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If you’re in Alexandria in April or May, stop in at the Athenaeum Gallery in Old Town to see Rappahannock artist Patricia Underwood’s solo exhibition. Opening today, Thursday, April 8, the show will run through May 16 with socially-distanced meet-and-greets scheduled April 10, May 1, and May 15. An artist talk will be held via Zoom on May 15.

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In times of need, residents of Rappahannock call on the county’s volunteer fire and emergency medical teams for help. But this week, it’s the Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company that’s calling Rappahannock citizens for help. 

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. 

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Sept. 19, 1985: A public hearing Sept. 11 on a proposed ordinance banning helicopter landings within the town of Washington was abruptly halted when Councilman Wallace Critzer walked out of the meeting, leaving the council without a quorum.

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The $3.65 million restoration of the 143-year-old Waterloo Bridge was completed more than two months ahead of schedule on Feb. 23, says the Virginia Department of Transportation.