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Slideshow: Christmas in Little Washington

NOTE: There’s a newer, better version of this slideshow here. A beautiful day, and maybe the best Christmas in Little Washington parade and festival ever. This slideshow’s just the first batch of photos — we’ll post another version by Friday…
Photo: Lessons learned

For this year’s fall recital, nine school-age musicians shared the limelight with three adults, all participants in the Rappahannock Music Lesson Program. After performing for an enthusiastic crowd of parents and friends, five violin students posed with instructor Olivia Devening…
Photo: Your local dressage champs

Flint Hill resident Bob Clements poses with his horse, Wrocky, after the two won the Reserve Championship ribbon in Training Level at the Virginia Dressage Association’s annual championship and schooling show at Morven Park in Leesburg last month. Clements has…
Photo: The mitigators

From left, participants in last week’s Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District (CSWCD) all-day workshop on restoring and protecting streambeds, wetlands and habitat included Rappahannockians Beverly Hunter, Jonathan Marquisee, David Massie, Don Loock and Donna Marquisee and CSWCD staffers Richard…
The Rapp for Nov. 17

Another winning photo for Molly Peterson, a star-studded Smithsonian at the Theatre concert, a singalong at Trinity, Business Link at the Thornton River Grille, a visitors center open house and more.

As Saturday’s surprise October snow and cold rain began to move north late in the day, Amy Fewell snapped this photo from Castleton of the heavens opening – in a much more photogenic way – above Old Rag Mountain.
Photos: Dressing up the town

While kids made the rounds of town, local rabble-rousers flushed with Halloween spirit and small-town political fervor tried to lessen the divide between haves and have-nots on Gay Street – by making sure everyone got candy. From left: Larry “Bud”…
The Rapp for Oct. 3

Maazel auctions his 1873 violin to endow the Castleton Festival; The Inn receives The Post's top restaurant rating again; a Soap Box Derby film event in Culpeper, an RCHS drama encore performance, a Rappcats raffle, "Sudarium" authors at the library…
Southern Lights

Rappahannock photographer Forrest Marquisee, 24, said he was driving through Woodville at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night (Oct. 24) when he saw what he first thought was the reflection of brake lights in the light fog – until he realized…
Tricked, not treated

An apparent victim of the spooky spirit of Halloween, this maimed scarecrow has been keeping away pesky birds – and probably more than a few door-to-door salesmen – for the past couple of weeks at Bobby and Mary Ann Jenkins’…
The busy-ness of fall

Greg Williams’ garden supply emporium on U.S. 211 at Richmond Road has been taking advantage of its first fall in a more conspicuous location, with displays of pumpkins, a moonbounce for kids and an on-site barbecue, and at last Saturday’s…
Wild Ideas: Different day, different web

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. – Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist, photographer, and writer Spiders are arthropods in the arachnid (Arachnida) class, named for the Greek mythological…
Coloring book central

“The Colors of Rappahannock and the Piedmont” is a coloring book that is the brainchild of Washington, Va.-based painter Kevin Adams, who recruited 11 other noted local artists to submit black-and-white panels representing Rappahannock County and their own work, which…