With his hallmark wit and eloquence, Rappahannock County exemplar Col. John R. Bourgeois, USMC (ret.) now gives an autobiographical account of his life and career as a musician from humble roots who rose through the ranks to become the twenty-fifth director of “The President's Own” United States Marine Band — an acclaimed career that spanned nine presidential administrations, from presidents Eisenhower to Clinton.
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles — and now Patrick O’Connell. The chef proprietor of the Inn at Little Washington will join impressive ranks tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 15) in receiving an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary.
Beverly, a longtime county resident, is celebrating 30 years in the kitchen with chef/proprietor Patrick O’Connell. In her role as chief steward, she plays “a key part in receiving and organizing hundreds of daily deliveries and in keeping the kitchen functioning smoothly.”
Thirty-two alumni, friends, and family shared their stories over two weekends recently about Rappahannock County’s segregated schools. All were affiliated with at least one of the four Rosenwald Schools in the county, which were located in Scrabble, Washington, Flint Hill, and Amissville and closed with integration in 1968.
Shenandoah National Park says it is working with surrounding communities, including Rappahannock County, as well as local and state public health and government officials to develop a “phased plan” for reopening that ensures the safety of park staff, local communities and visitors.