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Sea of yellow

The front porch regulars who gather for coffee and conversation every Sunday morning at the Laurel Mills Store. A topic of discussion this past Sunday centered around a 20-acre sea of gorgeous yellow sunflowers currently reaching for the blue sky at Bill Fannon’s adjacent farm. […]

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County (and family) landmark

Gore’s expansive fruit and crafts — and veggies, raw honey, apple cider, fresh eggs, sorghum, fruit preserves, pumpkin butter, roasted peanuts, and apple butter — stand on Lee Highway is nothing short of a Sperryville landmark. […]

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New Rappahannock teachers

Is anybody else wondering where summer break went? Rappahannock County Public Schools are already geared up for the academic year, which begins next week. Students will meet several new teachers in the classrooms and hallways. […]

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Standing room only in Huntly

Some 140 faithful attended the Willis Chapel’s 100th anniversary service in Huntly last Sunday, July 30, officiated by the chapel’s pastor, United Methodist Rev. Sara Porter Keeling. She opened the morning worship by asking how many […]

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Pencil-paper-scissors

Headwaters recently donated 150 packages of notebook paper, 100 dozen pencils and 100 pairs of scissors to the Rappahannock County Food Pantry for its annual backpack drive. Pictured here accepting the donation are Rappahannock student […]

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American (and family) history

Kevin Weisgerber of Sperryville stopped into the Country Cafe and spread out some important dates in U.S. history. “The paper from 1963 of JFK was from my grandmother, Elsie Johnson, who lived to an age of 99,” he noted. […]

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We are Number 1

The Rappahannock/Culpeper 6-and-under baseball team came home winners of Virginia’s New Kent 6U Invitational Tournament held over the weekend of July 14 in New Kent. The local 6U team went undefeated in the tournament. […]

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Falcon answers to ‘Franky’

County resident Allan R. Rexinger has a tree in his backyard, where a wild peregrine falcon “perches for much of the day.” The bird “enjoys having meals with us as we sit at the table on the deck a few feet from him. […]

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Cockburn kickoff

Dozens of county residents gathered in Woodville Sunday evening to hear Rappahannock resident Leslie Cockburn, a prominent journalist, author and filmmaker, declare her 2018 Democratic candidacy for the U.S. Congress. […]

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Off to Fauquier

Last Friday, July 14, was a bittersweet day for Rappahannock native Debbie Keyser, as her unexpectedly short 15 months as county administrator drew to a close. She has accepted a position with the Fauquier County government. […]

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Not in town for the music

Rixeyville musician-turned-politician Tristan Shields (center in the white shirt) attended Saturday’s American Festival Concert at Avon Hall in Washington. Shields, who some may remember for his 2012 appearance on NBC’s “The Voice.” […]

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Red, white and blue debut

Reviving a tradition of Independence Day celebrations at Avon Hall in Washington, Col. John Bourgeois, director emeritus of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, led the American Festival Concert on Saturday. […]

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Fourth of July born

Dick Manuel, among other hats a noted architect of numerous houses and wineries in Rappahannock County, including Narmada, celebrated his July 4th birthday with his “Porch Bunch” at the Laurel Mills Store. […]

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Deserving bunch

2017 Mitchell Arts Fund grantees pose outside the RAAC Community Theater, where they received their award checks at a recent celebration hosted by RAAC’s board and the Mitchell Fund committee. […]