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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. […]

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It takes a village

Enormous thanks to everyone who made Halloween in Sperryville happen this year. After years of worrying about traffic and our little trick-or-treaters, Wednesday evening was safe, relaxing and tons of fun for the whole community. […]

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Peddling divisiveness and fear

I’m sure that Denver Riggleman is a decent guy — despite his threat to “clothesline Progressives.” Despite calling himself a right-wing “nut-job extremist.” Despite his pledge to join the hard-right Freedom Caucus in Congress, and sealing the deal with over $160,000 from their PAC, the House Freedom Fund (and $5000 from the libertarian Koch brothers). […]

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‘Old guy’ open to new ideas

Those of you who were home who I knew and, those of you I met for the first time, I enjoyed the visit. For those of you who I missed, I look forward to making your acquaintance. I hope all of you will consider voting for the “old guy open to new ideas” on Election Day. […]

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Greed and greatness irreconcilable

This is not the America that Louie Miller fought to defend. He didn’t foresee that a money-crazed charlatan could coerce an unbalanced Congress to destroy the foundations of America — a country built by immigrants, providing sanctuary to the persecuted and offering equal opportunity. […]

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Above the fray

Although I tend to vote Republican, in this year’s partisan election there is only one candidate who has bravely stayed above the fray. Instead of offering vile, misleading attacks, Leslie Cockburn has listened to our problems and offered needed solutions […]

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Fall Art Tour reflects community effort, goodwill

Following up the recent piece about the new Fall Art Tour video, the Tour planning committee wanted to recognize the uplifting spirit of community that drives the event and the network of contributors to the video itself. In its 14th year, the creativity, generosity, collaborative energy, and assorted expertise of community members has come together to produce the largest Tour yet, with 33 studios and 11 galleries to explore. […]

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Prefers Cockburn over Tea Party

I write in support of Leslie Cockburn for Congress. I have a long list of reasons: health care, environment, and fiscal responsibility. The first I read of her opponent, Denver Riggleman, he informed the Rappahannock News that his first move was to spend a week in Washington with the Tea Party members of Congress, getting ready to march (I read vote) with them from day one. […]

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‘What a great community!’

Rapp at Home and RAAC thank the community for coming out for the square dance last Saturday night. The dance hit all the right notes with a capacity turnout. A true cross-section of folks, including young and old, from 80 plus to 5 years old, do-si-doed and reeled, with smiles, laughter and high-fives. […]

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Health issues this midterm election

The immense tax cuts that the Republicans have given the corporations have not resulted in wage increases for ordinary Americans, but they sure have caused the deficit to balloon. Congressional candidate Denver Riggleman follows the Republican line in saying he will slash that deficit. How? Their plan is to force a cut in spending on Social Security and on Medicare. […]

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Those who make America strong

This is the America that makes us strong. This is the America that Leslie Cockburn believes in. She believes in comprehensive immigration reform, not a wall. She believes in honoring our commitments. She believes in affordable education for all. She will work for everyone in the 5th, not just those who support her. […]

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Can’t make this stuff up

National Security official, posing as llama farmer, uncovers local tabloid’s plot to sabotage her Farm Tour Day. Same ‘National Security’ official purports to read fellow taxpayers’ minds and files frivolous lawsuits on their behalf, costing the very taxpayers she was “protecting” tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. (She didn’t ask me). […]

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Kavanaugh from all sides

Comments from: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; Jack Wilson, Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia; Corey Stewart, 2018 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate; Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat; and Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat. […]

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Taste of Rappahannock — take two!

The most frequent comment we heard from the guests was: best food ever. So first: to the “Chefs of Rappahannock County” and foremost in our hearts, Chef Rachel of Griffin Tavern who coordinated all of the food served and prepared two dishes (and thank you and a shout out to Debbie Donehey who “loans” Chef Rachel to us for weeks of work). […]