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Daniel Keyser: A Rappahannock jewel

Rapp at Home’s popular “Local Voice Series” recently hosted a particularly delightful speaker, namely Daniel Keyser of Old Hollow. In his 80’s, charming, funny and filled with extraordinary tales of lore; of days gone by, of a Rappahannock barely recognizable now. […]

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Moody will always watch out for us

Moody Aylor passed from the world this past week. He was beloved and known throughout the county and beyond, his specialty, among others, horsemanship. He died in his 80’s — his heart, as it’s done for so many years, giving out but for one last time. Services will be held Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. […]


Lesinski to keynote inaugural AARP Vietnam Veterans program

On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, designating every March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. This Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., AARP will host a Vietnam Veteran Era Appreciation Program in Rappahannock County, featuring Hampton District Supervisor John Lesinski as the keynote speaker.  […]

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Sperryville column: So at home in Woodville

Which leads me to why so many folks in Rappahannock know both Kathy and Larry Grove. They are the quintessential volunteers, folks who emulate all that is good in the county, all that is about giving back, and giving back is something they both do exceedingly well. […]

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‘Rappa Hang On’ to flicking corn kernels

Rappahannock residents Lois Snead and Carolyn Tholand Thornton took their audience back in time during Rapp at Home’s popular Local Voice Series. Carolyn is the widow of Philip Lee Thornton, of the original Thorntons of Thornton Gap, and an always welcoming face volunteering at the Food Pantry. Lois is a 95-year-old Rappahannock Force of Nature, also filled with stories of local lore. […]

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Growing up Rappahannock: Alice Anderson relives her childhood

Rapp at Home is a “village” organization that hosts a Local Voice Series entitled “Growing up in Rappahannock.” At their most recent meeting, Alice Anderson, whose family roots in Rappahannock extend back many generations, shared remembrances of life growing up in the county. […]

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Hans Gerhard: A veritable renaissance man

There I discovered his artistic talent, from whimsical creatures carved from wood, to abstract paintings, and fantastic sculptures welded into metal objects displayed around the farm. Hans has an exhibit currently at Hazel River Arts & Antiques between Sperryville and Washington, and it’s a splendid display of some of his current work. […]


Woodville woman’s act of selfless kindness

Perhaps her most daunting accomplishment, however, is this summer’s decision to donate a kidney to Lake Lester. He is a man she barely knows. He is not a family member, nor neighbor, nor close friend. He is simply a man in her professional network suffering from final stage renal failure. […]

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Remembering Buddy Whorton

The soul of a beloved local man now rests eternally in the arms of the Prince of Peace. Franklin Lee Whorton, better known to all as Buddy, leaves behind hundreds of mourners; his bereaved wife Betty, their children and grandchildren, and the countless lives he touched. […]

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Celebrating ladies behind the Blue Door

The Ladies Lunch Bunch savored the ambiance and every morsel of Andrea Pace’s, executive chef par excellence, culinary gifts and we appreciated his offer to arrange a tailor-made menu, sensitive to the group’s make up of women from every economic means. […]

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New art and fitness studios open in Sperryville

According to the announcement: “Stonewall Abbey Wellness isn’t just a gym. It’s a community wellness and fitness center in the heart of Sperryville, delivering an unrivaled experience from training to regeneration. Our 5,000 square foot facility is a perfect blend of historic beauty and modern function. […]