Roger Piantadosi

Alice in Rappland

Seated along the window (from left), Robert “Smiggy” Smith, Andy Platt and Lyt Wood entertain the crowd by reading from “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday afternoon at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville, where owner Maggie Rogers (foreground, looking up) also exhibited a roomful of her “Alice”-inspired etchings. […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for Dec. 24

Home/land transfers The following home and land transfers were recorded at the Rappahannock County Circuit Court Clerk’s office Dec. 15-18: Hampton Susan Crary Babcock to Virginia Outdoors Foundation, 270.8116 acres, deed of gift, tax map […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Dec. 24

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate Dec. 24-25 in observance of Christmas. The Blue Ridge Chorale starts its spring season at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Open Door Baptist Church (754 Germanna Hwy., […]


It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . Easter?

Terry and Kelly Tanner, whose Daffodil Hill in Castleton has flowers originally planted by one of Rappahannock County’s earliest English settlers (the Moffitt family), thought the warmest December ever recorded since records started being kept in 1880 could best be represented by a photo taken last Saturday (Dec. 19). This little guy was one of 2.5 million bulbs to prematurely bloom at Daffodil Hill last weekend, the Tanners report. […]


Avon Hall: To carve or not to carve

After more than a year of long and thoughtful discussions of the future of the town-owned former Avon Hall estate — the latest of which took up most of its monthly meeting Monday night (Dec. 14) — the Washington Town Council moved another step closer to putting the nine-acre tract on the market. Or possibly one or more pieces of it. […]


Trapped man dies

Fire and rescue volunteers from Washington, Amissville and Sperryville freed Charles Roy, an 88-year-old county resident, from beneath the engine compartment of his truck, which apparently rolled over him as he unloaded trash at Flatwood Recycling Center Wednesday morning (Dec. 16). Roy later died. […]


Letter: The best Biz Link ever

Businesses of Rappahannock is happy to announce that our November Business Link Networking Social was our most successful ever with 79 members and guests in attendance … on a Tuesday night in Rappahannock! Thanks to […]


Letter: Great greens gratitude

Every year since 1954, members of the Rappahannock Garden Club have expressed their thanks to the whole community for their successful sale of wreaths, garland, centerpieces, swags and other assorted Christmas greenery that, while beautifying […]


Letter: Radiating Rappahannock

AT&T is coming back into this county to experiment with their wireless broadband project (microwave radiation project), previously threatened at Chester Gap (many did not want it) and withdrawn. This is a bad idea for […]