Photos

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.” […]

Photos

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. […]

Photos

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.” […]

Photos

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. […]

Photos

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.” […]

Photos

Moody rides into sunset

Pastor Jon Heddleston of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church listens as Russell Lee Aylor eulogizes his late brother, Moody Aylor, during the renowned Rappahannock horseman’s well-attended funeral last Friday in Sperryville. […]

Photos

Never too young to volunteer

Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue held an open house Saturday for adults and kids alike, featuring everything from firefighting apparatus and EMS demonstrations to dishing out delicious hot dogs. Seen here, 17-month-old Hank Carney gets his first taste of riding shotgun in a red fire truck. […]

Photos

Green graffiti

If the Welcome to Sperryville mural was deemed “non-conforming” to local code, then the graffiti on the Route 211 viaduct visible from Rappahannock County Park is certainly illegal — even if some of the vandalism is so-called “green graffiti,” intended to raise awareness about environmental issues like global warming. […]

Photos

Beer and veggies

The Rappahannock Farmers’ Market is still several weeks away from its grand opening — Saturdays, May 25-October 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the lawn outside Pen Druid Brewing — but that didn’t stop The Farm at Sunnyside from taking advantage of Saturday’s warm spring weather with a pop-up stand at the popular Sperryville brewery. […]

Photos

Don’t keep on truckin’

Following a VDOT traffic study, “No Thru Trucks” signs have been erected at the entrance to Water Street in Sperryville, which carries light traffic alongside and across the Thornton River. For whatever reason, and to no avail, large semi-trucks were increasingly trying to make their way up the narrow street. […]

Photos

Not your father’s vending machine

Rappahannock County Elementary School has a new vending machine — and a healthy one, at that! All students in each grade level will have an opportunity to receive a free book of their choice between now and the end of the school year. […]

Photos

When apples were king

A recently dismantled rustic barn that stood alongside Route 522 near Massies Corner was filled with hundreds of bushel baskets, barrels and more. Described by one as an old “apple-packing shed,” the two-story wood barn was the focus of countless photographs over the years, usually with a glowing Rappahannock sunset in the background. […]

Photos

DelGrosso climbs to Eagle Scout

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 36, sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, held an Eagle Court of Honor for Anthony DelGrosso this past Wednesday, March 20th. Seen here, Anthony’s proud father and Scoutmaster Mike, mother and Assistant Scoutmaster Juliet, and brother Dom join in the accolades. […]

Photos

Riverdancing into Rappahannock

Talented — and colorful — members of the Boyle School of Irish Dance performed at the Little Washington Theatre this past week, part of the Inn at Little Washington’s collaborative celebration with the Ballyfin hotel in Ireland. The Boyle School’s mission is to teach the culture and heritage of Irish Dance from its five locations in Alexandria, Chantilly, Herndon, Manassas and Reston. […]

Photos

Uncanny resemblance

Fans of The Fugitive, the blockbuster action thriller where Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) is wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, will remember the dastardly Dr. Charles Nichols, portrayed by actor Jeroen Krabbe, who bears a striking resemblance to RCES Principal Ben Temple. […]

Photos

Winter and Spring colliding

Spring officially arrived in Rappahannock County at 5:58 p.m. last evening (Wednesday), not that anybody noticed. Many residents woke up to a light coating of snow Monday morning, with deeper amounts in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge, where snow showers persisted throughout the day. […]