Parker moves Lesinski case forward

Equating conflict of interest proceedings against Rappahannock Supervisor John Lesinski to being stuck in a “mud patch” with the wheels spinning, Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker has told lawyers on both sides to “get past” demurrers and move the case forward. […]


Beware the Sperryville triangle choke

An exciting milestone for the budding Rappahannock martial arts community, as the Totality Martial Arts Academy, based right here at Stonewall Abbey Wellness in Sperryville, had four representatives compete in the Copa Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. Coached by Professor Mattie Leto, participants Jacob Rosenbaum, Hugo Ramirez, Smith Cliffton and Josh Neff competed in their respective divisions, bringing home a gold and silver medal. […]


How bout them apples?

Horticulturist Mark Smith, director of estate gardens and grounds at the Inn at Little Washington, chose a chilly late-winter day this past week for some “dormant season renovational pruning” of the inn’s apple trees — priming them, he explained, to “renew their shape in the French provincial style.” […]


Rappahannock’s unique ‘virtual village’

Can you conjure up the image of an old-fashioned village? The kind of place where neighbors-helping-neighbors is a value everyone shares? Many would rightly say that such a sentiment is found abundantly throughout Rappahannock County. It is also, not surprisingly, the core-principle that powers the young, local organization known as Rapp at Home. […]

Letters to the Editor

Comp plan ‘shall be general in nature’

Goals not written down are dreams and seldom accomplished. I learned about SMART goals long ago: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Trackable. Working together, I believe we can continue to accomplish whatever needs to be done to keep our county on the viable path it needs to meet and adapt to the changing challenges now and in our future. […]

Letters to the Editor

Romancing Rappahannock a huge success

Without all of you Romancing Rappahannock 2019 would not have been possible. I am so very grateful for your participation and support and the faith you put in me and in this event. Romancing Rappahannock 2019 demonstrated that local businesses can work together effectively and achieve collaborative success. […]


Deer ears in snow

Celebrated photographer Gary Anthes, his most recent book “Pictures at an Exhibition” published in 2018, captured this beautiful scene along Hope Hill Road in Castleton during this past weekend’s burst of snow. If the calendar is to be trusted, spring arrives in Rappahannock County next Wednesday, March 20. […]