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Washington column for Aug. 14

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Aug. 14
Sean Knick kept himself busy in Bolivia laying bricks for the latrines.

Sean Knick journeys to Bolivia as part of VMI’s Engineers Without Borders, Trinity’s church picnic is open to the public, the county’s French Club invites you to stop by and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Aug. 7

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Aug. 7
Family and friends gathered for the memorial service for Herbert Wayne Jenkins last Saturday (Aug. 2) at the Washington Masonic Cemetery.

Tula’s off Main is the new place to be in (this) Washington, the RCSO cracks down on speeders and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for July 31

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July 31
Jerry Burke retired on Friday (July 25) after 14 years of service.

Jerry Burke retires (and moves to South Carolina) after 14 years at Flatwood, the Book Barn’s August sale begins and Gadino hosts a fundraiser for RLEP in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for July 24

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July 24
Rose Ann Smythe, seen here with her husband Jon, is retiring from CCLC after more than 25 years.

Rose Ann Smythe retires as CCLC’s executive director after 25 years, the Inn wins a Grand Award from Wine Spectator and it’s officially berry season in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for July 17

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July 17
Doug Baumgardner in his office in 2010.

Doug Baumgardener’s office closes its doors, area churches sponsor a community picnic, ORMN hold a butterfly count, Trinity offers a Food Pantry drop-off box, WVFR holds its monthly buffet breakfast and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for July 10

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July 10
Artist Jill Banks paints along Main Street.

Washington hosts 14 plein air artists, the WVFR hosts its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast and the Fourth of July was another successful show in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for July 3

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July 3

Trinity’s busy weekend, Tula’s new hours (and bar), the county’s July Fourth celebrations and the Caltterbuck family’s picnic in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for June 26

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June 26
Former Rappahannock News editor (and jack-of-all-trades) Sarah Latham (right) and her daughter Sally Haynes stopped in last Friday to share their fond memories of the Linotype machine.

The town of Washington is abuzz with news of Washington, D.C. developer Jim Abdo's long-term plans for the town, while a former Rapp News editor gets reacquainted with the Linotype machine she helped run in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for June 19

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June 19
Chef and proprietor Patrick O’Connell greets tour guests in the Inn’s kitchen.

The Inn opens (nearly all) its doors for a tour benefiting Trinity Episcopal Church and the Master Naturalists hold their annual butterfly count in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for June 12

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June 12
Children played games and learned Bible stories at the Vacation Bible School at the Washington Baptist Church from June 2-6.

Our Linotype machine comes home, Vacation Bible School is a success, the Co-op offers cheap plants to help complete your garden, the third annual Winestock Festival begins on July 12 and more in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for June 5

Accessories for your garden and statuary creations by local artists are now for sale behind the Rappahannock News.

“Artifacts on Main” opens behind the News’ office, the Panther football players hold a fundraising car wash, the Inn opens its doors for tea and a tour, the Bloodmobile stops by the fire hall, the Class of 1964 holds its 50th reunion and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for May 29

The RCHS graduating class of 1964 held its 50-year reunion on May 17.

Trinity prepares for Rev. Jenks Hobson’s retirement, the class of 1964 celebrates 50 years, Gid Brown Bible Baptist Church holds its homecoming and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for May 22

Thrift Shop racks and shelves are bulging with high quality summer merchandize for everyone.

Vacation Bible School begins anew at Trinity and Washington Baptist, the Thrift Shop has a $5 Bag Sale, the Lions offer free vision screenings and Larry “Bud” Meyer’s book wins tops honors at the Green Book Festival in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for May 1

Pat Davis was all smiles while celebrating her 64th birthday on April 11 (with her son Kirk by her side).

Pat Davis celebrates 64 with friends and family, the Extension Office teaches you how to keep food fresh for longer and the WVFR holds another buffet breakfast in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for April 24

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April 24
Trinity Episcopal Church congregants celebrate a sunrise service Easter morning (April 20) on Massie Mountain.

