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…
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.”
On Friday, June 4, two days before the 77th anniversary of D-Day, relatives of Private First Class Francis Hanson Cary gathered in the cemetery of Flint Hill United Methodist Church to dedicate a footstone recognizing the fallen soldier’s sacrifice in Normandy in World War II.
“Every year I visit the Veterans Memorial in the Sperryville Cemetery around Memorial Day,” says Sperryville resident and photographer Ray Boc. “On May 28, 2007, a large part of our community, led by the Sperryville Veterans of Foreign War Post 1150, gathered together to dedicate this monume…
“No one should have to drive 20 miles to pick up a book,” said Amissville resident Deborah Napier, who coordinated the installation of the new Little Free Library between the post office and the Amissville Baptist Church. Averill Ring, owner of Mountain View Dog Training, donated the space for the box.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 20 in honor of the holiday. If you know a veteran who would like to be a part of future exhibits, please email email@example.com. Hero’s Bridge is dedicated to serving elderly veterans, age 65 and older. Visit www.herosbridge.org for more information.