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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! […]

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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. […]

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Washington column for Feb. 28

Ecumenical Community Lenten Series, will begin on Wednesday evening, March 13, and continue through the next four Wednesday evenings; Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton present Celtic Music, “Celebrating St. Patrick” on Sunday, March 10 at Trinity Episcopal Church; and Game Day at Fellowship Hall at Washington Baptist Church Saturday, March 2. […]

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Washington column for Feb. 21

The Rappahannock Historical Society and Happy Camper Equipment present Wonders of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the Sperryville Fire Department. Come hike with Lauralee Bliss as she takes you along the 600 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and Shenandoah National Park. […]

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Washington column for Feb. 14

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is today. Some adore this holiday, while others dread it, but whatever your inclinations are, I hope everyone has a nice day and the ladies receive their red roses — the traditional Valentine flower (and don’t forget the box of chocolates). Remember: Love doesn’t make the world go round — love is what makes the ride worthwhile for everyone. […]

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Washington column for Feb. 7

Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow last Saturday, which means we’re in for an early spring; Rappahannock Historical Society is hosting author and museum curator Terry Miller for a talk and book signing on Feb. 17; and check out the Valentine’s Day sales in town. […]

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Washington column for Jan. 31

For the month of January, CCLC Children-in-Nature have been watching winter wildlife! In addition to looking for wildlife footprints in the mud and snow, they’ve looked for other signs of mammals. Pre-K students followed their noses. Skunk scent led them straight to a rotted log. They discovered the skunk had torn the log apart in search of insects. […]

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Washington column for Jan. 24

This important reminder for us all that the Rappahannock County Foster Care Task Force will hold a special meet-and-greet, where people can come and talk to those currently fostering children, the afternoon and evening of Monday, Feb. 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. […]

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Washington column for Jan. 10

This week’s part of my Washington column is dedicated to John Fox Sullivan, who has been the mayor of the town of Washington for eight years. His last day was January 1st; updates on Washington VFD officers; and There will be a Celebration of Life for Frank Huff on Saturday, Jan. 12 starting at 10 a.m at the Rappahannock County High School auditorium. […]

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Washington column for Jan. 3

Gay Street Gallery announces an opening for Saturday, Jan. 12, featuring work by Catherine White, Warren Frederick, claywork; encaustic paintings by Giselle Gautreau, and New York by Kevin H. Adams; and RAAC Community Theatre will hold auditions this weekend, Jan. 5 and 6, for two plays this spring. […]

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Washington news for Dec. 20

’Tis the Season to be singing as Ms. Montague’s Pre-K class at RCES visited the School Board on Wednesday, Dec. 12, to wish the central office staff a happy holiday season; and from Dec. 26-31 Ballard’s are offering 20 to 60 percent off the shop. […]

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Washington column for Dec. 13

More than seventy festive folks attended the Town Christmas party, this last ever celebration hosted by Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan; and a reminder for Rappahannock United Methodist Church’s annual Living Nativity is this Saturday, […]

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Washington column for Dec. 6

For those who haven’t finished their Christmas shopping, check out August Georges, R.H. Ballard, Inn at Little Washington Gift Shop, Geneva Welch Gallery, Rare Finds, Middle Street Gallery, Gay Street Gallery and more; Washington VFD Christmas breakfast on Dec. 15; and a few locals head up to the Big Apple. […]

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Washington column for Nov. 29

With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is right around the corner with the Christmas parade this Saturday; and later in the day, the Gid Brown Bible Church banquet; and on Dec. 15 the United Methodist Church’s Living Nativity, with volunteers in costume reenacting the birth of Christ, usually along with some small animals and music. […]

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Washington column for Nov. 22

Stop by the Historical Society to see the Crazy Quilt that began during World War I by Viola Cubbage Estes; and a reminder for the Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church on Thanksgiving at 10 a.m. […]

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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 Nov. 1

Boxwood nixed by Gardening Club for Christmas wreaths; Carol Lucking hired as the CCLC’s Family and Child Service Coordinator; RCHS held 40th reunion; and signed copies of Red Truck Bakery book available at Ballard’s. […]

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Washington column for Oct. 25

Final House Tour a big success; Library gains high-speed internet, and hosting Halloween reading; Rapp Tomorrow-Read Today Family this Saturday; and The Inn at Little Washington’s final Village Market of the season on Saturday, Oct. 27. […]