Washington Column

Washington column for July 11

A man named Henry Lillard of Amissville, known as the Amissville whittler, would carve things with a pocket knife. Recently, granddaughter Cheryl Taylor donated some wonderful carvings by her grandfather to the Rappahannock Historical Society so people could stop in to see his amazing work. Henry didn’t use any fancy tools, only a barlow pocket knife that he had found. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for July 11

Aug. 14, 2002: Micah Solomon has both created and discovered an oasis. Originally the oasis was Solomon’s business, begun in 1987 in College Park, Md., because he needed a company to do what wasn’t being done. As a musician, composer and recording engineer, he had been disappointed by the quality of his work when it came back to him from the duplication process. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for July 4

Dec. 23, 1982: Rappahannock County merchants experiencing the ups and downs of seasonal business report an encouraging trend this Christmas shopping season. “We’ve had a dramatic increase in our shop sales,” reports Cheri Woodard of Faith Mountain Herbs in Sperryville. “Our catalog sales are way up too. — 110 percent over last year.” […]

Washington Column

Washington column for July 4

Let’s take a step or two back in time, say around the 80’s and 90’s, when Little Washington used to have their big July 4 celebration all day long; and firehouse Treasures Thrift Shop operated by the wonderful Washington Ladies Auxiliary will be having a big July 4 sale on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 27

Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be hosting Fire Camp on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at the station. Camp will be open to all Rappahannock County students grades 3-12 and will offer campers a chance to see what it’s like to be a firefighter for the day. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 27

Sept. 14, 1950: The Keystone Attractions carnival now showing in Little Washington. The carnival has a ferris wheel, merry-go-round and a kiddie train as well as the numerous midway attractions of a carnival. The “eats” booth will be run by the ladies of the Auxiliary, with the different communities furnishing the food on different nights. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 20

For many years, a Rappahannock 4th of July tradition featured daylong festivities in the town of Washington, topped off by fireworks at Avon Hall hosted by the Carrigan Family — a public celebration open to everyone. There were fond memories for so many of us that used to attend the day celebration. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 20

Oct. 10, 2002: Walking into Mimi Forbes’ house, there is a presence of flowers everywhere, especially lilacs: strewn in print across upholstered furniture, gracing the collection of dessert plates hung on the walls, on pillows and in frames, as artwork. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 13

​Silver Maples Gallery is a whimsical, eclectic gallery whose owners, Norm Jenkins and Michael Clarke host Artists from near and far. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for Artists to exhibit their works in an exclusive setting. Norm and Michael want to focus on the individual artist and their work. The unique accessibility of Silver Maples Gallery is what sets it apart from other boutique galleries. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 6

Rapp Seniors enjoyed a lovely picnic luncheon at the Rappahannock County Park; Ms. Montague’s Pre-K class at RCES sing up a graduation storm; and The  Virginia Moca and The Runnymede Corporation are hosting an Open Reception Exhibition by our resident artist in Virginia Beach on June 21. […]

Down Memory Lane

Down Memory Lane for June 6

Feb. 14, 1980In response to threats of legal action made six months ago by the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the Rappahannock supervisors finally took steps at last Thursday’s board meeting to provide a building inspector as required by state law. […]