The Rapp

The Rapp for April 6

Rappahannock Democrats’ brunch sets record numbers; Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point races are this Saturday at Ben Venue Farm; and this Saturday is the Open Door Tour for the Artisan Trail. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for April 6

The Rappahannock Board of Supervisors are continuing their regular meeting today, 9 a.m. April 6 at the library. The Washington Planning Commission are holding a public forum on Saturday at Town Hall to continue the Comprehensive Plan. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for April 6

When the state of Virginia moved the mountain people from their homes to clear the way for Shenandoah National Park, “it hurt some of them pretty bad … It hurt their souls, their heart,” Elmer Atkins believes. […]

Building Permits

Courthouse Row for April 6

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Mimy Indra and David Kane, Flint Hill, add 100 amp subpanel, $800.00; Ridge 35 LLC, Washington, interior renovations, window, door, roof replacement and add deck, $300,000. […]

Adult Education

RappU raises the academic bar

RappU’s new nurse aide training lab: an entire classroom equipped with three hospital beds, life-like manikins, and extensive array of medical devices. If you didn’t know better you’d swear you were standing in a hospital ward. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: Some never learn

I should be a bit more skeptical, it says right there on the package, “can be planted as early in the spring as the ground can be worked.” You know what happened when we had that full week of almost 70 degree temperatures in February, right? […]


Poem: April’s Fool

Relentless, his jokifying

Went on non-stop,

Made traffic halt and Aspens quake.

Encouraged by the slightest chortle,

A guffaw sent him off in mirthic ecstasies,

Stepping not too lightly on the trillium. […]