A small pickerel frog enjoys the moisture and the insects it attracts near the outside water tap at the author’s house.

Wild Ideas: Some frogs are landlubbers

We often think of frogs as being aquatic creatures, but many spend some or most of their lives on land, returning to water only to breed. Among these is the pickerel frog, which often turns up in Pam Owen’s yard. […]


RAWL Dogs: Finch

My name is Finch and I am looking for a nouvelle maison (okay, a new home). My breed originated in Brittany, a region of France. Come meet me chez RAWL. I am a neutered male Brittany spaniel […]

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Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for July 31

Monday, July 21 4:46 a.m. — Indian Run Road, Viewtown, difficulty breathing, companies 3 and 4 10:29 a.m. — Sperryville Pike, Woodville, general illness, companies 1 and 7 9:36 p.m. — Warren County, mutual aid, […]

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Home and Land Transfers

Home/land transfers for July 31

The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office July 18-24: Hampton Bernard Donovan Picard and Katharine Land Picard to Bernard Donovan Picard, trustee of the Bernard Donovan […]

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Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for July 31

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. Monday (Aug. 4) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes Spectra gas pipeline discussion; RFP Emergency Services; Carey property tax sale; Lorin Maazel resolution. […]

From the Rappahannock News

Inside this week’s News (July 31)

This week’s headlines include: Put out by bridge out? • Rock Mills grapes, Bull Run wines • The Rapp for July 31 • Once an English teacher • Recovery continues, say forum speakers and recent sales • Editorial: Shaping the future • Wild Ideas: Some frogs are landlubbers • and more. […]

Treasurer Debbie Knick, right, poses with her chief deputy Lisa Dodson, center, and part-timer Karen Bear. (Missing that day was deputy treasurer Deanna Wayland).

The unburied treasurer’s office

It’s only two months into Debbie Knick’s tenure as the treasurer of Rappahannock County, but the treasurer’s office has undergone dramatic changes — in physical appearance, technology and other areas. […]

Great Falls artist Jill Banks painted this while in town earlier this month for RDA’s first Plein Air Paint Out.

The Rapp for July 24

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

Masestro Maazel conducts a production of TBA.

Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here. […]

A very photogenic goat at last weekend's CMR Farm Show. Photo by Ian Chini.

Photos: Farm show success

Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14. […]