The Rapp

The Rapp for March 28

PATH Volunteer Hub announces its third annual community-wide day; Fourth Estate Friday at Before & After cafe; Artists Nancy Brittle and Phyllis Northup show travel-inspired paintings at the Middle Street Gallery; Castleton in Performance is calling all area students and percussion enthusiasts to join the “Global Rhythms Sound-Fest,” and Appleton Campbell honored. […]


The Unpaved Roadshow: Trivets Are Hot Collectibles

Trivets, widely used in the 17th century, were mostly made of cast iron and were needed in the home for multiple daily household tasks. They likely had three legs attached to a circular plate with a strengthening stretcher between the legs, which is probably why they were also known as “spiders,” for when a pan was removed, the three legs resembled a spider. […]


Rappahannock is green for good reason

One thing we learned from St. Patrick’s Day this year is that Rappahannock County per capita has more Irish-heritage residents — almost 1 in 5 — than any other county in Virginia.From Rappahannock to Rockbridge, Lee County to Louisa, Virginia is home to about 790,000 people with Irish heritage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is about 9.5 percent of the state’s total population. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for March 21

In 1944, Arye’s parents escaped to a village in western Czechoslovakia. A local priest agreed to hide his parents, but not Arye as he posed too much of a risk. A local shepherd and his wife agreed to take Arye but required that he dress like a female and change his name to Annicka in order to avoid suspicion from the townspeople. […]


Rappahannock resident ‘Unlikely Pilgrim’

“Unlikely Pilgrim,” best described as a travelogue, is an account of eleven trips — pilgrimages, actually — taken by two good friends, one of Rappahannock County, over the course of twenty years to rarely traveled regions of the Middle East and Europe. Often spontaneous, always unplanned, Alfred S. “Al” Regnery and his travel companion walked, hitchhiked, bicycled, and on occasion drove to sites rich in the history of Western Civilization, Christianity and Islam. […]


Meet Harrison Ford, your new best friend

Yep, I’m a good lookin’ movie star of sorts. Though I’m much younger than my namesake — only 1 year old and weigh 55-60 pounds. I put on some of those pounds here at RAWL ‘cause I arrived a way-too-skinny stray. I’m a foxhound and as such need a fenced yard. Though through the years hounds have been bred to hunt we make great pets — loving, great fun, love walks and adapt well to a home. […]

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The Rapp for March 21

An interactive session this Saturday morning, March 23, will be led by successful women who will provide their own success stories and insight on owning your own business; and later in the day Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community, in partnership with Quievremont Winery, host their first installment in its new RAAC Reading Series, in which local writers will share their work during an intimate evening of poetry, prose, and wine. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for March 14

This past Sunday afternoon at Trinity Church, more than 100 people had the most memorable experience listening to Lin Barnes and Allison Hampton playing Celtic music; Country Cafe is having St. Patrick’s Irish-inspired food March 16.; Washington VFD All You Can Eat Ham and Oyster Dinner on Saturday March 30; and remember, Spring just around the bend! […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for March 14

Quièvremont Winery hosts special concert with Lipbone Redding; all that rain leads to worst year for vineyards in 33 years; Sperryville’s own John MacPherson of Three Blacksmiths up for RAMMY restaurant award; RAAC Community Theatre presents the hilarious and beloved comedy “Harvey.” […]


Meet your new best friend, KC

My name is KC and I am a typical puppy, that is to say cute, cute, cute! I am a young, happy girl, about 10 to 12 weeks old, and a German Shepherd/Pitbull mix. I’m very social and love other dogs, cats, and of course humans. I’m close to being housebroken and am working hard at it. If you’d like to meet me I’d like to meet you. Please come visit and ask for “Cutie Pie.” […]

Washington Column

Washington column for March 7

Gay Street Gallery’s newest exhibition opens Saturday, March 23. Featured at the Washington gallery will be paintings by Staunton-based Elizabeth Geiger; Jeffrey Cooper, a Maryland-based artist who has chosen to work in wood; and Kevin Adams, the gallery’s resident artist, who unveils new work from Virginia and his travels elsewhere. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for March 7

Virginia State Police Superintendent and Rapp native Col. Gary T. Settle to speak at annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast; a large recruitment drive is underway for members of the public will join the all-volunteer fire and rescue companies; the PATH Foundation is hosting a free community forum with former NBA player Chris Herren; and Second Saturday event listings. […]