Sperryville Column

‘Back home’ in spirit

Arousing perhaps the most emotion was the unveiling of the plaque inscribed with family names and photos, an honor given a woman — Mary Bolen Burner, 96 — lived and made her home upon the Blue Ridge Mountain land. […]

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for Castleton

All of us who attended the piano concert Sunday afternoon at the Theatre House at Castleton Farms were thrilled by the piano playing of Emanuel Rimoldi. He is an amazing young pianist. […]

Letters to the Editor

The beautiful copperhead

Have no fear of them ‘coming after you.’ They will not. If you do not harass them, they will do one of two things: they will stay still, depending on camouflage, so as to be overlooked, or they will flee. […]

Letters to the Editor

Circle of life

I had to kill a copperhead two years ago when I came down my back steps. I turned to see what my cats were staring at and the copperhead struck me at my boot flap areas [but] didn’t penetrate. […]

Letters to the Editor

Sipping wisdom

Thanks to Merrimack College professor Joe Kelley, author of St Augustine of Hippo an inspiration to at least one member of this past year’s Augustinian discussion group at St Peter’s [Catholic] Church in Rappahannock County. […]

Washington Column

Willis’ first novel, CCLC’s alumni

CCLC’s 2004 pre-kindergarten class alumni came for a return visit; “Gestation Seven, One Was Black and One Was White,”book-signing this Saturday, May 27 at Rare Finds Gifts and Antiques in Washington with author Stewart Willis. […]


Descendants of the displaced

A uniquely bonded crowd turned out for Saturday’s dedication of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s Rappahannock Memorial near Sperryville, honoring those County families displaced during the formation of Shenandoah National Park. […]


Soap Box Derby sale

The sixth-annual Rappahannock County Driver’s Soap Box Derby yard sale, held on the grounds of the Old Sperryville Schoolhouse, offering everything from antique furniture to locally grown spring herbs and flowers, was a huge success. […]


‘Pull’ for Life

A spirited crowd came out Saturday to support the Rappahannock County Relay for Life against cancer. This year’s Mardi Gras style event featured the 1st Annual Bus Pull, as well as other activities, games, raffles and live music. […]