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Kicking back

After a team trip to Charlottesville to see University of Virginia men’s soccer in action, Rappahannock County Elementary School’s Junior Panther boys soccer team, along with parents and coach Paul Paratore, took up a table for 28 at Wood Grill…
The ‘Game’ is afoot

RAAC Community Theatre's production this weekend of “The Gin Game” stars Joyce Abell and Andy Platt in powerful dramatic roles in the Pulitzer-Prize winning play.
Foot work

Wakefield Country Day School’s Chris O’Heir fights for possession in a JV boys soccer contest at home against the Patriots of Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy last week. A goal by Porter Gilliam with 3:38 left broke a tie and gave…
Singing from the heart

David Sotar Hoffman leads a recent service for Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge (UUBRidge) exploring voice and music as gateways to opening hearts, building community and deepening spiritual practice.
The ‘President’s’ visit

Outside River District Arts in Sperryville last weekend, photographer Michael Sage and friend Ryn McKenna hang a life-sized image of the giant trunk of the “President” tree at Sequoia National Park in California.
Leaf life

Child Care and Learning Center Afterschool Enrichment program students study the veins of a paulownia tree leaf with some help from technology (and a grant from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative).
Isn’t that . . . ?

Thanks to the magic of chroma-keying by local filmmaker and impresario John Hallberg, Jean-Claude Van Damme apparently pays a visit to the meat counter at the Sperryville Corner Store.
Memorial to the firefighters

George Swett, a Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad member and firefighter specifically charged with fighting fires in our forests and Shenandoah National Park, set up a memorial this week to three fallen firefighters in Washington state.
Fantastic, again

Kaye Kohler, left, serves a child salad at Rappahannock Night at Camp Fantastic Tuesday in Front Royal. Kohler was among scores of local volunteers — Rappahannock Lions, sheriff’s deputies, Sperryville Fire volunteers and many others — who participate in the…
Family outing

  The black bear sightings are piling up this summer. Washington artist Ruthie Windsor-Mann took this quick iPhone shot of a mama bear and her three cubs along the Rush River not far from her Tiger Valley Road home last…