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Posts from July 2014
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:33AM
You'll see lots of people around Fredericksburg's Hurkamp Park tonight.
The more than 200 people that bought tickets will be helping crown the local "Sandwich King" in the inaugural "Sandwich Invitational." It kicks of ten days of summer restaurant week that starts tomorrow and runs for ten days. Seventeen participating restaurants will offer two special menu selections for 20-bucks. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:32AM

A word of caution from a local infectious disease specialist about going swimming in the Potomac River or other local waterways, especially after days of heavy rain.
A Stafford man is getting a skin graft after he picked up a vibrio bacteria, that's acted like a flesh eating virus. He scraped his knee on a board off a dock in an inlet in the Potomac and got sick later that day. Doctors say if you're going swimming make sure you don't have any cuts or open sores on your body. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:28AM

The recent death of a young almost mother of five from Spotsylvania is a reminder to be aware of what your allergic to and to be ready.
It was ultimately a brain anuerism that took Sarah Harkins' life, but multiple bee stinks caused the initial shock. A nature camp she was leading this weekend for home schooled kids at St. Mary's Catholic Church will be run by her friends instead. Money is still being raised for Sarah's family at 
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People : Sarah Harkins
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:27AM
If you've got to do some business with the city of Fredericksburg, you'll be doing it at a new spot, starting next week.
The Fredericksburg Circuit Court is moving from the long-time Renwick building, one block away, to the new courthouse at 701 Princess Anne Street. The General District and Circuit courts will be closed tomorrow and Monday for the move. The next cases in the new building are set for next Thursday.
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Location : Fredericksburg
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:22AM
You might think of college frat guys as being all about parties, but a group of them from the Pi Kappa Fraternity in California are making a real difference.
More than 30 of them have been cycling on a 3900 mile journey to raise awareness for people with disabilities. The Push America's Journey of Hope Team gets to the Rappahannock Adult Activities building in Fredericksburg at 5:00 p.m. today. They get to the capitol Saturday and every one of them has committed to raising a minimum of $5,500 bucks.
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Topics : Social Issues
Location : California
People : Hope Team
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:20AM
More fake money has surfaced in our region. A Stafford man is facing a felony charge after being accused of trying to buy fast food with a counterfeit $20 bill yesterday.
A quick employee at the Warrenton Road McDonald's apparently knew immediately it was fake though. He gave the cops multiple stories about where the bill might have come from, but they found eight more in his car.
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:19AM
You may have already been enjoying what the annual Fredericksburg Fair has to offer and still can through Sunday, but another one is right around the corner. Advanced ticket sales for the State Fair of Virginia start tomorrow on The event at the Meadow Event Park in Caroline starts September 26th through October 5th.
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Location : Virginia
by Deirdre Blake posted Jul 31 2014 9:18AM
Back to school is on the way and Stafford schools need your help to get supplies to kids in need. It's taking donations at the Porter and England Run Libraries and Chick-Fil-A restaurants on Dunn Drive and International Parkway. Get those details at
A collection for Spotsylvania students is tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southpoint Walmart.
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Topics : Education

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