Washington: Winter continues in Rappahannock County

Look like groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s weather prediction may be right so far. We are heading for six more weeks of bad weather.

Considering the conditions over the weekend, Brian Noyes at Warrenton’s Red Truck Bakery and R.H. Ballard in Washington decided to postpone Red Truck Bakery deliveries to the shop on Main Street, and will instead be introducing Red Truck goods this Saturday and Sunday – weather permitting.

Madison Haines is clearly delighted to be riding Frisian Madeline, owned by Chris Doxzen of Harris Hollow. Photo by Chris Doxzen.

Taking riding lessons
Six-year-old Madison Haines is crazy about horses and loves being around them. Madison takes riding lessons from Chris Doxzen of Harris Hollow. The daughter of Glen Haines, who works as a maintenance at The Inn, and Charity Haines, a preschool teacher at Rappahannock County Elementary School, Madison and her family live over near Ashby Stables, Washington.
“Madison is doing well with her riding lessons,” Doxzen said.

Keep up the good work, Madison!

Postponed anniversary
Ice House Gallery regrets to inform friends and neighbors that its First Anniversary Celebration will be postponed until sometime after the snow is gone. The event was originally scheduled for this Sunday, but owner Linda Lawler says she will reschedule the celebration for a sunny day and will celebrate the end of snow season along with her first anniversary in business at the Ice House in Washington. Watch this column for the new date.

Birthday wishes
Birthday wishes and love go out to Tiffany Clanagan from her mom and dad and brother Tim. She celebrates her special day today, Feb. 11. Also wishes go out to Tamara Estes of Washington, who also celebrates her day today.

Birthday wishes go out to Bryant Lee of Washington who will celebrate his day on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Remember Willie McFarland, Washington, in your daily prayers. He has been under the weather and is at Warrenton Overlook center.

Happy Valentine Day!
Valentine’s Day is a holiday set aside on Feb. 14 to celebrate our fondest affections for our loved ones. Traditionally, that includes cards, candy and flowers.

Valentine’s isn’t just the day of “love.” It’s also the day for couples to recapture their relationship, for the time that they’ve been together.

There are many theories and myths surrounding the origin of the modern Valentine’s Day celebrations. And some adore Valentine’s Day, while others dread it. However, whatever your inclinations are, I hope everyone will have a nice Valentine’s Day and that the ladies will receive their red roses – the traditional Valentine’s flower.

Remember love doesn’t make the world go round – it is what makes the ride worthwhile for everyone.

For a romantic Valentine’s Day, take your sweetheart, your spouse or some of your good friends to see “Love Letters” at the Theatre in Little Washington Sunday at 3 p.m.

It is a simple love story told through letters, and Ben Jones and Alma Viator will come out of the hollow to give an encore performance of the play they performed here in 2001. Afterwards join them for a special Valentine’s reception at Stonyman Gourmet Farmer just up Gay Street. Goodies will be served.

Happy Valentine’s Day!