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Sperryville column for May 26

A visit with Castleton's Nina May, a force of nature whose latest project is a film series entitled “Daily Bread," currently in production and to be shot entirely in Rappahannock County.
Sperryville column for May 12

We’ve happily, over the years, followed the adventures of one of Rappahannock’s equestrian superstars, young Katie Sharp, daughter of Bill and Marion Sharp . . .
D.A.R.: Embracing service and history

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, D.A.R boasts 180,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove…
Valentine’s in Sperryville — and beyond

While the Greek Isle of Santorini conjures up romantic visions of white washed island architecture surrounded by the spectacular, soft aquamarine blue of the Aegean, Virginia is a destination for lovers, too.
Sperryville column for Jan. 7

Nina and Colby May, in conjunction with the Castleton Festival, recently hosted a Christmas party celebrated in the Opera House. Plus, a new book featuring the work of photographer/farmer Molly Peterson, and a new movie by John Hallberg.
Sperryville column for Dec. 17

‘Wonderland’ in Sperryville Maggie Rogers of Central Coffee Roasters always has something unique to offer her patrons, so it is no surprise that she’s hosting a celebration the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland” Dec. 19-20, along with an end-of-year…
Sperryville column for Dec. 3

A kind and generous place Kristin Davis of Charlottesville wrote last week to thank some special folks in Sperryville who helped her out during a recent visit to our tiny hamlet: Thanks for the kindness of strangers I want to…
Sperryville: Before & After — it’s here now

Kerry Sutten and his niece Jess are jumping aboard the Sperryville renaissance train, having just opened a business this week at 31 Main St. called Before & After — now a gourmet espresso bar, soon to offer much more.
Sperryville column: Successful, sustainable Molly

Molly Peterson is a Rappahannock treasure and a tireless cheerleader — and on-the-ground trooper — for local food and sustainable farming. She and husband Mike run the grass-fed livestock and marketing operations of Sperryville’s Heritage Hollow Farms. She’s also a…
Sperryville column for Nov. 12

At the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s recent evening celebration, two Rappahannock men and their families were recognized championing our natural resources in 2015: John Jacquemin of Castleton Lakes and Bill Fletcher of Thornton Hill Farm.
Sperryville: A Rappahannock love story

Late last week, Franklin Schmidt, 72, passed away after a long illness, and a quietly courageous five-year battle. A remembrance of his life with Esther, the love of his life, and their life together as a formidable photography and writing…