Letters to the Editor

‘Resounding’ Summer Chorus

Headwaters would like to thank all the people who helped make the second annual Summer Chorus a resounding success. To directors Wendy Aichele, Keith Hudspeth, and Kelsey Rose, thank you for leading the Chorus and encouraging the singers to be their best. […]

Letters to the Editor

After the rain

Of course, floods are not the only result of global warming. Wildfire, drought, stronger and more frequent hurricanes . . . the list of disasters from last year alone makes sobering reading. And the costs are astronomical: $306 billion last year. Global warming is the greatest challenge facing us as individuals, as a democracy, as a planet. Bar none. […]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Foothills series

The “Work in Progress” article in the June 28 edition was outstanding. It was well written, amazingly well researched and easy to follow. My compliments. We subscribe and think this is a terrific paper and a jewel for the community. […]

Letters to the Editor

Airbnbs require government oversight

There are no standards and no process for ensuring that given standards would be met. One of the key functions of any government is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens. Travelers staying at facilities in the county must be confident that their personal health and safety will be secure. […]


Ben Venue quite the venue

Ben Venue Farm provided scenic space and then some for a spectacular 12th Annual Fourth of July, organized once again by Sperryville VFR. Thousands flocked to the daylong festival, and by the rockets red glare at dusk the thermometer had cooled down to where it was downright comfortable. […]

Work In Progress

A Fraught Future?

Farming in Rappahannock is going through a transition. What challenges does the community face in holding on to its agricultural core? Part two of a four-part series of a Foothills Forum and Rappahannock News feature on the county’s economy: past, present and future. […]

Work In Progress

Picturing America

Lange’s most recognized portrait is “Migrant Mother,” taken at a temporary camp in California. But Lange and other notable photographers came to capture Rappahannock County in the Depression for the Farm Security Administration. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for July 12

Washington VFR members teamed up to add a new look to their station — a flag pole; Caroline Roth explains her monoprint and monotype presses at Quievremont Winery July 21; and Kate Anderson’s art reception at Middle Street Gallery July 14. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for July 12

Iranian-American guitarist, Shahin Shahida, and his band perform at Castleton this Saturday; RAAC Film-TalkBack make-up date for “The Post,” on Aug. 11; Congressional candidates Leslie Cockburn and Denver Riggleman political debate set for Sept. 5; and get details for this Second Saturday’s events. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for July 12

Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets on Saturday, July 14, at the Town Hall. Coffee, tea and social hour at 9:30 a.m. For Bastille Day croissants are served, agenda includes review of the parade, July 4th activities and a look forward to summer and fall events, especially the big yard sale. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for July 12

Jan. 20, 1966: Many interesting stories are coming to light through the study of old records, wills, artifacts, letters and reports. A good start has been made on counting, identifying and locating on a master map all the old cemeteries under the chairmanship of Dr. William Wake. […]