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Supreme Court: Inn session

This footnote to history just in from The Inn at Little Washington: Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its marriage-equality decision, three of the "Supremes" had no dissents about dinner at The Inn.
Rush hour

After overnight and early morning downpours, the bridges and roads at Rock Mills — where the Rush and Thornton rivers converge — were completely submerged in a debris-laden torrent for several hours this Monday morning, July 13.
River, farm, store

Customers Barbara Adolfi (left) and Betsy Dietel visit with Heritage Hollow Farm Store manager Suzee McDonald earlier this month as the store celebrated its relocation to the Copper Fox complex.
The handmade footpath

Skillfully wielding a restored 5-foot-long, 100-year-old crosscut saw and a 5-pound, single-bit ax, 61-year-old Dan Dueweke keeps the trails clear for Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in Shenandoah National Park. A photo essay by Andrew Councill.
Avon Hall in bloom

RappFLOW’s and Old Rag Master Naturalists’ native-plant buffer at Avon Hall pond was in full bloom last week.
Next chapter

Liz Blubaugh, Headwaters READ program director for more than two years, passes on her program responsibilities last week to Dianne Handy. Liz and her team of 18 remarkable volunteers meet twice a week during the school year at RCES and…
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.