I hadn’t intended to write anything more about the survey and the Foothills agenda, but it seems to be the topic du jour, so I will tell you what is sticking in my craw about the whole thing.
“Freedom is not free” speaks to the challenges we face and sacrifices we make together to survive in a community where we rely on one another for our future and our humanity. It is, without a doubt, the soldier’s sacrifice…
Here’s a heads-up to everyone with a Rappahannock County address: Watch for the Foothills Forum survey, coming to your mailbox or P.O. box this month.
You’d hope that by 2015 America’s rural electric cooperatives would have faced up to the fact that climate change is requiring major changes in their industry.
Friends of the Rivers of Virginia cite VDOT as the largest source of sediment pollution in Virginia waters, but the conservation group offers a solution.
Like the frogs sitting in cool water oblivious to the fact that the temperature is rising slowly and will soon boil them before they can jump out, Ralph Bates writes, we too let our outrage at environmental disasters subside.
We’re taught the virtue of allowing cooler heads to prevail, but at times it might be wished that anger were preservable. That it could be canned, dried or frozen to be reconstituted when needed.
Soil is worth more than its weight in gold, yet humans tend to treat it as if it has little value and as if its loss is neither important nor consequential.
Walter Nicklin on how the stories go at his first visit to the “Death Café,” where there's a special, shared intimacy that seems only possible, ironically enough, among strangers.
Rep. Robert Hurt on why Dodd-Frank has not, in practice, fulfilled any of its worthy ambitions but in fact done quite the opposite — inflicted harm on the American people.
Former USDA conservationist Robert Whitescarver believes “well-managed” farmland should not be taxed, as it provides more services for the public than it receives.
Flint Hill actress and singer-songwriter Olivia Maxwell, who suffers from chronic Lyme disease, has an idea to start a march — a huge march in D.C. with at least a million people, one day next May. The world needs to…
There has been a lot of newsprint lately concerned with the establishment of groups and organizations to come up with ideas to “fix” Rappahannock. The fact is, a lot of people like things just the way they are.
Walter Nicklin looks at James Reston Jr.'s play "Sherman the Peacemaker," to be performed in Flint Hill this Saturday, and its take on Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's role in history.
By Chris Bolgiano There’s no grill in my big backyard, no swing set and no swimming pool, unless you count the rock-bottomed bowls along Reedy Run as it cascades to the Shenandoah River. They’re mainly trees here in the George…
Providing habitat for numerous species of wildlife is a critically important to keep the environment functioning properly. Some guidelines to help you start.