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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. […]

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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. […]