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Sperryville among America’s top ‘gems’

Thrillist, one of the country’s leading digital lifestyle brands providing all that's new or unknown in food, drink, entertainment, nightlife, gadgets and gear, has just chosen Sperryville as “The Best Small Town to Visit in all 50 States.”
Muggy weather doesn’t dampen garden tour

At 3 p.m. Saturday the temperature in the town of Washington reached 93 degrees, with a heat index of 103. But that didn’t stop well over 700 visitors from flocking to the county seat for Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
Historic Garden Week showcases Rappahannock homes

Historic Garden Week in Virginia — dubbed “America’s Largest Open House” — will bring literally hundreds of visitors to the county seat, many seeing the historic town and the county’s attractions for the first time.
The Town of Washington looks to the future

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission this week released a rough draft of a reconstructed comprehensive plan, setting forth what the historic county seat should look like in next 20 to 50 years.
You call this February?

A balmy President’s Day holiday weekend brought larger-than-normal crowds to Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, where a long line of vehicles crept through just one lane of the Thornton Gap Entrance.
The Rapp for Nov. 10

Classical pianist Audrey Andrist performs Sunday at Little Washington Theatre; Bel Canto vocal ensemble performs this Sunday at Trinity; read Food & Wine magazine's nine reasons to Visit Virginia Wine Country.
Supervisors seek feedback; get it

More than 50 citizens attended Monday night’s Hampton district “outreach” session, hosted at the Washington fire hall by the RCBS. For more than 90 minutes, the supervisors were alternately questioned, criticized and encouraged.
Coonce tourist home recommended to BZA

With two of the seven members of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission absent, the the commission narrowly voted 3-2 in favor of recommending approval of a Chester Gap tourist home.