Weekend spotlight | Light, air, glass at Gay Street Gallery + Virginia hiking guide dishes at Before & After
Gay Street Gallery’s newest exhibition opens this Saturday (May 27) with a reception with the artists from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Beverages and refreshments will be served.
A clipping from the July 31, 1915. edition of the Marshall newspaper The Chief Justice. Mary Virginia "Mollie" Hinson passed away. She was the daughter of Baldwin and Virginia Gentry Spilman and the wife of James Hinson.
The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) announced this year’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund grant recipients with more than $41,000 going toward artistic endeavors in the county.
No Ordinary Person, RAAC’s annual performance of autobiographical stories told by Rappahannock friends and neighbors, returns next month.
This week's happenings in "The Rapp:" Fishing, conservation day event at county park next weekend; Join us for coffee and talk about the news this Friday morning; and Flag Day beer call for Rappahannock vets.
The new star of Rappahannock County is the kestrel, the colorful, feisty, falcon featured in this newspaper in August last year.
It just does not seem like a month since I wrote my last article on the trials and tribulations of the early gardener, but it has been, and I had said I would let you know how my garden made it through all the on-again, off-again frosty mornings.
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that the Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) received a $10,000 grant for its Fall Art Tour from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Special Events and Festivals Program.
A 1954 photograph of Jenkins Garage in Amissville. The garage was built by Charlie Latham in the 1920s. It was across Rt. 211 from Hackley's Store and was torn down when the road was widened into a four lane highway in the early 1970s.
Gay Street Gallery’s newest exhibition opens Saturday, May 27; Many Thanks from CCLC; and there will be a Dark Skies event at the County Park, Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
The Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby is holding a fundraising sale Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit the families of local soapbox participants on the grounds of the Sperryville Schoolhouse, located 12018 Lee Hwy.
Sperryville Summer Concert Series returns tonight; Blue State Bluegrass Brunch Saturday; Event to honor Rappahannock Civil War veterans; Pantry dinner sold out, but you can still help out; and Wakefield girls soccer advances
A mother is a selfless, loving mom who must sacrifice many of their wants and needs for the wants and needs of their children. A mother works hard to make sure their children have the best there is to live comfortably in life.
Barbara Rodriguez and Mike Harger, along with their dog Zoe, were passing through from Orange last Thursday. After a stop at Roy’s Orchard, they decided to take a break along the banks of the Thornton.
Feb. 17, 1966: Meadowbrook Hall, a palatial estate home near Huntly, was destroyed by fire Saturday night. The huge dwelling, unoccupied at the time, was owned by Dr. and Mrs. Werner Krebser of McLean, who had just recently purchased the 740-acre estate.
The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) and the Sperryville Community Alliance announce the return of the free monthly summer concert series kicking off May 18.
This week's happenings in The Rapp: Thornton River water deemed safe after fire; Bike the trails with ODH this Saturday; and Rapp Dems hold annual brunch.
A Warrenton restaurateur is imminently opening a French Cajun and creole-style eatery in the Town of Washington in the vacant space that previously housed Tula’s Restaurant and Bar.
My housemate and I have been enjoying the return of a pair of red-shouldered hawks earlier this year. This species tends to be loyal not only to each other but also to their nest site, which in this case is an elderly white oak tree about a hundred feet east of the house.
Recounting an historic interview with The Beatles: ‘They rolled down one on top of the other, and they all landed on me!’
An avid Beatles fan might consider 97-year-old Pat Saltonstall to be one of the luckiest women in the world.
Ol’ Willie is 90 today and
he is probably talking on
the phone to his friends
who have the unlisted number…
Ladies, check out the flowers at the Rappahannock Farmer’s Co-op. They have beautiful annuals and perennials for sale, as well as vegetables of all kinds. Stop in and see for yourself. Remember – Mother’s Day is May 14!
This past week, the Little Washington Theater was host to Hollywood luminaries – the likes of Paul Newman, Eva St. John, Hal Holbrook, Helen Hunt, Henry Fonda, Montgomery Clift, Orson Welles and more.
Feb. 3, 1999: The specter of 200-foot telecommunications towers with warning lights being built on mountaintops elicited a lively discussion at the board of supervisors meeting on Monday.
This week's happening in The Rapp: Annual Spring Plant Sale returns; Gary Light reappointed to Planning Commission; Kid Pan Alley livestream to celebrate Give Local Piedmont; and Adding a little bezazz to your Fridays in May
Join the Castleton Festival in a musical community-building experience, sound therapy, drumming, and more at the opening of its Sound Garden this Saturday, May 6, from noon to 3 p.m. Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley will teach basic techniques for rhythmic development and drumming skills.
