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Good mornin’ from the ‘extra large’ girl as they describe me here at RAWL. I weigh in at about 72 pounds. The RAWL staff thinks I could be a Brindle Mountain Cur, though they were told I’m a Boxer/Mastiff mix. Brindle Mountain Curs originated in the Appalachians back in pioneer days. Well, n…

With a legacy of community philanthropy stretching back to 1954, the modern PATH Foundation never ceases to amaze with its generosity, including over the recent holidays when PATH volunteer Anna Galina (seen here) appeared in Rappahannock County to distribute “Scratch and Give” cards to patr…

The PATH Foundation recently awarded six Make it Happen! grants for projects to benefit the communities of Rappahannock, Culpeper and Fauquier counties. The total granted for the new programs was $44,047, leaving the Make it Happen! program with approximately $115,000 in available funds for …

Mark your calendar! In a little over a month — on May 1 — Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, and Madison nonprofits participating in Give Local Piedmont, sponsored by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, could see their coffers increase by thousands of dollars. This is the fifth year t…

This Saturday, Feb. 18, the hallways of Rappahannock County High School will be transformed into a mini-golf resort via the award winning Panther Band’s Indoor Mini-Golf FUN-raiser. Running from 2 to 8 p.m., the mini-golf event is $5 per 18 holes for adults, $3 for students and children, wit…

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