School/Education News

School news for Feb. 7

WCDS fourth and fifth grade students hosted a Business Day Emporium offering special goods and services to staff, faculty, and lower school classes; and JMU over the decades has welcomed numerous Rapp students to its Harrisonburg campus. Now the university is pleased to announce the following Rappahannock students have made the dean’s list for its fall 2018 session. […]

Letters to the Editor

Bike path to the Post Office!

I recall reading from numerous articles in the Rapp News last year that there is funding available to build a walkway or “path,” so why don’t we all unite in favor of using that money to build a “path” from Little Washington to the new facility? […]

Letters to the Editor

26 pints in the snow and ice

The very cold temperatures, snow and some ice didn’t keep thirty Rappahannockers from coming to the Washington Fire Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30 to try and donate blood at the Red Cross Bloodmobile! We greatly appreciate their time, patience and commitment to giving the gift of life. […]


The Post Office Prophecies

Meanwhile, plans are proceeding to close the Sperryville Post Office and consolidate its operations at the new Post Office next to the bank. “After all, the new Post Office is just about as close to Sperryville’s zip code as it is to Little Washington,” in the words of a senior Postal Service official.  “Our mission is efficiency.” […]


County seat doesn’t own post office

Did my views carry any weight? I would hope so, given that I reside in the Zip 22747 service area and considering the knowledge I acquired as a Member of the USPS Board of Governors (including three years as chairman) during which, among other things, I initiated the introduction of the Forever Stamp. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Feb. 7

Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow last Saturday, which means we’re in for an early spring; Rappahannock Historical Society is hosting author and museum curator Terry Miller for a talk and book signing on Feb. 17; and check out the Valentine’s Day sales in town. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Feb. 7

Free Clinic moves to Valley Health’s Family Medicine office; March 15 is the deadline for applying for a Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund grant; Aging Together drivers honored; and the National Park Service has announced $748,298 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 72 acres of nearby battlefields. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for Feb. 7

The Town Council meets on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include a possible appointment to the Planning Commission, consideration of OSHA items to be completed at the Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants, a response to Planned Urban Development Ordinance concerns, a streetlight update, and a Post Office update. […]