Shenandoah National Park was ranked by an online travel site the best of the 61 national national parks in the United States.
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.
A preview of the third annual SperryFest street festival, celebrating everything Sperryville, Virginia, and featuring the Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River.
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.
Shenandoah National Park last week announced the selection of five artists for its annual Artist-in-Residence program.
The Fodderstack 10-k Classic — a Rappahannock tradition in its 45th year — returned Saturday. Hundreds of runners made the trek from Flint Hill to Washington.
Making his first start in open company, Irv Naylor’s Stooshie turned what seemed like an apparent defeat into a dramatic “on the nod” victory in the headliner Leeds Don open timber April 8 at Ben Venue.
To kick off National Park Week, Shenandoah will celebrate Junior Ranger Day on April 22. Kids of all ages are invited to become a Junior Ranger and participate in interactive, family friendly programs on this fee-free day.
A taste of Americana for German students in Rappahannock continued with touring, volunteering — and pancake eating
The German exchange students, hosted by welcoming Rappahannock residents, filled last week with wonderful activities around the county and beyond.
The annual Fodderstack 10K Classic race from Flint Hill to the Town of Washington returns on Saturday.
Shenandoah National Park will host a virtual public meeting April 17 at 7 p.m. to share analysis of the data collected during the Old Rag pilot program.
SperryFest, Rappahannock County’s annual community festival and the Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River, is around the corner and organizers are in need of additional helping hands to bring this year’s celebration to life.
The Rappahannock County Recreation Facilities Authority (park board) on Thursday approved the re-striping of a tennis court at the county park to create two pickleball courts, according to a news release from the body.
The San Francisco Chronicle awarded Gray Ghost Winery a gold medal in the newspaper’s annual wine competition for the 2019 reserve cabernet sauvignon, according to a news release from the vineyard.
Riders Up! The Rappahannock Hunt Club on March 4 will host its Annual Point-to-Point Race in Boston. The races will take place at The Hill, located at 13257 Durantes Curve off U.S. Route 522.
As temperatures fall and food sources become less abundant, many bears in Virginia will enter a winter den. Other bears will greatly reduce their movements during but may remain active throughout the season.
Shenandoah National Park on Wednesday announced it will reinstate the Old Rag ticketing pilot program in March for a second year.
Rappahannock County Park playground is due for a makeover, officials say. What changes would you like?
The playground at the Rappahannock County Park will soon receive a makeover, but there is not yet a blueprint for what the renovations will look like. Officials are seeking community input on what changes residents would like to see.
Shenandoah National Park on Friday announced the return of its annual Youth Wildflower Art Contest where students create art of wildflowers that are native to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Shenandoah National Park on Friday reopened the portion of Skyline Drive spanning from the Thornton Gap entrance to mile 42.6 at Whiteoak Parking following a December winter storm that damaged and left debris near several visitor access points.
A study conducted by a consulting firm on behalf of the Town of Washington recommended a number of changes to make the town more safe and accessible for pedestrians, a long term goal sought by officials.
Shenandoah National Park officials said in a Facebook post last week that they have observed a “concerning” rise in the number of vehicle collisions involving deer in recent years. This year, park officials have recorded 45 deer-vehicle collisions.
‘They’re like different children’: Martial arts training tackles kids’ pandemic-spurred behavior woes
A newly formed partnership between Rappahannock nonprofits the Headwaters Foundation and Totality Martial Arts that offers after-school martial arts classes for students is helping to shore up pandemic-induced behavioral problems, organizers said.
Superintendent Pat Kenney announced on Monday that Raquel Montez will be the next deputy superintendent of Shenandoah National Park.
Expanding its role in community, Parent Teacher Organization raised thousands for elementary school footpath
The Rappahannock County Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) raised tens of thousands of dollars to construct a walking path surrounding the soccer field at the elementary school.
Shenandoah National Park saw its busiest weekend of the year as thousands of visitors lined up to see the fall leaves during its peak viewing season.
Galaxy Strikes Bowling Center celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday and offered some of their first visitors free bowling for the afternoon.
Etlan native Dos Allen brought climbing to Culpeper when he opened the town’s first rock wall gym three years ago, which he has now transitioned into a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote physical and mental wellness.
Culpeper Town Council approved two agreements with Culpeper County, concerning both contribution and operation costs of a public pool during a meeting Sept. 13.
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…
There was a lot of fun to be had during the first day of celebrations for the grand opening of the PATH Recreation & Fitness Center on July 29.
The Fauquier Free Clinic will be holding its 26th Annual Rappahannock Rough Ride bike tour event on Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at the Washington Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Rappahannock County.
Rappahannock Nature Camp held an open house on Friday to close out this summer session, which was the final hurrah for longtime camp Director Lyt Wood who is retiring. At the event, campers shared their experiences and nature projects with visitors and sang some of the group’s favorite songs.
When it comes to years of hunting experience, Bill Cameron has plenty. What’s sparse is the number of impressive animals he has hunted. Cameron can count the biggest deer he has taken down on one hand, but there’s only one on his mind nowadays.
Starting this coming Fall, the Stonewall Abbey Wellness and Fitness Center in Sperryville will begin a series of martial arts and exercise classes through their nonprofit organization, Totality Martial Arts.
PATH Recreation & Fitness Center in Culpeper will host a grand opening of its new facility on July 29-30.
After being dark for two years, fireworks returned to the skies over Ben Venue on Monday night, following by a day of festivities as the annual Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration resumed.
Rappahannock County’s annual July 4th celebration and fireworks show will return to Ben Venue on Monday.
Fifty years ago, motorists traveled through Amissville on a two-lane road dotted with historic homes, small hardware and grocery stores, restaurants, tourist cabins, garages, and a post office. Today, most travelers on four-lane U.S. Route 211 buzz past the village’s big green welcome signs that read, “Ensuring our Future by Preserving Our Past.”
The annual Amissville carnival, which benefits the village’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue department, returned last week following a two-year hiatus amid the pandemic.
Officials with The Rappahannock County Public Library remain unsure if they will accept an offer from Rush River Commons to move into an expansion of the development that remains at the mercy of Washington Town Council and the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors reaching an agreement on adjusting the town’s boundary.
The Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby returned to Culpeper last Saturday, and drivers from Rappahannock County placed in several categories, including taking the top spot in the competition’s Super Stock Division.
Sperryville's Summer Concert Series returned last Thursday as local favorite Bobby G & The Heavies took the River District stage, thanks to the Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) and the Sperryville Community Alliance.
State leaders on June 14 formally dedicated Virginia’s newest state park – Seven Bends – which consists of 1,066 acres situated in the geographically unique Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. It becomes Virginia’s 41st state park.
Once again, friends, families and neighbors will celebrate the start of summer and Independence Day weekend with events in Amissville, Ben Venue and Washington. After pandemic pauses, three local events are back on the calendar:
Rappahannock County favorites Bobby G, Gold Top County Ramblers, Mandalele, The Nethers Hot Club will play on the River District stage during the RAAC - Sperryville Community Alliance’s Summer Concert Series.
The Shenandoah National Park Trust is working to grow and evolve its relationship with the park by expanding financial contributions and addressing large-scale issues that threaten the preserve, including climate change.
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