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Rappahannock is green for good reason

One thing we learned from St. Patrick’s Day this year is that Rappahannock County per capita has more Irish-heritage residents — almost 1 in 5 — than any other county in Virginia.From Rappahannock to Rockbridge, Lee County to Louisa, Virginia is home to about 790,000 people with Irish heritage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is about 9.5 percent of the state’s total population. […]

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And the Christmas Parade winners are . . .

Little Washington Christmas Parade judges had a particularly difficult time choosing the best of the participants this year, according to parade organizer Judy DeSarno. “Rappahannockians outdid themselves with creativity and enormous talent and enthusiasm,” DeSarno observes. “You’ll note some new categories — the judges’ prerogative — because it was just a fabulous lineup.” […]

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‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ set to march through Washington; Celtic holiday sounds follow in Castleton

Details for this year’s Christmas in Little Washington, the annual parade starts this Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. with an artisan market starting at 11:00 a.m., shuttle busses will run from the high school to the town starting at 11: a.m.; and a Celtic Christmas Concert at Castleton follows at 6 p.m. […]

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A very special lady celebrates 102 years

Elizabeth “Betty” Buntin celebrated her 102nd birthday on All Saints Day, November 1st. Betty and her daughter Nancy, were joined by friends for a festive lunch at Tula’s Restaurant in Washington, the town where Betty has lived since 1946. […]

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‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’ in store for Rappahannock County

This year the events returns to the first Sunday in the month: December 2nd and the theme will be “An Old Fashioned Christmas.” Now’s the time to round up your posse for the parade, go into high gear on the wonderful items offered in the Artisan’s Market and work on rounding up good weather. […]

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Stepping back in time at Amissville carnival and parade

Despite this past week’s high temperatures, parade goers cheered the passing floats and waved to friends participating in Thursday evening’s kick-off extravaganza. Children were delighted to be thrown candy and prizes by numerous marchers from Rappahannock County and beyond. […]