Sperryville Column

Sperryville column for Jan. 22

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Jan. 22
Valley Green Naturals owner Cindy Devore.

Single malt . . . soap! Cindy Devore, founder of Sperryville’s Valley Green Naturals, announced recently that she has partnered with River District neighbor Copper Fox Distillery to produce two exclusive products: Bathtub Gin Soap, blended with steam-distilled botanicals and Copper Fox Single Malt Vir-Gin; and Smoked Applewood Whisky Soap, blended with smoked sea...
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Sperryville column for Jan. 15

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Jan. 15
Campers and counselors show off the dam they built in the Hazel River at the 2011 Rappahannock Nature Camp. Director Lyt Wood is at right. This year’s camps start June 15 and June 29.

This year the Rappahannock Nature Camp, founded and run by Lyt Wood of Sperryville, will celebrate its 30th early-summer session on the banks of the Hazel River — that is, if a new sponsor can be found.
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Sperryville column for Dec. 18

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Dec. 18, 2014
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Industry rankings — from Guide Michelin, Zagat, Saveur, to name a few — are often coveted awards. And then there is Southern Living’s list, the South’s Best Bed and Breakfasts. In the most recent edition of the magazine, Sperryville’s own Inn at Mount Vernon Farm is among the eight B&Bs listed. “The most important...
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Sperryville column for Dec. 4

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Dec. 4, 2014
Estela Velez and her husband, Daniel Paredez, perform with guitarist Torcuato Zamora at El Quijote.

In this week’s Sperryville column, a dynamic flamenco duo performing at El Quijote restaurant is about to turn Sperryville into Andalucia, Spain.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 27

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Nov. 27, 2014
Triple Oak Bakery owner Brooke Parkhurst and her right arm, Katie Long, go over orders.

Owner Brooke Parkhurst plans to expand her gluten-free Triple Oak Bakery into a tea and coffee shop, in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 13 

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Nov. 13, 2014
Valley Green Naturals’ new home in Sperryville’s River District.

Sperryville continues its journey into Destination-ness, with the opening of Valley Green Naturals and lots more happening around the village.
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Sperryville column for Oct. 23

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Oct. 30, 2014
New Old Hollow Store proprietors Kathy Settle (left) and Christie Ralls (right) are planning a grand reopening this Saturday.

Conyers House celebrates 33 years and Old Hollow Store announces changes and gets ready for a grand reopening celebration this Saturday (Nov. 1).
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Sperryville column for Sept. 25

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Sept. 25, 2014
Lucky Yimaz, co-owner of the new Creekside Bakery, stands with freshly baked pies at the ready.

Former Apple Hill Bakery owners Eileen and Lucky Yimaz reopen their doors as Creekside Bakery in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Sept. 18

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Sept. 18, 2014
Locals gather on the steps of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church to release doves in honor of those lost on Sept. 11. Photo by Chris Doxzen.

Locals (and first responders) gather at Reynolds Memorial to honor those lost on Sept. 11 in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Sept. 11

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Sept. 11, 2014
Dragon dancing was the highlight of Gordon Wicks’ recent qigong workshop at Stonewall Abbey. Photo by Chris Doxzen

Qigong master Gordon Wicks leads a workshop in Stonewall Abbey, and two dozen cats and kitten are in need of new, permanent homes in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Sept. 4

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Sept. 4, 2014
Stonewall Abbey founder and yoga teacher Susan Huff.

In this week's Sperryville column, Gordon Wicks talks of Stonewall Abbey as a hallowed place, a place of ambiance, quietude — and multiple reincarnations.
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Sperryville column for Aug. 28

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Aug. 28, 2014
The Lord Paget Hotel in 2009, when it was a Quality Inn.

Rick Wasmund’s Sperryville-produced whiskeys are so in demand that plans are underway to open a second manufacturing facility in Williamsburg.
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Sperryville column for Aug. 21

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Aug. 21, 2014
Sperryville’s Meghan Kavanagh and her mustang, Landay.

Meghan Kavanah of Sperryville, and Ronda Gregorio of Huntly, are now the proud owners of two mustangs — Viggo and Landay — in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for July 31 

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July 31, 2014
Katie Sharp, astride her quarterhorse Butters, hurdles a jump on her way to a first-place finish at the USPC Championship Festival last week.

Butter Rum, affectionately known as Butters, came into the Sharp family when he was two years old. Katie Sharp was all of four. Now 13, Katie just won the Novice Girls Tetrathlon at the USPC Championship Festival in Kentucky.
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Sperryville column for July 24

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July 24, 2014
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Creekside Bakery will open its doors (and ovens) in August, while Cherl Crews’ Living Sky Foundation finds a permanent home (and accompanying mural) in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for July 17

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July 17, 2014
Artist Kevin Adams in the studio, surrounded by many of his works.

Kevin Adams is an artist, a poet with a prodigious palate. His works are world renowned, his passion for Rappahannock obvious in his richly painted landscapes and architecture.
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Sperryville column for July 3

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July 3, 2014
One of Davette’s custom pet portraits.

Davette Leonard’s vibrant works are spotlighted in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for June 19

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June 26, 2014
Senior center manager Darcy Canton (right), bus driver Ronnie Dennis (left, across from Canton) and a group of seniors dined at the Headmaster’s Pub as part of their bimonthly day trips.

Chris Doxzen had the privilege of meeting some of Rappahannock's seniors while they were lunching at the Headmaster’s Pub and shopping at the Sperryville Schoolhouse retail establishments — part of their bi-monthly day trips.
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Sperryville column for June 12

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June 12, 2014
Though Fred Kahler doesn’t usually title his works, the Smithsonian curator calls this piece “The Dragon,” a title Kahler likes.

