Washington Column

Washington column for May 30

Graduation Season: Congrats to the graduates of the Class of 2019 at Rappahannock County High School. This Friday is the big moment for the senior class to receive their diplomas; and Child Care & Learning Center give their warmest congratulations to the CCLC Pre-Kindergarten class of 2006 as they graduate from high school this year. We are all very proud of you and all your accomplishments. […]

Food and Drink

Hey, isn’t that Luray?

Friends, family and honored guests celebrated the unveiling of “Heir Apparent” at The Inn at Little Washington on Sunday afternoon. One of America’s leading realist painters, Bradley Stevens created the portrait of three Michelin-starred chef and Inn founder Patrick O’Connell and his most trusted companion, a Dalmatian named Luray. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for May 30

The Rappahannock News invites readers from Chester Gap south to Slate Mills to meet with the newspaper’s staff tomorrow, May 31; Mighty Dog, an abstract painting by Philip Ward that took 24 years to complete, is home at last at Middle Street Gallery; and on Rappahannock Radio, John Hallberg, reveals his plans for the soon-to-open dulcimer museum at Estes Mill. […]


Sounds of Schubert

During the early 19th century, Austrian composer and violinist Franz Schubert enjoyed performing at house parties before small groups of people. That tradition is being carried on today in Rappahannock County, where on Sunday afternoon Harris Hollow residents Bill and Sarah Walton for the second year hosted the Madison Chamber Players and guest musicians. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for May 23

First Lady Pamela Northam paid a visit to the Child Care and Learning Center earlier this month to meet childcare staff taking part in the state’s Pre-School Development Grant; and the CCLC will hold its 6th Annual Garden Party at Mount Prospect in Little Washington on Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. and the public is invited!. […]

Sperryville Column

Sperryville column for May 23: Rapturous — Sperryville chocolatier’s tasty organic creations

Young Christopher Jenkins, a graduate of Rappahannock High, for a number of years was employed by the Thornton River Grille, he quickly moved his way up from dishwasher to ministering Rudy’s pizza to all manner of duties including creating delicious pastries; confections becoming a passion. With the recent renovations at TRG he took the time off to create his own home business, namely all things chocolate: Rapturous […]

Food and Drink

Rappahannock County Farmers’ Market opens Saturday in Sperryville

A first-of-its-kind Rappahannock County Farmers’ Market kicks off this Saturday, May 25 and will continue deep into autumn. The emphasis: “local ingredients.”“It’ll be super family friendly,” assures Van Carney, who with his brothers Jennings and Lain are hosting the weekly market on the newly landscaped riverfront grounds adjacent to Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for May 23

Swing by Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad Saturday for their open house celebration of their 50th anniversary; and Union Bank & Trust on Route 211 in Rappahannock County has changed its name to Atlantic Union Bank, creating a unified regional bank across a wide-reaching mid-Atlantic footprint. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for May 16

RappU provided an amazing beginning to Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), when they hosted their Open House where they held a pinning ceremony for its past students of the medical workforce training programs; and Gay Street Gallery’s new exhibition opens on Saturday, June 8. Beverages and refreshments will be served during the reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for May 16

Meredith Battle’s fact-based “Go Down the Mountain,” has reached bestseller status in just weeks; local artist Joan Wiberg is showing her “impressions of fleeting moments” at Middle Street Gallery in Washington only through May 24; and writer Nancy Bauer has doubled the print run for her just-released Virginia Wine Travel Journal 2019. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for May 9

R. H. Ballard shop is having their Annual Spring Sale of 20 percent off on all designs of French tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats and towels. And all jewelry is 15 percent off through Mother’s Day; and Charles Jameson, an African-American and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, will talk about these nearly forgotten patriots on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. […]