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Author and artist signing in one

Thanks much for the good piece about my book [“Unlikely Pilgrim: A Journey into History and Faith, 2019]. Locally, copies are available at Geneva Welch Gallery on Main Street in Washington. Geneva did the book illustrations. We will be having a signing there later in April. […]

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Amissville’s generous tradition

So happy to see my sweet hometown in such a positive light! [“Video: Amissville’s holiday tradition of giving”]. The people who participate in this effort every year are among the most generous I know!Thank you, Rapp News, Foothills Forum, Roger Piantidosi and Luke Christopher for this wonderful project! […]

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Hopes to learn from actual people

Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen Virginia. Now I am excited to learn more about the state as I work on my report. Most of the information I can get from books and websites. However, the best information comes from the people who live and love their state! […]

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Reclaiming Rappahannock Park

We are in the process of reclaiming the Park from invasive overgrowth and planning expansion of recreational facilities that will open up new opportunities for residents and others. Our next workday is Saturday, April 6 (not the second Saturday because of the Fodderstack Race). […]

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Comp plan ‘shall be general in nature’

Goals not written down are dreams and seldom accomplished. I learned about SMART goals long ago: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Trackable. Working together, I believe we can continue to accomplish whatever needs to be done to keep our county on the viable path it needs to meet and adapt to the changing challenges now and in our future. […]

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Romancing Rappahannock a huge success

Without all of you Romancing Rappahannock 2019 would not have been possible. I am so very grateful for your participation and support and the faith you put in me and in this event. Romancing Rappahannock 2019 demonstrated that local businesses can work together effectively and achieve collaborative success. […]

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Civility, dignity will be missed

I have not had the opportunity to attend many BOS meetings but I have watched more than a few on YouTube. One thing that always stands out is John Lesinski’s calm demeanor, civility and dignity; even in the face of the most boorish behavior, and thoughtless, spiteful opposition. He was never deterred by the discourteous voices that often sought to obscure sound ideas and open mindedness. […]

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Experience breeds knowledge

I appreciate Johns Lesinski’s service to Rappahannock County and I thank him for his 20 years of military service. I do take exception to his statement that committees and positions in Rappahannock County Government should not be held for 20 years by the same person and fresh blood is needed. […]

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Sincere in his apology

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Bates, for your thoughtful comments with regard to the recent controversy involving Governor Northam. I could not have said it any better.

Is there any among us who has led a perfect exemplary life such that we have no regret for past acts and transgressions? […]

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Thanks — and sorry! — Waterpenny

The Rappahannock County High School Panther Band would like to extend our sincerest apologies and many thanks to Waterpenny Farm for omitting you from our thank you in the Rappnews last week. Waterpenny is one of our longest running supporters of our Mini-Golf event and we would not have a successful annual event if it were not for your continued support! […]

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To the citizens of Rappahannock

I would like to take this opportunity to say it has truly been an honor and a privilege to work in the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. I am sincerely humbled by the support I have received during my time in the office. I want to express my deepest appreciation for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Rappahannock County. […]

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A time for Democrats and Republicans to join forces

Let’s face it, Gov. Northam (nicknamed “Coonman” in his own college yearbook) did have a bad week — blackface, KKK costumes, and cheers for infanticide. While I held no real expectation that our local Dems would condemn Governor Northam — “applauding” the Governor on the heels of these disclosures of his outrageous behavior was unbelievable — I thought the Democrats would at least “lay low” for a while. […]

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One idea can lead to another

There was a news article recently about a new business planned for Sperryville. Comments about it . . . seemed to be divided between nostalgia and wishful thinking. The way things used to be can be tough memories. The strong apple industry we used to have diminished years ago, farming has become more challenging. A major employer, the Aileen Plant, left years ago. So, changes have come. […]

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A different twist to John Fitzhugh’s hanging

“He went to this lady’s house and wanted something to eat. He didn’t talk plain and was a big robust man. The lady got the food for him and she brought it to the gate, but she didn’t bring anything (a spoon or fork) for him to eat the food with . . . and he was asking for a fork . . . but he wasn’t saying it plainly and this lady misunderstood him.” […]