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It takes a village

One group that makes a huge difference is volunteer drivers. Many senior citizens, those with disabilities, and some veterans have no transportation for doctor’s appointments, trips to the VA, or other important rides. […]


Big bear fancies beer

Large bears certainly aren’t a rarity in Rappahannock County, but Washington residents couldn’t believe their eyes when a huge black bear showed up uninvited on their kitchen porch. […]


Nol Putnam: Metal Muse

Putnam could be mistaken for the superficial model-type, but his thoughts and opinions run deep, and his talent as a blacksmith even deeper. And his reputation in the world’s second-oldest trade reaches far beyond the Piedmont. […]


Blow back

To understand what is happening today in the Middle East, and throughout Europe, and the Muslim world generally . . . and yes in the U.S.A., consider two eternal axioms: 1) You reap what you sow; and 2) The friend of my enemy is my enemy. […]

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Jul 01

American Festival Concert

Saturday, July 1 • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Jul 04

July 4th celebration

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Jul 08

Middle Street Gallery reception

Saturday, July 8 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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St. Stephen’s Blood Drive

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Kids Count Butterflies

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