At Ballard, some ‘Thought for Food’

An exhibition of the new work by Viviane de Kosinsky, “Thought for Food and Beyond” goes on display at the R. H. Ballard Gallery this weekend in Washington. A gallery reception, with Gadino Cellars wines and light hors d’oeuvres, is 4 to 7 Saturday (May 8) with the artist present. […]


Author, dancer Maggie Kast featured at library

On Friday, May 14, the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) welcomes author Maggie Kast as the featured program for its “Friday at the Library” series. Kast’s sister is Rappahannock resident Sally Nash. Given that connection, the author is well known here in the county and was a featured artist at a previous “Soup and Soul” event. […]


More new art shows

Ice House Gallery and Geneva Welch Gallery, both on Washington’s Main Street, join forces to present a special exhibit entitled “Little Galleries – Little Artworks.” Samples of their small but powerful artwork are shown. The […]


Spelman raps in ’hannock

Master story teller Jon Spelman is coming to Rappahannock! Describing him as “the best company imaginable,” The Washington Post once said that “in Spelman’s hands storytelling is an art, not to be missed.” The Washington Times wrote of his “must-hear spellbinding skill. For the thrills and excitements, giggles and scares of an oral roller coaster, go along for this ride. An awesome demonstration of the storyteller’s art.” […]


From the ashes

When fire destroyed the Rappahannock home of Lynn and Joe Horning, right, in 2007, among the many art works destroyed was a large wood and metal sculpture by local artist Thomas Mullany, left. Lynn Horning […]


Conservation stewards, act now

District Conservationist Rex Rexrode says there is still time for farmers to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program that is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Producers may apply at anytime for CSP; however, the second period for evaluating applications for this year’s funding runs until May 14. […]


Historic district hearing set for Monday

The Flint Hill area is both rural and historic, but should it be formally designated a “Rural Historic District?” The question is scheduled to be addressed next Monday, May 10, at a public hearing at the Rappahannock County Courthouse on Gay Street, by the state Department of Historic Resources. The hearing is at 6 p.m. […]


The Rapp

The details of the Rappahannock Evening View benefit for RCCA, a vegetable garden for the county jail and informational Earth Day shopping bags created by students studying endangered species. […]


Smithsonian at the Theatre on May 8

The final performance in the 2009-2010 season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series will take place on Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. The concert is a joint presentation by the Smithsonian Chamber Players and the Theatre at Washington, and will be held at the Theatre. The program consists of sonatas for violin and fortepiano by Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven (including his much-loved Spring sonata) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, all written toward the end of the eighteenth and at the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Ian Swensen is the violinist and Kenneth Slowik will play a fortepiano brought in to the Theatre especially for this concert. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rappahannock on my mind

On Saturday (April 24), the “Across the Years” Reunion was held at the Link for the graduates of Rappahannock County High School. What a wonderfully planned event it was; the food was delicious, expertly prepared […]


Weaving away

For the past few years club leader Kim Nelson, second from right, and her mother, instructor/basket weaver Nancy Wheaton, standing at left, have been leading the young members of the 4-H Basket Weavers Club and […]


Ryan’s newest ‘Thomas More’ chapter

Retired diplomat and county resident Bill Ryan of Amissville has taken on a new challenge as a playwright with his third play about Thomas More entitled “Thomas More: The Last Hour.” The play will be performed at a “Renaissance in Rappahannock” gala at Rappahannock Cellars on Saturday, May 8, by actors that include Rappahannock’s Howard Coon, who will play the title character, as well as Ryan’s daughter, Susan Ryan, an actress from New York. […]