Foothills Forum

Foothills Forum marks first anniversary

Foothills Forum supporters gathered at the Slate Mills home of Bev Jones and Andy Alexander for the organization’s first annual meeting. The nonprofit is working to enhance the Rappahannock News’ coverage of Rappahannock County’s most pressing issues. […]


The Rapp for July 23

Fourth (Estate) Friday tomorrow, all that jazz (at Castleton the next two weekends and in Flint Hill Sept. 19), monochrome photos in Sperryville, a new Rappahannock coloring book and more in The Rapp. […]

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rappnet’s 1.17 percenters

I am writing this letter at the request of a few individuals who wanted me to more widely disseminate my recent post from Rappnet, the Rappahannock-based email list-serv. I regularly follow Rappnet, and occasionally post. […]

By Steve Eastham

The Rapp for April 23

Fourth (Estate) Friday The still-standing staff of the Rappahannock News will once again be seated at Washington’s Country Cafe at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 24) for our monthly Fourth (Estate) Friday community story conference […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Miss those cool drinks of Walter

I have keenly missed Walter Nicklin’s editorial page essays these past two weeks. We in Rappahannock need his gentle — but powerful — voice. These are tumultuous times for our county. Come back, Walter! Clay FulghumWashington


The Rapp for March 26

It’s Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, “Birdman” April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical “Elementree Stories” at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp. […]


Editorial: Hello?

As part of a renewed mission to provide solutions-oriented reporting and writing, the Rappahannock News is working to make it easier for readers and community members to keep in touch with us online. If you’re interested in participating, we would love to hear from you. […]

Food and Drink

The Rapp for Feb. 26

Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, ragtime at the Theatre at Washington, “Gone Girl” next weekend, the Rappahannock Historical Society’s annual Antique Appraisal coming up and more in The Rapp. […]

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: The end of it

Recent actions by Chris Parrish, supervisor for the Stonewall-Hawthorne district, only elevated my appreciation of the individual and the dedicated work an elected official will do for the citizens of this community. Several weeks ago […]

Food and Drink

Washingtonian: Just being ‘honest’

Washingtonian restaurant critic Todd Kliman posted a take-no-prisoners response today on the magazine’s blog to Inn at Little Washington chef Patrick O’Connell’s statement last week implying the magazine was seeking attention rather than being ethical when it dropped The Inn from No. 1 to No. 22 on its annual top-100 “Very Best Restaurants” list. […]