Foothills Forum

Foothills Forum looks to the future

The annual meeting gathering of Foothills Forum was last Friday at the tasting room of Gadino Cellars, and included dozens of community supporters of the nonprofit’s research and explanatory reporting on Rappahannock matters. […]

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Conversation begins on the future of Rappahannock County

“We either choose to guide that change or we choose to get run over by it,” warned Rev. Jennings “Jenks” Hobson, among the residents appearing at Mountainside Physical Therapy to expand on this summer’s multipart Foothills Forum/Rappahannock News series on the Rappahannock economy — past, present, and future. […]

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Video: Rural Health Care — What’s Next?

Video of the community discussion co-sponsored Oct. 8 at the Washington fire hall by the Rappahannock News, Foothills Forum, Aging Together and Rapp at Home to assess the findings of “A Troubling Diagnosis,” the recent three-part explanatory journalism series published in the Rappahannock News. […]


The Land, a Plan, a Future.

Part one of a Rappahannock News – Foothills Forum Special Report: As the county prepares to adopt minor changes to its Comprehensive Plan, major challenges remain to the delicate balance that keeps Rappahannock unique. […]

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A land use glossary

25-acre zoning: A defining feature of Rappahannock, this unusually restrictive zoning outside of the county’s villages has effectively blocked the development of suburban subdivisions spreading over farmland. […]


Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could be associated with change. […]