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Washington column for July 5

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Trinity Episcopal Church and Washington Baptist Church’s joint Vacation Bible School attendees, young and old, enjoy lunch on the last day of the program at Washington Baptist Church.

A successful joint Vacation Bible School in town, Candy Wroth walks the the professional golf stars, a country dance at the McNears' place July 21 and more.
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Washington column for June 28

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June 28
From left, Ora Roy, Nina Peyton, Marie Atkins and Phil Drevas from the Rappahannock Senior Center sell baked goods of many kinds at CFC Farm and Home Center’s Customer Appreciation Day Saturday.

Patriotic readings; Salem Education Foundation's scholarship available; customers appreciated at CFC Farm and Home Center; Cooter's "Hazzard Homecoming" is coming to Ben Venue.
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Washington column for June 14

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June 14
Washington column for June 14

Fifth-graders help with Visitors Center project; remembering Gene Leggett, Dareing speaks at Sunday services, Garden Club presentation, birthday wishes and Fathers Day celebration and remembrances.
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Washington column for June 7

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June 7
Washington column for June 7

New piot! Mission to Haiti and Trinity bible school, bloodmobile coming and free clinic date. Bookbarn sale and community greetings.
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Washington column for May 31

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Park maintenance and repair, CFC's locally produced feed, and best wishes for birthdays and anniversaries. D.A.R.E. festivities are upcoming, as are the Bolen cemetary trip, graduations, Garden Week and Homecoming at Gid Brown Hollow Bible Baptist Church.
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Washington column for May 24

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May 24
Washington column for May 24

Update from Oregon; Sheriff's Office memorial picnic, beautification on our streets, fire and rescue fundraiser a success. Also, special wishes for special people; and remembering loved ones.
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The Washington column for May 17

The Washington column for May 17

Mother's Day in Washington, and a successful benefit for the Food Pantry. Passings in our community and Relay for Life is Saturday.
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Washington column for May 10

Washington column for May 10

Mother's Day greetings, Civil War trail marker, Food Pantry benefit, Thrift Shop sale, Fire and Rescue breakfast, birthday wishes and get-well-soons.
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Washington column for May 3

Washington column for May 3

Collectible cars, drama at the high school, Historical Society, and celebrating life and art this week.
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Washington column for April 26

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April 26
Washington column for April 26

Ginger Hill goes to DC; 4-H news; Food Pantry benefit; Trinity arts and crafts fair; politics, health and community greetings
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Washington column for April 12

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April 12
GOODIES: The Easter Bunny helped sell Easter treats Saturday at the Quicke Mart, including to W.K. Harris of Fodderstack Road, to help raise money for a Relay for Life team. Phyllis Grogg and her daughter, Juanita Canard, are enjoying the sales pitch. The goodies were made by employees of Union First Market Bank.

Easter festivities, Fodderstack Race, Reagan dinner, anniversary wishes, and Food Pantry's Lemonade Stand - coming in May!
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Washington column for April 5

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April 5

Easter traditions and services, Hair Gallery winners this week, and greetings to birthday folks and new babies!
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Washington column for March 29

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March 29
BUNNY CLUB: The 4-H Cloverbud Club’s members celebrated spring at their last meeting by making bunny masks. All 5- to 8-year-olds are invited to join the free 4-H club, which meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Rappahannock County Elementary School cafeteria. For more information, call the Extension office at 540-675-3619.

Remembering Howie, Theatre concert, church revival and sale, and don't forget your county sticker!
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Washington column for March 22

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March 22
Washington column for March 22

Pantry Day Both Rappahannock County and the town of Washington have officially designated May 12 as Food Pantry Day in Rappahannock County. The community is invited to attend an open house at the pantry from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to celebrate Pantry Day through food drives, volunteer efforts,...
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Washington column for March 15

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Civil war memorials, Dames d'Escoffier, a St. Patrick's Day fire and rescue breakfast, and more in Washington this week.
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Washington column for March 1

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Kite flying, March madness at the Ladies Auxiliary and Book Barn, and condolences to the Warner family.
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Washington column for Feb. 23

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Lent begins; fundraising for Sperryville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Relay for Life; birthday wishes and antique appraisals.
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Washington column for Feb. 16

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THE SONG: From left, Learra Williams, Lilyan Jenkins, Larry Williams and Kayla Butler act out the Christian song, “He’s Still Working On Me” at the variety show at the Theatre.

