STAFFORD COUNTY ENEWS                                                                         August 2015

DINNER THEATER
'The Wedding Singer' Now Playing
Riverside Dinner Theater
The Wedding Singer takes a look back at the time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Click the image to watch the promo video!


HISTORY AT SUNSET:  STAFFORD
Stafford sites are being showcased in this summer's incredibly popular National Park Service 'History at Sunset' series.
   

August 7
Life of a House: Chatham by Candlelight
8 pm
Enjoy this historic landmark by candlelight - an event truly not to be missed!  

WILLIAM H. CARNEY AWARD PRESENTED
THE FREE LANCE-STAR REPORTER/EDITOR CLINT SCHEMMER RECOGNIZED

Award recipient Clint Schemmer stands with regional Trail To Freedom Committee members and supporters Denise Bernadetto (left), the Rev. Gilbert Garcia, Frank White, the Rev. Hashmel Turner (rear), Tramia Jackson, M.C. Moncure, Steward Henderson, James Anderson, Debby Aylor and John Hennessy. The award's previous honorees are Frank White of Stafford County, Zann Nelson of Culpeper County, Rixeyville residents Robert and Kathy Ellis, and former Fredericksburg Mayor Lawrence Davies.

This award recognizes "selfless contributions to the preservation of Virginia's African-American history." Sgt. Carney, wounded saving the U.S. flag during the Union's 1863 fight for Fort Wagner (seen in the movie "Glory") near Charleston, S.C., was the first black recipient of the Medal of Honor. 
CROW'S NEST ROAD UPGRADE APPROVED

The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted to upgrade the 1.6 mile access road to Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve.  Once finished, the road will allow the public to use a parking lot and 8 miles of hiking trails. Read the story.

An ADA-accessible canoe launch and kayak launch off Brooke Road opened earlier this year.

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STAFFORD TOURISM

In This Issue
Take a Tour of Aquia Church!

Stafford's Interstate Break with Trapper Young every Friday between 4-5pm
Listen in to B101.5 to hear tourism highlights and the chance to win a Stafford County Prize Pack!
Quick Links
FAQ
National Museum of the Marine Corps Events
Highlights
August 5 & 19
Listen to 1230AM


Tune into WFVA's   Town Talk to hear about Stafford's special events and new attractions.  
8 - 9am
Stafford Songfest Sundays
Sun, Aug 16, 3-5pm
Pratt Park, rain or shine, $10/car
Adventure Brewing First in Area to Offer Cans 


Stafford's microbrewery now has 16-oz. cans of its popular Expedition IPA available for purchase at their tasting room.  Story and Video 



Riverside Dinner
Theater's August Lineup

Through September 6
 
   
Through August 29


Stafford County Tourism
tourinfo@staffordcountyva.gov  TourStaffordVa.com

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