Vacation time is almost over for youngsters. Local schools reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Let’s keep caution in mind when driving in the neighborhoods and designated school zones. Every school year nationwide there are bus-related […]
Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue had a busy month in July. Statistics were reviewed at the monthly meeting last Saturday. There were 38 EMS calls in July. The squad responded to five fire calls, including a whole house fire. Other incidents included giving CPR, transporting a patient with severe fractures after being kicked by a horse; helping a child who broke an arm and needed 32 stitches after a bicycle accident; and several vehicle accidents. […]
Many people are interested in knowing how to can food so they can preserve some of the harvest for the winter. If you have never canned before and want to learn, or if you need refresher, you might be interested in the canning workshops offered by Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery in Washington. […]
Congratulations go out to local artist and Ice House Gallery owner Linda Lawler, who received a Judge’s Choice Award and $100 for her painting “Adonis — My Son” at the 2010 King George Art Show on July 4. […]
Rachel Hayden, public relations director for the Inn at Little Washington, reports that the Inn has 17 new guests who will be staying on permanently.
They are 17 Clun Forest Sheep (all female) that came from Alan Zuschlag’s Touchstone Farm in Amissville. […]
Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Smith decided in April to start a garden on the Carrigan property behind the courthouse that is now owned by the county.
“The work is being done by the trustees of the jail,” said Smith. “The whole effort will save money on the food cost for the inmates, but it will also teach some skills to the inmates. The inmates have been incredibly excited to be working in the garden and watching it grow.” […]
This past weekend more than 100 residents took advantage of the reopening sale for the Thrift Store now operated by Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue volunteers. The Thrift Store has served our county since 1965, […]
On my daily walks through town each week, I pass by the Inn at Little Washington and I see these two awesome ladies, Sharon Starr and Linda Cole, working away, Starr cleaning on the outside of the Gift Shop and the Norman House and Cole sweeping off the front entrance of The Inn. Last Wednesday, I took the time to stop and tell Starr what a great job she was doing.
A note from Wayne Baldwin: The Bolen Cemetery in Washington was officially established with a deed made and recorded and designation of trustees on March 15, 1916. The cemetery measures roughly 200 by 180 feet. […]
This Saturday (May 22), Rappahannock County seventh graders hold a final fundraiser for their annual Williamsburg trip. The combination car wash, yard sale and bake sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front […]
Our deepest sympathy goes to family of Ester Settle. Ester passed away on Monday (May 10) after a long battle with cancer. She devoted so much of her life helping others with cancer and also raising money to find a cure.
She was a loyal friend of the highest principles and values who would smile and always would listen. She loved Rappahannock County, its people and her heritage. She adored her family. […]
Saturday marked the graduation ceremony for Joy Virginia Alther of Washington. Proud parents, grandparents and friends gathered to celebrate the special occasion at Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church in Washington. Pastor John K. Burke introduced […]
Washington Baptist Church has the contemporary Christian music group Immersed singing at its 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The group consists of Lee Catherine Clayton and Cameron “Cammie” Shelatz from Madison, Va. They most […]