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Washington column for July 2

Two employees from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Rappahannock headquarters were among those who earned championship trophies at the annual equipment operators’ competition June 3-4 at VDOT’s Culpeper District Office.
Washington column for June 25

Stephen Bailey’s Majic makeover I have a story to tell about Stephen Bailey, who grew up in Rappahannock, attended Rappahannock County High School and was the Washington fire chief in 1974, helping back then to build the new firehouse. Now…
Washington column for June 18

The vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church has called the Rev. Bill Queen Jr. to serve as their interim rector to help prepare the congregation for their new rector.
Washington column for June 11

Rappahannock honors Jenks and Molly The Washington fire hall was filled with people from all over Rappahannock County Sunday afternoon as our community gathered at an ice-cream social to thank Molly and Jenks Hobson for their 42 years of service…
Washington column for June 4

Reception for Jenks and Molly The Rev. Jennings W. Hobson III and his wife, Molly, had a rousing send-off from the congregation at Trinity Episcopal Church, where Hobson has served for 42 years as rector. Following his last Sunday in…
Washington column for May 21

D.A.R.E. Day It’s that time of year again. The Annual D.A.R.E. Day festivities will be held tomorrow (Friday, May 22) at Rappahannock County Elementary School from 9 to 3 p.m. This is a day of education and fun for the…
Washington column for May 7

National Day of Prayer National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year. Let’s remember…

Rappahannock Relay For Life The Rappahannock Relay For Life will be at Rappahannock County Elementary School on Saturday, May 9. You can get a jump on the Relay For Life this weekend — on Saturday (May 2), there will be…
Washington column for April 23

Piedmont travelers in Bordeaux Rappahannock County — northern Virginia, really — was well represented this month on a Viking River Cruise of Bordeaux and the Rivers of the Aquitaine. The occasion: Winemaker Bill Gadino’s latest “Birthday with a Zero” (someone…

Dr. Jeffries’ tradition lives on Dr. Mervyn Jeffries of Washington passed away at age 85 in December, but his spring tradition continues. For his family and friends, the third week of April had become Jeffries holiday — as it’s when…
Washington column for April 9

Easter weekend “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Lisa Beamer. With Easter behind us and hopefully everyone feeling renewed, we can move on into spring,…

Easter traditions . . . The Easter holiday is upon us. Amissville United Methodist Church members have already placed their well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.…
Washington column for March 26

The Free Clinic’s new sign A sign for the Rappahannock Free Clinic was installed by Scott Schlosser on the county health department building last week. Schlosser is a career and technology teacher at Rappahannock County High School, where he and…

Ah, springtime! What beautiful weather we had on Sunday. The birds were chirping. They were as happy as I was for the warm weather. This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures and the rebirth of flora and fauna. Spring officially…

Waiting for spring Looks like the month of March is coming in like a lion. Let’s hope that by the month’s end, it will go out like a lamb. Here I thought spring was just around the corner for us,…
Washington column for Feb. 26

Mother Nature . . . I hope that everyone survived the snow storm that Mother Nature dumped on us last Saturday (Feb. 21). Then on Sunday, she gave us a warm day to shovel the sidewalks and paths. I am…