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.
Last week’s front-page story highlighted how rising property taxes in Rappahannock County are causing big problems for middle-aged and senior citizens living on fixed incomes. It doesn't help that the Federal Reserve has no interest in seniors or savers.
By Tom Horton We’re all familiar with the problem-solving technique of simply shifting the lens. Viewing the same thing differently. Glass “half full” instead of “half empty” is an example. When it comes to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the “glass”…
Whether your family has been here for generations or just arrived, we all have a sense of being connected to this place. Let's stop defining what is and is not "authentic" Rappahannock, and welcome the diversity that helps define us.
Every voice at the table. That’s the idea behind Foothills Forum. For those of you who care as deeply about Rappahannock County as we do, the arrival of this independent, nonpartisan nonprofit is good news.
By Brian Depew There are two closely held, widely believed narratives about rural America. The national media narrative, with roots in the 1980s farm crisis, is fatalistic. Rural places are dying. It lives on at the Brookings Institute and the…
Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke…
Vaccines or none, human resistance is going haywire. So it appears from health headlines. Writer Liza Field has a few antibiotic-free ideas.
Let people take advantage of the price-of-oil breather while they can, writes Bill Walton. Instead of the gas tax, let them invest in themselves.
Beneath the Keystone XL debate and our current oil glut, a low-impact, forgotten carbon fuel remains buried. In us.
While traditional first aid deals with damage on the outside, such as cuts and bruises, there’s a new first aid course that deals with what may be wrong on the inside, in the mind. Mental Health First Aid Training will…
With radical Islam once again dominating the news, this time in France, it is important more than ever to know about the Islam of Emir Abd el-Kader al Jazairy, a great human being who was a Muslim and an Arab.
Here is columnist Jed Duvall's wager: that what’s going on after school at Rappahannock County Elementary is creating in minds of young students memories that will last them all their lives.
From Rappahannock artist Kelly Atlas-Bauche, a heartfelt reaction to the developments in France, in frank le crayon.