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Above: Though the day’s weather wasn’t great — rain, some of it of steady enough to make poncho wearers feel superior — the weather took a turn for the better Monday night after the skies were dark enough for spectacular fireworks at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual 4th of …

Amissville’s carnival and parade attract both funseekers and spiffed-up fire and rescue apparatus — and the volunteers who run them — from all over. Top: Jack Jones, as one of the newest members of Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue (sponsors of the annual event), got to take the much-cove…

DARE Day, the annual chance for youngsters and others at Rappahannock Elementary to see firsthand what emergency responders do, went off without a hitch last Friday — with visits and demonstrations by Sperryville Volunteer Fire Co.’s 75-foot tower ladder (above) and Virginia Airborne Search …

Seated along the window (from left), Robert “Smiggy” Smith, Andy Platt and Lyt Wood entertain the  crowd by reading from “Alice in Wonderland” Saturday afternoon at Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville, where owner Maggie Rogers (foreground, looking up) also exhibited a roomful of her “Ali…

Another letter of thanks, one of a series. Christmas parades are in the details and so many people made this day special: Cornucopia Farms for the dove release in front of the fountain; David Albee for a host of fantastic antique cars with wonderful drivers; Mimi Forbes and the Rappahannock …

At Trinity Episcopal Church’s sixth annual pre-Thanksgiving Sing-Along last Sunday, 115 singers of all ages showed up and opened their lungs (and their wallets, contributing nearly $3,000 to benefit the Food Pantry). They included (above, from left) organizer Kay Wilson, Susan Jones, Beverly…

Despite some iffy weather on Saturday, last weekend’s 11th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, a production of the Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community, proved again what a big draw the county’s unique artists and galleries are — bringing steady crowds to Rappa…

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