The Rapp

The Rapp for May 23

Swing by Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad Saturday for their open house celebration of their 50th anniversary; and Union Bank & Trust on Route 211 in Rappahannock County has changed its name to Atlantic Union Bank, creating a unified regional bank across a wide-reaching mid-Atlantic footprint. […]

School/Education News

Paul Larner quells storm enveloping Wakefield Country Day

Days before the school’s prior board of trustees had sent a surprising two-page letter to the WCDS community stating that unless a tremendous amount of money could be raised in a few weeks’ time the school would likely have to shut its doors at the close of this academic year. To say everyone was caught off guard is an understatement. […]


Turtle time in Rappahannock

At this time of year, female turtles are on the move to locate suitable sites for laying their eggs. As a result, they often approach and try to cross roads, putting them in great danger of being hit by vehicles. One of the saddest consequences of a female turtle being killed is the lasting effect it can have on the future population of turtles in our area. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 16

Six players from the RCHS Scholastic Bowl team recently competed in the Small Schools National Competition Tournament held in Chicago; the Rappahannock Lions Club recently awarded seven $1000 scholarship grants to graduating Rappahannock High School seniors; The WCDS Middle School Choir, Class A placed second at Music in the Parks. […]

The Rapp

The Rapp for May 16

Meredith Battle’s fact-based “Go Down the Mountain,” has reached bestseller status in just weeks; local artist Joan Wiberg is showing her “impressions of fleeting moments” at Middle Street Gallery in Washington only through May 24; and writer Nancy Bauer has doubled the print run for her just-released Virginia Wine Travel Journal 2019. […]


Day-tripping to the animal kingdom

As a newly minted Senior Center member I accompanied them on a recent foray to take a tour of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal. We enjoyed as well sharing the day with members of Rappahannock’s Rapp at Home folks. A special thanks to Kathy Eggers who arranged this tour. […]

Food Pantry

Castleton Lakes the setting for Food Pantry benefit

The celebration begins Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the pantry in Sperryville with the Ooh La La Pet Parade. Registration begins at 9:30, and critters strut their stuff at 10. Entry fee (waived for pantry customers) is bags or cans of dog food and cat food, costumes are encouraged and all competing critters receive a certificate attesting to their outstanding characteristics. […]


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. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for May 9

R. H. Ballard shop is having their Annual Spring Sale of 20 percent off on all designs of French tablecloths, napkins, runners, placemats and towels. And all jewelry is 15 percent off through Mother’s Day; and Charles Jameson, an African-American and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, will talk about these nearly forgotten patriots on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 9

RCHS seniors eagerly walked the red carpet to enter their Hollywood themed banquet; and RCHS Life Skill Workshop Series was offered to ninth through 12th graders throughout the month of April, students were able to learn many skills, including workshops on sewing, self-defense, etiquette, cooking, financial management and banking, resume writing and interview skills, and yoga. […]

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The Rapp for May 9

Three Rappahannock County highway projects to be on the lookout for today (Thursday) and Friday that will require motorists to slow down if not come to a dead stop; and it’s Second Saturday and Mother’s Day weekend all in one on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail, where moms will be welcomed with open arms. Here’s what can be discovered on the Trail Saturday and in many cases Sunday. […]