Food and Drink

Wine and Dine Month

March is the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail’s Wine and Dine Month. Twenty-one members of the Artisan Trail — an organization of artists, artisans, agri-artisans, lodging establishments, shops, art galleries and others. […]

Public Safety

How not to hit a deer with your car

While there are no exact figures, there are about 1.5 million accidents with deer each year in the United States. The leading cause of human injuries and death is when the motorist swerves to avoid striking the deer. […]

Fire and Rescue

Missing in Rappahannock: young volunteer firefighters

The bill would allow Virginia teenagers, starting at age 16, to become members of volunteer fire and rescue squads, so long as they participate in non-hazardous activities. Beyond that, more dangerous firefighting duties would require both parental consent and proper certification. […]

Letters to the Editor

Add African honey bees to the mix

Connor is a member of the Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association (NPBA), the local bee club for this area. He was our featured speaker at our NPBA meeting this past October where he gave a presentation about his experiences working in Brazil with the African honey bee. […]

Letters to the Editor

Throttle jockey

But when I don’t want to do any of those things and my thoughts turn to mortality, I go for a spirited ride on my Triumph Bonneville [motorcycle] through the Rappahannock hills. I’m 76. […]

Letters to the Editor

Oops, didn’t hike enough

Because rates will vary in the summer, we recommend consumers compare twelve months of bills in order to better see the full effect. For convenience and comparison, twelve months of historical usage data is printed on each monthly statement. […]

Letters to the Editor

Cobwebs can wait

I hear this voice every time I find myself sprinting about and making excuses not to be with friends or family. I have also been blessed with elders in my life that have taught me ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think, and that ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’ […]

Letters to the Editor

Beyond the call of duty

Thank you to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative who took care of making sure the firefighters could do their job in a safe environment when the power lines to our house melted and dropped. They also reassured us that power would be restored before they left the property, which it was. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for March 1

The Child Care and Learning Center recently sponsored an exciting Nature Hack Your Space workshop, featuring the importance of natural environments to children’s learning and development; The Middle Street Gallery annual Members and Friends exhibition starts Friday, March 2. […]

School/Education News

School news for March 1

Belle Meade students learn about herbal medicine, botany and making a catapult; Wakefield senior Chris O’Heir of Castleton surpasses 1,000 varsity points; Rapp elementary students held their annual Market Day; and updates on Panther athletics. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and notices for March 1

Fauquier Hospital will host a new support group called Helping Hands at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, March 7. All sessions will be held in the hospital’s Chestnut Room. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for March 1

Prize money offered at Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point this year; “The Magic Duel” duo perform at Little Washington Theatre; and renowned Vanderbilt University Chorale will perform a special concert at Castleton this Saturday. […]