The grey, cheery junco is the subject of a new film, "Ordinary Extraordinary Junco."
Nature

Wild Ideas: The (extra)ordinary junco

While many birds go south for the winter this time of year, others are just arriving, including a small flock of juncos now foraging in Pam Owen’s backyard. They arrived from their northern breeding grounds the same week a fascinating new film about juncos arrived in her mailbox. […]

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Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Oct. 31

March 15, 1973 Maureen Day, a sophomore at Rappahannock County High School, has been notified that a forthcoming publication by Scott Foresman will contain one of her original poems. She submitted her work as a project […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Oct. 31

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 4) at the courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes: Virginia Local Disability Program opt-out resolution; cash flow position update; unsafe structure […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (Oct. 31)

This week’s headlines include: The zoning board vs. the neighbors? • Delivery made • A Rappahannock son rises on Richmond’s musical landscape • The Rapp for Oct. 31 • Editorial: Vote for best costume! • Wild Ideas: The (extra)ordinary junco • 150 Years Ago This Week: A rare night battle at Wauhatchie […]

Harmony Manor’s proposed expansion from two rooms to five was approved Oct 23 over the neighbors' objections.
Business

Planners say no to Clark Lane B&B expansion  

After a tense, two-hour public comment section that saw numerous supporters both for and against Harmony Manor Bed and Breakfast’s desire to expand from two bedrooms to five, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of the expansion. […]

Harmony Manor’s proposed expansion from two rooms to five was approved Oct 23 over the neighbors' objections.
Business

BZA approves Clark Lane B&B expansion

After a four-hour meeting Wednesday night (Oct. 23), and over the objections of the neighbors, the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) approved Randall and Kimberly Fort’s request to expand Harmony Manor Bed and Breakfast from two rooms to five. […]

Washington’s Foster Harris House already has its creep on, in anticipation of Oct. 31′s costumed visitors. Photo by Roger Piantadosi.
Business

The Rapp for Oct. 24

Details on our (and that other) Fourth Friday, several Halloween and Christmas parties come to the town of Washington, RappCats opens Nov. 3, Ben Jones and friends throw a Rally in the Hollow, Naoko Takao returns to the Theatre and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

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Editorials

Editorial: What’s in a word?

“For somebody who calls himself a conservative, he’s awfully eager to impose himself in people’s private lives.” That’s a quote about gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli from Russ Potts — just one of many reasons the Republican candidates are no longer properly “conservative.” […]

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Nature

Bambi’s (nightmare) comeback

Historically, it’s this time of year when you are most likely to see deer, especially as bucks pursue does and the does play coy. But today, you are very likely to encounter deer any time of year — not just during the rut. […]