Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 21

As 2017 comes to an end and we start looking back on another successful year in Rappahannock County, the nights are drawing in, there is a chill in the air, and Santa Claus is preparing for his delivery season — like many of you! […]

Health and Healthcare

Stuff your face, not your turkey

Roasting a Christmas turkey this year? If so, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has some holiday food safety tips that might surprise even the best Rappahannock County chefs. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Dec. 21

Welcome the winter and the holidays; Pastor John Burke celebrates his 89th birthday with his final sermon on the Christmas Eve; Boxing Day benefit at Pen Druid Brewery with “Rehabahannock” t-shirts on offer next door. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Dec. 21

July 14, 1999

On the Fourth of July, just before the fireworks at Avon Hall, William Carrigan in a public announcement donated the Washington School property to the Child Care and Learning Center and presented the ceremonial key to Rose Ann Sharp, Executive Director of CCLC. […]


Culpeper Cheese Company taking a break

The Culpeper Cheese Company isn’t going “a whey” for long. The venerable downtown business will, however, be suspending operations effective Dec. 27 as owner Jeffery Mitchell searches for a new location for the business. […]


Attention nonprofits!

After two fruitful rounds of Community Assistance Grants in 2017, the NPCF is preparing to launch a single grant cycle in 2018. Thanks to PATH Foundation creating these grants, $250,000 will be awarded to nonprofits with emergent community needs to support a broad range of causes. […]


Christmas in Little Washington ‘best’ ever

Last Sunday’s “Christmas in Little Washington” celebration — from its myriad markets to colorful parade with fresh fallen snow as a backdrop — was a tremendous success, according to organizers. “Near perfect,” Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan told the Rappahannock News. “I think the best parade we’ve ever had.” […]