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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. […]

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Hope and opera

Charlottesville Opera’s 2017 Young Artists sing excerpts from the company’s summer season of “Rigoletto” and “Oklahoma” at the Rappahannock farm of Judy Hope last weekend. […]

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Private showing

Artist and musician Linda Heimstra last year was awarded a Claudia Mitchell Grant from RAAC to, as she put it “study the amazing art of painting portraits with oils.” Her first subject: fellow musician Wendi Sirat. […]

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Pink for parade day

John Vest, with grandsons Julian and Graham, represented Settle’s Cars and Trucks in Amissville for the parade last Thursday along U.S. 211, the Amissville VFD’s biggest fundraising event of the year. […]

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Grace with ‘Gracie’

Among the more colorful appearances was Pastor Steve Foster, who brought along his 13-year-old traveling mule “Gracie”, who has lifted the spirits of children, senior citizens, prisoners and the sick across the country. […]

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Stare down  

Dog and a snake: Luna on this past week’s encounter with a snake in Sperryville: “I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed.” […]