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Letter: The hands and hearts behind the Farm Tour

Farm tour weekend began in true Rappahannock County fashion with a traffic tie-up on U.S. 211 near Sperryville, when Molly Peterson of Heritage Hollow Farm moved 80 head of rather unhurried sheep, cattle, a llama and a donkey across the…
Another gem for the artists’ tour

Meet Gina Sweatt, an accomplished jewelry designer, who joins the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour as one of six artist studios new to the event this year, plus more on the Sperryville galleries on the tour.

The county government — or, more specifically, attorneys for the school board and supervisors whose fees are paid by government liability insurance policies — has been spending more than the usual amount of time in circuit court these last few…
Letter: Dark skies, bright spirits

Have you noticed more lights at night around our county? I have. From where I sit on a farm in the F.T. Valley, the number of field and garage beacons illumined in the valley at night has increased, or so…
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…
Blue Rock restaurant will close

The Blue Rock Inn is closing down its restaurant on Dec. 28 but will keep open its five-room B&B and its wedding-and-event trade, although the whole property has been for sale since last summer.