Barbara Adolfi


Sperryville column for July 19

Jul. 19, 2012
From left: North Korean refugee Shin Dong-hyuk, Hyun Song of the Defense Forum Foundation, activist Suzanne Scholte and escapee Jo Jinhye are introduced Sunday by Orson Maazel.

North Korean refugees give inspiring talk at the Schoolhouse, Bastille Day in Rappahannock, Laura McNear Morey and her family have come back "home."
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Sperryville column for July 12

Jul. 12, 2012
Sperryville column for July 12

A new Speryville co-columnist, some hot sauce gets its start in Sperryville, a Monkey Business buying trip and a Gadino anniversary.
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Sperryville column for July 5

Jul. 5, 2012

Welcome to Sperryville co-columnist Robane Beroza, and a few more thanks for the neighbors who helped others during the storm and power outages.
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The Sperryville column for June 14

Jun. 14, 2012

New creative collaboration at the Schoolhouse, birthday greetings, clean energy company relocates to Washington, and a book club with a cause.
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Sperryville column for June 7

Jun. 7, 2012
Sperryville column for June 7

Mt. Vernon Farm hosts weddings, art directory for Sperryville, and community greetings.
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Sperryville column for May 31

May. 31, 2012

Original edibles from Sperryville! Music news, both local and international, and Main Street beautification to enjoy at a leisurely 25 mph speed limit.
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Sperryville column for May 24

May. 24, 2012
RCHS’ boys varsity soccer team members pause during their Sperryville Rescue carwash duty for a portrait, including (from left): Matt Lombardi, Ben Estes, Clayton Hatcher, Tanyon Lee, Edwin Garcia, Logan Vest, Robbie Adams, Case Kramer, Logan Welch, Smith Clifton, Shane L’Amoreaux, Brian Baumgardner, Jon Letson, Patrick Foley, Alex Jung, Amrit Tamang, Andrew Oyster and coach James Lofton.

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad welcomes soccer team and bike club; remembering those who served; People to People outreach; more yoga and the bridge construction continues.
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Sperryville column for May 10

May. 10, 2012
Sperryville column for May 10

Tribute to mother, Soap Box Derby yard sale, free movie at Hearthstone, yard sale at Russells', new photographer at Old Rag, and the latest from Waterpenny Farm.
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Sperryville column for May 3

May. 3, 2012
Anthony Ganz, 7, is clearly happy about catching his first fish on his first cast.

Fishing with the grandson, Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad news, and Miss Rappahannock pageant is coming up.
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Sperryville column for April 19

Apr. 19, 2012
THE NEW OLD PLACE: George Dodson and Lisa Wimer are the new operators, and recent renovators and reorganizers, of the longtime roadside stand opposite Estes Mill Road on U.S. 211 west of Sperryville.

New management at Rugged Mountain Goods, Waterpenny's plant sale, Granny-scam, and Barbara's off to WA state to see her son.
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Sperryville column for April 12

Apr. 12, 2012
FIN-ISH FURNITURE: Old Hollow Artisans was born, and built this bench outside the Corner Store/Thornton River Grille, after avid fly fisherman Mike Fitzhugh and his wife, Jenny,were inspired by a trout-themed bench he saw in Colorado.

Meet Old Hollow Artisans, learn from master gardeners and naturalists, and enjoy music by Madalele! Bridge update too!
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Sperryville column for April 5

Apr. 5, 2012
Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad members gather for a group portrait in front of their building, including a recently completed addition of an ambulance bay (on the left). The bay will house an ambulance to be delivered this summer to replace an older and failing vehicle.

Meet the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad crew; take care in summer sun; and enjoy new yoga classes at Stonewall Abbey.
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5th district candidates visit Rappahannock

Mar. 29, 2012
Peyton R. Williams

Democratic candidates for Virginia’s 5th congressional district were warmly received by the nearly 100 attendees at the second annual Blue State Bluegrass Brunch, an event put on last Saturday (March 24) at the Washington fire hall by the Rappahannock County Democrats. Both Peyton R. Williams Jr., a retired Special Forces lieutenant colonel from Charlottesville,...
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Sperryville column for March 29

Mar. 29, 2012
NEIGHBOR Amber Dodson models one of Beech Spring’s Easter hats.

Bridge repair update, tasty Easter treats (and fashion!), and Old Rag Gallery greets spring with a reopening reception.
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Sperryville column for March 22

Mar. 22, 2012

4-H news, World Water Day, and Shenandoah Ntt Park and the economy
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Sperryville column for March 15

Mar. 15, 2012
ROOF WORK: The Sperryville School House auditorium, closed since a fire in the heating system in late November, is getting a new roof and will soon reopen for community activities.

Time for bridge replacement and Schoolhouse repairs, Beatlemania and Bug-zooka, photography classes, and more in Sperryville this week.
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Sperryville column for March 8

Mar. 8, 2012

A trip to Costa Rica, options for Movement in Sperryville, and local eats.
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Sperryville column for March 1

Mar. 1, 2012
A drawing done by one of last year’s Rappahannock Nature Camp participants.

