Amissville Column

Amissville column for Dec. 11

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Dec. 11
Rachel Summers of Crowfoot Farm sorts donated food during a past  holiday food drive accompanied by her sleeping son, Roland.

The annual Amissville Holiday Food Drive held by the Amissville Area Community Christmas (AACC) group will soon be in full swing. Come lend a hand.
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Amissville column for Dec. 26

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Dec. 26, 2013

Behind the scenes of yet another successful holiday food drive in this week’s Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Dec. 27

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Dec. 27, 2012
Amissville column for Dec. 27

Record donations to the Christmas Basket Project inside this week's Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Dec. 20

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Dec. 20, 2012

Thoughts on the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary and another update on the Christmas Basket Project in this week's Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Dec. 13

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Dec. 13, 2012

It's all hands on deck as the Amissville Christmas Basket Project wraps up. Details on how and when you can help inside this week's Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Dec. 6

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Dec. 6, 2012

An update on the Amissville Christmas Basket Project, details on the new Kombucha business and the heart-healthy benefits of olive oil in this week's Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Nov. 15

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Nov. 15, 2012

Christmas baskets and bazaars start off the holiday season in this week's Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Nov. 8

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Nov. 8, 2012

An axiom of hauling livestock is that the number of animals you load in the trailer should be the same when you arrive. However, rules are made to be broken.
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Amissville column for Nov. 1

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Nov. 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hits Amissville and a beloved resident passes away in this week's Amissville column.
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Amissville column for Sept. 27

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Sept. 27, 2012

The Farm Tour in Amissville “Agrituristas” participating in this weekend’s Rappahannock County Farm Tour will be able to visit five participating Amissville venues where they can sip award-winning wine, hobnob with honey bees, meet Coco the cow and see sheep shorn and yarn dyed while lunching on gourmet lamb sausage. Gray Ghost Vineyards needs...
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Amissville column for Sept. 20

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Sept. 20, 2012

Waffles, acorns and more at Amissville Methodist The Methodist men came through once again last Saturday with a delicious breakfast that got more than 50 hungry residents ready to face the day. As this reporter finished a plate of sausage gravy and started on a waffle, the conversation from an adjacent table caught her ear....
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Amissville column for Sept. 13

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Sept. 13, 2012

Remembering 9/11 These perfect days with the startling blue skies and the whisper of fall should delight us. However, they also evoke a similar day 11 years ago that dawned in beauty and ended in unimagined horror witnessed by the world in real time. It’s been 11 years since terrorists rammed airliners into the Pentagon...
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Amissville column for Aug. 30

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Aug. 30, 2012
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Expanded paper recycling: win-win An Amissville friend told me how Rappahannock County residents can recycle several types of paper currently not recycled at our county trash transfer stations while supporting the larger recycling program next door in Fauquier County. Doing so is really a win-win situation – we are currently paying to transfer trash out...
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Amissville column for Aug. 16

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Aug. 16, 2012
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There’s nothing better than dreaming about the perfect vacation destination, enlivened by the chance that one day you might go. Thanks to a winning bid last year on a stay at a farmhouse in France, Amissville residents Hal and Beverly Hunter did just that.
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Amissville column for Aug. 9

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Aug. 9, 2012
William Payne

William Payne, 83, has been retired from the U.S. Postal Service for a quarter century now but he easily remembers the 85-mile Amissville mail delivery route he drove six days a week in a succession of overworked vehicles that he had to replace every two years, tops.
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Amissville column for Aug. 2

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Aug. 2, 2012
Ripe peaches enjoy the view in an orchard along Ben Venue Road. Photo by Cathie Shiff.

Amissville entrepreneurs Jan Davis's and George Farrar's Culpeper shop expands to Old Town Fredericksburg.
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Amissville column for July 26

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July 26, 2012
Amissville Postmaster Norma Furr, left, poses on her last day on the job with acting postmaster Cherie Cable. Photo by Cathie Shiff.

Amissville's postmaster, like two other postmasters in the county, says goodbye; Amissville Methodist Men are making the best breakfasts even better.
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Stone walls: definitely not a dry subject

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Aug. 4, 2011
Photo by Cathie Shiff

When some people see an old stone wall snaking through a pasture, they view it as much a part of the property as a house or a great oak tree, a testimony to the labors of a long-ago resident and something that should be preserved, even restored. For others, the same stone wall represents...
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