The Rapp

The details of the Rappahannock Evening View benefit for RCCA, a vegetable garden for the county jail and informational Earth Day shopping bags created by students studying endangered species. […]

School/Education News

A low-volume budget hearing

A public hearing held Monday evening on the proposed budgets of Rappahannock County and its school system was a mostly polite affair without fireworks, but with an undercurrent of deep division over how much influence […]


From ECow to Tree-Cow?

Greg Williams of Flint Hill easily won unanimous approval of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission to move his tree and landscaping business from his home property on Ben Venue Road to the former site of gourmet food vendor ECow on U.S. 211. […]


Calendar: Rapp Happenings

The Rapp Happenings section lists events, generally in Rappahannock County, on a space-available basis. (The Web site will always list all calendar items we receive.) If your event absolutely must appear in the paper, […]


Editorial: Eye of the Beholder

No, it’s not installation art.

The clear-cutting, the digging, and the constructing are almost done in the county’s far northeastern corner for the new power transmission line — the wisdom of which had been debated and litigated for more than two years. There’s no longer debating the facts on the ground, however: Virginia Dominion Power and its partner, Allegheny Power, won. […]


Smithsonian at the Theatre on May 8

The final performance in the 2009-2010 season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. The concert is a joint presentation by the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Theatre at Washington, and will be held at the Theatre. The program consists of sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven (including his much-loved Spring sonata) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all written toward the end of the eighteenth and at the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Ian Swensen is the violinist and Kenneth Slowik will play a fortepiano brought in to the Theatre especially for this concert. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rappahannock on my mind

On Saturday (April 24), the “Across the Years” Reunion was held at the Link for the graduates of Rappahannock County High School. What a wonderfully planned event it was; the food was delicious, expertly prepared […]


Reunion Rites

At the “Across the Years” Rappahannock High School student/staff reunion attended by some 200 people last weekend at Sperryville’s Link community center, most of the rites of passage of high school reunions were followed — […]


Weaving away

For the past few years club leader Kim Nelson, second from right, and her mother, instructor/basket weaver Nancy Wheaton, standing at left, have been leading the young members of the 4-H Basket Weavers Club and […]


Ryan’s newest ‘Thomas More’ chapter

Retired diplomat and county resident Bill Ryan of Amissville has taken on a new challenge as a playwright with his third play about Thomas More entitled “Thomas More: The Last Hour.” The play will be performed at a “Renaissance in Rappahannock” gala at Rappahannock Cellars on Saturday, May 8, by actors that include Rappahannock’s Howard Coon, who will play the title character, as well as Ryan’s daughter, Susan Ryan, an actress from New York. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Caregivers group forming

With the help of many individuals and organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Aging Together is helping to organize a Rappahannock County caregivers support group that will start meeting regularly in early June. We know there […]