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The new logo branding Rappahannock County as a premiere tourist destination recently won an American Graphic Design Award, according to designer Judy Olsen, who headed the marketing initiative. The logo features a view of Old Rag Mountain, a street scene and a nod to Rappahannock’s International Dark Skies designation, with the slogan “Unplug. Explore. Recharge.” The branding campaign launched in July.

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Winter Wonderland in Rappahannock County, kicks off this Sunday, Dec. 5, at Avon Hall in Little Washington. The event will open at 12:30 p.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m., and will feature more than a dozen artisans, a concert by the Rappahannock County High School Band

Avon Hall in Washington will be transformed into Rappahannock’s Winter Wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Christmas parade may be on pause again this year, but rest assured all of the usual favorites will be on hand, led by Santa and Mrs. Claus with a gift for every child.

Last week, Thursday, Nov. 4, friends and neighbors joined Mrs. Betty Buntin to celebrate her remarkable life and her 105th birthday. Tea and lunch were enjoyed in Trinity’s parish hall, during which Mrs. Buntin reminisced about having met and married her Southern Gentleman, the renowned Sheriff Buntin, in 1941 at Martha’s Vineyard. 

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On a chilly Friday afternoon recently, in the pavilion at the County Park, lovers and supporters of Nature Camp were treated to both a backward and forward view of the camp by its beloved founder and director, Lyt Wood. At the event, sponsored by Rapp at Home, attendees heard Wood reference the mysterious “WA DAT N CHOO” call.

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Have you visited your library recently? If not, you may not be aware of the many opportunities available to you thanks to your library card. Yes, we have books, a lot of books for all ages (and multiple formats!), but did you know you can check out a musical instrument from the library? 

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March 25, 1998 — Mike Massie: A steward of the land: Commercial cattle farmer Mike Massie of Hampton Stock Farm near Flint Hill recognized the importance of marketing and business in the farming industry while he was still in high school.