September 14, 2017
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is excited to bring you Fred Focus, a weekly newsletter that will go out every Thursday. Fred Focus will keep you up-to-date on upcoming Fredericksburg events as well as business information. Enjoy!
Event season heats up in Fredericksburg

To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose at

UMW receives high marks

The University of Mary Washington has received high marks in recent selective guide rankings of colleges and universities.   

Germanna's new president looks to forge more partnerships

Janet Gullickson started her tenure as the sixth -- and first female -- president of Germanna Community College on July 1. Here is a profile.

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Community input requested on slave auction block

Fredericksburg City Council has launched an opportunity for community feedback on the options concerning the future of the slave auction block. 

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Posters spruce up downtown garage

The Sophia Street Parking Garage has been spruced up with new promotional posters that were designed by Pete Morelewicz of Print Jazz LLC. The posters were made possible through a partnership between Fredericksburg VA Main Street Inc. and the City of Fredericksburg. Swing by to check them out (and park for free for three hours!). 
SkyZone adding new attractions

The Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Fredericksburg's Central Park will welcome several new attractions next month. 

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Freehling finds a trike

In the latest edition of "Freehling Finds," we promote the Children's Museum of Richmond's planned Trikes for Tykes event Sunday in Hurkamp Park, and show how easy it is to ride the tricycles that will be part of the event.
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Fraser moves to new home on Caroline Street

Fraser Wood Elements has opened at its new, expanded location at 1023 Caroline St.

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Battlefield Restaurant has proud history

Regina Kenner captures the tradition and flavor of the Battlefield Restaurant on Lafayette Boulevard in this Fredericksburg Today column.
BBQ eatery moving forward on Caroline Street

Billiken's Smokehouse is making progress on its downtown restaurant in The Chimneys building at 623 Caroline St.

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Light Up the Power Plant images

Photographer Nigel Haarstad captured some great images from last weekend's "Light Up the Power Plant" event in the Mill District.

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Metro Diner coming to Fredericksburg

Work is beginning on a new Metro Diner at the site of the previous Friendly's restaurant in Fredericksburg.

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FAAR releases August real estate market report

See below for data showing how the Fredericksburg residential real estate market fared in August, courtesy of the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors.
Property of the Week: The Shoppes at Westwood

Three suites available: Suite 100 - 1,540 s.f., Suite 102 - 1,870 s.f., and Suite 104 - 1,377 s.f. Located on Route 3/Plank Road at a signalized entrance. Adjacent to 100K s.f. Staples-anchored shopping center. Highly visible monument signage available. Daily Traffic Count: 46,903 vehicles per day. 

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