June 21, 2018
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.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Free shuttle service expands

Based on customer feedback and route times, the downtown trolley that runs Friday and Saturday evenings now stops at two additional places along Sophia Street as well as at the corner of Hunter and Princess Anne streets (which just so happens to be where Carl's Frozen Custard is located).

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Itty Bitty City contest kicks off

The Free Lance-Star's annual downtown scavenger hunt is back. It provides a great family activity and tour of downtown Fredericksburg.

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May housing report

Click below to see how the Fredericksburg housing market fared in May.

A look inside Wegner gallery

This week's episode continues our "Wonders of Wolfe Street" series with a visit to the Wegner Metal Arts Gallery and Foundry, where we see how metal art objects are created and displayed for sale. 

Soccer tournament returning to region

More than 15,000 participants and family members are expected to be in the region June 28-July 3 for the 2018 U.S. Youth Soccer Region Championships. The event will be at Embrey Mill in Stafford and the VYSA Soccer Fields in Spotsylvania, but many attendees will be staying in and visiting Fredericksburg. The event was held in the region last year as well, and large crowds were reported at area restaurants and stores.

Please take City's business broadband survey 

Your response will help the City better understand how, where and why 22401 businesses use the Internet. This information will help us improve Internet access and reliability. 

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UMW dean honored

Lynne Richardson, vice president for administration and finance at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized as the 2018 Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education.   

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Scholarship fund set up in attorney's honor

A scholarship to help local students attend UVA Law School has been established through The Community Foundation in honor of Gary M. Nuckols.  

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New mural going up along Sophia Street 

Well-known local artist Bill Harris is painting a mural along Sophia Street near the corner of William Street. This will be featured in an upcoming edition of "Freehling Finds." A sneak peek is to the right. Harris has worked on several additional local murals, most recently with Sophia Constantine on the one on the side of the Sammy T's building at Caroline and Hanover streets.

Restaurant review: Fat Boys' Smokehouse and Burgers

FLS reviews barbecue-focused restaurant and bar on U.S. 1 in Fredericksburg.

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Property of the Week: 300 Central Rd. ~ Battlefield Industrial Park 

2,000 - 4,866 s.f. of office space off Route 3 East (Blue Gray Parkway) in the Battlefield Industrial Park.  Conveniently situated about three miles from Interstate 95 at Exit 130 and minutes from Route 1, Route 2 and Downtown Fredericksburg.  
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