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The Pantry isn’t moving! We’ll remain in our cozy room at 603 Mt. Salem Avenue in Washington. Early this summer our landlord told Pantry director Mimi Forbes that he’d need the Pantry space for an […]
Targeting book dealers for its first big sale of donated used books, the Friends of the Rappahannock Library (FOL) also are offering county residents a chance to purchase an array of more than 500 valuable […]
Middle Street Gallery artist Patricia Brennan will exhibit new hand-painted stained glass at the gallery from Friday (Sept. 3) through Sept. 26. Her works depicting botanical themes will be fitted onto light boxes, providing the sole source of light in a darkened room.
The exhibition is called “By the Grace of Light” to celebrate this unique form of illumination. “I’ve always wanted to create an environment that felt like you were surrounded by only color and light,” Brennan says. “And stained glass has such an uplifting effect, this show is meant to make you smile.” […]
Family members and close friends gathered for a birthday bash Saturday evening to celebrate Eugene Leggett turning 85. The dinner party was hosted by Beverly and John Sullivan at their home, The Meadows, in Little […]
Just how the United States can restore long-term, non-inflationary economic growth will be the subject of the First Friday at the Library program on Sept. 10.
Pat Choate, an economist, author and Rappahannock resident will speak on the subject for the series sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) . […]
Truck won; thanks to many Tom Barber of Richardsville (here with wife, Cindy) was the lucky winner of the 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck given away Saturday night by the Flint Hill Fire Department at […]
Your rescue squad needs your help. Ambulance drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians who are already certified or who would like to take free training are especially needed. So much goes into sustaining a volunteer team […]
Each year I select a book to give each family member. I use The Washington Post annual holiday book reviews and The New York Times annual “notable books of the year” list to help guide my purchases. I usually find an annotation that intrigues me, and I order a book (or two or three) for myself. That is how I came across “Lit” by Mary Karr. […]
What does a master blacksmith whose forged iron works are at the National Cathedral, a landscape painter whose work is in the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program and a sculptor and potter who works in natural forest materials and functional clay all have in common?
They, along with another 55 other artists will be part of the the Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour. The tour, which has become an annual tradition and tourism attraction, is Nov. 6-7. […]
Vacation time is almost over for youngsters. Local schools reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Let’s keep caution in mind when driving in the neighborhoods and designated school zones. Every school year nationwide there are bus-related […]