Letters to the Editor

‘Resounding’ Summer Chorus

Headwaters would like to thank all the people who helped make the second annual Summer Chorus a resounding success. To directors Wendy Aichele, Keith Hudspeth, and Kelsey Rose, thank you for leading the Chorus and encouraging the singers to be their best. […]

Letters to the Editor

After the rain

Of course, floods are not the only result of global warming. Wildfire, drought, stronger and more frequent hurricanes . . . the list of disasters from last year alone makes sobering reading. And the costs are astronomical: $306 billion last year. Global warming is the greatest challenge facing us as individuals, as a democracy, as a planet. Bar none. […]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Foothills series

The “Work in Progress” article in the June 28 edition was outstanding. It was well written, amazingly well researched and easy to follow. My compliments. We subscribe and think this is a terrific paper and a jewel for the community. […]

Letters to the Editor

Airbnbs require government oversight

There are no standards and no process for ensuring that given standards would be met. One of the key functions of any government is to ensure the health and safety of its citizens. Travelers staying at facilities in the county must be confident that their personal health and safety will be secure. […]


Ben Venue quite the venue

Ben Venue Farm provided scenic space and then some for a spectacular 12th Annual Fourth of July, organized once again by Sperryville VFR. Thousands flocked to the daylong festival, and by the rockets red glare at dusk the thermometer had cooled down to where it was downright comfortable. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for July 12

Iranian-American guitarist, Shahin Shahida, and his band perform at Castleton this Saturday; RAAC Film-TalkBack make-up date for “The Post,” on Aug. 11; Congressional candidates Leslie Cockburn and Denver Riggleman political debate set for Sept. 5; and get details for this Second Saturday’s events. […]

Meetings and Notices

Meetings and Notices for July 12

Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets on Saturday, July 14, at the Town Hall. Coffee, tea and social hour at 9:30 a.m. For Bastille Day croissants are served, agenda includes review of the parade, July 4th activities and a look forward to summer and fall events, especially the big yard sale. […]


A ‘time-out’ on Airbnb approvals

I have no fight with the concept of Airbnb for any interested citizen of Rappahannock, but in my judgment the county is not ready to vote on allowing any more or offer zoning variances for Airbnb-types of tourist homes. This entire issue must be addressed quickly with full transparency. […]


Q&A: Rappahannock through the lense

Rather than a traditional gallery opening and exhibit, Sands’ portraits of the county, titled “Who We Are,” accompanied by several images of Rappahannock’s distinctive landscapes, will be enlarged and displayed throughout the county for one month beginning Saturday, July 7th. […]

Letters to the Editor

Darker skies in Sperryville

I would like to thank the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection for their Dark Skies lighting program. We were planning new fixtures for our Sperryville business but did not want lights to shine in people’s eyes. Their light replacement program was perfect. I drove back the first night to inspect and it was better than I hoped. […]

Letters to the Editor

Reunion to remember

I would like to thank Jean Lillard, Paula Miller Howell, Eleanor Atkins Beverage and Nancy Zinn Nicholas for organizing the recent Rappahannock County High School All-Class Reunion. It was great seeing former classmates and friends. The effort and expense that went into this endeavor is greatly appreciated. […]