Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 20

Just as we were beginning to dry out some, heavy rains from Hurricane Florence drenched the area on Monday evening. Rain and more rain came down, we could stand on the deck and hear the water coming off the mountain behind us. There were two streams running from the mountain down through my yard. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Sept. 20

Autumn is near and there are many of events to fill your fun-filled Fall calendar. Friday: RappCats annual fundraiser Saturday: free admission at Shenandoah Park Saturday, and 12th Annual 5K Fun Run at WCDS. Next weekend, Sept. 29 and 30: Rappahannock County Annual Farm Tour. […]


‘Mastodon’ among us, but framing on

Perhaps the title “artistic woodworker” would be a better fit for Waller, although the thousands of working artists and everyday people who have flocked to the framer’s traveling workshops over the last half century — from his original studio in Foggy Bottom to Mount Gilead, The Plains, Middleburg and now Hume. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 13

The jury is out on how much Hurricane Florence will impact Rappahannock County, but nobody is taking any chances. The annual Rough Ride is cancelled and Saturday’s Kid Pan Alley “FunRaiser” is postponed, as well as numerous county government proceedings. Please check with the organizers for updates. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 13

Dwell Fine Art finds a home on Main St.; due to potentially severe weather this weekend Washington VFD has cancelled its breakfast and barbecue lunch for this Saturday, Sept. 15; and Kevin H. Adams and Giselle Gautreau’s “Two if by Sea”show at UVA’s Connaughton Gallery has been postponed. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Sept. 6

The Norman family came together again at the Rappahannock County Park on Sunday, Aug. 26 for their 54th annual family reunion; Washington VFD’s next All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet on Sept. 15; and in just a few days, our country will be observing the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. […]

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The Rapp for Sept. 6

Headwaters hosts the 21st Taste of Rappahannock this Saturday; join cyclists of all ages and ability levels at the 22nd annual Rappahannock Rough Ride on Sept. 15; join Paul Reisler of Kid Pan Alley, Dietlinde Maazel of Castleton Festival and Ysaÿe M. Barnwell Sept. 28-20 for a weekend songwriting and community; and check out the events for this Second Saturday. […]

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The Rapp for Aug. 30

Get ready for festive crowds this holiday weekend, especially in the county seat of Washington, where the Inn at Little Washington on Sunday hosts its much anticipated INNstock and it’s greeted with much pride and LOVE; and politics takes two center stages on Sept. 5 with a congressional candidate forum and a much-anticipated supervisors meeting. […]

Sperryville Column

Hans Gerhard: A veritable renaissance man

There I discovered his artistic talent, from whimsical creatures carved from wood, to abstract paintings, and fantastic sculptures welded into metal objects displayed around the farm. Hans has an exhibit currently at Hazel River Arts & Antiques between Sperryville and Washington, and it’s a splendid display of some of his current work. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The Three Sisters

I don’t know if the photo I took will do it justice, but picture this. Linda had a pretty hosta garden around the base of the giant tree, and she had some beautiful maidenhair fern and other plants. When the tree went over it took the whole side of the creek bed and the hosta garden went with it. […]