September 20, 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

Here is a list of some of the events scheduled in Fredericksburg over the next week.   
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Video features 'The Pump House'

In this episode of "Freehling Finds," we continue the "What is That?" series with a visit inside The Pump House at 301 Sophia Street. The Pump House is that building sitting at the edge of the Rappahannock River you see on your way to Fredericksburg City Dock.  

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In memoriam: Maxine Silver 

The local philanthropist and widow of longtime area developer Carl D. Silver died yesterday at the age of 96. A funeral is planned tomorrow. See Page A4 of today's Free Lance-Star for the full obituary.
New projects on tap

Check out our Public Notice page for a few projects the City is reviewing that you may not have heard about yet.   
Germanna wins training grant

Germanna Community College has been awarded a two-year grant of $700,000 to train and certify heavy-equipment operators at FredCAT. 

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Fall event season kicking off

Below is a guide to some of the great fall events coming up over the next month or so in the region.

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'Stories of Fredericksburg' -- A compilation

We put together this compilation of our "Stories of Fredericksburg" video series. Enjoy.

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What's getting built in the 'Burg?

Click below to see a report from our Building Services Division on Fredericksburg construction activity in August.  

Orofino brings an Italian cuisine footprint to Fredericksburg

FLS features Danilo Orofino, chef and owner of Orofino restaurant at 1006 Caroline St. downtown.    

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Chef Bethem cycles for No Kid Hungry

A Fredericksburg chef and restaurant owner will take part in a three-day, 300-mile bike ride to raise funds and awareness for No Kid Hungry. 

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Smart Roads Hackathon planned by VDOT

Competition planned for Sept. 28-29 will offer prizes for teams that create concepts and solutions using VDOT highway, safety and traffic data from

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Property of the Week: 523 George St. 
2,150 s.f. in downtown Fredericksburg next to Hurkamp Park. Space includes two offices, storage room, supply room, open office area, conference room and bathroom. Standard entrance doors on the side, rear and front of the building. Overhead door on the front provides access to an approximately 14' x 24' garage. Both 120V and 240V power. A small fenced area is to the rear of the building. Property comes with five exclusive parking spaces.     
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