Out of the Attic/Down Memory Lane for Dec. 9

Out of the Attic: From the Rappahannock News of Dec. 13, 1990: Creating their own Christmas cards at a workshop at Middle Street Gallery in Washington are Sam Wood, left, and Phillip Thomas.

50 years ago
December 15, 1960

The Lions Club of Rappahannock County recently agreed to accept financial responsibility for the examination, treatment and provision of eye glasses for the indigent school children of the county. Dr. John L. Miller, optometrist of Culpeper, is providing his services to the Lions Club, which says that without his help the program wouldn’t be possible. Working with Mrs. Frances B. Thornton, Public Health Department, and Mrs. Elizabeth M. Buntin, Public Welfare Department, of the county, the Club has established procedures that must be followed in each case.

Mrs. Carroll Menefee was hostess to the Sperryville Bridge Club on Friday evening with the following members playing: Mrs. Mary Botts Quaintance, Mrs. Thomas Pillar, Mrs. V. E. Goddard, Mrs. Lucio Kilby, and Mrs. Roy Reeve. A dessert course was served at the conclusion of the game and prizes were awarded to Mrs. Reeve and Mrs. Quaintance.

25 years ago
November 28, 1985

The Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community (RAAC) has announced that Anne Stephens will replace Laurie Marshall as its executive director. “I think RAAC is very fortunate to find somebody with the breadth of experience and intelligence that Anne brings to the job,” said Laurie, who is leaving to have her second child in January.

Washington’s Architectural Review Board (ARB), established by the Town Council last August, held its first public meeting on Nov. 21. Board members Carol Miller, Evelyn Willis and Jim Thomasson met to review plans submitted by the Krebser and Martin Partnership for a proposed office building to be built in Washington.

The ground was still damp from the hard November frost as the Rappahannock Hunt got under way for another hunt this weekend. This time the site was John Lyle’s farm near Washington where fox hunters gathered in preparation for a day of chase in the Virginia countryside. Larry Le Hew, master of foxhounds of the Rappahannock Hunt, welcomed the visiting hunt — the Bedford Hunt, and other visitors from far and near.

10 years ago
December 6, 2000

County Attorney Peter Luke and County Administrator John McCarthy reported that the Sprint PCS cell tower application is still on hold, and that their appeal before the board of zoning appeals of the zoning administrator decisions regarding their application has been continued at their request, until Dec. 27. The BZA has until Jan. 25, 2001 to make a decision regarding the appeal.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Longyear and daughter, Casey Longyear spent the Thanksgiving holiday with her mother, Mrs. Sivea Stovall in Sarasota, Fla. The Longyears’ other daughter, Amy Longyear of Boston Mass., flew down and joined them for the occasion and to celebrate Mrs. Stovall’s 89th birthday.

Coach Jim Wells and 30 wrestlers traveled to George Mason High School for a scrimmage on Saturday, Dec. 2. George Mason, Rappahannock, McLean and North Stafford High Schools all showed up for a great Saturday of wrestling.