Featured here are members of the state park staff, Stafford Supervisor Jack Cavalier, and Delegate Mark Dudenhefer at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Widewater State Park Grand Opening 

December's groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of Widewater's transformation into a state park.  Scheduled to open in approximately 18 months, the park will include a canoe launch, motorized boat launch, fishing pier, picnic areas, playground, and a 50-space parking lot. 

Widewater's 1,100 acres adds to the more than 6,365 acres Stafford has helped save from development, including Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve, Chichester and Duff Green county parks, and the conservation easement running along the Rappahannock River.

Riverside Receives State Tourism Grant

Stafford's Riverside Center for the Performing Arts received a $10,000 matching grant as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation's Marketing Leverage Program. The money will be used for their "Theater Lovers" initiative.

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VIDEO:  Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Chief Historian John Hennessy describes the pontoon bridges the Union Army used to cross into Fredericksburg Dec. 11, 1862.


Innovative Partnership to Ease Traffic Congestion
 
A new partnership between VDOT and the Waze traffic app will hopefully help travelers avoid highway backups. 

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Coming Soon:  'Million Dollar Quartet'
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
January 11 through March 5
 
This 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical dramatizes the now-famous 1956 impromptu recording session at Sun Record Studio in Memphis during which early rock and roll stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis met and jammed just for fun.

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Stafford's Rouse Center becoming a community favorite

Stafford restaurant pays dinner bill for WWII veteran