Letters to the Editor

Above the fray

Although I tend to vote Republican, in this year’s partisan election there is only one candidate who has bravely stayed above the fray. Instead of offering vile, misleading attacks, Leslie Cockburn has listened to our problems and offered needed solutions […]


Fall ‘Art Tour’ as adventure travel

This year’s visitors to the 14th Annual Fall Art Tour will be greeted at Tour Headquarters with a banner urging them to “Explore, Discover, and Experience.” These are appropriate words to describe the multidimensional offerings of this year’s event featuring 33 unique studios and 11 galleries spread across Rappahannock County. […]


Fodderstack postcard

It took its sweet time, but autumn has finally arrived in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Proof being this colorful Fodderstack view looking past the Chandler Family guesthouse towards Shenandoah National Park, where it went from sleeting on Monday to 70-plus degree temperatures on Halloween. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Nov. 1

Boxwood nixed by Gardening Club for Christmas wreaths; Carol Lucking hired as the CCLC’s Family and Child Service Coordinator; RCHS held 40th reunion; and signed copies of Red Truck Bakery book available at Ballard’s. […]

School/Education News

School news for Nov. 1

RCPS students wore orange to show support for the anti-bullying Unity Day; created a new mural with over 100 students; and have a lot to cheer about. WCDS students learn fire safety; and take a field trip to Front Royal to learn how fire up a pizza. […]