November 9, 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
Parking promotion begins this weekend

A holiday-parking promotion will turn all downtown two-hour parking spaces into four-hour parking spaces beginning Saturday for Holiday Open House Weekend and the start of Window Wonderland. Another reminder: We have a Level 2 Electric Vehicle charging station in the Sophia Street Parking Garage (which is free for three hours).
American Canoe Association will train Olympic hopefuls

A national association based in Fredericksburg is now responsible for training and nominating canoeists and kayakers for the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams.

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Work under way on UMW center
This week's edition of the "Freehling Finds" video series takes a look at a significant renovation/addition under way now at the Jepson Science Center at the University of Mary Washington.

Fredericksburg 'will surprise you'

Here is an article outlining 12 things that make the Fredericksburg region a great place to visit. 

Read On (Matador Network)
Mary Washington Healthcare in the news

We have two articles to share this week regarding Mary Washington Healthcare -- this one highlighting the high marks received by Mary Washington Hospital and this one announcing that a Bowling Green primary care practice is now affiliated with the healthcare system.
Salvadorian eatery opens in Fredericksburg

Dona Tere is located at 1964 Plank Road in the Westwood Village shopping center.

Dona Tere Website
Downtown scarecrow winners announced

The winners of the recent downtown Scarecrowfest have been announced.  Check out the Downtown Fredericksburg Facebook page for details. 
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Hurkamp Park gets safety upgrade

Three large boulders have been placed at the Hurkamp Park entrance closest to the Rescue Squad driveway to prevent vehicles from driving into the park -- which has become the home of more events and a booming farmers market. (And the LOVE sign at Hurkamp has recently been upgraded as well, so go check it out.) 
Kenmore Park tennis courts upgraded

The six tennis courts at Memorial (Kenmore) Park have been repaired and repainted, and the courts have re-opened. The renovations to courts 7 and 8, and the repairs to the pickleball court and the practice wall, are nearing completion. 
Sycamore tree to be removed

Removal of the large sycamore at the corner of Amelia and Princess Anne streets has been scheduled for November 16. Its roots have been growing underneath a section of brick wall and sidewalk on the Princess Anne side of the Stevenson-Doggett House, and were causing the structures to buckle.  
Caroline Street project coming to an end

All connections on the Caroline Street Water Line Project are scheduled to be completed Friday. The waterline will then be in full service, and asphalt restoration will be completed. Complete resurfacing will occur in early spring. 
'Town Talk' highlights holiday promotions 

Danelle Rose, Bill Freehling and Ann Glave were the guests of Ted Schubel's "Town Talk" show on News Talk 1230 AM this week. The topic was upcoming holiday-oriented events downtown.

Listen to the Show (1230 AM)
Leaf collection has started

The City of Fredericksburg has started its 2017 leaf-collection program. See below for more details and a collection schedule.

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Pie startup wins Made in FredVA

Congratulations to Caitlin LaComb and her Mandala Pies startup for winning this year's Made in FredVA business-pitch contest. The Fredericksburg Food Cooperative was the People's Choice winner.

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Willow celebrates opening

Congratulations to downtown women's clothing store Willow, which celebrated its grand opening this morning at 305 William St.

Willow Website
Property of the Week: Central Park

Central Park, a 2.5-million-square-foot power center in Fredericksburg, is this week's featured property. Retail and office spaces are available. Check out the video we did highlighting this development.

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