RAWL Dogs: Chip

The news just came in, and it’s terribly exciting! I’m growing a heart! That’s what they’re doing for me here in Amissville. I’m only two years old, and arrived here frightened of my shadow. But […]


‘Grace of Light’ illuminates

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.” […]


RAAC lecture features economist Choate

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) . […]


RAWL Dogs: Gypsy

I’m a four-year-old Chihuahua mix who is called Gypsy. Our sort is thought of as bossy and yappy, but that is not my way. Everyone should have a model, a creature that one looks to […]


Books: Writer’s talent emerges from depths of despair

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. […]


RAWL Dogs: Carey

My name is Carey, and I would like to count on your support in the coming election. You see, while I am only six months old, I am always the leader in any play group. […]


Artists and galleries chosen for annual tour

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. […]