Washington Column

Washington column for Nov. 22

The holiday spirit is in the air: Social Services is currently accepting names for the Christmas Angel and Cherub Program; Trinity Church Women’s dinner benefitting the Back Pack Program and mark your calendar for Dec. 10 for the Christmas in Little Washington parade. […]


Squash and Thanksgiving

The children entertained students in grades PK-12 with their Thanksgiving Readers Theatre performance of “Squanto’s Squash,” which jumps into the history of Thanksgiving with pilgrims and Native Americans. […]


National Thanksgiving Proclamation

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being — That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks. […]

Letters to the Editor

UUBridge remembers

The UUBridge Welcoming Congregation Committee observed the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) an annual observance on November 20 that honored the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. […]

Letters to the Editor

All that jazz

The Nethers Hot Club would like to thank all the fans who came out last Sunday for our performance at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville. We love having the opportunity to share these timeless old jazz standards with young and old alike, and to tell the fascinating history of what was going on in the world when these songs were written. […]

Letters to the Editor

Meat of the matter

Now you and your associates need to step up with a performance bond. That is where the meat meets the road! If this bike path isn’t going to cost Rappahannock one red cent then step up. Have your bike path group commit to the total cost of the bike path (include all future maintenance and liability insurance). […]

Letters to the Editor

Alumni tournament this weekend

Our 6th annual tournament will be this upcoming weekend Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25. Both nights will feature two mens basketball games. On Friday, our event will begin with a ladies basketball game and Saturday will be ladies volleyball. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Nov. 22

Middle Street Gallery returns to Little Washington with a public reception on Saturday, Dec. 9; RAAC’s Mitchell Arts Fund is holding a grant workshop at the Library the same day; and photos from Commit to Be Fit’s 2nd Annual 5k Turkey Trot held last Saturday. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for Nov. 23

Gray Ghost is sponsoring a special holiday food drive to benefit the Rappahannock Food Pantry. All non-perishable food and monetary donations qualify you for a drawing to receive free tickets to one of Gray Ghost’s popular events. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Nov. 23

May 5, 1999:
You may know them as Flint Hill Herb and Flower Farm. But Richard and Rosalie Lysaght changed the name of their business this spring to Flint Hill Nursery. And with the change in name they have more to offer. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Nov. 23

The costs cited with the following permit applications are estimates: Clifford Mumm, Sperryville, solar array, $74,440; Thomas Morgan, Washington, solar array, $20,137.60; Stephen Morse, Washington, solar array, $35,521.60. […]

Kavanagh countersues Lesinski

A two-and-a-half hour bench trial in Rappahannock County District Court in May resulted in Lesinski, 50, being found not guilty. Judge J. Gregory Ashwell ruled that inconsistencies in witness testimony created enough reasonable doubt as to the actual circumstances surrounding the charge. […]


Ladies rule: Betty Coates was first woman supervisor of Rapp

Contrary to what was reported in this newspaper following Election Day, Sperryville’s Christine Smith is not the first woman supervisor-elect of Rappahannock County. Diane Bruce was the initial reader weighing in with a history lesson: “Betty Snead Coates was the first female supervisor in Rappahannock County in the early 1970s. […]


‘Hiz and Herz’ hobby store in Flint Hill

Flint Hill and indeed all of Rappahannock County welcomes “Hiz and Herz Hobbies & Racing,” a unique hands-on hobby store moving into the old Merry Moo Market site at 617 Zachary Taylor Highway. The hobby store will have its grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. […]


Down with the lights

New projects and initiatives, including encouraging more Rappahannock residents to reduce outdoor lighting and designating a “dark sky park” in the county for interpretive events, were announced at the annual meeting of the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) on Saturday evening. […]