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Ablaze

Dozens of folks gathered last Saturday evening (Jan. 16) for the fourth-annual Christmas tree bonfire on the Avon Hall property in Washington.
Democrats elected

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee held its biennial caucus to reorganize and elect new officers on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Town Hall.
Photos: Unleaded Cuisine

A couple of days before Christmas, wildlife cameras at The Farm at Sunnyside captured two bald eagles, a red tailed hawk, several ravens and a collection of crows negotiating over a fresh carcass. Sunnyside’s Nick Lapham writes the cameras are,…
Photos: Sworn officers

Sheriff Connie C. Smith, re-elected to her third term in November, was sworn in for another term at the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office last Tuesday (Dec. 29)
Gallery: Off road

First of a periodic series: Nearly every week, we proudly feature the works of artists being exhibited in Rappahannock galleries. Occasionally, we'll shine a wider spotlight on an artist whose creations are going on display this week. First up, photographer…
Citizenship

Casimir “Casey” Eitner of Castleton was sworn in earlier this month — on a Sunday on the front porch of the Laurel Mills Store, in front of friends and family — as a U.S. citizen. The ceremonial swearing-in was done…
Alice in Rappland

Seated along the window (from left), Robert “Smiggy” Smith, Andy Platt and Lyt Wood entertain the crowd by reading from “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday afternoon at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville, where owner Maggie Rogers (foreground, looking up) also exhibited…
It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . Easter?

Terry and Kelly Tanner, whose Daffodil Hill in Castleton has flowers originally planted by one of Rappahannock County’s earliest English settlers (the Moffitt family), thought the warmest December ever recorded since records started being kept in 1880 could best be…
Trapped man dies

Fire and rescue volunteers from Washington, Amissville and Sperryville freed Charles Roy, an 88-year-old county resident, from beneath the engine compartment of his truck, which apparently rolled over him as he unloaded trash at Flatwood Recycling Center Wednesday morning (Dec.…
‘The Mark’ of the professional(s)

There was no need for a Hollywood tour package for those who visited the Washington School last weekend, where The Forge Studios was shooting its first full-scale production at its new world headquarters, a sci-fi martial arts action short called…
The pace to be

Belle Meade School riding students participated in the Bull Run Hunt Family Hunter Pace this fall and placed third in the junior division.