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Following our better angels

The night I met President Bush, he led off his remarks by observing the fact that his wife was unable to join us. He said “you know everywhere I go people always ask me where’s Barbara, where’s Barbara” and his response, “Well, what about me, what about me, I was President?” We of course all laughed. […]

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Severe cold impacted stink bugs, wildlife

I have been tracking the abundance of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs since they arrived in my area in the latter half of the first decade of the 21st century. I have also tracked the abundance of the Asian Multicolored Lady Beetle and many other organisms over the course of decades. I don’t believe Professor Pfeiffer is correct in his assessment of this situation. […]

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Appreciates the News

A disturbing recent statistic from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism: More than 500 newspapers in rural communities have closed or merged since 2004. There are many counties in the United States that now have no local newspaper at all. […]

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Thank you, Rappahannock County

I always say that it takes a county to put on Christmas in Little Washington. The day benefits the Rappahannock Food Pantry and first in line for thanks are the wonderful folks who sponsored the event: John and Beverly Sullivan, Cliff and Christine Mumm, Bill and Sarah Walton, John and Traci Jacquemin, Butch Zindel (Rappahannock Real Estate), Kevin Adams and Jay Brown, Denise Chandler (Country Places Realty), Tula’s, Judy DeSarno and the Rappahannock News. […]

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Check out a uke

Did you know? Ukuleles are serious musical instruments that let you explore and perform all musical genres. Love jazz? Play jazz. Love bluegrass? Play bluegrass. Love country or classical or Hawaiian? Check a uke out at the county library. […]

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A remarkable election

In a town with roughly 130 full-time and part-time residents and some 112 registered voters, 76 cast ballots for Town officials. Turnout for the Town election — the first one to take place since Town elections were scheduled to coincide with a statewide general election — represented 68 percent of registered voters. […]

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Thanksgiving began here

After George Washington got his big break in life surveying the future Town of Washington, he would wind things down by wiping out the Red Coats and becoming the nation’s first president. In that capacity, Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution. Dated Oct. 3, 1789, he sent copies to the executives of the states in a brief form letter. […]

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‘We’ are not amused

After the misbegotten Bike Trail was no longer on the table and the VDOT grant rejected by the Rappahannock Board of Supervisors, the Rappahannock News proclaimed with unflinching courage that “This newspaper has not taken a position on the merits of the Schools (sic) Connector, and we will not.” […]

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Gratitude at the Heart of the Art Tour

Comments from artists, visitors, local residents and businesses proclaim the 14th Fall Art Tour to have been a great success. What’s not to love about the Tour, RAAC’s premier community event, as it brings together people from near and far to celebrate the importance of art in our lives and the extraordinary talents and range of artists in Rappahannock. […]

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Flipping to find Denver

Last week’s edition of the Rappahannock News included the results of the 5th district congressional race. On the front page, above the fold, was a picture of a smiling Leslie Cockburn, Democratic candidate. I thought she had won. A picture of the winner, a Republican, was relegated to page 6. […]