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Washington column for Aug. 20

Tiger Valley gathering Today’s families, more than ever, need to relax and spend time together. And as kids grow, marry and go their separate ways over the years, family gatherings can be a way to bring everyone together. Danny and…
Washington column for Aug. 6

A ‘miracle’ Mimi Forbes reports a “miracle” at the Food Pantry this past week — a phenomenal outpouring from the community to the Pantry’s appeal for school supplies for Pantry families’ children. “It’s the best school supply drive we’ve ever…
Washington column for Aug. 6

New face at Rapp News The Rappahannock News has a new face working at the office, Patrice Indig, from Warrenton. She is our new advertising manager. Patrice has worked in healthcare sales, marketing and management with specific expertise in promoting…
Washington column for July 30

Doggie days If the hot, sticky and muggy days have not tipped you off yet, the reason is that the dog days of summer are here. In the summer, Sirius, the “dog star,” rises and sets with the sun. During…
Washington column for July 23

A unique organization Last week I wrote on the Confederate flag in our times. I want to thank everyone for the calls and emails regarding to my column. This week, a report on a organization that really doesn’t get much…
Washington column for July 9

‘I thank my lucky stars to be living here today’ As I was driving on 211 going west toward Sperryville this Sunday (July 5), something amazing caught my eye. At the end of the driveway of Manly and Jackie Bruce’s…
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…