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October 29, 1959: When movie-lovers go to Hillsdale Drive-In on Sunday and Tuesday (and you will be sorry if you don’t) to see “Ask Any Girl” they will be interested to know that the grandmother of Shirley MacLaine, star of the show, also a star in “Around The World In Eighty Days” and in “Some Came Running”, was born and reared at the old Partlow Home Place on Battle Run, just a few miles from Hillsdale.

What She Said,” a feature length film made entirely by women and shot in early 2019 primarily at a family farm west of Flint Hill on Riley Hollow Road, is slated for a digital release on Sept. 14. The movie, made by a handful of women, many with close connections to Rappahannock County

If it bleeds, it leads. This widely accepted formula for selling news may be good for bottom lines, but it is it good for our own self perception? More importantly, is it good for our perception of other countries and cultures where we have no context or reference points to balance “the bad?” Below, is a little story about a bad deed that deserved to be diluted by the outpouring of love and admiration it provoked.

The Sperryville Bicentennial Plus One celebration will culminate in a Community Potluck on Sperryville’s Historic Main Street on Tuesday, July 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The potluck is open to all Sperryvillians and Friends of Sperryville. We encourage participants to bring a salad and/or dessert to share. Free ice cream will be on offer and sandwiches, pizza and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors.