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Settling for seeds

This curious black bear didn’t find any picnic baskets to rummage through while lumbering around the Fodderstack property of Donald and Denise Chandler, but bird seed is always a flavorful second option, especially when provided a choice of dispensers. […]

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Food Pantry gala to remember

Raffle tickets were plucked from a bucket by St. Peter Catholic Church Father Horace “Tuck” Grinnell, and true to his signature generosity host John Anderson — the lucky ticket holder for dinner for two at The Inn at Little Washington — immediately asked for another ticket to be drawn. […]

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Exercise in history

In Shenandoah and other national parks, removing fallen trees from trails has been described as an exercise in living history, as no chainsaws are allowed: just old style, human-powered tools like axes, two-person crosscut saws, and wedges. […]

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Beekeeping it in the family

With the weather warming, nine-year-old Sarah Johnson and her dad, Tom, who live in Woodville, have been busy tending to their honey bees and hives. “Looking pretty good,” Tom says at first glance into the supers. “We should have a fair amount of honey.” […]

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A fine day for golf

The weather was nothing short of spectacular, even with the challenging breeze, for last Friday’s Second Annual “Home in One” golf tournament in support of Rapp at Home, the local nonprofit that serves as a resource for those 50 and over. […]

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Earth Day on the Thornton

Rappahannock residents and visitors alike, the majority donned in rubber boots and hip waders, set foot into the Thornton River rapids in Sperryville last Sunday — Earth Day 2018 — to clean up a century’s worth of industrial pollution and litter:. […]

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Hot and windy to cold and snowy

A special weather statement issued last Friday warned of an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires due to low humidity values, strong gusty winds, and hot and dry conditions. Sure enough, this several acre brush fire broke out around 3 p.m. behind the large horse barn at Whitemud Crossing Farm in Castleton. […]

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Quite the welcome

“Hopefully the village pride is well received!” Sperryville resident Robert Archer says of his new “Welcome to Sperryville, Main Street, Est.1820” mural recently painted on the side of the soon-to-open Happy Camper Equipment Co. on Main Street. […]

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‘Out Princing’ Prince

Hearthstone School’s annual auction this Saturday, April 21st, at 4 p.m. will feature a truly amazing item: a unique copy of a letter from Jimi Hendrix to his father, sent from New York City’s Hotel America in 1965. The original of this rare letter resides with Richard Prince […]

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Road hog

For the second time in as many weeks a somewhat porky pig found her way out of the pen and into the county seat of Washington. Albeit attracting her share of curious stares from passersby, the friendly pig for the most part was granted free rein of the historic town. […]