Features & Columns

A story worth telling

Stephanie (Dee Dee) Slewka is an accomplished television producer and writer. She’s got a nose for news and her list of documentary films is impressive. Her daughter, Roxie, is no stranger to what it takes to put together a story and be able to tell it visually. […]

Features & Columns

Poppy Talk: From city streets to a country garden

Charlotte Salley, 24, is tending her very first vegetable garden and fully expects to harvest cornucopias of the county’s best produce in the coming months. This is the first of an occasional column tracking the progress of this first-time gardener and her soon-to-be garden. […]


Biz Bio: Elizabeth Blye Delaney, landscape architect

A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture and with a Master in Landscape Architecture, Delaney has worked in her field since her 20s, primarily for large firms in and around the Charlottesville and Lynchburg areas. Two years ago, she made the decision to go solo and has had no regrets. […]

Land Use/Zoning

New era for FT Valley store?

Rappahannock County is dotted with small stores that have been around for generations and form part of the texture and history of the area. Longtime residents remember riding bikes as children to these stores for soda or candy, their parents shopping for groceries there, and tourists stopping for gasoline. One such place is the FT Valley store located on Route 231. […]

By Patty Hardee
Land Use/Zoning

B&B expansion request postponed . . . again

One wonders if the special use permit application to add three bedrooms (and over 6,000 square feet) at Parma B&B on Christmas Tree Lane will ever get off the ground, judging by the number of times it has passed back and forth between the county Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. […]