Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 20

Just as we were beginning to dry out some, heavy rains from Hurricane Florence drenched the area on Monday evening. Rain and more rain came down, we could stand on the deck and hear the water coming off the mountain behind us. There were two streams running from the mountain down through my yard. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 13

Dwell Fine Art finds a home on Main St.; due to potentially severe weather this weekend Washington VFD has cancelled its breakfast and barbecue lunch for this Saturday, Sept. 15; and Kevin H. Adams and Giselle Gautreau’s “Two if by Sea”show at UVA’s Connaughton Gallery has been postponed. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Sept. 13

Sept. 8, 1966: Dry weather still prevails in Rappahnanock and the situation is acute. Thornton Gap River, where it passes under a bridge on Route 211 just east of Sperryville, is bone dry. This river comes from the Old Hollow and at the highway location not a drop of water is to be found. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 6

The Norman family came together again at the Rappahannock County Park on Sunday, Aug. 26 for their 54th annual family reunion; Washington VFD’s next All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet on Sept. 15; and in just a few days, our country will be observing the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Sept.6

Home/land transfers: Piedmont — Robert L. North and Jennifer A. North, husband and wife, to David Harry Friend and Jessie Welch Friend, husband and wife, 5 acres, $425,000, deed bargain sale; Candice St. Onge to Melanie E. Gillette, 70.0087 acres, $685,000, deed bargain sale. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Sept. 6

Sept. 1, 1966: Rappahannock’s generally quiet Harris Hollow echoed with shouts of glee and vibrated with music Saturday as 47 handicapped youngsters of the Metropolitan area frolicked on the hillsides at an all-day outing sponsored by the Downtown Jaycee Chapter of Washington D.C. […]

Environment/Conservation

Washington column for Aug. 30

The biggest hit of the evening was Harman’s spotting scope with a special attachment to allow everyone with a smart phone to get a closeup shot of the moon to send to friends. The waiting line was as long as any ride at Six Flags! Images of the full moon started showing up on social media almost immediately. People enjoyed the evening so much some stayed until after 11 p.m. […]

Courthouse Row

Courthouse Row for Aug. 30

Home/land transfers — Hampton: Robert P. Anderson, trustee of the Robert P. Anderson and Roberta T. Anderson Living Trust to Wayne A. Woodward and Sharon K. Woodward, husband and wife, 12.0961 acres, $240,000, deed bargain sale.; Steve L. Morin to Steve L. Morin and Robert Briggs, a married couple, 13.50 acres. […]

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Washington column for Aug. 23

CCLC’s Counselors in Training learned a lot this summer; RLEP and county recreation authority invite stargazers to its next ‘Dark Sky’ event, this Saturday, at the county park; Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale is on Sept. 1 and 2 at the fire hall; and Rappahannock Historical Society’s annual meeting on Sept. 16. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for Aug. 23

June 23, 1966: Dame Fortune smiled on Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Washington on Friday, when she was awarded a check for $20,000, first prize in a national contest sponsored by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in connection with their diet drink, Tab. […]

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Courthouse Row for Aug. 23

Home/land transfers — Hampton: Robert P. Anderson, trustee of the Robert P. Anderson and Roberta T. Anderson Living Trust to Wayne A. Woodward and Sharon K. Woodward, husband and wife, 25.000 acres, $240,000, deed bargain sale, general warranty. […]

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue calls for Aug. 23

Friday, Aug. 17: 2:15 a.m. — Jackson Lane, Boston, public service, company 5; 11:58 a.m. — Firehouse Lane, Washington, injury, company 1; 8:21 p.m. — Lee Highway, Amissville, unresponsive person, company 3; 8:26 p.m. — Chester Gap Road, Chester Gap, brush fire, companies 1, 4 and 9. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 16

Locally crafted scarves will be on display at some of the market days hosted by the Inn at Little Washington on Saturdays throughout the fall; the Rappahannock Clergy Association hosted its 2018 Teacher Appreciation Lunch Rappahannock County teachers and staff. RCA members. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Aug. 16

Dec. 23, 1998: Hackley’s Store will close for businesses on Christmas Eve, ending 64 years of continuous operation for the general merchandising store in Amissville. However, the Hackleys said it will likely reopen in March under different management. […]