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Sperryville column for June 18

River District Arts in Sperryville will host a book-signing event from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday (June 20), when ironsmith and author Nol Putnam will be signing his newest work of art, or work of publishing.
Sperryville column for June 11

Hospice’s Volunteer of the Year Julie Music Morrow of Sperryville was recently honored by the Hospice of the Piedmont (formerly Hospice of the Rapidan), presented with the hospice’s Volunteer of the Year 2014 award. Many of us have lost loved…
Sperryville column for May 28

An excellent party at Joe and Jackie Meuse's Revel Farm, Valley Green Naturals goes national, Old Rag Photography's "Country Roads" exhibit and more in the Sperryville column.
Sperryville column for May 21 

Flourish Root blooms in the River District Art flourishes in Sperryville — including art that is floral in nature. Thus Flourish Root, the outgrowth of Coterie co-owner Jen Perrot’s garden and landscape company, has now outgrown the confines of Coterie…
Sperryville column for April 23

May days of note At River District Arts, there’s lots happening in May. Fred Kahler, internationally celebrated artist of Woodville, hosts a rare hometown show that opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 at RDA’s Confluent…
Sperryville column for March 19

Lovely ‘Ruins’ at Old Rag “Relics and Ruins” is a vibrant new exhibit that the photo artists of Old Rag Gallery, at River District Arts, open with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday (March 21) at RDA.…
Sperryville column for March 12

The nature of art at RDA River District Arts (RDA) in Sperryville is an artistic oasis; a creative incubator filled with the poetic grace of the arts, where sunlight streaming into the former apple packing shed illuminates the unique works…
Sperryville column for March 5

Belle Meade celebrates In the upcoming weeks, there’s much ado at Belle Meade School. Painted in hues of bright blue and yellow, the school and main house (and B&B) and cottages are a familiar landmark for drivers along beautiful F.T.…
Sperryville column for Feb. 19

Signs of spring Tired of dreary, cold and barren days, unending snow, ice and slush, gray skies and monochrome mountains? Spring may not yet be busting out all over, but at River District Arts, spring and summer themes are definitely…
Sperryville column for Feb. 5

Ride to remember Several years ago, we wrote about Sperryville’s Maeghan Boucher, a gifted barrel racer, horse trainer and all-around equestrian who has been on horseback since she was just three months old. Her mom, our own Sally Petty of…
Sperryville column for Jan. 29

Horses, real and stick, thunder into Sperryville Feb. 28 The annual point-to-point steeplechase season kicks off Feb. 28 with Thornton Hill Fort Valley Hounds’ annual races at the Thornton Hill Racecourse in Sperryville. Virginia hunt country offers an unparalleled and…
Sperryville column for Jan. 22

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…
Sperryville column for Jan. 15

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.
Sperryville column for Dec. 18

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…
Sperryville column for Dec. 4

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