STAFFORD COUNTY ENEWS                                                                      February 2015

Photography Contest
"Picturing Government Island"
Photography Contest
February 1 - March 31


Photography contest  
Help us capture Government Island's beauty and history   by entering our first-ever photo contest.


Submit a photo taken at Government Island in any of these categories: Nature and Landscape; Animals; People; or Elements of Design.

Afterward, share your entry with friends and family using #PicturingGovtIsland.

Grand Prize and Fan Favorite winners will each win a $50 gift certificate to Zibibbo 73
Chatham Manor Named Top Tourism Site

Tops "15 for '15" List
Photo by Reza Marvashti/ The Free Lance-Star

Chatham Manor in southern Stafford County topped a "15 for '15" list of tourism sites to visit throughout Virginia. The state tourism website Virginia is for Lovers  announced the annual list of the top 15 places for history lovers to see in 2015. [More...] 

Riverside Dinner Theater to Renovate
$250,000 Upgrade Planned
"Grand and timeless" is how Riverside CEO Dino Yannitsadis describes the conference center and dinner theater's planned renovation.  From new carpet, marble,  and chandeliers to a re-designed entrance and lounge, nothing will be overlooked. [More...]
Stafford Tourism
In the News


Real-life escape room trend breaks out in Stafford



Review: Cornbread and Caviar puts a twist on Southern dishes

Stafford brewery to host local concert series

Fredericksburg area hotels expect boon from Richmond cycling race

Chatham:  A Gem Discovered

Potomac Point Winery Review with a Little Stafford History



Stafford surpasses fundraising goal, thanks man behind effort

Belmont:  Romance in Alexandria and Fredericksburg: Just A Train Ride Away   


Localities optimistic about economic growth   


Belmont:  20 Virginia Attractions   

Stafford's Adventure Brewing hires full-time brewer   



In This Issue
Quick Links
National Museum of the Marine Corps Events
February 5 & 18
Listen to 1230AM
WFVA's Town Talk with Ted Schubel and hear about Stafford's special events and new attractions.  8 - 9am
Celebrate George Washington's Birthday at Ferry Farm
Feb 14, 10 - 4pm
George Washington's Birthday  

Celebrate George Washington's birthday at his boyhood home!  

Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live history performances, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), and birthday cake!

Archaeology Day @ Ferry Farm
Feb 16, 10 - 4pm
Learn about archaeology at George Washington's Boyhood Home. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, the archaeology cart and tour, and a scavenger hunt.
Now Showing at Riverside Dinner

Through March 1 
Through March 14

Stafford County Tourism

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