Celebrating Easter around the county with sunrise services, egg hunts, family dinners, Stonyman Gourmet dinners and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for April 17

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April 17
Roger and Jane Batchelder

Remembering the life of Jane Batchelder, exploring a moonlit dinner in Huntly, town sunrise services and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for April 10

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April 10
Rev. Jennings Hobson (right) lead a flock of 15 Rappahannock residents on Trinity Episcopal Church’s annual pilgrimage last week — this year to Vienna, Austria, where the group took in cultural and religious sites.

Mail carrier Bobby Brown joins the Million Mile Club, Trinity Church returns from its Austrian sightseeing tour, CFC holds an open house and Easter is on its way in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for April 3

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April 3

SNP launches its own quarter, Trinity hosts the last Ecumenical Lenten service, WVFR throws a special Easter breakfast, county decals are due and Relay for Life kicks off soon in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for March 27

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March 27
This set of corbels (the brackets holding up the shelf) is still for sale at Ginger Hill Vintage Finds and Antiques.

Ginger Hill makes it on “American Pickers,” Trinity welcomes its new members, Ecumenical Lenten Services continue and spring is finally here in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for March 20

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March 20
With some help from purple paint and cardboard (and a dozen roses), RCHS junior Mikey Mitchell asked fellow junior Kellie Baker to prom March 12 before school.

One RCHS junior gets ready for prom in a very special way, Lenten services continue, the Lyme Disease Network resumes its monthly meetings and more in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for March 13

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March 13
Davis' election and all-woman council were big news.

Remembering Dorothy Popham Cox Davis, the first woman mayor (and head of an all-woman town council) in the country in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for March 6

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March 6
The sunrise over a horse farm on Tiger Valley Road on the morning of March 4, the day after Monday’s (March 3) most recent snowstorm.

March comes roaring in, Relay for Life meets Tuesday, Gadino celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, the WVFR throws a ham and oyster dinner and Lenten services rotate through the area’s churches in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Feb. 27

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Feb. 27
Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson at the American Birkebeiner ski marathon in Wisconsin last weekend.

Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson complete the American Birkebeiner, Aging Together's caregiver training begins March 5, "Friends and Neighbors" continues at the Inn, the Book Barn offers a DVD sale and Ecumenical Lenten services rotate through area churches in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for Feb. 20

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Feb. 20
Rev. Jennings W. Hobson III attempts to heal Trinity’s ailing copier with a laying on of hands.

Spring is (almost) here, Trinity is in need of a new copier, Bob Dennis' legacy carries on and there's still time to register your team for Relay for Life in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for Feb. 13

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Feb. 13
The Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room is sporting an exclusive tasty treat from Cocoa Mill Chocolatier in Lexington.

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Wine Loves Chocolate and the WVFR, the Ladies Auxiliary hosts another $5 Bag Sale, Zachary Huff is named an RA at UVa and the Trinity playground is open for use in this week's Washington column.
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Washington column for Feb. 6

The tree of hearts now on display in R.H. Ballard’s front window was created by Joanie Ballard for Valentine’s Day.

Two Washington artists are on display in the Members & Friends show (through March 2), Girl Scout Cookies are now on sale, Trinity shows off its talented needlepoint work, R.H. Ballard preps for Valentine’s Day and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Jan. 30

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Jan. 30
A group had its Education for Ministry class last Friday morning (Jan. 24) at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Trinity goes back to Haiti and offers Education for Ministry classes here at home, the Thrift Shop gets you outfitted for winter with a Bag Sale, Biz Link gathers at Gadino, R.H. Ballard begins a Valentine’s sale and two new babies enter the world in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Jan. 23

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Jan. 23
A crowd of 75 attended the Town of Washington’s bonfire Friday night (Jan. 17) at Avon Hall.

A hugely successful surprise party for Anna Clatterbuck, the Christmas Tree bonfire finally takes place, the Inn receives Five Diamonds for the 26th time, Stonyman starts its winters hours and Aging Together hosts a workshop in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Jan. 16

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Jan. 16
Nancy Weitz prepares individual bowls of fruit for the women of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Ruth Anna Stolk’s rescued dog Chester debuts in the “Members & Friends” show, Trinity hosts two book clubs for the community, “Mostly Bach and Mendelssohn” returns to the Theatre, the WVFR hosts a buffet breakfast, details on two workshops to help plan for the future and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Jan. 9

The Living Nativity was sponsored by the United Methodist Churches at the red shed next to the county library.