Variety Show a success Washington Baptist Church held its 15th annual Variety Show last Saturday (Feb. 11), and despite the cold blustery weather had an excellent turnout — which is good, since the theme of this year’s show was “Follow Me” (as in, “and I will make you fishers of men”). Performances ran from...
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Washington column for Feb. 9

Washington column for Feb. 9

Second in Sectionals What a great weekend for Frances Bouffard, 54, of Washington, who captained an underdog tennis team for the Chestnut Forks Athletic Club in Warrenton! The team beat the odds in the Mid-Atlantic Tri-Level Sectionals in Virginia Beach Jan. 20-22. Usually competing with 16 members rated 3.0, 3.5, or 4.0 by the...
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Washington column for Jan. 26

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A special birthday party; Civil War history and music; ham and oysters at the fire hall and more.
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Washington column for Jan. 19

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A moving tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Theatre, a Tony Mills memorial, wedding bells, birthdays and more.
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The Washington column for Jan. 12

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Jan. 12
DELIVERY: Members of the Rappahannock 4-H Livestock Club pose after donating helpful items to the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League shelter in Amissville last weekend are: Catherine Deane, Brittany Jones (rear), Courtney Dodson, Tori Stringfellow, Allie Yowell, leader Jim Massie (rear), Christian McCracken and (in front) Breanna Gilmore.

New Washington fire and rescue officers, Livestock Club goes to the dogs, Adams' exhibit and Trinity's "Israel and Palestine" program.
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Washington column for Dec. 29

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The New Year: start it off right! Well, it’s the end of the year again. I can’t believe how fast it’s flown by. Time for those New Year’s resolutions! Jan. 1 starts a year of new beginnings, new hopes and new adventures for us. With each new day of the coming month, we have...
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Washington: If it’s fall, it must be dried flower time

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Sept. 29, 2011
COLOR GUARD: From left, Helen Williams, Lois Snead and Charlotte Laing work this week at Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, where they’ve been busy for weeks creating floral masterpieces for the church’s 55th annual Dried Flower Sale and House Tour Oct. 15-16. Photo by Roger L. Foster.

On Oct. 15-16, hundreds of visitors will come to Rappahannock County, as they have been for more than half a century, for the annual Dried Flower Sale and House Tour sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington.
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Washington column for April 28

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April 28, 2011
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Good eggs (and egg-hunting) at WVFR's Easter weekend; another Hazel River Poet dispatch; Frantic the cat's incredible journey; special services at Trinity Episcopal Church.
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Washington column for April 21

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April 21, 2011
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A new sign for the Historical Society; Lenten, Good Friday and Easter sunrise services; more from the Hazel River Poet; Easter egg hunt and other fundraiser news.
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Washington column for April 14

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April 14, 2011
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Horses drawn at Ice House Gallery; giving a lift to Washington First Baptist Church's steeple; a birthday kidnapping; spaghetti dinner on Sunday and another word from the Hazel River Poet.
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Washington column for April 7

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April 7, 2011
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Parker Critzer donates 11 and a half inches of hair to a good cause; county office hours and birthday wishes; and a few words from the Hazel River Poet.
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Washington column for March 31

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March 31, 2011
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The 4-H Livestock Club visits the vet, and the 4-H talent show is a big success; take a break from cooking Sunday at Washington Baptist for a good cause; birthdays, prayers, Grandma's Attic and a wish for spring.
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Washington column for March 24

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March 24, 2011
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New bridge coming along, Middle Street and other galleries stay busy, horse drawings at Ice House Gallery, the thrift shop bag sale continues.
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Washington column for March 17

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March 17, 2011
4-H Winter Camp participants, teen counselors and adult volunteers from Rappahannock County pose for a group portrait.

An arts fair at Trinity Episcopal Church; a successful 4-H Winter Camp, special wishes and a springtime wish.
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Washington column for March 10

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March 10, 2011
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Five Diamond award for the Middleton Inn; new hours for Ice House Gallery; Hair Gallery winners; birthday wishes; and it's time to reset those clocks, and recharge the spirit, for spring.
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Washington column for March 3

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March 3, 2011
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Local Girl Scout wins the Gold Award; Trinity sponsors a workshop on conflict; WVF&R Ladies Auxiliary Thrift Shop wants you to see what you can fit in a big for $5; another Sunday in the Country cooking class; a jellybean-counting expert wins at the post office.
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Washington column for Feb. 24

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Feb. 24, 2011
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Thanks to Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue members for their wildfire-fighting help; thanks back from WVF&R to those who made the ham and oyster dinner a success; a Rome report from Rev. Hobson; how to go fly a kite.
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Washington column for Feb. 17

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Feb. 17, 2011
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A special preview at Ice House Gallery, a jellybean-guessing contest for all, a talk on Shenandoah National Park, Lenten services, Relay For Life meeting and more.
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Washington column for Feb. 10

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Valentine's Day treats, Girl Scout treats, birthday wishes and a lesson in pruning.
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Washington column for Feb. 3

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New neighbors around town; a sendoff for a special lady; a return for a special cat; book talk and more.
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Washington column for Jan. 20

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Jan. 20, 2011
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Elementary students and Jeff Brown take on heart health; Sylvie Rowand takes on more Sundays in the Country cooking classes; a successful Washington fire hall breakfast and transfer of power.
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Washington column for Jan. 13

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Jan. 13, 2011
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A walking buddy moves on; free breakfast at the fire hall to honor outgoing chief Ann Spieker.
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Washington column for Jan. 6

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Jan. 6, 2011
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How to get your New Year's resolutions to work for you, and what some of the ladies in the community think; the Washington Baptist Church variety show is coming; prayers, sympathy and January birthdays.
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