Letters to the Editor

Farming challenges

One of the strategies that cattle ranchers can try is cooperative marketing where they would be able to offer larger volumes to sell. I’m sure they are familiar with the benefits of cooperatives in their membership of the CFC farm store and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. […]


A miserable day all around

Art Candenquist arranged for the American Red Cross to assist the Matthew Fewell family with their loss, while a GoFundMe page has also been set up to help the family. It was the second occupied home gutted by fire in the county in as many weeks. No cause of the fire has been determined. […]


Why the cubs crossed the road

This seemingly identical pair of tiny tykes were chasing after their mother and sibling when Rappahannock residents Jay Ward Brown and Kevin Harrison Adams came upon them last Thursday on Skyline Drive. Newborn black bears cubs are actually smaller than squirrels. […]

Fire and Rescue

Through her commitment, young EMS captain aims for change

Calls come in unexpectedly and someone always needs to be at the ready — for anything. The not knowing used to be the hardest part about the job for volunteer Angelica Vittitow, the 25-year-old captain of Chester Gap’s emergency medical service (EMS). The greater challenge for her now, perhaps, is finding a way to make a job she does out of devotion to her community into a career. […]

Letters to the Editor

Eric Kvarnes: A remarkable life remembered

We are all shocked by the sudden loss of such a remarkable man who has touched so many lives. In his lifetime he was a professional clown, a firefighter, a unicyclist, a Master Glassblower and teacher, Rappnet ListDad, and helper to the community with all things Mac/Apple, to name just a few of his roles. […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Scouts

Thank you to Boy Scouts from Troop 36 in Little Washington and all the community volunteers who helped clean up the on July 7th. Thanks also to Wayne Woodard who donated and delivered a huge pile of wood chips. The volunteers spread the wood chips on the trails, trimmed bushes, picked up trash, and widened trails. […]

Letters to the Editor

A snapshot of Rappahannock’s future

Since bike paths are notorious for attracting pedophiles and rapists, we fully expect our sheriff’s department to discover that they will need lighting, radio panic call boxes, periodic motorized patrols, and other security investments to reduce tragic incidents on this one-mile bike path. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for July 19

The Inn at Little Washington is preparing for its next two 40th anniversary celebrations: Innstock over Labor Day and Vaux le Vicomte in France later in September; and an educator from the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute presented at CCLC’s Animals of the World summer camp. […]

Youth Programs

Plowing the way forward

Through the 4H projects, kids learn to track feed amounts and outlays, calculate monthly costs and monitor market values for livestock. The goal is to learn about budgeting and money management as well as how much work and expense farming involves. […]

School/Education News

School news for July 19

“With such a large number of quality candidates, the final recommendations for the position were driven not only by the overall qualifications of the individual candidates, all of which were superb, but by a match of necessary skill sets for the various needs of the position as well,” said Swindler. […]