Welcome in the new year with the town’s Christmas tree bonfire, healing services at Trinity and piano lessons with Wendy Aichele; meanwhile, Antics & Antiques opens in the Sperryville Schoolhouse in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Dec. 26

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Dec. 26, 2013

Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones . . . and at R.H. Ballard with a holiday sale, and then come out Jan. 5 for Civil War stories with Kirsten Beachy in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Dec. 19

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Dec. 19, 2013
The Inn at Little Washington is decked out with Christmas lights.

Christmas is officially here, as the town holds its annual holiday party, lights and decorations adorn the Inn, the Food Pantry is accepting canned donations, Santa stops by the WVFR and the Living Nativity returns to the library in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Dec. 5

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Dec. 5, 2013
Bring the four-legged kids for photographs with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Rose Hill Veterinary open house this Sunday (Dec. 8).

The Christmas season begins in earnest, the Tree of Lights goes up at Stonyman, Rose Hill hosts an open house (with Santa), Merrill Strange’s annual holiday open studio moves to Gordonsville and it’s not too late to register for the Jingle Bell 5K in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Nov. 28

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Nov. 28, 2013
Both adults and children enjoyed singing at Trinity Church’s singalong last Friday (Nov. 22).

A gentle reminder to take some time and be truly thankful this holiday season, and, for those who may not feel like cooking, how to get a delicious Thanksgiving meal (or pie) at the Inn in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Nov. 21

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Nov. 21, 2013
Serra Stone from Maryland repaved the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot last week.

The parking lot is paved, Merrill Strange and Donna LaPre are holding open houses, Brittani Dodson is holding a bake sale to help send her back to Panama, “Shop with a Deputy” begins Dec. 14 and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Nov. 14

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Nov. 14, 2013
The essay winners of Joyce Wharton’s fifth-grade essay contest were (from left) Jackson Pond, first place; Lana Rudenko, second place; and Matthew Paratore and Sydney Wharton, third place.

Turkey Day comes a little early to RCES, Trinity Episcopal readies its Thanksgiving services, the Senior Angel Tree arrives next week, the WFVR hosts another buffet breakfast and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Nov. 7

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Nov. 7, 2013
Owner Carl Henrickson (left) and Logan Jones get ready for the opening on Nov. 11 of the Wine Loves Chocolate Boutique at the former Goodine’s shop on Main Street.

The Wine Loves Chocolate Boutique opens its doors, the Cause for Paws raffle is already nearly sold out and Cherub Trees are once again in season in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Oct. 31

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Oct. 31, 2013
Professional photographer Gordon Kreplin presented a program on the practical and philosophical aspects of portrait photography outside Geneva Welch Gallery.

Master photographer Gordon Kreplin conducts a workshop, Toys for Tots makes its (Rappahannock) debut, the Inn is voted best hotel restaurant by Saveur magazine’s readers, a Daylight Savings Time reminder and more in this week’s Washington column.
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Washington column for Oct. 24

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Oct. 24, 2013
Cashiers at last weekend’s highly successful 57th annual House Tour & Dried Flower Sale included (from left), Lois and Itty Bitty Snead, Peggy Ralph and Margaret Baumgardner. Photo by Ruthie Windsor-Mann.

The 47th annual House Tour and Dried Flower Sale was a huge success; the WVFR preps its Texas Hold ‘em tournament; the Garden Club gets ready for its greens workshop; and lots of news from Harris Hollow in this week’s Washington column.
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Letter: Thanks to the Washington column . . .

Thank you very much to Jan Clatterbuck and her Washington column  for having made us feel like true members of this community. Now you have also convinced our daughter and her family, the Hanlons of New Canaan, Conn., that this is where they belong — and they have decided to make Rappahannock their...
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