The Rapp for April 9

Another big weekend in Rappahannock • Working Woods Walk coming up at Montpelier • Virginia’s climatologist speaks in Warrenton • RAAC Theatre’s May comedy • Give Local Piedmont gears up • Appreciating the Book Barn • Belle Meade trail ride this weekend […]


Late cold brings livestock losses

Recent record-breaking cold in the region made life harder for local farm animals and the men and women who raise them, even spelling disaster for the most vulnerable — newborn calves and lambs and aged animals already weakened by high winds and snow that just wouldn’t go away. […]

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Clark Hollow Ramblings: Come on, spring time

No matter how much I enjoy the writing of great authors and poets, I think if T. S. Eliot had to spend this particular February here in Flint Hill or nearby, he might change his mind about April being the cruelest month. February gets my vote, hands down. […]

Photo by Paul Shumate

Circles of ice

Paul Shumate says he and his wife Randi have never before seen anything like the three-dozen ice circles that covered their three-acre lake when they awoke Sunday morning (Feb. 15). […]

The News Feed

Slow down!

VDOT’s reporting slippery conditions on I-66 and other primary and secondary highways in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties this morning, and drivers in Rappahannock and elsewhere apparently aren’t paying attention. […]

Spring is well underway along the Thornton River Trail in Shenandoah National Park.

Editorial: Notes on the state of Rappahannock’s future

As global temperatures rise, there’s no “Planet B” to escape the changes that are projected to occur, and Rappahannock will not escape the dramatic changes that likely will occur, according to “Virginia Climate Fever,” a new book about how climate change would affect Virginia. […]


Editorial: That scary time of the year

There’s plenty to worry about these days, but one truly scary discovery went largely under-reported and unremarked-upon — because, as an an abstraction, it doesn’t trigger the primitive fight-or-flight response: This past September was, on average, the hottest September on record for planet Earth. […]