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All the best to Brendan Martyn

Great things happen in small towns. For those of you who didn’t see RAAC Theatre’s production last weekend of “Red,” you missed out on two big events: a superb production starring the inimitable Howard Coon and the enchanting Brendan Martyn,…
More gun laws? Wrong answer.

I haven’t sent a letter to the editor in response to an opinion piece in about 20 years, but the whining drivel from Ellie Clark and Megan Smith has put me back at the keyboard. “Oh — if only a certain…
See you at the Fourth of July

On July 4, our nation will celebrate the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Virginians, perhaps, have a greater reason to celebrate, as the document’s predominant author was Thomas Jefferson, a Virginia native son who, coincidentally,…
Stop the bleeding

Once again blood has been shed. Fifty innocent lives and counting. When is America going to wake up? This is being written from England, a country of very few handgun fatalities and assault-weapon massacres. Not even street “Bobbies” carry guns…
Thanks for a spectacular pottery camp

CCLC would like to thank Hearthstone School and Nicole Wyant for providing a spectacular pottery camp for our School Age Enrichment Program last semester. The children enjoyed every minute of this class! Nicole taught them the mechanics of making a…
RUOnline, Virginia?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new initiative called RUOnlineVA. Led by the Center for Innovative Technology, the initiative asks Virginia citizens and businesses whether they have broadband service and, if so, what kind of service. The goal is…
Big changes in . . . oh, nevermind

Page through the last few decades of local history and you'll note a theme: Rappahannock citizens, both old and new, do not take kindly to makeovers. And yet this place has been made over, some would say drastically, since the…
Let’s also honor those who serve their community

As a followup to your photo of my mom, Phyllis Swindler, tending the Veteran’s Memorial in the Sperryville Cemetery, I would like to acknowledge others who have donated their time in like fashion. Particularly I’d like to note that several…
Thanks, but no thanks

Right on, Roger! Re: last week’s editorial-page column, well said and well worth saying. I stopped being a RappNet subscriber when the sludge and muck got too deep to slog through to reach the community news. It isn’t just the…
Such wonderful Rappahannock memories

Last night as I sat reading the Rappahannock News, skimming actually, as I cannot seem to keep up with all the reading material which demands my attention, I came across the article Jan Clatterbuck had written, “A Stroll Down Memory…
Thanks to all for Coming Together

I would like to give special thanks to the Rappahannock News, Bill Welch and the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Brother Stevie Foster and his mule Amazing Grace, Mike Cannon with Farm & Home Center and everyone that contributed to…
Thank you for the flags

Washington Masonic Cemetery would like to thank the American Legion Post 53 of Front Royal for the flags they donated for the cemetery. Bud Corder On behalf of Washington Masonic Cemetery LLC, Washington