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Annual mountain greeting

“Looky what’s popping in the mountains right now,” writes Jimmie DeBergh of Harris Hollow, referring of course to these beautiful Pink Lady’s Slippers. “Since first discovering them years ago, I now have seven that greet me around the 10th [of May] every year. […]

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Rappahannock runway

More than 50 Rappahannock ladies enjoyed a fabulous fashion show at Washington’s Quievremont Winery, courtesy of Charlotte’s Clothing Store of Culpeper. The models were all from the Ladies Lunch Bunch, a group in excess of 300 and growing — farmers, stay-at-home moms, shopkeepers, retirees, women of all backgrounds. […]

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Greener than Ireland

Rain has fallen for all or part of the last six weekends in Rappahannock County, and more wet weather is in the forecast for this weekend. The silver lining with all this moisture is the myriad shades of green, as seen here surrounding Shiloh Baptist Church in Woodville early Sunday evening just as the sun broke through the storm clouds. […]

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Grits makes a splash

Grits is one of a litter of six girls, known as the “PowerPuff Girls,” says owner Amy Mishey of Hume, who wheeled the playful puppy down to the banks of the Thornton River to watch her first-ever rubber duck race coinciding with “Sperryfest.” […]

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Standing beside the press

Trump’s latest iron-fist directive, however, didn’t stop Rappahannock County Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman from attending the annual black-tie gala — the freshman lawmaker seen here moments after keynote speaker and historian Ron Chernow, author of the Alexander Hamilton biography that inspired the hit musical “Hamilton,” warned the crowd: “When you chip away at the press, you chip away at our democracy.” […]

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Inaugural Sperryfest just plain ducky

“The sun was shining, people were smiling . . . an enormous success,” is how Kerry Sutten of Sperryville’s Before & After summed up the 1st Annual Sperryfest, which drew tremendous crowds Saturday to historic Main Street and the banks of the Thornton River, site of 2019’s Great Duck Race. […]

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Annual spring tradition

The 18th Annual Spring Plant Sale (read “tradition”), hosted by Waterpenny Farm in Sperryville this past Saturday, featured among vendors Blue Ridge Botanicals, Morningside Farm & Nursery, Hill House Farm & Nursery, Rappahannock Nature Camp, Rappahannock County High School Farm to Table Program, and Old Rag Naturalists. […]

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Sweeping the Thornton

“The rain kind of cleaned out the river for us!” organizer Kerry Sutten announced to the army of 75 volunteers banding together under emerging sunshine Saturday morning for the second annual Thornton River Clean-up in Sperryville. […]

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Quite the Yeaster!

“We can’t wait to do it again,” announced Jennings Carney of Pen Druid Brewing as a spectacular Yeaster festival drew to a close Saturday, “and hope that with each event we can bring together farmers, producers and consumers of real agriculture in the most literal sense of the word.” […]

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Putting Rappahannock back on the map

Peter, who is 9 and lives in Amissville, brought home Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Steer, 2nd Place Hereford Late Yearling, and 5th Place Novice Showmanship. Peter not only trains the steer, he cares for it morning and night, and as seen here even caught a nap with his buddy after rising at 4 a.m. to begin the long day of fierce competition. […]

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Teal ribbons focus on sexual assault

April is sexual assault awareness month, reads a sign tied to a tree in front of the Rappahannock County Courthouse. “This teal ribbon is tied here as a visual effort to bring public awareness to sexual assault” and to remind that “community services are available to those affected by sexual assault.” […]

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Never too soon for politics

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee hosted the Blue State Bluegrass Brunch Saturday at the Washington Fire Hall. Guests of honor included 18th District House of Delegates candidates Laura Galante and Tristan Shields, who will compete in the June primary to face Republican Michael J. Webert. […]

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Bridge replacement to wrap up early

Hats off to construction crews that since early fall have been replacing the westbound Route 211/522 bridge over the North Fork Thornton River. The original completion date was July 1, 2019, but Mark Nesbit, VDOT’s residency engineer, now tells the county Board of Supervisors: “The completion date is May 1.” […]