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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…

Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance named Pat Whorton as a 2015 Master Agent during its annual sales conference at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa last month. The title recognizes agents for excellent overall performance in every aspect of their job.…
Cashing in at Belvoir Recycling

Belvoir Recycling, located in Belvoir, an unincorporated hamlet on Route 709 just south of Route 55 between Marshall and The Plains, offers cash for your scrap metal and many other recyclable items.
News Briefs: Murdoch Sure-Foots it to Germany

Horse instructor and clinician Wendy Murdoch, who lives in the town of Washington, was in Germany last month for Equitana, the largest horse-related expo in the world — and was there because she and her Sure Foot Equine Stability Program…

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck . . . If Demaris Miller thinks she proved how smart she is, she failed. This county feeds off the Inn at Little Washington. They create jobs (I worked there for 6½ years), the…

In a response to the Inn at Little Washington and owner Patrick O’Connell’s attempt the week before to quash attorney David Konick’s lawsuit, Konick said this week that the Inn's claims about his motivations for bringing suit are “absolutely false.”
Sperryville column for April 23

May days of note At River District Arts, there’s lots happening in May. Fred Kahler, internationally celebrated artist of Woodville, hosts a rare hometown show that opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 at RDA’s Confluent…