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Quarter ton of food

“What a community we have!” remarked Van Carney, who with brothers Lain and Jennings operate the popular Pen Druid Brewery. “The show of support was incredible.” Referring to the brewery-hosted Boxing Day (Dec. 26) fundraiser benefiting the Rappahannock Food Pantry. […]

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Festival of lights

As his neighbors well know, Tom Lewis works very hard in caring for his home, his gardens and orchard. But how many know that Tom puts on a magical Christmas display — heck, we’re going to call it a show — every year? […]

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Love birds

This pair of love birds, er vultures, was spotted gazing into each other’s eyes while perched atop a chimney in Washington. According to professional birder Melissa Mayntz, vultures are amazing yet often misunderstood birds. […]

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A simply spectacular day for a parade

Fresh fallen snow, craft markets, food vendors, and a most festive parade led by George and Martha Washington with an appearance by Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, made for an absolutely perfect Christmas in Little Washington celebration this past Sunday. […]

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Elf in training

Fifteen-month-old Lila Fotenos of Brandy Station got into the holiday spirit — and salted pretzels — while attending a festive reception with her parents at the Old Bank building in Washington on Sunday, coinciding with the annual Christmas in Little Washington celebration. […]

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Sure sign of Christmas

As Rappahannock resident Vinnie Lainson puts it, “Nothing says Christmas like a pickup with just a touch of festive lights.” And we discovered just that around dusk on Saturday as the season’s first snow storm wound down. […]

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Home again

Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan officially opened the Middle Street Gallery on its return to the county seat after an absence of six years. Assisting with the ribbon-cutting is gallery member Rosabel Goodman-Everard. […]

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I owe how much?

It’s been a busy several days at the Rappahannock County Treasurer’s Office, with a steady stream of county residents appearing in person to pay annual personal property taxes that were due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 5 (late payments will be assessed a 10 percent penalty). […]

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Rapp snow photo captures top prize

The Piedmont Environmental Council winner of the 8th Annual PEC Photo Contest, Beautiful Landscapes and Streetscapes category, is this frosty photograph of the historic Ben Venue slave quarters snapped by Joyce Harman titled, “Christmas Snows on Ben Venue Road.” […]

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Squash and Thanksgiving

The children entertained students in grades PK-12 with their Thanksgiving Readers Theatre performance of “Squanto’s Squash,” which jumps into the history of Thanksgiving with pilgrims and Native Americans. […]

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Loving the film in Scrabble

Stanley Reynolds of Flint Hill, Ellen Thorburn of Brussels, Belgium, and James Allsberry of Flint Hill were among a full house at the Rappahannock African-American Heritage Center in Scrabble for the Friday night screening of “Loving,” which tells the story of Loving v. Virginia. Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia. […]

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Sisters take the tour

Chilly and wet weather this past weekend did little to dampen the spirit of sisters Nona and June Gregg of Tiger Valley, seen here enjoying RAAC’s 13th Annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour. […]