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Minutes after Shenandoah National Park reopened two Saturdays ago, after being shut down for six weeks by the coronavirus, the Rappahannock News photographed Jerry Palauskas of Tysons Corner kneeling on the center yellow line of Skyline Drive taking a rather unique picture of Mary’s Rock Tunnel.

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“With humans indoors, animals go wild,” reads one recent COVID-19 related headline, and you can add reptiles to that list of wildlife exploring empty places. “The other day walking along Gay Street . . . I was surprised to spy a large turtle ahead on the sidewalk,” writes Washington resident Constance Bruce.

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Quickie Mart night manager Alex C. Hunt usually tries to change the theme of the Rappahannock convenience store's fish tank to match whatever holiday is coming up. "I figured since we are going through COVID-19 together," he said, "I'd give the fish tank some humor and hope to put a smile on…

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Artist and gallery owner Geneva Welch stops by Roy’s Orchard to buy groceries, including half a chicken for her dog, Shelby (the veterinarian’s dietary prescription to treat the dog’s lymphatic cancer). “She’s a very special dog,” said Geneva’s husband and former longtime county Board of Sup…

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“Sunday night dinner at the Blue Door” — or so Rapp Center for Education Founder Doug Schiffman titled the photograph he snapped upon arriving at the Blue Door Kitchen & Inn to pick up his food-to-go order. The popular restaurant in Flint Hill is one of several in the county providing on…

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“I could not resist stepping out of my sheltering-at-home in Sperryville to get some photos after the rain shower on Tuesday. The glorious collection of many greens of the several tree and shrub varieties were amplified by the wetted sprouting leaves and late afternoon sunlight. 

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This little piggy didn’t go to the market, although she was headed in that direction Saturday afternoon, causing quite the traffic jam at the intersection of routes 522 and 231 in Sperryville. It turns out “Olivia” was on the lam for three weeks, according to owner Samantha Mogul, ignoring t…

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