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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.

On Feb. 11 in Staunton and Feb. 25 in Falls Church, the Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant holds free orientations on how to become a contestant and prepare for the event. Past winners will provide guidance on how best to…
Lions share

Rappahannock Lions deliver a donation check to the Rappahannock Senior Center before Christmas.
Elder financial abuse a growing problem

With the high incidence of financial scams directed at senior citizens in the region, Aging Together in Rappahannock held a roundtable discussion recently to discuss elder financial abuse.

The issue of whether Rappahannock County needs affordable housing was debated at this week’s when the county’s board of supervisors considered a special-use permit application to build apartments on the former Sperryville Emporium site.
Sperryville column for June 19

Chris Doxzen had the privilege of meeting some of Rappahannock's seniors while they were lunching at the Headmaster’s Pub and shopping at the Sperryville Schoolhouse retail establishments — part of their bi-monthly day trips.
Letter: Senior Angel Tree gratitude

To the wonderful people of Rappahannock County, A very sincere thank you for making this year’s Senior Angel Tree such a tremendous blessing to the community’s seniors. We were able to distribute 130 brightly colored packages wrapped with love and…

To our senior citizen angels: Thank you so much for your wonderful donations to the Rappahannock Senior Citizens Center. Our only wishes for the Angel Tree were to help the Senior Center help others. You granted our wishes so generously…

The holidays are here, and for many families, so is the time of year where they see relatives they don’t see on a daily basis. Take advantage of this opportunity to take a closer look at how your aging loved…
The Rapp for Nov. 28

Some (other) things to do this Thanksgiving weekend, including how to help with the Amissville food drive; Griffin Tavern’s Lorraine Gilb is named Restaurant Employee of the Year; Leland Faulker’s “World of Wonder” comes to Castleton; and the Angel Tree…
Washington column for Nov. 14

Turkey Day comes a little early to RCES, Trinity Episcopal readies its Thanksgiving services, the Senior Angel Tree arrives next week, the WFVR hosts another buffet breakfast and more in this week’s Washington column.