Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 17

Once again, the old toll house on U.S. 211 is abustle with merchant activity. An interest in firearms is in the blood of the McCoy family. John, his brother, Downing and their father Quentin needed little encouragement from a relative to begin a shop. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 10

This week’s part of my Washington column is dedicated to John Fox Sullivan, who has been the mayor of the town of Washington for eight years. His last day was January 1st; updates on Washington VFD officers; and There will be a Celebration of Life for Frank Huff on Saturday, Jan. 12 starting at 10 a.m at the Rappahannock County High School auditorium. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 10

Jan. 9, 1975: The Rappahannock Medical Clinic opened Monday under the direction of Dr. Jerry Martin of Flint Hill and Dr. Werner Krebser of Huntly. The clinic is located in Washington, in a new brick building, which was designed for the specific needs of a clinic. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Jan. 3

Gay Street Gallery announces an opening for Saturday, Jan. 12, featuring work by Catherine White, Warren Frederick, claywork; encaustic paintings by Giselle Gautreau, and New York by Kevin H. Adams; and RAAC Community Theatre will hold auditions this weekend, Jan. 5 and 6, for two plays this spring. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Jan. 3

Aug. 17, 1994: “We are just like family, and it really hurts.” That was just one employee’s reaction to the announcement at the Aileen sewing plant in Flint Hill last Thursday. Bob Fadely, vice president of manufacturing for Aileen, broke the bad news to employees that the plant would definitely be closing on Oct. 12. […]

Washington Column

Washington news for Dec. 20

’Tis the Season to be singing as Ms. Montague’s Pre-K class at RCES visited the School Board on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to wish the central office staff a happy holiday season; and from Dec. 26-31 Ballard’s are offering 20 to 60 percent off the shop. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 6

For those who haven’t finished their Christmas shopping, check out August Georges, R.H. Ballard, Inn at Little Washington Gift Shop, Geneva Welch Gallery, Rare Finds, Middle Street Gallery, Gay Street Gallery and more; Washington VFD Christmas breakfast on Dec. 15; and a few locals head up to the Big Apple. […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Dec. 6

Saturday, Dec. 1: 10:03 a.m — Harris Hollow Road, Washington, public servicer, company 1; 1:00 p.m — Sperryville Pike, Woodville, cardiac emergency, companies 1 and 7; 1:34 p.m. — Lee Highway, Amissville, public service, company 3; 7:31 p.m. — Fodderstack Road, Washington, public service, company 1. […]