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. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for July 19

Feb. 17, 1966: Meadowbrook Hall, a palatial estate home near Huntly, was destroyed by fire Saturday night. The huge dwelling, unoccupied at the time, was owned by Dr. and Mrs. Werner Krebser of McLean, who had just recently purchased the 740-acre estate. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Washington Column

Washington Column for July 5

He said he really enjoyed seeing those old International Farmall tractors with the Old Glory flags on them as he passed through the county en route to Skyline Drive. They do bring back fond memories of our farmland, our heritage and, most of all, our freedom. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 28

Dec. 23, 1965: W. A. Miller will retire from the position of Postmaster of the Washington Post Office, effective December 30. He has served in this capacity for 31 years, taking office in 1934 after his appointment by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 21

“Patrick O’Connell and the inn put together a soiree that only occurs every 40 years at his Mount Vernon anniversary celebration this past Saturday. The food was superb, the wine flowed freely, and the fireworks took flight across the Potomac! We didn’t want to leave” […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for June 21

Home/land transfers: Jackson: Robert J. Goff and Lora S. Goff, husband and wife to Nathan J. Fewell and Kara G. Felwell, husband and wife, 7.5636 acres, no cost, deed of gift ; Hampton: Carolyn Lee Settle formerly known as Carolyn Lee Birckhead, to Michael A. Manuel, 32.8515 acres more or less, $246,000, deed bargain sale. […]

Down Memory Lane for June 21

August 12, 1998
Jacqueline and Steve Soaper’s new Rosebud Cottage on Main Street, Sperryville, evokes images of a more elegant and bygone era — of afternoon tea, lace doilies, and romantic gardens. “I likes things that are Victorian or feel Victorian,” explained Jacqueline Soaper. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 7

July 29, 1965: The relocated Post Office at Flint Hill was officially dedicated in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon with U.S. Postal, state and federal officials and a large number of friends present. The ceremony was opened by Mrs. Barbara Gentry, Postmaster of Flint Hill. […]