The Shenandoah National Park Trust on Sunday raised more than $55,000 at its second annual Rappahannock County soirée held this year at Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge in Woodville.
A complete guide to the Rappahannock County organizations participating in Give Local Piedmont 2023, a day of giving this Tuesday.
The Shenandoah National Park Trust will hold its second annual Shenandoah Soirée this Sunday, May 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge in Woodville.
The nonprofit Sperryville Community Alliance has spent much of the past year working to promote a sense of community connectedness – both literally and figuratively – through maintenance and expansion of its growing network of walking trails.
The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation on Tuesday announced it awarded $329,500 to nonprofits serving the region, three of which are based in Rappahannock County, through the Community Assistance Grant cycle.
Veteran journalist Emily Oaks has been named the new executive director of Foothills Forum, the community-supported nonprofit that provides award-winning local news coverage of Rappahannock County.
Rush River Commons organizers on Saturday held an open house at the Washington School to share details about the development as its construction gets underway in the Town of Washington.
Nearly 200 Rappahannock residents showed up to support the Benevolent Fund at its annual celebrity waiter dinner last Saturday, matching the amount of money raised in years past.
Rappahannock resident Barbara Adolfi was selected by Aging Together to be honored in the organization’s “5 over 50,” where they choose individuals across the five-county region who have displayed selfless service to their communities.
Social Services department to move into Rush River Commons; development organizers in search of restaurateur
With construction of Rush River Commons forging ahead, a clearer picture has emerged of the organizations that will occupy the forthcoming mixed-use development in the Town of Washington.
A regional nonprofit on Thursday expanded its beef distribution program into Rappahannock County through partnerships with the Culpeper Farmer’s Cooperative and the Rappahannock Food Pantry.
Seven years ago a dream came true for Kevin “KC” Bosch, a handyman who has lived in Rappahannock County for 28 years. Poetry flowed out of him — enough to fill a book. But it wasn’t until one of Bosch’s clients told him about grant money available through the nonprofit Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) that he thought publishing a book of his poems might be possible.
The Rappahannock County Elementary School Student Council Association (SCA) held a Valentine's Day Dance on Friday, Feb. 3 for sixth and seventh-grade students. Attendees were asked to bring an optional canned good item to donate to the local food pantry, a long-standing tradition for the Student Council.
Rappahannock UTV accident results in one child airlifted to hospital, another taken to trauma center
Several EMS and police agencies responded on Monday morning to what authorities said was a UTV accident outside the Town of Washington that resulted in one child being taken to a hospital in Fairfax County by helicopter and another transported to a trauma center in Winchester.
The Rappahannock County Elementary School Student Council Association (SCA) held a Valentine's Day Dance on Friday, Feb. 3 for sixth and seventh-grade students. Attendees were asked to bring an optional canned good item to donate to the local food pantry, a long-standing tradition for the St…
The Carver Center plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary year with events throughout the year to reach every corner of the school’s former service area.
The Benevolent Fund Celebrity Waiter Dinner, the nonprofit’s largest fundraising event, is returning this March following a two year hiatus — and organizers want to see your best Broadway musical costume.
The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation, an organization that has worked to restore Castleton’s historic Scrabble School, a formerly segregated school for Black children, will hold its annual Black History Month celebration in cooperation with Wakefield Country Day School on Feb. 25.
The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) has adopted RappFlow to become a single organization with a mission to protect Rappahannock County’s natural resources.
What will 600,000 plastic bags get you? Thirteen plastic outdoor benches. That’s according to the Rappahannock Lions Club which launched its highly successful plastic bag recycling program a little over a year ago.
The Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services (RRCS) in Culpeper County will receive $1 million from a recently approved federal spending bill to update their facilities and equipment.
The Culpeper Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), also serving Rappahannock and Madison counties, is once more holding its annual student essay contest in commemoration of Black History Month in February. The contest is open to all K-12 students who live in Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock counties.
The Path Foundation on Monday announced that applications opened for the latest Flexible Funding grant cycle, with a total of $1.25 million in available funds available for nonprofits in Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Culpeper counties.
