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Environment/Conservation

Letter: A perfect day for a hayride

The day was perfect for the Rappahannock Youth Group’s inaugural event last Sunday – great weather, good turnout of youths, leaders and parents, and a fantastic afternoon of fun for all. Thanks to John and […]

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School/Education News

School and Sports News for May 3

Grandparents visit Wakefield About 80 grandparents of students came to Wakefield Country Day School April 25 for Grandparents Day. The event began in the school’s auditorium with a lavish breakfast. The special guests sat down […]

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Food and Drink

Williams fund dinner is May 19

The committee administering the Mary Beth Williams Memorial Fund will host its annual fundraiser and dinner on Saturday, May 19. The 4:30 p.m. event takes place at High Thicket on Fletchers Mill Road. Mary Beth […]

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Poetry

Poem: Kind words

Pillow talk – kind words in the middle of the night – is more powerful than Mr. Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence written in broad daylight – Preston Pulliamaka the Hazel River Bard

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Heroic doings on Gay Street

Dear friends of the theater, I hope you didn’t miss the RAAC Community Theater performances of “Heroes,” which closed two weeks ago. Written by a Frenchman named Sibleyras and translated by Tom Stoppard, it’s one […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and Rescue Calls for May 3

Rappahannock County fire and ambulance calls dispatched April 23-29: Monday, April 23 3:02 a.m. – Lee Highway, Sperryville, chest pains, companies 7 and 1 9:37 a.m. – Warrenton County, mutual aid, company 9 2:37 p.m. – […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for May 3

50 years ago August 9, 1962 Judge B.M. Miller was honored at a surprise testimonial dinner Friday given by the Rappahannock County Bar Association. The dinner was held at Thornton Hill Farm, Sperryville, the home of Mr. […]

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Pets

RAWL Dog: Wilbur

Before coming to RAWL, I’d been out wanderin’ the county for a while. My name’s Wilbur, my breed, Jack Russell – named after Rev. Jack Russell, a 19th-century Englishman. We were originally hunting dogs but […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for May 3 

The Town of Washington’s May Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting is canceled as there are no applications. At 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Monday (May 7), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at the […]

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Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for May 3

Home and land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court clerk’s office April 13-19: Hampton Sharon Genebach Luke, trustee, to Gary Younkin and Jene Younkin, 43.5558 acres, […]