It’s been a good year for Panther sports. The Rappahannock County High School varsity softball team traveled to Warsaw, Va. yesterday, June 23, for the Virginia High School League state semifinals after winning the region championship game at home on Thursday, June 17.
Rappahannock actors Dr. Hugh Hill, Karen Hochstetter and Judge David Tatel help bring local author James Reston, Jr.'s play “Luther’s Trumpet” — performed at Stone Hill amphitheater in 2018 — back to the county, virtually. It’s about the epoch in Martin Luther's life when the Catholic church…
The Sperryville Community Alliance is announcing a campaign to raise $60,000 to enhance, maintain, and expand the network of walking trails throughout the community. These walking trails seek to connect the village from the River District to the Route 211 corridor. They provide a space for seniors and families to walk and exercise as well as an opportunity to enjoy nature along the historic Thornton River.
Rappahannock County Library has found its new youth services librarian in Sharon Buchanan. Buchanan steps into the shoes of Amanda Weakley,who previously served as the library’s assistant director and youth services librarian before transitioning into her current role as library director.
The General Assembly’s decision to make Virginia the 15th state to legalize small quantities of recreational marijuana has drawn mixed reactions. While some see the bill as a progressive move in the right direction, others see it as the first step down a slippery slope.
PEC believes that projects like the Rappahannock County Park’s new trail along the Rush River are of highest priority for our communities to gain access to the outdoors.
Around midmorning on Tuesday, a young woman in a long white dress and a young man in a suit posed for a photographer at Big Meadows on the Skyline Drive. Less than 200 yards away, Dave Robinson was briefing his fire management team on the plan for the day’s prescribed burn. “Expect the unexp…
Nearly 23 million guns were sold in the US last year, making 2020 the largest single purchasing year on record. The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic caused Americans to fear for the worst and stockpile groceries, toilet paper, medications — and firearm ammunition.
Tired of using the porta johns at the Rappahannock County Park? Inconvenienced by the lack of comfortable restroom facilities during the winter months?
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.”
The Shenandoah National Park Trust, working alongside the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) through the DuPont Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration settlement, acquired the rolling woodlands in Page County to be donated in the near future to Shenandoah Park.
Rapp Nature Campers of all ages are once again planning for their summer of exploring the habitats around Singing Creek in southern Rappahannock. Due to uncertain pandemic conditions, the summer sessions during this 36th year of camp in 2021 will be greatly modified as follows:
The Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority (RCRFA) is embarking on a feasibility study for an ADA-compliant accessible pedestrian path looping around the perimeter of the upper half of the Rappahannock County Park and among the recreational facilities.
The Rappahannock County Library Board of Trustees is nearing a contract with a Richmond architecture firm to help guide library renovation or relocation possibilities, while a new Rappahannock Library Fund has been created to raise significant capital for future needs.
There’s a new (familiar) face at Rappahannock County’s 4-H program. Stepping into the role as Rappahannock’s youth development educator, which has been vacant for the past year, Amissville native Autumn Rodman is bringing a fresh approach to connecting with the county’s kids.
Shenandoah National Park has announced projects that will be funded in 2021 by its philanthropic partner The Shenandoah National Park Trust.
So you thought vehicular traffic rolling through Rappahannock County in October seemed heavier than it’s been in recent years? Try a lot of years.
Have you visited or driven past the Rappahannock County Park lately and seen all the people taking advantage of everything it has to offer?
Ruth Welch: Vice President, Food Pantry; Board Member of the following: Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, Rapp at Home, and Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission’s Aging Advisory and Food Policy councils; member, Old Rag Master Naturalists; Rapp Kids Coalition; John Jackson Blues Festival committee; retired Army dietitian; lives with her husband, Bryant, in Castleton.
From the window of his new office at the Shenandoah National Park Headquarters in Luray, Superintendent Pat Kenney looks out on the parade of red and yellow foliage that brings visitors to Virginia every autumn.
Thanks to a forward-thinking group of Rappahannock community members, COVID-19 didn’t stop 89 Rappahannock youth from enjoying the month of July with their friends in outdoor camp-like settings.
In the shade under a picnic shelter at the Rappahannock County park, nine-year-old Lucas Morey holds up his still-wet painting of a farmer and a pig in a green field. “The pig’s got mud running down his face,” he says, gesturing to a squiggly brown line. Lucas says art has been his favorite part of summer camp so far.
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.
For the first time since closing on April 4 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Shenandoah National Park reopened this morning to sizable crowds escaping nearby cities and counties on a bright and sunny day. The park had barely opened back up this morning and already there were lines of vehi…
The park said the decision to reopen the highway was made following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.
I implore Congressman Riggleman to step out of the darkness and work closely with local officials in Rappahannock and Madison Counties for a safe and smart plan for reopening the Shenandoah National Park.
Who in Rappahannock County hasn’t looked forward each year to the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration?
Once the pandemic has subsided, Flynn plans to return to Shenandoah for a “proper goodbye,” when people will be able to shake hands and hug each other again.
Word came from Shenandoah National Park early Wednesday afternoon that the National Park Service received a letter from the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District of the Virginia Department of Health recommending the “full closure” of the national park bordering Rappahannock County due to the …