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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…
Prizewinning park pics

The evocative photo here of a misty morning along the Mary’s Rock trailhead by Ellen Adams of Amissville is the grand prize winner of Old Rag Photography’s “ Rappahannock Views” photography contest, co-sponsored with the county’s Office of Tourism and…
Photos: Pole down in Little Washington

Joanie Ballard sent these photos along, taken this morning at Main Street and Warren Avenue in Little Washington, of a power pole leaning precariously over the roadway. At 10 a.m., Joanie said there hadn’t yet been any loss of power.
Bull in a . . . tractor shop?

The hazards are different than the better-known dangers involving china shops, as this bull discovered when he wandered overnight into Bill Fletcher’s farm shop near Sperryville last week and apparently fell into the repair pit, where he remained until farm…
A full moo . . . oon

On the crest of a hill near Massies Corner, two cows appear to be admiring the full moon as it hung last month over Rappahannock County — although they were not, exactly. For the full story behind this photo by…
The Rapp for Aug. 4

A candidate update from Bill Fletcher's place and the Democrats monthly meet-up . . . A photography contest in Rappahannock . . . the end of an era as the Chapmans leave for Lexington.

Photos from the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual 4th of July Celebration at Thornton Hill Race Course south of Sperryville on Monday, July 4.
Photo: Sunrise service

Some 60 people came to the Easter sunrise service of Trinity Episcopal Church, held on Jane Batchelder’s property above Washington, which was one of several sunrise services throughout the county on that lovely morning.
Photo: Don’t try this at home

Participants from Amissville, Flint Hill and Sperryville fire and rescue squads attended a propane emergencies class at Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department recently, where they learned in a clearly hands-on way how to handle propane emergencies involving leaks, fires and accidents…
Photo: Change of plans

Robert Fountain (right), 18, says he swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel running across Sharp Rock Road and slid on loose gravel into a tree — yes, that tree — first thing Monday morning just south of Sperryville. Neither he…
Photo: What season is this again?

Such was the wintry scene that greeted those few (and warmly dressed) souls who might have wandered down to the Thornton River at the Five Forks ford, near Rock Mills, early Sunday.