Since we got through all the birthdays and anniversaries, let's move on to the return of free fishing at Rappahannock County Park on Saturday (June 4) from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Come and try your hand at catching some fish — during Virginia’s free fishing weekend, no license required! All ages welcome.
Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend: It’s a day of remembering the men and women who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials for their loved ones who died during military service. Many people place American flags on the graves.
Kevin H. Adams, the Gallery's resident artist, unveils new paintings from Virginia and his travels. Featured here is "Morning Clouds.” Kevin is a member of New York City's Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S., and also of The Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Join Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington for a Sunday afternoon, on May 15, at 4 p.m. for Celtic Music. Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton Celtic harp, lute, and guitars. Reception to follow in Parish Hall. No admittance fee, donations welcome. Everyone is welcome.
Come out and join the members of the Rappahannock County Garden Club (RCGC) on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rappahannock County Park Pavilion, 7 Park Ln. in Washington, as they create beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers from their gardens.
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. The bunny was not wearing a mask this year. He was really hopping high about that.
The Easter season is upon us, and the Amissville United Methodist Church has already placed its well-known silhouettes along U.S. 211 in Amissville to illustrate the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. And several churches in Rappahannock County will hold sunrise services on Easter Sunday this weekend.
According to Torney Van Acker, “A big shout out to RLEP (Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection) volunteers who braved the cold and wind last Monday to remove litter from both directions of Route 211 between Amissville and the County line. 21 large bags of trash were collected. Thanks for keeping Rappahannock beautiful.”
St Patrick’s Day is today, Thursday, March 17. Many people go out of their way to celebrate. Regardless of your heritage, you might celebrate by sporting your best bright green shirt and meeting up with friends at your favorite Irish pub. But there’s a lot more to the holiday than simply wearing green and knocking back a pint of Guinness.
Gay Street Gallery’s newest exhibition opens Saturday, March 12, with a reception with artists from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Beverages and refreshments will be served. Featured at the Washington gallery will be paintings by Joe de Feo, who is originally from New York and a graduate of Yale University.
In an email to me, Washington Mayor Fred Catlin said the following about the lack of street lighting outside the Post Office, which was the focus of last week’s column: “The original plans for external lighting at the post office called for one bright light beside the front entrance and one in the loading area.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. It was different for me this year. My family was not into it this year. We are hoping for next year to be better for us. As we turn the pages of the calendar and welcome another year, there is considerable optimism that this year will be better than ever.
In February 1990, Washington Town Council enacted an ordinance in which the town vacated the part of Jett Street located east of Gay Street. This was enacted because the council felt that it was in the public interest to change the land to have no status as a public street or public right of way.
This week in my column, I am writing about a good dear friend who will leave a legacy behind at the Atlantic Union Bank in her own way. When a special friend or co-worker retires, a part of the community leaves with them. You miss the camaraderie and laughter enjoyed by all.
With Thanksgiving behind us and the Christmas holiday right around the corner, it’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday and forget to give thanks for all the gifts each of us has been blessed with. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Last week, Thursday, Nov. 4, friends and neighbors joined Mrs. Betty Buntin to celebrate her remarkable life and her 105th birthday. Tea and lunch were enjoyed in Trinity’s parish hall, during which Mrs. Buntin reminisced about having met and married her Southern Gentleman, the renowned Sheriff Buntin, in 1941 at Martha’s Vineyard.
It all started with David “Scratch” Clanagan, known to many of us as “Scratch,” and that is who I know him as. When he was younger and living at home with mom and dad, Scratch had this passion that when he got old enough to work, he was going to get a construction job, building roads.
Remember that on a clear night the October sky offers a display of stars, constellations, and bright planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, constellations, and the beautiful Milky Way and sometimes meteor showers. For those who have telescopes, be sure to look to the sky and see what you can find.
Little Washington was hopping this past Saturday, Sept. 18. The nice weather brought many charity bike riders out for the Rappahannock Rough Ride — a fundraiser for the Fauquier and Rappahannock Free Clinics. One could not have asked for a more perfect day for a ride through the hills of Rappahannock County.
In 1964, more than 50 people met at the Rappahannock County courthouse to organize the Rappahannock Historical Society. Judge Raynor Snead chaired the meeting, and William Carrigan and Dorothy Davis helped run the meeting to explain the reasons for the formation of the society.
Over the years, in my Washington column, I have expressed feelings of sympathy many times for people who have passed away in Rappahannock County. I never once imagined that I would ever be writing a column such as this in regards to my precious granddaughter. My heart aches. Something I will never get over.
I always think that summer is finally winding down, farmers getting their last cut of hay, Halloween displays are already in some of the stores! Last week was a harbinger of fall, if not a teaser, with the blue sky and white fluffy sheep clouds in the sky and cool temperatures early in the mornings. For some people I am sure that summer has just started for them, but for me I always think of fall just around the corner when I see Roger Jenkins’ stand open in Sperryville. I’m sure there will be some more hot days in the forecast, for example this week. Overall, I am ready to switch gears here to welcome the autumn weather, shorter days and cooler nights.