Letters to the Editor

Will(ard) surfaces

I have a young pup here that demands equal time [“From Rappahannock with love,” May 30]. I think you referred to him as Willard. He was the running mate of Wesley. Well, he now goes by the name ‘Will Bourgeois.’ And he’s been living here with me. He replaced Beauregard. He didn’t flee to California. He’s a proud Rappahannock dog. […]

Letters to the Editor

18th needs veterans’ services

I’ve been meeting with veterans across the 18th House of Delegates district (which includes parts of Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper and ‪Rappahannock‬ counties) and it’s clear that there is a need for a Veterans Service Office (VSO) in each county. Today, our veterans are forced to navigate a complicated federal and state system for medical claims; too often without the aid of a Veterans’ Service Office. […]

Letters to the Editor

Sincere ‘thank you’ from RappCats

Rappahannock is one of fewer than 10 counties in Virginia that does not operate or publicly fund a cat shelter. In 2007, to help address the need, RappCats was formed as a private, non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and finds homes for abandoned, injured, abused, neglected, and homeless cats and kittens throughout our County. We depend entirely on private donations and on our volunteers. […]

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Viewing the world from Woodville

My husband, Scott, and I shop in Culpeper once a week. The drive back home is pretty ho-hum until we leave Woodville and follow the gently rolling road that leads into Sperryville. In all seasons, and at any time of day or evening, the view is one I would put against any in the world: The valley opening up and displaying its full glory to the lucky traveler. […]

Letters to the Editor

Make a choice, make a difference

If you want to do your part to keep democracy alive, then you will have your chance in the Democratic primary election this Tuesday, June 11, when Rappahannock voters can go to polls and pick either Tristan Shields or Laura Galante to face off against the Republican incumbent in November. […]


Rivers run through it

The new edition of county map “The Roads of Rappahannock County” is out and the new version now includes the county’s rivers and streams.This new feature was included at the suggestion of Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watersheds (RappFLOW) “and we worked with the County Administrator’s office to assure each river and stream was properly identified,” says board member Bob Hurley. […]


Shining at Castleton

Internationally renowned pianist Michael Recchiuti and soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs (on each end), along with Lorin Maazel Castleton Institute artists Cameron Schutza and Marie Masters Webb, receive a standing ovation after performing “Musical Journey in Celebration of Castleton” at the Theatre House in Castleton on Saturday. […]

School/Education News

School news for June 6

Seventy students received diplomas and became RCHS alumni during the 69th Graduation Ceremony held on May 31st; RCHS wrapped up the school year with a morning of fun and games, students (and staff) enjoyed a variety of activities, inflatable obstacles, music, a dunk booth, and ice cream; and WCDS’s ‘Little Owls’ fly away from PreK. […]


Miss Kitty’s quarter century at Hearthstone

Kitty Keyser, the popular Certified Waldorf Teacher who for several decades has taught nursery/kindergarten students at Hearthstone School in Sperryville, is retiring (so to speak). “Miss Kitty has been with us for twenty-five years, and you have led many children,” a tearful admissions director Jane Mullan told an appreciative crowd of parents and children who ceremoniously saluted Keyser at the school last Friday. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 6

Rapp Seniors enjoyed a lovely picnic luncheon at the Rappahannock County Park; Ms. Montague’s Pre-K class at RCES sing up a graduation storm; and The  Virginia Moca and The Runnymede Corporation are hosting an Open Reception Exhibition by our resident artist in Virginia Beach on June 21. […]


Two Democrats vie in Tuesday primary

In the Tuesday, June 11 Democratic primary for District 18 delegate, Rappahannock voters can choose between two long time Virginia residents — Laura Galante of Marshall and Tristan Shields of Rixeyville. In the November election, one of them will face the incumbent, Republican Michael Webert, who is running for his fifth two-year term. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for June 6

Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley musical, The Talented Clementine, comes to the Theatre at Little Washington for a performance on June 15; Living Sky Foundation’s director is Cherl Crews radio interview; and hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, swaying, playing, funning! This Saturday, June 8th for ‘Second Saturday.’ […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for June 6

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is currently seeking contestants; The Rappahannock County Democratic committee meets on Saturday, June 8, at the Washington Town Hall; and the Washington Town Council meets on Monday, June 10, at 7 p.m.at Town Hall. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 6

Feb. 14, 1980In response to threats of legal action made six months ago by the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the Rappahannock supervisors finally took steps at last Thursday’s board meeting to provide a building inspector as required by state law. […]