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More smoke, less signal

PART 2 OF 3: In lieu of cell and broadband connectivity, Rappahannock's students, visitors, responders and workers plug into some creative solutions.
The Rapp for July 7

Middle Street Gallery's July hours and location, a gathering of those interested in the Artisan Trail and Nol Putnam's memorial poppies.
Foothills Forum Survey: Life in the Jewel of Virginia

An unprecedented survey mailed to every household in Rappahannock County found that respondents treasure the beauty that surrounds them, the privacy they enjoy in one of Virginia’s least populated and unspoiled places, and the spirit of volunteerism that has neighbor…
Letter: Thanks for the community’s Art Tour efforts

The 11th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour was a huge success — celebrating the visual arts in Rappahannock, and supporting our artists through sales and visibility of their work. The Tour also supported local businesses and provided…
Letter: The hands and hearts behind the Farm Tour

Farm tour weekend began in true Rappahannock County fashion with a traffic tie-up on U.S. 211 near Sperryville, when Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farm moved 80 head of rather unhurried sheep, cattle, a llama and a donkey across the…
Another gem for the artists’ tour

Meet Gina Sweatt, an accomplished jewelry designer, who joins the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour as one of six artist studios new to the event this year, plus more on the Sperryville galleries on the tour.
Artists of Rappahannock: 11th tour is Nov. 7-8

The 2015 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour Nov. 7-8 will be the 11th in the series, with 55 artists’ participating and some changes, including the move of the weekend tour’s headquarters from the Washington fire hall to the…
Vienna Virginians

A group of Rappahannock County friends met up, partly by design and partly coincidence, last month in Vienna, Austria.

Every little town in the world has its fool, its jester and its village scold — and Washington, Va., is no exception. Over the past three years our quiet, lovely town has been plagued with a barrage of nasty, hateful…

Nancy and I got our Red Oak Mountain land 33 years ago. Last year Nancy took over the theater in town. (I told her she was crazy, but do you think she listened?). Does this make us “locals?” Probably not.…

The county government — or, more specifically, attorneys for the school board and supervisors whose fees are paid by government liability insurance policies — has been spending more than the usual amount of time in circuit court these last few…