It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week, which means the PATH Foundation is dedicating a week of service to local organizations and inviting you to join in. To sign up and see a complete list of events in the region, go to the PATH Foundation Volunteer Hub. Here’s a list of the week’s even…
Serendipity Equine, a local non-profit, debuted its first annual Lucky Horseshoe Student Showcase on March 20. The event allowed students to share their newly-acquired riding and horsemanship skills in front of fellow participants and families.
The Carney brothers have a bold vision for the new home of Pen Druid Brewing: “to turn the whole property into a synergistic permaculture garden.” Last Saturday, they invited community members to help realize that vision by planting a riparian buffer along the small tributary that runs through the parcel off Route 522 in Sperryville. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Friends of the Rappahannock, a regional nonprofit dedicated to the health of the Rappahannock River, volunteers planted rows juvenile sycamore, river birch, red osier dogwood, gray dogwood, redbuds, buttonbush, indigo bush and black cherries.
When Ann and Larry Wohlers of Amissville joined Rapp at Home in October 2020 they became the organization’s 200th and 201st members. Today, the nonprofit’s membership is at 211, far exceeding the reach envisioned in 2015 when Rapp at Home was formed.
In 2008, interior designer Mimi Forbes had a contract with a housing developer who was planning to build a 500-home subdivision in Ruckersville, Va. She imagined she would be working on those houses for years. She thought the contract was going to set her up for life. And then, unexpectedly, the subprime mortgage bubble burst. The developer declared bankruptcy and Forbes’s contract was gone.
The Piedmont Environmental Council estimates there are fewer than 40 bridges left in the state of Virginia that are as old as the pony truss over the Jordan River on Rappahannock County’s North Poes Road. Now, the community is rallying to preserve it as a historic landmark.
Since 2015, Rapp at Home, a nonprofit organization that supports Rappahannock County’s seniors in choosing their own paths in aging, has continued to grow its membership and programs. To respond to this growth and the current needs of the community, the organization has recently reorganized its staff.
COVID-19 has not been kind to the Fodderstack 10K. As recalled by Fodderstack race coordinator Jonathan Moore, first came the postponement of the April 2020 race, scheduled ahead to the fall of 2020, but as soon realized “fall was not a lot better.”
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled innumerable arts events over the past year, the Rappahannock arts community is still alive and well. The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community has created several different ways to keep artists and audiences connected virtually.
“I would like to save my money so I can save for something bigger that I don't have enough money to buy right now.” So says Paisley Reha, a first grader in Rappahannock County Elementary School. She is one of 123 students so far who have personal savings accounts.
The Rappahannock Lions Club and Rapp at Home have teamed up to provide broader outreach and support for the county’s Loan Closet. The service provides hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches and chairs, and raised toilet seats and other convalescent equipment for those in need. Space for the Loan Closet is provided free of charge by the Virginia Farm Bureau.
Claire graduated from Rappahannock County High School and aged out of the Starfish program in 2020, but she and Levick still keep in touch regularly. With encouragement from Levick, who made her career as a nurse, Claire is now studying at community college to become a paramedic.
Richard Lykes, a beloved Rappahannock community member, died in 2009. The last line in his Washington Post obituary reads, “His fight is over, his battle won: Now his victory has begun!”
Worthy praise that is seconded by dozens of Rappahannock County residents — and from all corners of the community. The Rappahannock News would be remiss in not joining the resounding chorus, albeit going one important step further — hereby proclaiming Sallie Morgan as Rappahannock News Citizen of the Year 2020.
In an email on Tuesday, Rappahannock County Supervisor Ron Frazier notified his colleagues that an action the Board of Supervisors took at its Monday afternoon meeting would have to be nullified because of a technicality.
Mimi Forbes of the Rappahannock Food Pantry displays one of several boxes of fresh vegetables that accompanied Thanksgiving meals distributed Monday and Tuesday to appreciative Rappahannock families. On a normal Thanksgiving the pantry boxes up anywhere from 180 to 200 turkeys with all the f…
Radiological Technician (Virginia Limited License) and Medical Billing are the two newest Rappahannock Center for Education (RappCE) classes to be offered in 2021.
Many Rappahannock residents need caregiver support in their homes, but finding those caregivers has been difficult, according to a recent survey Rapp at Home conducted among its members.
After flirting with a proposed new building site near Atlantic Union Bank, the Rappahannock Food Pantry is all but set to re-establish its roots in the town of Washington.
“The [$69,000] planning grant is to study the feasibility of establishing a school-based wellness center in the schools,” Rappahannock County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Shannon Grimsley educates the News.
The PATH Foundation has announced a virtual discussion, featuring the esteemed Dr. Clarence Jones and Wes Moore, this coming Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. The talk will focus on how the community, including Rappahannock County, can be stronger when acknowledging and talking about implicit bi…
This year’s grants, totaling $36,703, include a diversity of educational and performance projects, a variety of media, emerging and established artists, arts programs within community-based organizations, and collaborative projects.