Rachel Hayden, public relations director for the Inn at Little Washington, reports that the Inn has 17 new guests who will be staying on permanently.
They are 17 Clun Forest Sheep (all female) that came from Alan Zuschlag’s Touchstone Farm in Amissville. […]
During the July 4 holiday, traffic fatalities declined once again across Virginia. Of the 743 traffic crashes that state police responded to during the four-day statistical counting period, preliminary reports indicate that five of the crashes resulted in five deaths. In 2009, nine people were killed over a three-day holiday weekend. […]
Eleven members of the Hiker’s Club started at the Pinnacles on Sunday, June 19 and took the trail to Thornton River Gap. The trail wound through woodland carpeted with moss and bordered with columbine and dozens of other wild flowers. Several times the trail came near the highway where some of the members tried unsuccessfully to hitch a ride back to the Pinnacles.
Those hiking were Mr. and Mrs. Stanish Riley, Jacqueline Marlowe, Ronald Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gore, Milton Gore, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miller, Arthur Cheatham and Raymond Johnson. […]
50 years ago, June 30, 1960: The National Apple Institute has expanded its name to The National Apple Institute, the Apple Growers of American.
E. M. “Ned” Jones of Washington, Va., head of the Virginia State Apple Commission, was elected president of the Institute, which wound up its annual meeting on June 24. A budget of $130,000 for the coming year was adopted. […]
On Thursday, July 1, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ regularly scheduled meeting for Monday, […]
Preparation for construction of a regional jail to serve Rappahannock County as well as Warren and Shenandoah counties is moving ahead. The jail is targeted to open in 2014 on a site north of I-66 […]
Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Smith decided in April to start a garden on the Carrigan property behind the courthouse that is now owned by the county.
“The work is being done by the trustees of the jail,” said Smith. “The whole effort will save money on the food cost for the inmates, but it will also teach some skills to the inmates. The inmates have been incredibly excited to be working in the garden and watching it grow.” […]
While legal fireworks and sparklers are a popular part of July 4th celebrations, in most areas of Virginia they could become a cause of wildfires this year.
Many areas of the state have experienced below-average rainfall, resulting in dry brush and grass. […]
Hampton John Wesley Dalby, Jr., and wife to Stephen W. Worrel and wife, deed of gift, tax map 29B-1-10 Bank of America NA to Robert Glazier, 4.150 acres, $269,300, deed bargain sale, tax map 20A-1-24 […]
On Thursday, July 1 the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.
This past weekend more than 100 residents took advantage of the reopening sale for the Thrift Store now operated by Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue volunteers. The Thrift Store has served our county since 1965, […]
Seventh grade students at Washington Elementary School who will receive certificates of promotion at commencement exercises are, front row, from left: Wanda Silvey, Gail Updike, Teresa Cordani, Diane Woodward, Linda Martin, Betty Jenkins and Charlotte […]
50 years ago June 16, 1960 Cadet Francis Marion Bruce of Sperryville was among the 177 Virginia Military Institute first classmates who graduated from the Institute in exercises held there June 14. Cadet Bruce, an […]
On my daily walks through town each week, I pass by the Inn at Little Washington and I see these two awesome ladies, Sharon Starr and Linda Cole, working away, Starr cleaning on the outside of the Gift Shop and the Norman House and Cole sweeping off the front entrance of The Inn. Last Wednesday, I took the time to stop and tell Starr what a great job she was doing.
The serious business of making children aware early about the dangers of drugs and violence was blended with fun activities for youngsters during D.A.R.E. Day Friday (June 4) at Rappahannock County Elementary School. Family members, […]
Mayor and council ladies of the town of Washington will come up for reelection Tuesday, May 14. Not having qualified 60 days before election, as required by law, the election will be a write-in-vote. Mrs. Morgan Johnson has announced that she is not a candidate and will not accept the office of council lady if elected. The present council consists of the following: Mayor, Mrs. Martha Critzer; council ladies, Mrs. Dorothy Hawkins, Mrs. A. M. Verner, Mrs. J. W. Critzer, Mrs. Edna Wayland. […]