March 23, 2018

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The Rapp

The Rapp for March 21

The 5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum will be held this Saturday at the Little Washington Theatre; Gray Ghost wins prestigious wine; award and it’s week four of Wine and Dine month. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for March 22

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets on Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Highlights of the agenda include a review of zoning ordinances, alignment to the comprehensive plan, and discussion of the RFP process for Ordinance Alignment Consultant. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for March 22

Nov. 17 1999: Pursuing the issue raised by council member Alice Butler at its October meeting, the Washington Town Council discussed the possibility of regulating helicopter landings within town boundaries. Town attorney John Bennett presented relevant portions of the Culpeper town and county codes for reference. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for March 22

Building Permits: Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville, commercial, replace shingles, $5,800; 43 Main Street LLC, Sperryville, replace shingles with metal, commercial, $9,000. […]


Appraising history

Copper Fox Antiques in Sperryville hosted the annual Rappahannock Historical Society Antique Appraisal and Bakery Boutique Fundraiser with Silent Auction last Saturday. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Too many blessings?

When I started working on the tree I tried to keep thinking that it was a blessing of sorts; the maple would make pretty good firewood. Before I got the big end cut up and moved to my wood yard, I had begun to believe that I may have been given too many blessings. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Today is forecast to be Warmer than yesterday.
Friday 10%
High 49° / Low 23°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 49F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10%
High 47° / Low 24°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 47F. Winds light and variable.

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The Wild Ideas Nature Column

Wild Ideas: Weird science  

With the cold weather recently making outdoor adventures less appealing, Pam Owen catches up on some of the weirder science stories that have landed in her inbox recently, in this week’s Wild Ideas. […]

In-Depth Reporting

Community support for the nonprofit, nonpartisan Foothills Forum provides research and reporting about Rappahannock County matters, in collaboration with the Rappahannock News. Here's our work so far...

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Local Events This Week

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  • Spring Tween Mixer

    March 23, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Amissville Methodist Easter Egg Hunt

    March 24, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • The Wiz Film

    March 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    111 Scrabble Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Annual Reagan Dinner

    March 24, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Quièvremont Winery, 162 Gidbrown Hollow Rd #335, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • RAAC Theatre play: "Good People"

    March 24, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    RAAC Community Theater, 310 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Palm Sunday

    March 25, 2018  8:00 am - 10:30 am
    St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N East St, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • "Obstacles and Progress to Alternative Energy"

    March 25, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Belle Meade Montessori School Open House

    March 25, 2018  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Belle Meade Montessori School, 353 F.T. Valley Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Jazz music

    March 25, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Central Coffee Co Ltd, 11836 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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