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Sperryville column for July 25

Marianne Clyde lives in Rappahannock County, near Five Forks, with her husband of 25 years, Bob, and two boisterous labs, Mojo and Pepper, and just released her newest book, “Peaceful Parenting,” which is already garnering praise and online buzz. […]

From left, Beulah Bolen, Wayne Baldwin and Mary Bolen Burner enjoy lunch during a recent trip to the family cemetery that is now part of Shenandoah National Park. Photo by Chris Doxzen.

A ‘blue’ mountain, lovingly maintained

Horseback riding up the Keyser Run Fire Trail is a wondrous ride. The forest is lush, deep and green, reminiscent of visuals from the German forests enchantingly described in the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. It’s also a place and holder of secrets, as one finds a cemetery midway up the padded pine needle paths, an apparition that rises seemingly out of nowhere. […]

John Elmo Clay (second from left) receives a certificate of appreciation from VFW Commander Russell Claar and Valerie Clark (right), ambassadors for the Department of Defense KW60 program to recognize Korean War veterans. On the left is Clay’s sister, Emma Ferris. The presentation took place at the Sperryville Emporium, where Elmo works (and the certificate now hangs). Courtesy photo.

Sperryville column for July 11

John Elmo Clay, who works for (and lives just behind) the Sperryville Emporium, was recently recognized by his country for his valor and service in the Korean War, also sometimes called the “Forgotten War,” in this week’s Sperryville column. […]

Barrel racer Maeghan Boucher and her horse, Hokie. Courtesy photo.

Sperryville column for July 4

Catching up with the talented barrel racer Maeghan Boucher and examining the (limited time only) transformed former Old Rag Photography building, One Year Only, in this week’s Sperryville column. […]


Sperryville column for June 20

Examining the inspiration and music of Judy Reidinger and catching up with Roy and Janet Alther and their many tasty offerings available at Roy’s Orchard in this week’s Sperryville column. […]

Maeghan Boucher, daughter of Waggin’ Hearts’ Sally Petty, helps miniature horse filly Feisty, born May 29, get used to those new legs. Photo by Chris Doxzen.
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Sperryville column for June 6

Inside the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad’s hosting of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads’ district 10 meeting and checking in with Feisty, a mini-horse and newest addition to the Waggin’ Hearts family in this week’s Sperryville column. […]


Sperryville column for May 16

Exploring the unique trail rides offered at Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds and showing off the many things that make Rappahannock the special place it is in this week’s Sperryville column. […]

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Photos: The pantry’s Porsche party

More than 30 members of the First Settlers Region and Shenandoah Region chapters of the Porsche Club of America, in the area for a spring charity auction at Graves Mountain Lodge and other events last […]