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The Rapp for July 30

The PEC's photo contest is open, Sperryville's El Quijote is closed, Middle Street's members stay cool through August and a moonlight hike to Hawksbill (this Friday) in this week's The Rapp.
Boom town

An Inn at Little Washington regular, apparently celebrating his wife’s birthday and his own successful fight against cancer, briefly but memorably changed the character of a quiet night in town last Saturday night.
River, farm, store

Customers Barbara Adolfi (left) and Betsy Dietel visit with Heritage Hollow Farm Store manager Suzee McDonald earlier this month as the store celebrated its relocation to the Copper Fox complex.
County: No cell provider, no lease

After a closed session following its regular monthly public meeting Monday afternoon, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors decided to require the cell-tower company with which it’s been negotiating a potential lease of county-owned land to have at least one…
Medical clinic to open on 211

Valley Health’s Page Memorial Hospital plans to open a family medical practice this fall on U.S. 211 near Washington to be staffed by family practice physician and Rappahannock County native D. Brooke Miller, M.D., and his wife, nurse practitioner Anne…
Avon Hall ‘process’ begins Monday

The first of two public hearings — on the first of what town officials hope will be a number of proposals for possible uses of the town-owned Avon Hall estate — is next Monday night at 7 at the town…
The Rapp for June 18

Alice in Avon-Land, music-inspired visuals at Middle Street Gallery, in search of future real-estate-and-renovation stars in Rappahannock and more in this week's The Rapp.
Sperryville column for June 11

Hospice’s Volunteer of the Year Julie Music Morrow of Sperryville was recently honored by the Hospice of the Piedmont (formerly Hospice of the Rapidan), presented with the hospice’s Volunteer of the Year 2014 award. Many of us have lost loved…
Nursery native

Photo: Rob Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery stands ready to ring up yet another customer during last weekend's annual spring open house.
Washington column for June 4

Reception for Jenks and Molly The Rev. Jennings W. Hobson III and his wife, Molly, had a rousing send-off from the congregation at Trinity Episcopal Church, where Hobson has served for 42 years as rector. Following his last Sunday in…
Delayed delivery

The fate of the U.S. Post Office in Washington remains unclear — although Sue Brennan, a spokesperson for the Postal Service in that other Washington, said Wednesday that “local management is working with the landlord to lease other space in…
Sperryville column for May 21 

Flourish Root blooms in the River District Art flourishes in Sperryville — including art that is floral in nature. Thus Flourish Root, the outgrowth of Coterie co-owner Jen Perrot’s garden and landscape company, has now outgrown the confines of Coterie…