Washington Column

Washington column for Nov. 15

20 people defied the frigid temperatures that produced crystal clear skies at Rappahannock County Park for the last ‘dark sky’ event of the year; and continuing a long-established tradition, this year’s Community Thanksgiving Service will take place in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Little Washington on Thanksgiving morning. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Nov. 15

March 8, 1979: Electoral Board members, county government employees and friends feted Mrs. Mary Cleverley with a retirement party in the Health Department offices last week. Jack Carney on behalf of the electoral Board presented her with a pendant engraved with her initials and on the reverse “Registrar 3-1-71 to 2-28-79.” […]

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Washington column for Nov. 8

The Inn at Little Washington will host a luncheon and lecture series this Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The Inn welcomes author Linda Holden for a special lecture and signing of her new book: The Gardens of Bunny Mellon; and town celebrates a birthday for the favorite centenarian. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Nov. 1

Feb. 15, 1979: “It was just such weather as this, only worse. You’ve heard of the blizzard of 1899, that’s the year I was born. Father sent for the doctor who rode horseback cross country over the fences where the drifts were so high,” said Miss Annie Miller Almond, who celebrated her eightieth birthday Monday. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Nov. 1

June 22, 1978: Heavy rains, hail and a twister assaulted the Amissville area Monday afternoon resulting in damage to buildings and trees and cutting off electric service for five hours. The first storm occurred about 3 p.m. with heavy rain and winds. Shortly after 4 a howling twister blew in. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 25

Jan. 25, 1979: Power line towers fall “very, very seldom,” construction superintendent Raymond Mims assured the Rappahannock Board of Zoning Appeals last Oct.ober. Mims appeared before the BZA to request a permit application for office and storage trailers to be located on Amissville Fire Company property during construction of concrete foundations for Vepco’s power line towers. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 18

Come out for a roller coaster of fun and festivities this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. for the annual Trinity Episcopal Church House Tour; and the hike scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 3. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 18

May 25, 1978: Mt. Salem’s church pews came home on Sunday. After months of work by the Restoration Association and Commonwealth Attorney George Davis, the 154-year old benches were returned from a church near Virginia Beach where they had been “on loan” for almost eight years. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 11

The capstone celebration of The Inn at Little Washington’s 40th anniversary took place in France at Vaux le Vicomte. The 17th century French château was the site of a notorious three-day party held in 1661 for King Louis XIV. The US Ambassador to France, Jamie McCourt, and our own Kevin Adams and Jay Brown were in attendance. […]