappahannock County’s new building inspector, had his first day on the job Tuesday. He was a building inspector in Warren County, and had spent the previous 10 years in Prince William County in the public school system’s maintenance division. […]

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To the firehouse

It’s tradition that the kindergarten class of RCES make an annual field trip to Washington VFD. Apart from hands-on demonstrations, each of the children, including those seen here were delighted to try on the firefighters’ weighty fireproof jackets. […]

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PSAT success

Wakefield Country Day School’s College Advisor Marsha Dowell presents seniors Bernie Cieplak of Culpeper and Douglas Griffin of Broad Run letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program for their outstanding performance as juniors on the PSAT […]

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Peace in our homes — and schools

Last Thursday, an estimated 500 Rappahannock County Elementary School (RCES) students and staff, dressed in mostly white, gathered on the school’s soccer field and created a human sculpture of a peace sign in honor of the International Day of Peace. […]

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Bugs invade Washington

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Rappahannock, unless you were among the packed crowd at the Little Washington Theatre witnessing nature brought indoors for Doug Tallamy’s lecture, “Making Insects: A guide to restoring the little things that run the world.” […]

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LOVE (and hay) fever

Residents and business owners alike flocked to the Rappahannock County Visitors Center last Friday evening, Sept. 22, for the unveiling of the Businesses of Rappahannock LOVE sign, a reflection of the county’s appreciation for tourism. […]

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Northam stumps in Sperryville

Dr. Ralph Northam, Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, made a campaign stop in Sperryville last Saturday. Andrew Haley and Lila Helms hosted a fundraiser for the gubernatorial hopeful at Haley Fine Art on Main Street, which attracted about 75 area residents. […]

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Hallowed high ground

Descendants of families forced from the mountains to allow for the 1935 creation of Shenandoah National Park made their way to Bolen Cemetery for their annual clean-up and picnic. A dozen strong four-wheeled their way to the lofty burial plots in SUV’s and 4x4s. […]

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On the way to Chardonnay

Gadino Cellars assembled an enthusiastic volunteer crew early Saturday morning to pick this year’s Chardonnay grapes. The crew got instructions from Bill Gadino (at 7:30 a.m.!) before fanning out into the vines. The harvest delivered 3,750 pounds to the vineyard’s crush pad. […]

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Where’s the fish?

When the opportunity presents itself, some dogs will eat pretty much anything, food or otherwise. “Poor Sveta,” writes Lynnie Genho of Woodville, “probably wasn’t a good idea to chew that pack of fish hooks.” […]