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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.” […]

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We will never forget

More than 150 deserving first responders and their families from Rappahannock County and beyond joined together for the 16th Patriot Day event held in their honor at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville on Monday, September 11th. […]

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Sweet potato (and girl)

“Thought you might like to see a picture of the biggest sweet potato I have ever seen . . . and it came out of my garden,” writes Richard Brady of Flint Hill. “Six pounds on the nose, and it was too heavy to weigh with my kitchen scales. […]

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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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Eclipse gives county a break

The scene in Rappahannock County early Monday afternoon was one and the same: people by the hundreds, young and old alike, stepping out of their homes, offices, schools, and parked cars (many pulled over on the highways) to gaze skyward. […]

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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. […]