March 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, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
P-Nats make substantial progress on stadium

The Potomac Nationals (soon to be the Fredericksburg somethings, more on that next week) have made significant progress in the City permitting process. Within the past month, the team has received approval of its master plan and  access road to the Interstate 95 sign, submitted an early grading permit, and gotten Architectural Review Board approval for signs at the soon-to-open sales office on the first floor of the Executive Plaza at 601 Caroline St. The Club is now working on a site plan, subdivision plat and construction documents -- all while making progress on financing, sponsorships and ticket sales (the team's Founders Club now has over 1,600 members, and only one suite for a half-season remains available). An April 2020 Opening Day is planned.
Want to help plan and build the stadium?

Local firms interested in being considered for the stadium design/construction/outfitting can express their interest using the below link.

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Newport News students take in the 'Burg

More than 500 Newport News school system students visited Fredericksburg on Saturday as part of a monthly field-trip program. Big thanks to all the museums and businesses that welcomed them, and a huge hat tip to EDT's Jim Gaston for coordinating the whole thing (Jim is also the brains behind our weekly video series).
Hosting a reunion in the 'Burg 

Are you new to hosting family reunions or maybe just want to shake things up a bit? Fredericksburg is where you need to be! There are several parks and beautiful indoor spaces. We also have numerous hotels and bed-and-breakfast options for out-of-town guests. If you're feeling overwhelmed, here are a few tips to get you started.

City Council receives report from ICSC

Council held a special work session last week and received the final report from the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience on telling the complete history of Fredericksburg, including how the slave auction block might be further interpreted.    

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Video features Renwick courthouse
How was this building used during the Civil War?

On this week's episode of "Freehling Finds," we take a look inside the historic Renwick courthouse in downtown Fredericksburg.     

Register now for Marine Corps Historic Half

Register to run 13.1 miles with the Marines on May 19. The 13.1-mile annual run boasts a beautiful course, active fan participation, a fantastic finisher medal and T-shirt, and an opening ceremony concluding with the shout of a town crier and the blast of a vintage musket.

City staffers clean up canal

About 20 City of Fredericksburg staff members yesterday helped clean up the historic Rappahannock Canal.

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Big turnout for Mary Wash Giving Day

During the 24-hour online fundraiser this week, donors in 45 states and seven countries made 3,533 gifts totaling nearly $600,000 to benefit UMW students and programs.  

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Summer Camp registration now open

Registration for Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events' summer camps is now available. Check out the great offerings!

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Property of the Week: 2535 Cowan Blvd. (Cowan Professional Center)

2,400-square-foot medical office condominium in Cowan Professional Center for sale. 100% leased through 2028 with triple net structure. 11.3% cash-on-cash, 7.9% cap rate. Adjacent to the Mary Washington Hospital campus.
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