Photos

Two close calls at Ben Venue

This lucky motorist standing in front of his overturned car on a slippery Ben Venue Road had quite the wake-up call last Friday morning at 9:30, but otherwise was uninjured. Just a short distance away, at the intersection of Ben Venue Road and Route 211 shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, former Rappahannock County Emergency Services Coordinator Art Candenquist suffered lacerations and bruises after his 1995 Chevy Blazer was struck by another vehicle. […]

Photos

Rapp’s own meteorologist

Bob Ryan, noted meteorologist and Rappahannock neighbor, takes questions after the RappU course he led on Sunday. Ryan spoke to a rapt audience on “Weather and Climate, or Is It Climate and Weather, or Both?” at the RappU classroom at the Sperryville Schoolhouse. […]

Photos

Fodderstack postcard

It took its sweet time, but autumn has finally arrived in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Proof being this colorful Fodderstack view looking past the Chandler Family guesthouse towards Shenandoah National Park, where it went from sleeting on Monday to 70-plus degree temperatures on Halloween. […]

Photos

No squares at this dance

The First Community Square Dance, organized by Rapp at Home and RAAC, drew a large and happy crowd. Lyt Wood and his Mudlarks, accompanied by Fiddler Steve Hickman, played the perfect dance music, while DeLaura Padovan led the group in square dance moves. […]

Photos

Family portrait — so to speak

The Fuller Family of Woodville has expanded their always creative Halloween display of creepy creatures, to include this year green and purple-haired witches, the latter’s bony fingers clutching an enormous toad to be stirred into the witches’ brew (you will recall in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” the witches added a toad). […]

Photos

Coats for (Rapp) Kids

For several years now, Knights of Columbus Fr. Maurice du Castillon Council 14755 has donated coats to Rappahannock County Social Services, each one helping a child in this county to be a bit more comfortable and secure during the cold days of winter. This year, Coats for Kids Director John Hagarty and Fred Eggers coordinated the effort for the local council. […]

Photos

‘Do I hear fifty?’

After a lengthy absence in Rappahannock County, the rapid-fire speech of an auctioneer — known as an “auction chant” or “auction cry” — can be heard again, as the new company Thornton River Auctions and Real Estate has commenced bidding at 7 River Lane in Sperryville. […]

Photos

Reaping Rappahannock

From juicy apples and grapes to colorful pumpkins and winter squash, October is a busy harvest month in Rappahannock County. Seen here, a picker climbs a ladder at Jenkins Orchards in Woodville to reach for one last ripened apple that could wind up in a homemade pie. […]

Photos

Hear ye, hear ye!

Numerous fun-filled events surrounded Rappahannock County High School’s much-anticipated Homecoming Spirit Week, with all festivities overseen by the deservedly crowned Homecoming King Aidan McKiernan and Homecoming Queen Nancy Weghorst. […]