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More morel

Photo: Seven-year-old Fielding Christopher of Washington, an avid morel hunter, scored big in the forest on the edge of town last month.
Off-street treats

At the Washington Fine Properties office along Washington’s Main Street, a scary jack-o-lantern and a less scary, candy-bearing Realtor greet one of the Halloween night trick-or-treaters who filled the town’s streets last Friday.
Photos: Life on the hill

Several thousand visited the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s normally closed campus in Front Royal last weekend for its two-day Autumn Conservation Festival.

We care about the schoolchildren of Rappahannock. We are not against cell service for the county. We attended the Aug. 12 school board meeting because we have four grandchildren who attend or will attend Rappahannock County High School (RCHS). As noted…
At ODH, interest high for younger hunt set

Members of the Old Dominion Hounds were back in the saddle March 22 for a Junior Meet, a fox hunt held several times a year by the 90-year-old organization to keep interest in the sport alive in the next generation.
Bonfire postponed

Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue and the town of Washington decided to postpone tonight's Christmas Tree Bonfire for a week — until next Friday, Jan. 10 — due to the forecast for ultra-cold temps and continued gusty winds.
Photos: Farm Tour, Civil War Heritage weekend

Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival chief organizer Cathie Shiff said every report she’d heard from participating farms, attractions, artisans and restaurants in last weekend’s (Sept. 28-29) event were positive; she was kept busy both on a cloudy-but-comfortable Saturday and…
4-H club shows well at CMR

The CMR Farm Show, held July 11-15 in Culpeper, was a great success, as 4-H and FFA members from Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties came to show their various livestock projects and display them to the public.
Outstanding in their field — and ours, too

Here in the mostly wooded center of Rappahannock County, you'll get some fresh examples of the sort of classical music and opera performances taking place this July in a big tent-topped theater in the middle of a former hay field.