Washington Column

Washington column for May 16

RappU provided an amazing beginning to Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), when they hosted their Open House where they held a pinning ceremony for its past students of the medical workforce training programs; and Gay Street Gallery’s new exhibition opens on Saturday, June 8. Beverages and refreshments will be served during the reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]

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The Rapp for May 16

Meredith Battle’s fact-based “Go Down the Mountain,” has reached bestseller status in just weeks; local artist Joan Wiberg is showing her “impressions of fleeting moments” at Middle Street Gallery in Washington only through May 24; and writer Nancy Bauer has doubled the print run for her just-released Virginia Wine Travel Journal 2019. […]

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Washington column for May 9

R. H. Ballard shop is having their Annual Spring Sale of 20 percent off on all designs of French tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats and towels. And all jewelry is 15 percent off through Mother’s Day; and Charles Jameson, an African-American and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, will talk about these nearly forgotten patriots on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. […]

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The Rapp for May 9

Three Rappahannock County highway projects to be on the lookout for today (Thursday) and Friday that will require motorists to slow down if not come to a dead stop; and it’s Second Saturday and Mother’s Day weekend all in one on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, where moms will be welcomed with open arms. Here’s what can be discovered on the Trail Saturday and in many cases Sunday. […]


Meet Gizmo, your new best friend!

My name is Gizmo and I weigh in at 11 pounds. I’m a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua Mix. I am not a children dog — period. However, I love most other dogs and especially love cats. I have an issue with being over-protective of my home but the RAWL staff are working with me on a daily basis to improve this. […]

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Washington column for May 2

The General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Office has a new deputy clerk — Lauren Bustle, 27, of Castleton; and from Chester Gap to the Chesapeake Bay, the River’s History, Natural History, and Contemporary Appreciation with Walter Nicklin. As in a RappU course title. […]

Food and Drink

Serving up a special Second Friday

Brian Noyes is a local favorite who is owner and baker-in-chief of Red Truck Bakery. Before that, he was art director of the Washington Post Magazine and Smithsonian and Preservation magazines. On May 10 at 8 p.m., he will be the featured speaker in a special “Welcome to Summer” talk in the Second Friday series. […]

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The Rapp for May 2

After a short hiatus, Rappahannock Radio is back in 2019; and A Dark Sky Park celebration — which weather permitting will include an appearance by the Milky Way — will be held this Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Park off Rt. 211 in Washington. The event will be held rain or shine, and all are invited to attend. […]

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Washington column for April 25

I hope that everyone had a nice Easter Sunday. The day was gorgeous. One could not have asked for a more beautiful day.For about 30 years, it’s been the tradition that Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue organizes and hosts an Easter egg hunt, free of charge, for all county children. And so it was again this year! […]

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The Rapp for April 25

Fourth Estate Friday at Country Cafe; and all on Saturday: SperryFest 2019 coinciding with the annual Great Rubber Duck Race; Rappahannock Spring Plant Sale at Waterpenny Farm; Ocean Orchestra at Little Washington Theatre; and Gallery 3, Sperryville’s newest fine art gallery, has officially opened its doors. […]