Spectacular Fourth of July in store

Fireworks revelers expected to number in the thousands will descend on a new but familiar landmark — Ben Venue Farm in Flint Hill — for the 12th Annual Rappahannock County 4th of July festival, organized again this year by the Sperryville VFD. […]


Christmas in Little Washington ‘best’ ever

Last Sunday’s “Christmas in Little Washington” celebration — from its myriad markets to colorful parade with fresh fallen snow as a backdrop — was a tremendous success, according to organizers. “Near perfect,” Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan told the Rappahannock News. “I think the best parade we’ve ever had.” […]


Splendid day in Sperryville

“What I love so much about these events is that it feels very much like a large community getting together — families on blankets relaxing and tons of kids having a great time,” says Pen Druid brewer and festival co-host Jennings Carney. […]


Red, white and blue is everywhere

Wherever it’s celebrated in the U.S. of A., the Fourth is a unifying holiday. It’s a day to count our blessings, including the privilege of living here in the “Jewel of Virginia.” So…Happy Fortha Joo-lye! Strike up the band! […]


Sperryville column for Jan. 19

Nina explains that the new series “is a faith-based, post-apocalyptic drama starring eight millennial women stranded on a farm after a solar flare hits the earth, and they decide to rebuild civilization without losing their humanity, and all they have are cookbooks and guns.” […]


The Rapp for Jan. 12

Celebrate Dr. King’s birthday with a former Miss America on Sunday at Little Washington Theatre. Middle Street Gallery’s first major show of the year is in their new gallery space and RAAC Theatre names new artistic director. […]

Awards and Honors

The Rapp for Dec. 22

Need a break after Christmas? There’s at live bluegrass and beer for Boxing Day at Pen Druid. Still need New Year’s plans? First Night in Warrenton features 40 family-friendly live indoor performances in and around their downtown. […]


The Rapp for Dec. 15

It’s an early Fourth (Estate) Friday; La Liste, a new exclusive French guide, names the Inn D.C.’s top restaurant; “Celtic Christmas Concert” returns to Castleton; RCHS play is postponed… […]

By Kathy Krometis

The Rapp for Dec. 1

It’s Christmas in Little Washington this Sunday; after the parade, Rappahannock Quilt Club are selling raffle tickets; this Saturday, RAAC Theatre’s “12 Days of Christmas” is followed by a Q&A with the playwright. […]

Adult Education

The Rapp for Sept. 8

An artists’ tour, Stone Hill theater and how the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society found its way to Little Washington 25 years ago (and regularly ever since, including this coming Sunday). […]