Washington Column

Washington column for May 30

Graduation Season: Congrats to the graduates of the Class of 2019 at Rappahannock County High School. This Friday is the big moment for the senior class to receive their diplomas; and Child Care & Learning Center give their warmest congratulations to the CCLC Pre-Kindergarten class of 2006 as they graduate from high school this year. We are all very proud of you and all your accomplishments. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 30

Graduation is still weeks away, with AP exams finished and projects completed, the final weeks of a WCDS student’s career are spent immersed in an internship designed to help aim each student as they take their next steps; and RCPS’ Spring Sports and End of Year Awards Ceremony was held in recently, all coaches acknowledged the hard work and dedication of each of the athletes. […]

Food and Drink

Hey, isn’t that Luray?

Friends, family and honored guests celebrated the unveiling of “Heir Apparent” at The Inn at Little Washington on Sunday afternoon. One of America’s leading realist painters, Bradley Stevens created the portrait of three Michelin-starred chef and Inn founder Patrick O’Connell and his most trusted companion, a Dalmatian named Luray. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for May 30

The Rappahannock News invites readers from Chester Gap south to Slate Mills to meet with the newspaper’s staff tomorrow, May 31; Mighty Dog, an abstract painting by Philip Ward that took 24 years to complete, is home at last at Middle Street Gallery; and on Rappahannock Radio, John Hallberg, reveals his plans for the soon-to-open dulcimer museum at Estes Mill. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for May 30

Town of Washington residents and others are invited to Coffee with the Mayor on Saturday, June 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Town Hall. There will be a charette this week on proposed hiking paths and walkways to connect the town as well as an opportunity to discuss ways to make Washington more “walkable.” […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for May 30

May 3, 1995: Hackley’s Store in Amissville billed itself as “the country store for the ’90s, from feed to fax.” It’s true. The store is much more than just a place to pick up groceries. Besides groceries, owners Jan and Ron Makela offer Purina feeds, UPS shipping services, work pants, flannel shirts, womens’ denim jumpers, boots, straw hats and much more. […]


Will Comprehensive Plan get some outside help?

Planning Commission begins process for new Food Pantry building: The Rappahannock County Planning Commission is weighing outside assistance to complete the Comprehensive Plan, while conducting preliminary reviews of applications for tourist homes, a campground, school expansion, and proffer amendment for a new Rappahannock Food Pantry building. […]


Balloon soars, will towers follow?

Frazier: A balloon 199-feet in the air gives no comparison to scale of a tower with antenna array — Cell tower developer Community Wireless Structures (CWS) arguably would have its hands full with one Rappahannock resident in particular if and when it files wireless facility permit applications for two 199-foot lattice towers proposed on the north and south ends of Woodville along Sperryville Pike. […]


Far Out! In Rappahannock

There were different ‘tribes’ among 200 hippies in Rappahannock: An attentive crowd gathered at the Rapp at Home office at the Washington Schoolhouse to learn about a curious slice of Rappahannock history: Cheri Woodard, Vinnie DeLuise, and Linda Heimstra reminiscing about life as “hippies” in Rappahannock. […]