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It began with two firm, resounding hand claps. When Wendy Weinberg purchased the Theatre at Washington her dream was to bring high quality classical music to rural Rappahannock. She contacted the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society to see about setting up a concert series. 

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 …

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Cloudy with periods of rain. High 56F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.


Cloudy with rain and snow in the evening, becoming all snow late. Low 31F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.


Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. Colder. High 41F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.