Letters to the Editor

Folksy, but at great risk

I have three grandbabies that live on 522 in the heart of the village of Woodville. Mr. Hornbostel’s speeding habit puts my grandchildren at great risk. The speed limit is clearly posted at both ends of the village and there are visible yellow signs that proclaim: “Watch For Children.” […]

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Congressman and candidate story not news

At its best, news can help inform good conversations among people of good faith. So can opinion. Let’s shoot high. Our community newspaper can play a vital role in contributing to Rappahannock’s ability to find common ground — or it can stoke partisan and other divides. No small job in a small community. […]

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Trees attacked by aliens

The use of herbicides can give false hope. The hard work that can’t be avoided is getting the plant reduced to where you can judiciously apply the poison. Even then you will be presented with about a thousand new plants nearby. The object should be to control not kill. […]

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Sense of pride in Sperryville

I’ve become so boisterous as of late because of my unrelenting desire to defend and preserve the “Welcome to Sperryville” mural on Main Street.I cannot see any conceivable reason that such a work of art should be considered “offensive” to anyone, much less removed completely. […]

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Lacking common sense

The room was packed with supporters at Wednesday evening’s hearing on the status of the Happy Camper sign. Everyone attending believed that this beautifully executed sign was an asset to the county, the town of Sperryville and to the business community in general. […]

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Alternative therapies for Lyme

My bottom line for readers is this: If God forbid you find yourself in “Late Lyme,” first see Dr. Aucott (who will most likely, yet politely, deem you as incurable). Then find yourself a good Naturopathic M.D. (N.M.D.) and Chinese acupuncturist who can figure out how to kill off the bacteria by supporting the immune system — as nature intended. […]

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A fairy you say?

What appeared in the garden of Le Fay Cottage on Christmas Tree Lane following the terrific storm last week was actually a Fairy, not an Angel. Easy mistake to make if you’re not paying attention. […]

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78 degree ‘death trap’

Parked cars are death traps for dogs: On a 78-degree day the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes; and on a 90-degree day the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. […]

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Test the tick first

I would like to muddy the waters even further by suggesting my own preferred approach, namely refraining from treating at all until the offending tick has undergone DNA analysis at a specialty lab for any infections it may carry. Of course, the sticking point here is that you must be in possession of the tick. […]

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Tannerite is welcome, but not visitors?

I would respectfully suggest she reconsider before someone challenges this statute as overly broad and violative of the 1st amendment. The limitation on large commercial signage to maintain the appearance of our county may or may not be appropriate. This is not commercial signage. […]

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Anonymous by design

Dearest Anonymous: Each year your name graces the list of fundraisers and giving events across the county. Your support and generous giving makes the difference for so many of the wonderful organizations in Rappahannock. By design, we never know who you are. […]

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Big thank you to Give Local Piedmont

First of all, we want to thank all the folks from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation who worked so hard to make it such a success as well as the Path Foundation and other donors who provided the prizes. They’ve created an event that inspires. […]