December 15, 2017

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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. […]


Elf in training

Fifteen-month-old Lila Fotenos of Brandy Station got into the holiday spirit — and salted pretzels — while attending a festive reception with her parents at the Old Bank building in Washington on Sunday, coinciding with the annual Christmas in Little Washington celebration. […]


Sure sign of Christmas

As Rappahannock resident Vinnie Lainson puts it, “Nothing says Christmas like a pickup with just a touch of festive lights.” And we discovered just that around dusk on Saturday as the season’s first snow storm wound down. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 14

Santa Claus is coming to Washington VFD for their breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the Christmas Story, as told by Luke, is being performed at Washington Baptist Church this Sunday morning, Dec. 17. […]

School/Education News

School news for Dec. 14

From Rapp High School to RappU, students are already studying to become certified nursing assistants; WCDS students enjoyed learning about the unique book on outdoor adventure for those with disabilities. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Dec. 14

Get in the holiday spirit with the Celtic Christmas Concert at Castleton Sunday, Dec. 17; details for Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s swearing in ceremony; and fear not the mysterious helicopter buzzing around Shenandoah Park. […]


Benevolent celebrity dinner on horizon

Formed in 2008 to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families with short-term needs, the 10th annual Benevolent Fund’s Celebrity Waiter Dinner is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Washington School House. […]

Rappahannock Weather

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Local Events This Week

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  • Breakfast with Santa's

    December 16, 2017  7:00 am - 11:00 am
    Washington Volunteer Fire And Rescue, 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Amissville Methodist breakfast

    December 16, 2017  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Relay For Life Cookie Sale

    December 16, 2017  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Washington Baptist Church, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Celtic Christmas Concert

    December 17, 2017  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    663 Castleton View Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Christmas Program

    December 17, 2017  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Thornton Gap Church Road, Thornton Gap Church Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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