Land Use/Zoning

The bike trail: Dead or alive?

The vote on the trail, conceived as the first leg of a 6-mile multi-use path between Washington and Sperryville, capped nearly three hours of heated public comment from more than 50 county residents. The vote required RappTrails to deliver an irrevocable letter of credit or some other guarantee that taxpayer money will not be used to build the trail. […]

Letters to the Editor

Health issues this midterm election

The immense tax cuts that the Republicans have given the corporations have not resulted in wage increases for ordinary Americans, but they sure have caused the deficit to balloon. Congressional candidate Denver Riggleman follows the Republican line in saying he will slash that deficit. How? Their plan is to force a cut in spending on Social Security and on Medicare. […]

Letters to the Editor

Those who make America strong

This is the America that makes us strong. This is the America that Leslie Cockburn believes in. She believes in comprehensive immigration reform, not a wall. She believes in honoring our commitments. She believes in affordable education for all. She will work for everyone in the 5th, not just those who support her. […]


Physical therapy: A helping hand for cancer survivors

Not only should you be educated about the possible adverse effects of concurrent radiation and chemotherapy treatments, but findings indicate that you should employ exercise throughout your course of treatment to help minimize these effects. A physical therapist can help you develop a program to help maintain your strength, endurance and balance prior to surgery. […]


Family portrait — so to speak

The Fuller Family of Woodville has expanded their always creative Halloween display of creepy creatures, to include this year green and purple-haired witches, the latter’s bony fingers clutching an enormous toad to be stirred into the witches’ brew (you will recall in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” the witches added a toad). […]


Garden Club continues 66-year tradition

Tis the season to get ready — and while you are not likely thinking about the holidays yet, the members of the Rappahannock County Garden Club surely are. The club is preparing to launch its 66th “Greens Workshop” where they make and decorate wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces — for sale to the community. […]

School/Education News

School news for Oct. 18

Commit to Be Fit presented at the American School Health Association Conference in Indianapolis; Wakefield CDS’ fifth grade students walked playful pups at RAWL; boys and girls in middle school hiked the hollows of Shenandoah; and upper school students explored Renaissance art at the National Gallery in D.C. […]