Far Out! In Rappahannock

There were different ‘tribes’ among 200 hippies in Rappahannock: An attentive crowd gathered at the Rapp at Home office at the Washington Schoolhouse to learn about a curious slice of Rappahannock history: Cheri Woodard, Vinnie DeLuise, and Linda Heimstra reminiscing about life as “hippies” in Rappahannock. […]


Growing up in Pullentown

So what’s it like growing up in Clark Hollow, now called Bean Hollow, the youngest of ten children? Richard Brady, Clark Hollow Ramblings columnist for the Rappahannock News, was Rapp at Home’s latest speaker for its Local Voices series. Joined by his wife, Linda, and fellow Rappahannock High School classmate Alice Anderson, Brady told the group, “Everything I know has to do with family.” […]


Those Were the Days – Working at the Aileen Plant

Joyce Pullen told Rapp at Home members and Senior Center volunteers that the Aileen workers were one big family. “When something happened to one of us, we all felt it,” she said. They shared many good times with home-cooked food because there were great cooks among the Aileen employees. […]


Senior Angel Trees bear holiday fruit

The Senior Angel Tree project will soon be underway in Rappahannock. Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, paper “angels” will adorn Christmas trees at the Rappahannock Library and Union First Market Bank (formerly Rappahannock National Bank) in […]

Food Pantry

Food Pantry Update for Nov. 1

Halloween was a howl at the Rappahannock Food Pantry. Manager (and pirate) Mimi Forbes disarmed all with her get-up. Volunteer John Mann was a Bob Marley look-alike. At least one child came to the Pantry […]


Food Pantry Update for Oct. 7

“There’s very little greed — but a lot of gratitude at the Pantry,” says Noel Laing, who finds volunteering at the Rappahannock Food Pantry rewarding. Noel is a “regular”; every Thursday morning you’ll find him at the Pantry, unloading food, stocking shelves and issuing donor receipts. Pantry director Mimi Forbes needs a few more regulars like Laing for the Tuesday morning (9 to 12:30) and afternoon (12:30 to 4) shifts and for Saturdays (9 to 2). To volunteer call the Pantry at 540-675-1177 or email plantarowrapp@aol.com. […]

Food Pantry

Food Pantry Update

The Rappahannock Food Pantry is a year old! During its first year, the Rappahannock community and others donated almost 20 tons of food and more than three tons of pet food, 1,300 dozen eggs and […]