Rappahannock Nature Camp: still time to sign up for June!
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Sperryville column for Feb. 23

Feb. 23, 2012

Foodways in Sperryville: hiker's meals, picnic lunches, and nutrition by guest columnist Monica Worth.
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Sperryville column for Feb. 16

Feb. 16, 2012

News about bridges; Sperryville Rescue's volunteer award winners; guest columnist ahead.
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Sperryville column for Feb. 9

Feb. 9, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day . . . and get your tickets now for St. Patrick's Day lunch at the Sperryville fire hall; Mutts on Friday, olive oil on Saturday at Gadino Cellars; an SVRS update; flowers delivered.
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Sperryville column for Feb. 3

Feb. 2, 2012
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A winning winter combination of wine, oysters, web-marketing and lots more; Trudi Spires' bares her polar bear soul.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 26

Jan. 26, 2012

Qi Gong at the School House; artist Barbara Heile's kitchen works; oysters and wine, birthdays and more birthdays.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 19

Jan. 19, 2012

Matthew Hamilton, Rudy's Pizza's passionate new manager; Helen Wasmund, a living testament to Fauquier Hospital's spinal surgeons.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 12

Jan. 12, 2012

Getting to know Knit Wit Yarn Shop's color and creativity at its new location, and there's a new yoga teacher in town.
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Sperryville column for Dec. 29

Dec. 29, 2011

Words to remember for New Year's, a night to remember at Cafe Indigo (and another one this week), and gathering and chatting at Sperryville's breakfast venues.
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Sperryville column for April 21

Apr. 21, 2011
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Master gardeners at the Coop; a new medic and more for SVRS; happy birthdays, outdoor dining and stay tuned for a choral concert, plant sale, renaissance fair and community yard sale.
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Sperryville column for April 14

Apr. 14, 2011
From left, Wendi Sirat, Frances Miller and Lorraine Duisit perform twice in the county this Saturday.

New life for the old CABINNS; Elmer's birthday; Italian sausage at the Corner Store; a break-in breaks trust; Mandalele performs twice in the county; cars and trucks and Miss Rappahannock.
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Sperryville column for April 7

Apr. 7, 2011
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Traffic developments, knitting classes, another friendly face at the post office, sweeping Sperryville clean and Earth Day notes.
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Sperryville column for March 24

Mar. 24, 2011
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Celebrate mutts with wine; a happy Hunter Jenkins birthday; more room for pizza; clean sweep news; adult ballet classes; a school board vacancy.
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Sperryville column for March 10

Mar. 10, 2011
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The people's parade -- St. Patrick's march and party are March 12 -- and the livestock's parade; reasons to not ignore your selt belts; Rex Slack's emblematic paintings at Haley Fine Art; and Miss Rappahannock will meet Mr. Mayor.
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Sperryville column for March 3

Mar. 3, 2011
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A visit with Sperryville's 12-year-old glassblowing master-to-be; Mount Vernon's inn-to-be; dates and driving speeds to remember.
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Sperryville column for Feb. 10

Feb. 10, 2011
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A visit home from Tyler Hartman; love at the Copper Fox; meet Cheryl Lynn Herrmann; birthdays and the Virginia Wine Gazette's Web site.
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Sperryville column for Feb. 3

Feb. 3, 2011
More than 200 attended Saturday's Benevolent Fund celebrity waiters dinner. Photo by E. Raymond Boc.

Another year of outstanding service from the Sperryville Rescue Squad; time for Miss Rappahannock registrations; the Sperryville committee considers tourism issues; Valentine's Day specials in the county; a super and silly time at the Benevolent Fund dinner; Triple Oak Bakery will bring you lunch; get well to Rebecca Abecassis.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2011
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Appreciating Cathryn Wayland's personal touch with bills; the RRRC's tourism committee is hard at work; Rappahannock guys/guides recognized in Southern Living; kids dancing everywhere at the Link; more on James Russell, special education and cell towers.
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Sperryville column for Jan. 6

Jan. 6, 2011
Among participants at the Link's New Year's Day bonfire and indoor celebration were, from left: Keith Hansen, Montserrat Meiro Lorenzo, Nikki and Jason Brady (RNPC’s new executive director) and daughter Tana, Jan Makela (RNPC board member), Barbara Adolfi, Robbie Hamill-Huff, Roger Segalla, Patrick Lee and Bob Treanor. Photo by E. Raymond Boc.

Sperryville's 2010 in review, history of a stone wall; Reynolds Memorial's mission trip; condolences and best wishes.
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Sperryville column for Dec. 23

Dec. 23, 2010
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Gifts of love, shopping local, eating local -- and driving 25 -- in the village.
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Sperryville column for Dec. 9

Dec. 9, 2010

Breakfast with Santa at the fire hall, soup for you on Main Street, gifts of health and the importance traditions.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 25

Nov. 24, 2010

Small-business shopping? Sperryville was made for it. Also news of a new chef at High on the Hog BBQ and support for Afghanistan veterans.
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Sperryville column for Nov. 11

Nov. 11, 2010

Veterans Day thoughts; local options for serving the public with Sperryville Rescue Squad; all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Sperryville fire hall; an herbal remedy workshop and couple's massage weekends.
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