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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. […]

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Washington column for June 21

“Patrick O’Connell and the inn put together a soiree that only occurs every 40 years at his Mount Vernon anniversary celebration this past Saturday. The food was superb, the wine flowed freely, and the fireworks took flight across the Potomac! We didn’t want to leave” […]

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Washington column for May 31

Child Care Learning Center will hold its 5th Annual Garden Party at Mount Prospect in Little Washington on Saturday, June 16; and Mountain View Marketing, based here in Washington, has been voted the Best of the Best Advertising Agency of Culpeper by the readers of the Culpeper Times for the past four years. […]

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Washington column for May 25

Memories from 1965 Sperryville School May Day; and let’s remember what Memorial Day is about and take time on May 28 and raise the flag high and pause in prayer to say “Thank you!” for the free life we’re living. […]

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Washington column for May 17

The annual Relay for Life “Rounding up a Cure” is this Saturday, May 19th, at the Elementary School with many activities from 2 – 10 p.m.; and turn to the angels when the heavens open up. […]

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Washington column for May 10

Union Bank welcomes back a local; local Relay for Life team holds bake and plant sale at Quicke Mart this Saturday; Rapp Lions Club dresses up and celebrates 60th anniversary at Narmada Winery. Oh, and don’t forget Mother’s Day. […]

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Washington Column for May 3

In celebration of The Inn’s 40th anniversary, it’s expanding their local’s discount to the surrounding counties. The Inn also opens their ‘village market’ on May 26, featuring BBQ, bluegrass and ‘yard sale’ with select artifacts and treasures. […]