October 19, 2017
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. Fred Focus keeps you up-to-date on upcoming Fredericksburg events and business news.
Here's what's coming up
'12 Reasons Why You'll Fall For Fredericksburg'

From a recent article on Huffington Post: "Resting on the banks of the Rappahannock River, Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a quintessentially charming historic city, with an appealing and lively downtown area brimming with shops, cafes and restaurants."

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'Stepping Into the Fredericksburg Time Machine'

Rachel Marsh, a Boomer magazine reporter, recently visited our fair city. Here is what she found.
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Freehling finds the Sky Bar
This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" checks out the new rooftop bar and restaurant atop Castiglia's at 324 William St.

Capital Ale supports Main Street with donation

Capital Ale House donated $8,875 to Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc. outside City Hall this morning -- representing proceeds from the entrance fees to the Sept. 30 Oktoberfest celebration.

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College Heights office building changes hands

MDC Thornton, LLC recently purchased the 11,800-square-foot building at 1300 Thornton Street for $1.3 million.

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The Title Professionals purchases downtown property

The firm bought the former residential property at 1015 Prince Edward St. for its new office.

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Flood of 1942 remembered

Here is an interesting article about Fredericksburg's Flood of 1942. The Fredericksburg Area Museum is now featuring an exhibit to mark the flood's 75th anniversary.

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Tour offers glimpse of long-abandoned tunnel

This article details what lies beneath the sidewalk next to Roger and Mary Carson's property at the corner of George and Caroline streets (a property that will soon welcome a new business -- Fredericksburg Cupcake).

UMW lecture series to kick off in early '18

The Great Lives lecture series brings renowned biographers, a number of them Pulitzer Prize winners, to University of Mary Washington to explore the diverse lives and achievements of remarkable people. Here is a look at the 2018 schedule.

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City announces strategy for historic canal

Several concerns have surfaced over the past few months regarding the Rappahannock Canal, and the City of Fredericksburg has taken action to improve the situation.

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Downtown business owner profiled

This article features Deb Foley, owner of the downtown business Taste Oil Vinegar Spice.

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Commissioner of the Revenue election preview

Here is a look at the candidates for the Commissioner of the Revenue position in Fredericksburg. The election will be held Nov. 7.

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Why Jay Parrish loves Fredericksburg

It's "the perfect place to live," writes the Coldwell Banker Elite Realtor.

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Property of the Week: Fredericksburg Shopping Center

The grocery-anchored retail shopping center along U.S. 1 has excellent visibility and close proximity to Mary Washington Hospital, UMW and James Monroe High School.

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