Exploring the complex art of Fred Kahler, inside Antics and Antiques' summertime makeover and behind the scenes of Cliff Miller IV's bike trip across Germany in this week's Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for May 15

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May 15, 2014
At the start of the day, pets — dogs, a horse, a couple of goats — participated in the annual Pantry Pet Parade co-sponsored by the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League at the Food Pantry on Mount Salem Avenue.

Pantry Day pulls off “An Italian Feast” with aplomb, while Susan Hoffman and Mike Biniek’s Belle Meade School hits the century mark in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for May 8

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May 8, 2014

El Quijote, an authentic Spanish restaurant offering hot and cold tapas choices, opens to delicious results in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for May 1

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May 1, 2014
Dave Yowell (right) and his son Robert recently opened a new Sperryville office for their IT and computer repair service, Runamok Systems.

Runamok Systems, local computer expert Dave Yowell’s IT and computer repair service, recently opened a new office in downtown Sperryville.
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Sperryville column for April 17

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April 17, 2014
Nina Shepardson's intricately decorated Easter eggs.

Molly Peterson embarks on a cross country photography job and Easter is in the air in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for April 3

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April 3, 2014
Richie Burke’s soon-to-be-open Woodville store intends to bring something vital back to the county: A true country store.

Richie Burke’s soon-to-be-open Woodville store intends to bring something vital back to the county: A true country store.
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Sperryville column for March 27

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March 27, 2014
RCHS students Courtney King, 17, also volunteers for Sperryville Fire.

Honoring some of the many "top guns" voluntarily serving in the SVRS — and doing a fantastic job of it — in this week's Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for March 20

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March 20, 2014
Barbara Heile and her “spontaneous process” paintings are now on display at River District Arts.

This week’s Sperryville column explore the ongoing renaissance at River District Arts, which features several new artists already on display and more set to join in April.
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Sperryville column for March 6

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March 6, 2014
Lilly the miniature horse made a recent therapeutic hospice-care visit in Great Falls.

A lot of folks in Rappahannock County know of Sally Petty, whose training has resulted in so many well-behaved dogs. But now her therapy animals have branched out to include miniature horses.
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Letter: ‘Thanks for reawakening those memories’

My wife and I and our girls were delighted to see Chris Doxzen’s recent Sperryville column about Loring Anderson. The picture she painted of him is so accurate, of a unique, independent and self-sufficient man with the kind of loyalty and readiness to help friends and neighbors that you just don’t see so much...
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Sperryville column for Feb. 27

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Feb. 27, 2014
Tom Taylor (right) poses with son Brian and designer Tom Crouthamel (left) at the company’s Sperryville headquarters, just west of the village on U.S. 211.

Inside T.G. Taylor & Son’s successful local construction business and Jen Perrot’s new business venture, “Flourish Root,” in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Feb. 13

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Feb. 13, 2014
Loring Anderson, a Rappahannock mountain man without compare, used to "walk" his rattlers on baling twine-leashes.

Recalling the life and times of Loring Anderson in this week's Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 30

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Jan. 30, 2014

Inside the newest transformation of the Sperryville Schoolhouse (and its accompanying businesses) in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 23

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Jan. 23, 2014

One Year Only takes the winter months off (and returns as One MORE Year Only) and “Life Fine Tuned” premieres at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 9

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Jan. 9, 2014
Twig, the Jack Russell terrier, and turkey hen Henrietta keep each other warm.

Mother Nature works in mysterious ways, as with Kim McKiernan’s menagerie of animals and a Jack Russell and wild turkey hen “adopting” each other; meanwhile, the Conyers House B&B’s favorite guests return for an anniversary in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 28

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Nov. 28, 2013
Fred Giles and his 10-point buck.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the village and deer season is already highly successful in this week's Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 21

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Nov. 21, 2013
Pat Saltonstall celebrated her 86th birthday at the Thorntion River Grille — coinciding with the restaurant's 10th.

Two longtime Rappahannock fixtures — Pat Saltonstall and Thornton River Grille — celebrate coinciding birthdays, while the 80-year-young Jim Ramsay joins the Six Packers on display at RDA in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 14

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Nov. 14, 2013

Traffic stops to watch a young black bear cross the road and the ladies of One Year Only teach the art of bow-making in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 7

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Nov. 7, 2013
Charles Butka of King George and grandson Jacob show off a catch at Skyline Trout Farm.

The changing leaves signal booming businesses, as Heritage Hollow Farms enjoys a successful first two weeks, the Old Hollow Store is rebranded and reopened, and Skyline Trout Farm reopens its waters in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Oct. 24

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Oct. 24, 2013

Celebrating a successful busy weekend and prepping for another with Fourth Friday’s doings around town, and helping Brittani Dodson return to Panama in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Oct. 17

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Oct. 17, 2013
Central Coffee Roasters proprietor Maggie Rogers shows one of her Diedrich gas-powered roasters some appreciation. Photo by Chris Doxzen.

Stepping inside the intimate atmosphere of Central Coffee Roasters and exploring the shutdown’s impact on the businesses of Sperryville in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Sperryville column for Oct. 10 

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Oct. 10, 2013
Moody Aylor sits comfortably atop one of the 15 horses currently in his stables. Photo by Chris Doxzen.

For Rappahannock legend Moody Aylor, 79 years young, it is still all about the horses.
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