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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.
Gallery central

Supporters and friends of the annual Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC) tour of artists’ studios and galleries gather for an opening reception last Friday.
50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend

The hills and byways of Rappahannock will be alive with art this Saturday and Sunday during the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community’s 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour.
Sperryville column for Oct. 23

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