Sperryville Column

Hans Gerhard: A veritable renaissance man

There I discovered his artistic talent, from whimsical creatures carved from wood, to abstract paintings, and fantastic sculptures welded into metal objects displayed around the farm. Hans has an exhibit currently at Hazel River Arts & Antiques between Sperryville and Washington, and it’s a splendid display of some of his current work. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The Three Sisters

I don’t know if the photo I took will do it justice, but picture this. Linda had a pretty hosta garden around the base of the giant tree, and she had some beautiful maidenhair fern and other plants. When the tree went over it took the whole side of the creek bed and the hosta garden went with it. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 23

CCLC’s Counselors in Training learned a lot this summer; RLEP and county recreation authority invite stargazers to its next ‘Dark Sky’ event, this Saturday, at the county park; Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale is on Sept. 1 and 2 at the fire hall; and Rappahannock Historical Society’s annual meeting on Sept. 16. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Aug. 23

Join us this Sunday for a community forum on the takeaways from a series on the Rappahannock’s economy — past, present, future; Virginia Tech gives lowdown on stink bugs, but new ones are in town; and members of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative receive scammer phone calls for supposed overdue bills. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 16

Locally crafted scarves will be on display at some of the market days hosted by the Inn at Little Washington on Saturdays throughout the fall; the Rappahannock Clergy Association hosted its 2018 Teacher Appreciation Lunch Rappahannock County teachers and staff. RCA members. […]


Meet Pumpkin, your new best friend

You can call me Pun’kin if you want to. The RAWL staff tell me I’m a Chihuahua mix but I’m tellin’ ya there’s got to be terrier in there somewhere. Anyway I’m pretty teensy, weighing in at about 5 pounds. I’m a youngster — 3 years old, and a happy and outgoing ball of energy. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Aug. 16

Businesses of Rappahannock is establishing bus service throughout the county for IALW’s Labor Day’s INNstock celebration; Elizabeth “Betsy” Popp has been selected as Shenandoah National Park’s August Artist-in-Residence; and PEC’s 2018 photo contest deadline is Sept. 30th. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 9

The Four Musketeers return to Atlantic City; CCLC thanks Kim Goodwin for 30 years of service; Garden Club holds talk about preserving food from gardens at Washington Fire Hall Aug. 15; Whorton/Cloud family reunion at County Park Sept. 1; and Smoot and Clatterbuck family reunion at the park this Saturday, Aug. 11. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Aug. 9

Park’s Night Sky Festival starts Friday; “The Post” Film-TalkBack make-up event on Saturday led by former Post ombudsman and a First Amendment attorney; RAAC Theatre holding auditions for Christmas play Aug. 24; and Smoot murder case goes to trial Aug 15. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 2

John Bauer, a noted artisan from Rappahannock, will be demonstrating his Nantucket basket weaving techniques at Hazel River Arts and Antiques on August 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. John has been weaving Lightship baskets for 30 years and has immersed himself in their origin and history. Here is John’s story: […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for Aug. 2

Rapp EMS services drilled to perfection; a reminder that VDOT will close the Whorton Hollow Road bridge (Route 626, Rock Mills Road) over the Thornton River for about six weeks starting this Monday; and Cedar Mountain celebrates 156th Anniversary. […]


Reisler writes new musical as VCCA Fellow

The Talented Clementine is a brand-new, fully staged musical that Reisler is adapting from Sara Pennypacker’s award-winning children’s book by the same name. The story follows the misadventures of Clementine, a loveable third grader, as she struggles to discover her talent in time for the school talent show. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for July 26

Sarah no doubt left for work on Thursday morning with the usual smile on her face, knowing that she would return home that evening to be with her family. Instead, tragedy hit, as she was struck and killed by a vehicle that morning outside the Culpeper Post Office where she worked. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for July 26

It’s Fourth Estate Friday at the Country Cafe Friday, coffee and chat with Rapp News staff; Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute welcome seven cheetah cubs; and Path Foundation awards a $24,150 “Make it Happen” grant to RLEP. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for July 19

The Inn at Little Washington is preparing for its next two 40th anniversary celebrations: Innstock over Labor Day and Vaux le Vicomte in France later in September; and an educator from the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute presented at CCLC’s Animals of the World summer camp. […]