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Big rain, bigger parade

Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s parade, a much-anticipated part of its annual carnival, was one of its biggest yet and managed to squeeze between the raindrops last Thursday afternoon.
Swim, fish, repeat

Beau Foster dives into the pond at a recent picnic for the Headwaters Foundation’s Starfish mentors and friends at the Woodard place in Sperryville.
Alice (and others) in Avon-land

Despite tropical depression Bill hitting Rappahannock County just as the Child Care and Learning Center’s Avon Hall “Alice in Wonderland” fundraising party commenced Saturday, there was no depression at Avon Hall.
Your Next Best Friend: Jamie

Hey, y’all, I’m lookin’ for a coupla friends, maybe more. I’d definitely like one to be a dog. I love hangin’ out with my fellow canis domesticus (the Latin name for “domestic dog”).
Day at the races

Volunteer and sideline supporters Butch Zindel and John Lesinski pose with Jacob Newlin, 9-year-old rookie driver of the Rappahannock County Lunch Bunch car in last weekend’s Soap Box Derby championship in Culpeper, and Rappahannock Soap Box chief organizer Thom Pellikaan.
Family outing

Two adults and three never-been-to-Canada goslings march in formation up Porter Street in Washington, likely on their way to Avon Hall Pond.
Artists, awarded

At a reception Sunday at the home of RAAC president Matthew Black and his wife, artist Barbara Black, recipients gratefully accepted checks for Claudia Mitchell Fund grant awards.
Pumped and ready

Rappahannock County has 10 new driver/pump operators who recently completed a 16-hour basic pump operator class, including classroom hours and practical exercises, led by Amissville VFR chief J.B. Carter and assistant chief Scott Chamberlin.
No ordinary 90

Joyce Abell celebrated her 90th birthday recently with family and friends at her home. Birthday wishes were delivered in both song and spoken tribute.
A big loss

The earthly remains of very large black bear, whose 450- to 500-pound frame apparently got in the path of a heavy-duty pickup on U.S. 211 last weekend.
Cumulus effect

Between the many (and, in many cases, mini) storms hereabouts over the last week, it’s been a good spell for cloudspotting.
Panther pride

Photo gallery: At Rappahannock County High School’s graduation ceremony last Friday, parents, family, friends and school staff sat proudly as 72 graduates took their diplomas in hand.