September News

“Home Sweet Home?” Housing in Rappahannock is limited and expensive. Rentals are even more limited in supply than houses, and home values are higher than in most neighboring counties and (far above) the national median. These are among the key findings in Home Sweet...

Margaret Sullivan Discussion

On September 11th, we were delighted to host a discussion between author and columnist Margaret Sullivan and our own Andy Alexander.  Sullivan, Washington Post media columnist and former New York Times public editor, is one of the nation’s leading voices championing...

Settling in at Rapp News

Rachel Needham, The Rappahannock News Report for America journalist, reflects on the many surprises of life in the county:   “One fateful sunny afternoon I came into the Hillsdale Country Store on 211 in Washington to ask directions. “I’m new to the...

Welcome Andy!

Andy McLeod joins Foothills as executive director Washington, Va. (May 15, 2020) – Andy McLeod, who has served in an array of nonprofit and public leadership positions, has been named the executive director of Foothills Forum. “We’re quite fortunate – tickled – to...

We’re here.

Here’s the new game plan:  provide resources to the Rappahannock News to help it serve as our community’s 24/7 reliable news outlet during the COVID-19 situation.  Sara Schonhardt is reporting for the paper on a daily basis and her articles are being posted on...