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Looking for what matters to Rappahannock

I showed up on a rainy Monday from Ohio to spend the summer here in Rappahannock as a Foothills Forum fellow and special reporter for the Rapp News. I am in every way an outsider. But a curious one hoping to find the stories that matter to residents of this county and the voices that we don’t often hear.

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Friday Night at the Movies

On Friday, June 22 we're excited to cohost with our friends at RAAC a cool RAAC TalkBack "twin bill": "The Post," the Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The 2017 film delves into the Washington Post's (and New York Times') high stakes...

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What we follow (and why)

When we got the email this week from the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) sharing the richly detailed case study on the growth of VT Digger – Vermont’s nonprofit news success – it triggered several reactions. The first was to learn more about the remarkable founder,...

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Best in Show indeed

The Rappahannock News once again firmly established its presence in Short Pump last weekend at the annual conference of the Virginia Press Association (VPA). For the second year in a row, the News was recognized with a prestigious "Best in Show" honor -- this time for...

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The (CJ)Review is in

It's Thanksgiving week here in the foothills of Virginia. We have much to be thankful for at Foothills Forum and Rappahannock County -- a great place to live, warm friends who care about our future, growing support from our community. But for a three-year-old startup...

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Making the case for the Broadband Committee Survey

An email from Mike Mahoney arrived yesterday, making a truly cogent case for why the survey backed by the volunteer Rappahannock County Broadband Committee is important. (I completed the survey in less than 10 minutes over the weekend). Mike sent it to the...

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An important new topic: Rural healthcare

It is quite encouraging to see Foothills Forum among the 17 one-year grantees announced this week by our friends at the PATH Foundation. PATH has funded, in full, our request to undertake a research and reporting project on aging, transportation and health in...

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Rappahannock News wins Virginia Press honors

Rappahannock News wins Virginia Press honors The Rappahannock News received several top awards at last weekend’s annual Virginia Press Association convention near Richmond, including being the smallest newspaper in the state recognized with a “Best in Show” honor. All...

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