November 2018 Pets of the Month

Calypso – Adult, Spayed Female, Brindle and White Boxer Calypso is a fun dog about 2 years old who loves people, rolling in the grass and running zoomies in the yard! She can get a little over excited so a home without small children would be best. She loves to go for walks and she […]

The (Sweaty) Seasons of Life

By Lori Welch Brown The (Sweaty) Seasons of Life I swear—I think I write the same sentiment every year, but it bears repeating. Summer is really hard to say ‘goodbye’ to, but look what we get on its heels—F A L L!!!  The first chilly, fall evening and I’m like “summer, who?” I mean who […]

The Lost Cause and Jim Crow

The Lost Cause and Jim Crow Written by ©2018 Sarah Becker In 1888 Congress established the U.S. Department of Labor; former Union General and U.S. Senator Benjamin Harrison (R-IN) won the Presidency (1889-1893), and the National Farmers’ Alliance and Industrial Union or Southern Alliance emerged. Business gave way to industry; William Burroughs invented the first […]

Mystique Jewelers – From Drama to Design

By Lani Gering “At Mystique, we appeal to women who have a strong sense of style, know what they like, and create a jewelry wardrobe. Tradition and uniqueness is my mindset, whether you want to be glamorous or casual the pieces I choose for my collections will capture these desires to cherish for a lifetime.” […]

“Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

By Ron Powers “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper “Shallow” is the unofficial theme song from the film, A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper not only as the stars of this film, but as the singers behind this exceptional track. This song has a nearly uninterrupted run at #1 on […]

The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs

By F. Lennox Campello The Curious Case of the DMV and Art Fairs By the time that you read this column, an international art fair will have come and gone to the DMV. This is important and a key arts event for our area, as art fairs in cities across the world continue to remain […]

Lunker Learning

By Steve Chaconas Lunker Learning To become a better bass fisherman there’s no substitute for time on the water, except for Robert Montgomery’s new book Kickin’ Bass. Writing for Bassmasters Magazine, Montgomery has covered bass fishing for several decades. He’s written many books offering tips for catching bass. His recent offering boasts to make the […]

10 Reasons Why Beneficiary Designations Are Important

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce 10 Reasons Why Beneficiary Designations Are Important Beneficiary designations can provide a relatively easy way to transfer an account or insurance policy upon your death. However, if you’re not careful, missing or outdated beneficiary designations can easily cause your estate plan to go awry. We often complete these designations […]

Artists of Rappahannock

Fall Art Tour By Bob Tagert Artists of Rappahannock As you will learn in this issue, October is Virginia Wine Month and a perfect time to drive out to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tailgating Virginia Wine Month is the 14th annual Fall Art Tour of the Artists of Rappahannock County the first weekend of November. […]

Pandemic Spanish Flu of 1918

by ©2018 Sarah Becker   Pandemic Spanish Flu of 1918 Hospital reports of nursing shortages are nothing new.  Neither is flu season.  Influenza is a communicable, highly contagious, disease transmitted through droplet infection–or—by touching articles contaminated with infected nasaldischarge.  Contaminated hands, hand railings, enclosed air systems, populated school buses and military barracks are all breeding […]