And the Christmas Parade winners are . . .

Little Washington Christmas Parade judges had a particularly difficult time choosing the best of the participants this year, according to parade organizer Judy DeSarno. “Rappahannockians outdid themselves with creativity and enormous talent and enthusiasm,” DeSarno observes. “You’ll note some new categories — the judges’ prerogative — because it was just a fabulous lineup.” […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 6

For those who haven’t finished their Christmas shopping, check out August Georges, R.H. Ballard, Inn at Little Washington Gift Shop, Geneva Welch Gallery, Rare Finds, Middle Street Gallery, Gay Street Gallery and more; Washington VFD Christmas breakfast on Dec. 15; and a few locals head up to the Big Apple. […]

School/Education News

School news for Dec. 6

Wakefield CDSLower School Drama Group performed “The Nutcracker Prince;” WCDS Environmental science class planted trees on a Flint Hill farm to help preserve the health of the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay; and RCHS nurse aide students had their clinical orientation with a tour of the Heritage Hall nursing home in Front Royal. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Dec. 6

A Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad ambulance, its siren blaring as it rolled south on Route 522 between Woodville and Scrabble, collided with a vehicle pulling out of Fox Creek Lane; and Rappahannock resident Cliff Mumm, one of the world’s foremost disaster rebuilding experts, will be the Second Friday speaker Dec. 14 at the County Library. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Dec. 6

RAAC’s Mitchell Arts Fund is holding a grant workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Rappahannock County Public Library. All past and prospective applicants are encouraged to attend. Members of the Mitchell Arts Fund committee will go over 2019 grant application and new guidelines and will answer questions about submitting a proposal. […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 6

Saturday, Dec. 1: 10:03 a.m — Harris Hollow Road, Washington, public servicer, company 1; 1:00 p.m — Sperryville Pike, Woodville, cardiac emergency, companies 1 and 7; 1:34 p.m. — Lee Highway, Amissville, public service, company 3; 7:31 p.m. — Fodderstack Road, Washington, public service, company 1. […]