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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!. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Washington column for May 2

The General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Office has a new deputy clerk — Lauren Bustle, 27, of Castleton; and from Chester Gap to the Chesapeake Bay, the River’s History, Natural History, and Contemporary Appreciation with Walter Nicklin. As in a RappU course title. […]

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Washington column for April 25

I hope that everyone had a nice Easter Sunday. The day was gorgeous. One could not have asked for a more beautiful day.For about 30 years, it’s been the tradition that Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue organizes and hosts an Easter egg hunt, free of charge, for all county children. And so it was again this year! […]

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Washington column for April 18

The Easter holiday is upon us. Amissville United Methodist Church members have already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Check for listings for the holy activities this weekend. […]

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Washington column for April 11

The Child Care and Learning Center received a $15,000 Community Assistance Grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF); Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association Ministers’ & Deacons’ Union recognized Sister Charlotte Johnson at its 5th Sunday session; A reminder that the Rappahannock Historical Society will be having their Antiques Appraisal this Saturday. […]

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Washington column for April 4

A milestone for Pat Grigsby: 30 years of service at the bank, with an “infectious smile;” Women in Worship (WIW) Ministries is pleased to announce the 2019 “EXCEL” Honors are open for nominations, through June 1; and Washington VFR’s Open House is this Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the station. […]

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Washington column for March 28

Someone’s been stealing papers and I have a clue; Sheriff Connie had a Promotional/Awards Ceremony to celebrate the brave men and women who stand behind the thin blue line and put their community first; and Washington Baptist Church starts free movie night. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]