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Down Memory Lane for Aug. 9

Dec. 2, 1998: Although Sheriff Gary Settle has announced his resignation and a new sheriff will come on board in the next year, Lt. Larry Sherertz joined the sheriff’s office here just a few months shy of 24 years spent with Fairfax County Police. […]

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Down Memory Lane for Aug. 2

Nov. 25, 1998: Alice King’s apartment on Main Street in Washington has a large welcome mat at the front door. Numerous photographs of family and friends decorate the walls and tabletops, and a comfortable sofa and chairs circle around a plush Chinese rug in her sunny warm living room. […]

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Down Memory Lane for July 26

Nov. 11, 1998: Smiling comes easy in to Patricia Bartholomew, and she said she likes making others smile. It obviously is one reason why she opened Mazie’s Daisies. The full-service florist shop that opened its door for business in early October is located at 311J Gay Street, Washington, next to the lower level of Elaine Kramer’s Talk of the Town gift shop. […]

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Down Memory Lane for July 19

Feb. 17, 1966: Meadowbrook Hall, a palatial estate home near Huntly, was destroyed by fire Saturday night. The huge dwelling, unoccupied at the time, was owned by Dr. and Mrs. Werner Krebser of McLean, who had just recently purchased the 740-acre estate. […]

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Down Memory Lane for July 12

Jan. 20, 1966: Many interesting stories are coming to light through the study of old records, wills, artifacts, letters and reports. A good start has been made on counting, identifying and locating on a master map all the old cemeteries under the chairmanship of Dr. William Wake. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 28

Dec. 23, 1965: W. A. Miller will retire from the position of Postmaster of the Washington Post Office, effective December 30. He has served in this capacity for 31 years, taking office in 1934 after his appointment by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. […]

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Down Memory Lane for June 7

July 29, 1965: The relocated Post Office at Flint Hill was officially dedicated in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon with U.S. Postal, state and federal officials and a large number of friends present. The ceremony was opened by Mrs. Barbara Gentry, Postmaster of Flint Hill. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 31

May 6, 1998: At a meeting on April 28, the county school board appointed Aline B. Johnson of Sperryville to fill the Piedmont District post that became vacant when Dennis Wingfield resigned April 1. The county will hold a special election later this year to fill the remainder of Wingfield’s term. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 24

Dec. 27, 1990: When Frances Thornton became Rappahannock County’s first public health nurse in 1950, she faced a county filled with people who in too many cases were unaware of the importance of proper medical care, especially for children. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 17

March 4, 1998
“It’s a situation of trying to get more services and products to the community that as a stand alone community bank we would not be able to deliver,” said John R. Conry, Jr., CEO of Rappahannock National Bank, of the bank’s agreement to join Union Bankshares Corporation. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 10

Feb. 18, 1998: After 18 years of serving the County of Rappahannock as a member of its board of supervisors, and 11 of those years as board chairman, Hubert S. Gilkey is stepping down. […]

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Down Memory Lane for May 3

Feb. 4, 1998: John and Libby Byam became the new owners of the Foster-Harris House when they bought the property from Phyllis Marriott in December. “We enjoy being home and sharing our home with others,” said Libby. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 19

Dec. 29, 1999: Debbie Roark bought the Appetite Repair Shop back in October not intending to change the operation one iota. She enlisted help from the previous owners, Cindy and Greg Gillies, to ensure a smooth transition. And regulars are just now finding out about the new woman behind the scenes. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 12

Dec. 15, 1999: Amidst rumors of bankruptcy and being fed up with the town of Washington, Peter Kramer will put his building on Gay Street up for sale by auction on Dec. 18 at noon. Kramer has set a minimum bid. If that bid is achieved, the building will sell on that day. […]

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Down Memory Lane for April 5

Dec. 1, 1999: Elizabeth Lee-Harris went before the Rappahannock County Planning Commission on Nov. 17 with an application to change a 36.4 acre plot of land near the town of Sperryville from agriculturally zoned to rural residential. The commission decided not to approve the application. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 29

Nov. 24, 1999: Jerry and Sherri Mills opened the Amissville Consignment Shop on Saturday, Oct. 30. The shop is located in what used to be a beauty parlor. On sale is what Mr. Mills describes as “antiques and collectibles.” This is Mr. Mills’ first foray into the consignment business. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 22

Nov. 17 1999: Pursuing the issue raised by council member Alice Butler at its October meeting, the Washington Town Council discussed the possibility of regulating helicopter landings within town boundaries. Town attorney John Bennett presented relevant portions of the Culpeper town and county codes for reference. […]

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Down Memory Lane for March 15

Nov. 3, 1999: The sign has been up for nearly a month at 195 Main Street announcing Alan Dranitzke’s new law practice. Even through the office is only partially furnished and the smell of fresh paint is overwhelming. Dranitzke is open for business. […]