June 20, 2019
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg  
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Library receives funding for collaborative ideaspace

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) has received funding from the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority to create a dedicated, library-staffed ideaspace for the intended Princess Anne Corridor Maker District. The facility will be located at 1616 Princess Anne St.

Read CRRL news release
15th-annual Itty Bitty City scavenger hunt returns to downtown 

This year there are 39 photos of items or architectural details in the downtown area. Ten hunters will win gift cards to downtown stores and restaurants, provided by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. 

How to play
Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg celebrates 25th anniversary
Celebrate Trolley Tours milestone with Freehling Finds

In this week's episode of "Freehling Finds," Bill talks with Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg Owner Nancy Wimmer and General Manager Heidi Bass about the company's 25 years of trolley operations in downtown Fredericksburg.

Two City breweries win awards in the Virginia Craft Beer Cup
This year, 342 beers in 35 categories competed for awards. The judging took place Saturday at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond. 
"Please Butt In" ~ Cigarette Butt Cleanup Event

There are new "Sidewalk Buttlers" in town, standing ready to help keep our city clean. Thanks to a recent donation, the City of Fredericksburg's Clean and Green Commission, the Rapppahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board), and Fredericksburg's Department of Parks, Recreation and Events partnered to acquire and install 30 new cigarette butt disposal containers in popular City parks to help reduce cigarette butt litter.  

Read news release
Fredericksburg residents remember life on Princess Anne Street

FLS: Heading toward the railroad tracks on Princess Anne Street today, you see an odd assortment of buildings. The 600 block evokes a style you might call municipal bland, while the 500 block consists of orphaned historic structures flanking parking lots. But the randomness belies the storied past of the downtown Fredericksburg street. 

Read FLS article
Art reception to benefit Tree Fredericksburg

All are invited to attend an art reception for artist Scott DeHaven at the Red Dragon Brewery on Wednesday, July 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Red Dragon Brewery is located at 1419 Princess Anne St. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to support the efforts of Tree Fredericksburg. The event is free and open to the public. 

Visit Red Dragon Brewery website
Downtown community meeting scheduled for tonight

Fredericksburg VA Main Street (FVMS) will hold a Downtown Community Meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott tonight. Networking begins at 6 p.m., and the  meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Receive updates on the following:
  • Update on City's Tourism Efforts ~ Guest Speakers: Danelle Rose & Victoria Matthews, City of Fredericksburg's Economic Development & Tourism Department
  • The State of our River ~ Guest Speakers: Bryan Hofmann & Adam Lynch, Friends of the Rappahannock 
  • Main Street Minute ~ The Confident Rabbit Oyster Shell Recycling Efforts: Jacqui Hartman, Chef and Owner
  • New Business ~ Ann Glave: Executive Director, FVMS 
  • Police Update ~ Officer Perdue
2019 Business Appreciation Winner

The Department of Economic Development & Tourism honored Dynovis during Business Appreciation month. The 2019 theme is inspired by "Businesses who give Back!" Dynovis Communications Director Christine Repp and her husband, CEO Brad Repp, are longtime supporters of The Community Foundation (@community_found) and our community. Chris served on the Foundation's Board of Governors from 2012 to 2018. She is one of three board members asked to serve as president for two terms. During the Foundation's The Community Give 24-hour day of giving event in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Chris' leadership and many volunteer hours were essential to the event's success. When her 6-year term on The Community Foundation board ended, Chris agreed to serve as president of the board of The Women and Girls Fund of the Community Foundation. Her vision and leadership were responsible for a dynamic new fund advisory committee structure, the fund's most successful community event (1000 Women @1000.women), and the addition of more than 80 new members to the fund. Dynovis has supported the community both through Foundation event sponsorship and annual mission support. We thank Dynovis for its investment in our City and giving back to our community!

Downtown Quality of Life survey

The Fredericksburg Police Department would like your input on the quality of everyday life in downtown Fredericksburg. Please take a moment to complete our survey now through the end of June. 

Take survey now
Property of the Week: 1691 Jefferson Davis Hwy. (Centre Court)

3,320 square feet of Class-A office finishes. Located at Route 1 and Route 3 with 77,000 total vehicles per day visibility. Convenient to downtown, Central Park and Mary Washington Hospital.  Close proximity to Starbucks, CVS,
Vocelli's Pizza, Freddy's and Chipotle. 
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |  FredericksburgVA.com

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