February 21, 2019
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.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Fredericksburg to be featured on 'The Bachelor'

A Stafford County woman has been picked as one of the final four bachelorettes on the popular ABC reality show, and Monday's show (8 p.m.) will feature scenes of her in downtown Fredericksburg. Pictured here, the couple take a ride around downtown with Olde Towne Carriages during a filming session.
Groundbreaking scheduled for stadium

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Potomac Nationals' state-of-the-art new stadium in Fredericksburg is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public and will take place at and outside the Fredericksburg Expo Center.   
Walk to the stadium!

Local trails enthusiast Kevin Brown has organized a walk to the stadium site for Sunday's groundbreaking.   

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Small Area Plan public meeting scheduled

A presentation of findings and concepts for downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods will be given at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Old Planters Bank Building, 1001 Princess Anne St.  

Changes coming to third floor of library
Major renovation to 3rd floor of Fredericksburg library building

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has transformed the third floor of the downtown branch. Find out more about what is in store.
Nominations being taken for Best of the 'Burg

Nominations are being taken until Sunday for a broad category of local businesses. The top five nominees in each category will advance to the final voting round.  

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Smokey Bones restaurant closes

The restaurant at 1801 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg's Central Park has closed. The space has about 6,600 square feet and is owned by MCB Real Estate.

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La Petite Auberge honored

Longtime William Street restaurant made a list of the "15 most romantic places in Virginia."

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Longtime Germanna president dies

Frank Turnage, Germanna Community College's longest-serving president, died yesterday morning of cardiac arrest.

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Property of the Week: 1008 Prince Edward St.

Beautifully renovated 1902 Victorian office building for lease in the heart of Fredericksburg. Conveniently located just minutes from the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Hospital, VRE/Amtrak Station and more.    
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