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Washington column for Nov. 15

20 people defied the frigid temperatures that produced crystal clear skies at Rappahannock County Park for the last ‘dark sky’ event of the year; and continuing a long-established tradition, this year’s Community Thanksgiving Service will take place in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Little Washington on Thanksgiving morning. […]

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Washington column for Nov. 8

The Inn at Little Washington will host a luncheon and lecture series this Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The Inn welcomes author Linda Holden for a special lecture and signing of her new book: The Gardens of Bunny Mellon; and town celebrates a birthday for the favorite centenarian. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 18

Come out for a roller coaster of fun and festivities this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. for the annual Trinity Episcopal Church House Tour; and the hike scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 3. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 11

The capstone celebration of The Inn at Little Washington’s 40th anniversary took place in France at Vaux le Vicomte. The 17th century French château was the site of a notorious three-day party held in 1661 for King Louis XIV. The US Ambassador to France, Jamie McCourt, and our own Kevin Adams and Jay Brown were in attendance. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 4

Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church, honors Pastor John Burke Jr. with an award; sculptor Bob Bouquet alabaster and soapstone carving exhibit from Sept. 28 – Oct. 28 at the Middle Street Gallery; the town has a new elf; and Washington VFD Ham and Oyster dinner next Saturday. […]

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Washington column for Sept. 27

Two such stately pine trees on Gay Street chopped down for power line safety; CCLC steps up as Head Start funds were taken away from public schools; and RappCats had the largest Catstravaganza ever last Friday evening — 111 paying guests, plus 20 or so volunteers working the event — with all proceeds used to support RappCats’ ongoing activities. […]

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Washington column for Sept. 20

Just as we were beginning to dry out some, heavy rains from Hurricane Florence drenched the area on Monday evening. Rain and more rain came down, we could stand on the deck and hear the water coming off the mountain behind us. There were two streams running from the mountain down through my yard. […]

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Washington column for Sept. 13

Dwell Fine Art finds a home on Main St.; due to potentially severe weather this weekend Washington VFD has cancelled its breakfast and barbecue lunch for this Saturday, Sept. 15; and Kevin H. Adams and Giselle Gautreau’s “Two if by Sea”show at UVA’s Connaughton Gallery has been postponed. […]

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Washington column for Sept. 6

The Norman family came together again at the Rappahannock County Park on Sunday, Aug. 26 for their 54th annual family reunion; Washington VFD’s next All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet on Sept. 15; and in just a few days, our country will be observing the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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: […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Washington column for July 12

Washington VFR members teamed up to add a new look to their station — a flag pole; Caroline Roth explains her monoprint and monotype presses at Quievremont Winery July 21; and Kate Anderson’s art reception at Middle Street Gallery July 14. […]

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Washington Column for July 5

He said he really enjoyed seeing those old International Farmall tractors with the Old Glory flags on them as he passed through the county en route to Skyline Drive. They do bring back fond memories of our farmland, our heritage and, most of all, our freedom. […]

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Washington column for June 28

Rapp High School celebrated an ‘All Classes’ reunion at the Flint Hill Fire Hall, about 100 alumni gathered for a covered-dish luncheon; Charles Benjamin Estes graduates from VMI; stop by the Book Barn to pick up some summer reading material; and have a happy and safe Fourth of July. […]