The Headwaters Foundation’s summer chorus program is back once more this year, and for the first time is teamed up with a new summer drama program offered by The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC).
A preview of the third annual SperryFest street festival, celebrating everything Sperryville, Virginia, and featuring the Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River.
Long ago it seems, this author, planning her wedding venue, looked at a barn — a renovated 300-year-old Rappahannock dairy barn. My fiance at the time, a country Culpeper man, looked at me with a quizzical smile and said, “Honey, a barn?”
Feb. 6, 1975: Delegate D. French Slaughter Jr., has announced the appointment of Douglas K. Baumgardner of Washington as his administrative assistant for the current session of the General Assembly. Baumgardner, a 1973 graduate of Virginia Military Institute and a second year law student at the University of Virginia, will be employed by Slaughter on a part-time basis in his Richmond office. In making the announcement, Slaughter stated that he was glad to have the assistance of Baumgardner, “who is a very capable young man who has shown a keen interest in state government.”
Early childhood educators from Rappahannock County participated in the Virginia Infant Toddler Specialist Network full day training. Nine educators dedicated a full day on Saturday, April 22, to learn more about active play for healthy development of young children's brains and bodies.
This week's happenings in The Rapp: Fourth Estate Friday; Rapp Farmers Market is back; Rapp students to take part in SperryFest; and Castleton Fire Company to host blood drive.
Spring wildflowers and art will be celebrated during Shenandoah National Park's 37th annual Wildflower Weekend on May 6-7. Guided hikes and programs will focus on the diversity and importance of not only hundreds of species of flowering plants that are protected by the park, but other seasonal changes as well.
As a young man, Hugh Hill decided to follow his dream, and it swept him into three parallel careers: emergency medicine, the law, and the theater.
TikTokers and videographers: Participate in our Sperryfest contest and let people know you support local news with Rapp News merch.
July 7, 1999: The word is out that Tanya Richey is vacating her Windflower Gallery at 307 Main Street, on the corner of Piedmont Street, in Washington. But a sign on the side of the yellow building will still read The Tanya Richey Studio. Mrs Richey vacated the shop on June 1, but she will occupy the apartment above and show her work from there.
The Child Care & Learning Center enjoyed a visit from Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton on April 12. She was welcomed by representatives from CCLC’s Board of Directors, the Rappahannock Co. Board of Supervisors and County Administrators. Lisa Paine-Wells, CCLC Executive Director, led them on a delightful tour throughout the beautiful campus which has been under renovation since 2019.
Community newspapers remain the main source of independent local news. But for how long? On Tuesday, April 25, Foothills Forum, the Rappahannock News and Rapp at Home are hosting a free showing of the award-winning "Storm Lake," a documentary that tells the story of an enterprising family newspaper in rural Iowa - the Storm Lake Times - that fights to survive even after winning the Pulitzer Prize.
This weekend, the Castleton Festival’s “Quintessentially Mozart” Spring Festival offers a unique marriage of both food and music.
The Middle St. Gallery in Washington will show black-and-white portraits by photographer Susan Raines from April 21 through May 28. Gallery member Paulo Neuhaus will also offer a small collection of his photographs along with works by other members of the non-profit artists' cooperative.
This week's happenings in The Rapp: Help clean up the Thornton before Sperryfest; Women’s event at Reynolds Memorial Church;
Rapp resident’s art on display at George Mason’s art center; Lions sponsor ‘drug takeback day’;
The Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point this past weekend at Ben Venue Farm was nothing short of spectacular, an extraordinary celebration of the athleticism of horse and rider, not to mention a celebration of gifted and seasoned tailgate aficionados.
I had about decided the readers of this column didn’t want to read again about my early attempts to start my garden. Then, a good friend asked me when she was going to be able to read how my garden was coming along.
July 27, 1978: Try as one may, it’s difficult to keep a good thing quiet, as many natives have discovered as they watch the continuing caravan of tourists who wind their way into Rappahannock each weekend.
I hope everyone had a nice Easter Sunday. The day was gorgeous. Little on the cool side. It did not keep the Easter Bunny making his rounds to the houses in Harris Hollow, leaving baskets for the excited children.
Author will explore FDR’s team, how they reshaped government at library; Songwriting camp in Italy open for registration; and Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Culpeper Summer Concert Series in this week's happenings in The Rapp
A taste of Americana for German students in Rappahannock continued with touring, volunteering — and pancake eating
The German exchange students, hosted by welcoming Rappahannock residents, filled last week with wonderful activities around the county and beyond.
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