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Assisting our Rappahannock neighbors

Socially and physically isolated, elderly, frail, many of them low income, and disabled. Not all are seniors, rather physically challenged people of all ages who require transportation.
The Rapp for March 17

The Rapp for March 17: Telephone program reassures shut-ins • Improv workshop • John Cowan Band in Concert at Drum & Strum
Letter: Rapp@Home is getting ready to launch

Many people have asked us if Rapp@Home is still around. And we are glad to report that Rapp@Home is alive and well. You haven’t heard much from us in the last few months because we have been preoccupied with the…
The Rapp: Rough Ride, big weekend and beyond

The annual Rough Ride plus all-woman jazz and all-British Shakespeare, a new restaurant for Flint Hill Public House’s owners, a new director for Rapp at Home, visiting “East Jesus” by way of Culpeper, lots more in this week’s The Rapp.
Glamour in Scrabble

The Rappahannock Senior Center at the Scrabble School held a "Glamour Shots" Day last week, and the participants had a grand time.
Rappahannock at Home: neighbors helping neighbors 

The senior population of Rappahannock County, as in many other communities around the country, is growing. Community activist Hal Hunter, inspired by working village organizations around the country, has been working on an organization called Rappahannock at Home to help…

Last week’s front-page story highlighted how rising property taxes in Rappahannock County are causing big problems for middle-aged and senior citizens living on fixed incomes. It doesn't help that the Federal Reserve has no interest in seniors or savers.
Dietel is one of 2015’s ‘Five Over Fifty’

Aging Together honors local citizens who have a history of contributing to their communities on Saturday, April 11 at the State Theatre — and one of their 2015 “Five Over Fifty” to be recognized is Rappahannock County’s own Linda Dietel.
Editorial: Bad news, good works

Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.