December 18, 2017

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Attention nonprofits!

After two fruitful rounds of Community Assistance Grants in 2017, the NPCF is preparing to launch a single grant cycle in 2018. Thanks to PATH Foundation creating these grants, $250,000 will be awarded to nonprofits with emergent community needs to support a broad range of causes. […]


Christmas in Little Washington ‘best’ ever

Last Sunday’s “Christmas in Little Washington” celebration — from its myriad markets to colorful parade with fresh fallen snow as a backdrop — was a tremendous success, according to organizers. “Near perfect,” Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan told the Rappahannock News. “I think the best parade we’ve ever had.” […]


A simply spectacular day for a parade

Fresh fallen snow, craft markets, food vendors, and a most festive parade led by George and Martha Washington with an appearance by Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, made for an absolutely perfect Christmas in Little Washington celebration this past Sunday. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘To Do’ list for Mr. Glennie

I was pleased to read John Lesinski’s commentary in last week’s Rappahannock News. I think it is high time someone stood up to Page Glennie’s ill-informed badgering and bullying of the Board of Supervisors. […]

Letters to the Editor

Turning away from hate

So, in a strange way, the KKK has done me “a favor” — and not a favor that they ever intended when they dropped that flyer at my Church door. Their hateful screed has made me more determined than ever to turn away from hate in my heart — in my parish — in my county and in my country. […]

Letters to the Editor

Boston tower needs carriers

Your help is needed, however, in collecting signatures to present to the major cell phone carriers so that those same providers might feel the need to co-locate their equipment on the new tower. This is a community organized and community wide event. […]

Letters to the Editor

Still counting on Aline

What a pleasure it was to celebrate Aline Johnson on Tuesday, December 5. I have known Aline for many years and join our community in thanking her for her service as the Piedmont School Board member for the Rappahannock County Public Schools. […]

Letters to the Editor

Apples and oranges

In regards to Mr. Lesinski’s other comments, I will NOT apologize for pointing out inconvenient facts or asking challenging questions. I will NOT be intimidated by name calling. My motivation is to insure our precious tax dollars are spent wisely in order to preserve our rare and beautiful Rappahannock County. […]


Early taste of winter

This wintry scene during the height of the early season snow storm on Saturday afternoon was captured at Jonas Jenkins’ farm on Fodderstack Road, just outside Washington town limits. […]

Rappahannock Weather

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Today is forecast to be Much Warmer than yesterday.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 56° / Low 41°
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A mix of clouds and sun. High 56F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 10%
High 60° / Low 39°
Mostly sunny skies. High near 60F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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  • Free Clinic

    December 20, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rappahannock Health Department, 491 Main St A, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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