Planned Unit Development approved for Washington

The measure, reviewed for the past five months by the town’s planning commission and by the council for the last two months, is meant to encourage development — housing in particular — by allowing plans to combine varied and compatible land uses, including housing, recreation and commercial. […]


Council reroutes stub street to planners

The Washington Town Council met at town hall Monday night for nearly two hours, discussing at length an uncontested application by adjacent property owners at the north end of Gay Street asking that the invisible stub of that street be abandoned by the town. The council made no decision, other than to refer the matter to the planning commission. […]

Real Estate

Post Office heading out of Town

The bank moved to its current location — just across Bank Road from the proposed post office site — from its headquarters on Gay Street in Washington 16 years ago, a move many presumed was made after the town council declined to permit the bank to expand the building and to add a drive-thru. This time around, the town had fought hard to keep the postal facility in town. […]


All work and all clay: Kat Habib

Most artists are struggling artists, one way or the other, but Kat Habib struggles mostly to find the time to be an artist. When she’s actually practicing art, hey — no problem. The Sperryville potter and florist is 33 and one of Rappahannock County’s younger practicing artists. […]


Bach to blues to . . . Bill Harris 

The fifth video in the Artists of Rappahannock series is different from the rest — for one, it’s a profile of a musician rather than visual artist: renowned jazz pianist Bill Harris, who shares a historic home in Flint Hill with his wife, Stella Liong, Rappahannock’s only resident dentist. […]


The impressionist: Nedra Smith

After a 20-year career as an art director in the D.C. area, Rappahannock County artist Nedra Smith returned some 13 years ago to her first loves — plein air and studio painting, as well as the Virginia Piedmont where she spent many years as a child. […]


Council sets budget, comp plan dates

There are three comprehensive plan-specific meetings at which public input would be most welcome: the regular monthly meeting on March 27; on April 8 at town hall; and an April 17 joint work session with the town council. […]


Council signs up Kuhn, signs off on permit

The Washington Town Council elected council member Mary Ann Kuhn as the town’s new vice mayor at Monday night’s (Jan. 9) regular monthly session, during which it also heard an update on the Inn at Little Washington’s Middle Street stub parking lot, landscape and post office renovations. […]


Open on Mondays

Flatwood Refuse and Recycling Center’s new hours of operation start next Monday (Jan. 9) with one significant (and much-requested) change: The center is now open Mondays. […]