Art

Filmmaker from Woodville makes splash in Big Apple

Funny thing: The documentary feature chosen at this spring’s Tribeca Film Festival as “Best New York Documentary,” a critic’s pick at both the Village Voice and New York magazine, was pretty much made in Woodville.

And (though the Tribeca folks didn’t know about that) had its “world premiere” in Amissville. […]

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Sperryville collective to nurture artists

River District Arts is a new artist collective planned for this summer in Sperryville’s River District. Like the well-known Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, RDA’s goal is to provide local artists of all media with studios where they can work in an inspiring environment, promote and sell art, and organize events, classes and workshops. […]

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Middle Street Gallery offers own stimulus

The Middle Street Gallery, a 15-person, nonprofit artists cooperative based in Rappahannock County, will mount its own “economic stimulus” initiative next month. Affordable paintings, photographs and sculpture by its members will be on sale from […]

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Books

Book Review: WWII spy yarn has local angle

On a bluff overlooking the Hazel River, a couple of miles below its confluence with the Hughes, sits Longlea. In the figurative middle of nowhere, just across the Rappahanock line in Culpeper County, this grand manor house on a large estate is a witness to some of the most tantalizing happenings in 20th century history.
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Washington Column

Washington: Compliment earns one in return

On my daily walks through town each week, I pass by the Inn at Little Washington and I see these two awesome ladies, Sharon Starr and Linda Cole, working away, Starr cleaning on the outside of the Gift Shop and the Norman House and Cole sweeping off the front entrance of The Inn. Last Wednesday, I took the time to stop and tell Starr what a great job she was doing.
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RAWL Dogs

RAWL Dogs: Lea

When they created the word demure, they were thinking of someone like me. I am only a year old, and my parentage is mostly Boxer. But I am far from the Mike Tyson pattern — […]

The Rapp

The Rapp

Buy a reproduction of a Rappahannock County courthouse desk and help the Food Pantry and Free Clinic; an antique and garden show worth a visit this weekend. […]

RAWL Dogs

RAWL Dogs: Bailey

I’m a medium-size, five-year-old dog and I am part Hound, part Lab. That’s a deep, rich, chocolate brindle coat that I wear. My name is Bailey, but I don’t really need a name, because you hardly know that I am there. Some people think I am part cat, because I am so clean and so quiet that I blend into the background.
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The Rapp

Updates on the Sperryville July Fourth Celebration, an upcoming visit by guitarist Laurence Juber to the Theatre, and the latest on this summer’s Castleton Festival. […]

Sperryville Column

Sperryville: Honoring our heroes

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates American men and women who died while in military service. First enacted to honor Union […]