By Cathie Shiff

In memorium

Headstones in the Sperryville Cemetery are decorated with U.S. flags to mark Veterans Day this Tuesday (Nov 11), a holiday first celebrated in 1919 to commemorate the armistice signed by Germany the previous year to end World War I. […]

Bill Dietel answers a question after his talk at the library.
From the Rappahannock News

A headmaster looks back at an era of change

Before a packed audience at the Rappahannock County Library Oct. 10, longtime Rappahannock resident and influential philanthropic consultant Bill Dietel shared stories of how he took one of the foremost independent girls’ schools in the nation from the Eisenhower Era into the Age of Aquarius. […]

The Spindle House, still sitting quietly at Indian Run Road (Rt. 730) and U.S. 211, was a recruitment point for local men to join the 49th Virginia Infantry early in the Civil War. Later, the house may have been the headquarters of Union Gen. Armstrong Custer’s Michigan Brigade and Cavalry during the summer of 1863. Photo by Cathie Shiff.
From the Rappahannock News

Amissville of old, brought to life

It’s easy to think there’s not much to Amissville. Yet once there was a real town which, in 1900, was home to more than 150 people served by four merchant stores, five physicians, a jeweler, a cobbler, two grist mills, a large sawmill and a blacksmith named Jackson. […]

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Amissville column for Sept. 27

The Farm Tour in Amissville “Agrituristas” participating in this weekend’s Rappahannock County Farm Tour will be able to visit five participating Amissville venues where they can sip award-winning wine, hobnob with honey bees, meet Coco […]

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Amissville column for Sept. 20

Waffles, acorns and more at Amissville Methodist The Methodist men came through once again last Saturday with a delicious breakfast that got more than 50 hungry residents ready to face the day. As this reporter finished […]

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Amissville column for Sept. 13

Remembering 9/11 These perfect days with the startling blue skies and the whisper of fall should delight us. However, they also evoke a similar day 11 years ago that dawned in beauty and ended in unimagined […]