The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation on Tuesday announced recipients of the 2022 Richard Lykes grant, awarding nonprofits that serve Rappahannock County nearly $100,000.
More than a dozen German high school students will spend two weeks in Rappahannock County in April through a partnership between the Headwaters Foundation, the Rappahannock County Public Education Foundation, and Youth For Understanding, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit specializing in int…
The Scrabble School Preservation Foundation on Tuesday announced details for the 32nd annual observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday event in Rappahannock County.
Rapp at Home in a news release on Monday announced that Executive Director Patty Hardee would retire from the organization at the end of January. Replacing her is Amissville resident and native Victoria Laing, who will begin Jan. 3 in the role.
Rappahannock County lost two invaluable citizens this year when both moved away after dedicating to significant community undertakings. Nan Butler Roberts and Doug Schiffman both work to uplift disadvantaged groups through education initiatives that proved indispensable to many.
The Rappahannock News and Foothills Forum on Tuesday evening held a reception at the Little Washington Theatre to announce the winners of the 2022 Storytelling Contest. Winners, who earned cash prizes, were selected by an independent panel of judges who evaluated each submission without know…
Washington Town Council on Monday unanimously approved final site plans for Rush River Commons, paving way for the mixed-use development to begin construction imminently following what project organizers said were a number of delays caused by the town.
The PATH Foundation will hold its annual intern holiday social on Monday, Dec. 19, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the organization’s office in an effort to attract prospective interns.
Woodville resident Dr. Doug Ward was appointed to the Shenandoah National Park Trust Board of Trustees, the organization said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Powered by volunteers and a big helping of community spirit, the Pantry gave out 170 complete Thanksgiving dinners to patrons this week.
Washington Town Council on Monday approved a review of the Rush River Commons site plans, edging closer to the mixed-use development being able to start construction.
What would someone who has responded to every domestic mass fatality disaster since 9/11 have to tell us about healing after tragedy? That someone is Rev. Earl Johnson and he will share his insights at a presentation at the Rappahannock County Library on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10:30 am. He has…
“HOW many?!” RappCats got the call on October 17th. An empty house was full of abandoned animals, including 20-ish cats and kittens. Could we help?
As Culpeper’s only soup kitchen, Culpeper Presbyterian Church’s Manna Ministry has their hands full and that’s just how they like it.
Nearly 40 studios and galleries are welcoming visitors across Rappahannock County on Saturday and Sunday.
The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) started its Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program this past April to educate the younger generation on goodwill and philanthropic principles that help round out a community.
211 members of the community gathered to wait in line to receive free dental care at the region’s first ever dental care day, Piedmont Smiles, organized by the Fauquier Free Clinic.
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is awarding the Warrenton-based PATH Foundation a $15 million grant, according to a news release from the organization.“We were so excited to learn that Ms. Scott selected the PATH Foundation for this generous contribu…
FamilyFutures nonprofit earns Rappahannock an ‘Achievement Award’ for financially preparing students
Rappahannock County on Monday received an Achievement Award from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), recognizing the work of the nonprofit FamilyFutures that provides financial education and support for public school students.
The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) will honor Hal Hunter, Rappahannock County’s serial innovator, with its citizen leadership award at the organization’s upcoming annual meeting.
Farm hands, from afar: Kit Goldfarb is linking Rappahannock to Kenya one village at a time with the help of local donors
Rappahannock County resident Kit Goldfarb co-founded SANGO-Kenya, a nonprofit that concentrates on sustainable agriculture, nutrition and growth opportunities in southwestern Kenya.
Mandalele, a lively folk-rock group of singer-songwriters from Rappahannock County, will take the stage Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. It’s the third of four performances in the Sperryville Summer Concert Series, presented by Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) and the Sperr…
The Headwaters Foundation has planned a more modestly priced festival to replace its annual “Taste of Rappahannock” fundraising dinner in an effort to include more families and children at the event that’s expected to help the education nonprofit raise money.
Sandra Maskas — Manager, Rappahannock Visitors Center; retired psychiatric social worker at Fauquier Hospital; former board member of Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board, Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, Fauquier Free Clinic, and Fauquier Community Action; moved to Rappahannock from Pittsburgh in 1979. Lives in Amissville.
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