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Andy Alexander is Foothills’ new board chair

A new chair for Foothills A constant in the growth of Foothills and its support for local news has been the steady hand of founding board chair Bud Meyer. Now a page is turning as Bud intentionally steps aside, giving way to new chair Andy Alexander, former ombudsman...

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Cultivating citizen journalists

Today is Giving Tuesday:  Please give to Foothills during NewsMatch "In Rappahannock, we are so fortunate to have Foothills Forum," says Patti McGill Peterson of Sperryville. "When newspapers are struggling for survival -- and more and more towns and counties have no...

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Turning the page at a community news nonprofit

On November 19, Foothills Forum, a journalism partner of the Rappahannock News, met and selected its new board chair Andy Alexander, long-time Rapp resident and former ombudsman of The Washington Post. Alexander succeeds Larry "Bud' Meyer, Foothills co-founder and...

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Extra! Extra! Read all about Citizen Journalism 101

Ever have the itch to report and write? Want to go from news consumer to news provider? We're honored that the topnotch leaders of the Rapp Center for Education have accepted our pitch to teach a Lifelong Learning class starting in November for Rappahannock County...

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August News

Hello, Friends. Welcome Ben Peters! The early observations about life and local news from Ben Peters, newly arrived editor of the Rappahannock News, say a lot about our unique county and about Ben himself. Most formerly the associate editor of the weekly Athens (Ohio)...

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May News

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend and summer 2021 (hopefully featuring long-delayed, in-person gatherings among your families and friends), let us share a few insider news morsels. Detailing a unique partnership in local news “It’s about collaboration between a...

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April News

Donate from now until May 4 Spring brings to Rappahannock blossoming flowers and seasonal smells, farmers’ markets, hikers and bikers … and Give Local Piedmont! For eight years, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation has sponsored this online fundraising campaign,...

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March News

 Introducing the Shoe Leather Fund -- A new way to support community news For seven years Foothills has supported in-depth, explanatory reporting while, at the same time, being agile and responsive to changing community needs (see C-19 Daily Update below). Now, in...

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January News

Introducing Jennifer Tepper Have you noticed the new, enhanced look of Foothills on Facebook and Instagram?  We have Jennifer Tepper to thank for revamping our social media presence. Many of you already know the highly creative Jennifer, who splits her time between...

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December News

“The one consistent thing is that the weather is more inconsistent” The final installment in the Foothills Forum-Rappahannock News special report on our county’s glorious natural environment was a probing article by Randy Rieland on “the new abnormal” of local climate...

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