Down Memory Lane for March 24

50 years ago
May 11, 1961

On Thursday, April 27, 1961 Judi North represented Rappahannock County High School in the Apple Pie Baking Contest held in Winchester in connection with the Apple Blossom Festival. Judi had previously won the local contest. She was accompanied to Winchester by Mrs. Glenna Bennett, Rappahannock’s FHA adviser and home economics teacher. Judi placed fourth in the bake-off in which nine other schools were represented.

Miss Mary Norman Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Davis, Jr., of Evergreen, Washington will sail for Japan in mid-July as a missionary from the Episcopal Church. Miss Davis, a graduate of Rappahannock County High School, will graduate early in June from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg with a B.S. degree, majoring in mathematics and science.

At an announced meeting of the Board of Supervisors held Wednesday at the court house in Washington, the proposed budget was approved with a 25-cent tax levy increase. Only a few Rappahannock residents were present for the meeting, those being mostly interested in school funds.

25 years ago
March 13, 1986

This year there is not a single candidate for mayor of the town of Washington. Mayor Peter Kramer said that he has served in the capacity for the last two terms and that he plans to pursue other interests. ” I have other things that need to be taken care of, ” said Mr. Kramer.

The Reverend Jennings Hobson III has announced that Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington will formally introduce the new Episcopal hymnal during the March 16 services. The hymnbook, entitled “The 1982 Hymnal,” is the first since the 1940 edition.

Sandra and Norman Cartwright-Brown have opened their historic country inn to other inn owners, and those considering the idea, through a series of country inn workshops. The couple is attempting to offer practical solutions to the various problems and complexities inherent in such an operation.

10 years ago
February 28, 2001

Library Director David Shaffer requested a 4.5 percent increase in the library’s budget, but the Board of Trustees went a little better and added a few thousand to raise the salary of the Director and the Children’s Librarian by six percent for the coming year.

Symantha Breeden, 17, a senior at Rappahannock County High School, won first place in the High School Division at the annual 2001 Bland Music Competition on Sunday, Feb. 25 for her “Per La Gloria D’Adorarvi” by Giovanni Bononcini. Nicole Marie Espinola, age 11 and a fifth-grader at Wakefield Country Day School, won first place for her piano piece, “The Little White Donkey” by Jacques Ibert.

A birthday celebration was given in honor of Mr. James A. Turner of Tiger Valley Road, Washington, who turned 96 on Sunday, Feb. 18. The celebration was hosted by his daughters, Mrs. Mary Fletcher of Washington and Mrs. Lucille Head of Pittsburgh, Pa. and grandchildren, Jerry Turner of Washington and Elder Cynthia Head of Pittsburgh, Pa.