Hill duty

Robert Daley of Fredericksburg takes his mount, Bruiser, for a walk on Racetrack Hill at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal on Oct. 1, when Daley and other members of the Loudoun County […]


The Rapp for Oct. 7

Fauquier Livestock Exchange moves next week’s sales to Culpeper and reports the cause of last week’s fire appears to have been electrical; it’s harvest time at the Rappahannock County Jail; take your kids to ride and romp at the Link; Dr. Lillis will be in Washington Oct. 21 to help decode the Affordable Health Care Act. […]


Restoration reveals original features at Mountain Green

Just outside Washington, up Harris Hollow, Alex and Ashleigh Cannon Sharp are proud to open Mountain Green for its third appearance on the house tour. Previous showings were in 1975 and 1993, when George and Sally Sharp, Alex’s parents, were the owners. Extensive repairs and upgrading are in process now, bringing the Revolutionary War back stone section, circa 1780, and the brick front section, 1860, in the Greek Revival style, up to 21st century standards, but making sure that the look and spirit of the home remains true to its history. […]


Sperryville Column for Oct. 7

Grant awarded to SVRS Rappahannock Electric Coop has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad to be used to upgrade ceiling insulation and tiles and make other building improvements. Thanks go to […]


It’s fall, so it’s apple butter time

More than 30 Rappahannock Lions Club members put aside whatever else they might have had to do last Thursday (Sept. 30) to make apple butter — just as they’ve done for more than 30 years.

This year, because of the weather, the Rappahannock Co-op allowed them to work inside at the old apple shed, a location that was only fitting. […]

Horse/Equine News

Well, hello

Mini-horse Dancer, driven by Robert Petty of Sperryville, takes a moment to check out the significant competition — draft horse Mimi, driven by William Cooper — at Saturday’s benefit horse show at the Blue Rock […]


For charity: a cabaret!

According to Wikipedia, “cabaret” is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting […]


RAWL Dogs: Skip

The best time is after supper, isn’t it? I’m Skip, a four-year old Pomeranian, neutered and housebroken. And I know that after a full day of action, chasing bears out of the yard, sniffing out […]


RappCats: Boots

Boots is a three-month-old tuxedo male kitten who was found in the Rock Mills area. As the picture indicates Boots is a real cutie. He has also reached that stage of development where he craves […]


The Rapp for Sept. 30

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Visitors Center, which has been well-visited so far; “City Island” is RAAC’s movie this Friday at the Theatre; on Saturday at the Theatre, some lovely songs by a trio of special performers; in Sperryville, Haley Fine Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with a show by 10 artists starting on 10/10/10. […]


It was a busy week . . .

It’s been a busy, event-packed couple of weeks in not-so-sleepy Rappahannock, and the immediate future shows no signs of a slowdown. Here we have a few photos of the past week’s goings-on, including the 2nd […]


Washington Column for Sept. 30

Friends and family attend services for the late James J. Kilpatrick at Trinity Episcopal Church; Middleton Inn prepares for Friday’s “Cool Jazz for Cool Cats” music-and-auction night to benefit RappCats, the local organization that looks after homeless cats. […]


Balalaika is back!

The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra returns to the Theatre at Washington to perform on Saturday, Oct. 9. The concert begins at 8. The orchestra will play Russian and Eastern European folk and classical music characterized […]

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Boston Column

Boston Column for Sept. 30

Coates family holds reunion The family of the late W.E. Coates met for their annual reunion Sunday at Rappahannock County Park, Washington. Mrs. Frances Coates Thornhill was the first member of the family there, welcoming […]