Fourth festivities

Though the day’s weather wasn’t great — rain, some of it of steady enough to make poncho wearers feel superior — the weather took a turn for the better Monday night after the skies were dark enough for spectacular fireworks at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual 4th of July Celebration. […]


The Rapp for June 2

The outdoor performance and world premiere of Rappahannock resident John Henry’s “Arguing with God” is now set for 5 p.m. this Sunday (June 5) • Pen Druid in the headlines • Middleton Inn & Foster Harris receive rave reviews from TripAdvisor • Kid Pan Alley’s latest: Nature-inspired song and art. […]

By Raymond Boc

DARE to have fun

A few pictures from DARE Day, the annual chance for youngsters and others at Rappahannock Elementary to see firsthand what emergency responders do, which went off without a hitch last Friday. […]


The Rapp for May 19

Devin Day’s Tony-nominated adventures in NYC; Joe Whited’s other Washington will have to wait; Culpeper Medical’s ‘A’ for safety; RAAC sees ‘RED’; and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]


As the world turns and the stones speak…

Sex! Violence! War! Beheadings! Genocide! Climate change! All that and more, here in pastoral, otherwise peaceful Rappahannock County — at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Stone Hill Amphitheater in Flint Hill, for the world premiere of John Henry’s “Arguing with God.” […]

Roger Piantadosi

Alice in Rappland

Seated along the window (from left), Robert “Smiggy” Smith, Andy Platt and Lyt Wood entertain the crowd by reading from “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday afternoon at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville, where owner Maggie Rogers (foreground, looking up) also exhibited a roomful of her “Alice”-inspired etchings. […]