Woodville woman’s act of selfless kindness

Perhaps her most daunting accomplishment, however, is this summer’s decision to donate a kidney to Lake Lester. He is a man she barely knows. He is not a family member, nor neighbor, nor close friend. He is simply a man in her professional network suffering from final stage renal failure. […]


Back to Belize to ‘raise the roof’

The last big fundraiser will be held this Saturday, June 23, at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church. The car wash from 2-6 p.m. is the first event and appointments can be made by calling 540-987-8137. The Talent Show, combined with a delicious Italian dinner, will follow. […]


The Old Lion turns 60

Here in Rappahannock, another important event occurred that year. One of the more underappreciated forces in the county was chartered — the Rappahannock Lions Club. Back then, it was a group of men who pooled their resources to do as a group those things which they couldn’t do by themselves. […]


The Rapp for Nov. 24

No Fourth (Estate) Friday this day after Thanksgiving; Elizabethan chamber music at the Theatre; a Kid Pan Alley musical in the works; a new program to match volunteers with opportunities; and more in this week’s The Rapp. […]

Letters to the Editor

V is for volunteerism

Fast-forward to the present in Rappahannock County where I would like to take the opportunity to raise that same “V” salute to the many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to bring a better quality of life to our citizens. […]

Chester Gap Column

Chester Gap column for Oct. 13

It’s nice and sunny now with highs in the low 60s — which is perfect fall weather for our area and for the annual Trunk-or-Treat to be hosted at the Chester Gap VFD, from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29. […]


The score: win-win

Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS) Athletic Director Mike Costello shows appreciation for a new gym scoreboard, a recent gift of Union Bank and Trust, to Vice President and Senior Commercial Banker Jason Brady. […]


The Rapp for Sept. 22

It’s Farm Tour weekend, plus a bluegrass benefit for Gary Jenkins Jr., Chester Gap VFD’s open house, a Starry Nights Festival, Jane Dittmar at “the donkey barn,” River District Artists’ open house, a Kid Pan Alley concert and PEC’s photo contest. […]