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The Headwaters Foundation hosted a Summer Chorus concert Friday night at Rappahannock County High School, welcoming more than 200 students, parents, school staff and community members. Highlights included “History Has Its Eyes On You” from the Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” and a playful ma…

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In the gardens of Thom Pellikan’s backyard on Red Oak Mountain last Saturday with a breathtaking view of Rappahannock and beyond, nearly 100 guests were treated to performances by Castleton’s world-class musicians. The evening featured Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Paul Groves, as well as Castleton Chamber Players Eric Silberger, Daniel Lelchuk and Bradley Moore. They performed favorites like Gershwin’s “Summertime,” “The Swan” for cello and “Silent Lips” from Léhar’s “The Merry Widow.”

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Young actors perform a scene from “St. George and the Dragon” at the final session of the “Kids’ Drama Club,” a six-week theatre workshop co-sponsored by Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community and Headwaters Foundation.

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Retiring Rappahannock County High School Principal Jimmy Swindler celebrated his 61st birthday on Tuesday, his last while leading the school. Swindler paused for a photo seconds before lifting his birthday present into his car. Happy belated birthday, Mr. Swindler!

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Who knew a lone beaver can fell a sizable tree in only five minutes? Beavers prefer lumberjacking during the nighttime hours, their sharp beveled teeth — which never stop growing — perfectly suited for stripping away bark and slicing through tree trunks.

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On Monday the Headwaters Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to the Rappahannock County Public Schools’ Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. The grant comes to the schools’ agricultural education program from the Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth Foundation Fund, established in memory of one of Rappahannock’s most beloved farmers’ co-op managers. 

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Undaunted by an historic snowfall (if your time horizon is three years), renowned intrepid Sperryville hiker Tony Lovato, who has hiked all 500 miles of Shenandoah National Park’s trails, walks to keep his “edge” on the new Sperryville Walking Trail, with his four-legged partner Chai setting…

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Bean Hollow isn’t exactly Piccadilly Circus, but they now likely have one thing in common: a red London phone booth. The distinctive relic was a Christmas gift for Rappahannock philanthropy booster Bill Dietel from his grandchildren — all 11 of them. The seed of the idea came from a birthday celebration years ago, Dietel says. “My five children were trying to come up with a theme.

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Bobby Reid's “Eagle Court of Honor,” referred to as Scouting’s greatest moment, was held Saturday night at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville. Friends and family alike were on hand for the Troop 316 ceremony, saluting the outstanding young man for attaining the highest rank in all of Scouting.

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The Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office and its 911 dispatch center are getting a new emergency generator to replace a decades-old model that was tucked beneath the porch of the former jail and “blew up,” according to Ricky Jenkins (right), the county’s maintenance manager. 

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