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SUMMER/FALL 2024 Contents

kiss&tell

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10-18 Calendar of Events

20 Featured Article

The Allstate Community Theater

22 Featured Article

Being Present: It’s Not Just A Buzzword

24 Travel and Tourism

25 Featured Poem

Write On!

26 Featured Article

The Superpower of Authenticity

27 Featured Article

Summer 2024: Are Your Ready for Scouting

BSA Summer Adventures for the Whole Family!

28 Senior Living

28 Featured Poem

My Blanket

30 Featured Article

Art of Love

32 Relocation

Community Services 32

Relocation Guide 33

34 Maps

34-35 Civil War Map

36-37 Downtown Historic Map

38-39 Area Map

42-43 Featured Article

William Street - Battleground on May 3, 1863

44 Featured Article

Fairy Godmother Project

45 Shopping

56-57 Central Park

59 Restaurants

Restaurant Guide 74

69-73 Kiss & Tell Reviews

76 Wineries & Breweries

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Official Partner with

Stafford County Public Schools

Owner/Publisher Julie Jennings

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Julie Jennings

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Photography Julie Jennings

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Sales Representative Julie Jennings

Staff Writer Julie Jennings

Editor Chase Messinger

Contributing Writers

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Cathleen Pessolano

Mike Haas

Henry Michaloski

Ray Manfredi

Lou Kelley

John Gillespie, JR,

Erik F. Nelson

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©2024 by Fredericksburg Guidebook

Next Issue: November 1, 2024

Artwork Deadline: Sept. 23, 2024

Events Deadline: Sept. 23, 2024

We, here at the Fredericksburg Guidebook,

aim to provide options and ideas to

visitors and businesses in the Greater

Fredericksburg area. Our staff would like

to extend a warm welcome to our town’s

newcomers and offer our assistance with

any of your questions about the area. In

addition, if you plan to, or are traveling

with a large group, please feel free to

contact us to receive copies of the

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• Fredericksburg Regional

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www.fredericksburgarea.org

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• FABA


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ONGOING

Please visit FXBG.com for event

updates in the Fredericksburg area.

FIRST FRIDAY of Each Month

5pm - 9pm

706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA, USA

FXBG First Friday is an event that happens on the

first Friday of every month that celebrates the

amazing art, community, and vibrancy of

Downtown Fredericksburg. From 5pm to 9pm

during every First Friday, adults aged 21+ can

purchase a beer, wine or cocktail at a

participating restaurant and enjoy it while

strolling within the marked boundaries

Downtown. See the Sip and Stroll link below for

additional details on Sip and Stroll! For details

check out FXBG.com

June 3 through August 26 (Every Monday)

Music on the Steps – Elby Brass

6:30pm-7:30pm

CRRL Fredericksburg Branch

1201 Caroline Street

39th Annual Music on the Steps is brought to you

live and in person! Concerts are held on the front

steps of CRRL’s Fredericksburg Branch – Every

Monday. Bring your own chair or blanket.

In the event of inclement weather performances

will be moved to the library theater.

www.librarypoint.org/music-steps

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Please note that events and details are subject to change.

JULY

July 4

Fabulous Fourth at Ferry Farm

10am - 4pm

George Washington's Ferry Farm

268 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg

Celebrate Independence Day at George

Washington’s boyhood home! Play colonial

games, tour the Washington House, meet a

George Washington reenactor, watch a flag

retirement ceremony, talk with archaeologists

around an active dig site, take a selfie with

B101.5’s Buzzy the Bee, make crafts, explore

different historical encamped military units —

and much more! Food trucks on-site. Flag

retirement ceremony is at 1 pm. Just $1.00 per

person, ages 3 and up. Children 2 and under

free. Purchase tickets on-site, cash or credit

card. No advance ticket sales. Shuttles will run

between the Eagles Lodge parking lot on Cool

Springs Road and Ferry Farm, Patawomeck

Museum & Cultural Center, and Fourth in

Fredericksburg events. Handicap parking only

available onsite at Ferry Farm. Additional parking

is located at the Eagles lot and Patawomeck

Museum & Cultural Center. Event is rain or shine.

No pets permitted on site at this event,

excluding service dogs. No coolers and no

alcohol permitted. https://kenmore.org/events


Please note that events and details are subject to change.

EVENTS

July 4

4th of July Spectacular in Stafford County

John Lee Pratt Park

120 River Road, Fredericksburg

6:00 pm – John Lee Pratt Memorial Park opens for

the 4th of July Spectacular in Stafford County.

Lawn games, food trucks and DJ

6:30pm – live performance by Fredericksburg

Concert Band

9:30pm – Fireworks

Viewing areas: Pratt Park, Old Mill Park - City and

Stafford residents will be admitted free of charge,

with proof of residency. Non-residents will be

charged $10 per car and $5 for walk-in during the

hours from 7am to 9pm. Please note that once

the park reaches capacity, the park gates will be

closed to vehicles. Park visitors who have paid to

enter will be free to leave and return the same

day without paying, however there is no

guarantee that there will be parking available and

spaces will not be saved. Bring lawn chairs. No

tents allowed. No alcohol beverages. No

sparklers. No grills. Dogs must be on a leash.

July 4

Family Fun at the Rising Sun Tavern

12:00pm and 2:00pm

Rising Sun Tavern Museum, Caroline Street

Join us on the lawn behind the Rising Sun Tavern

as costumed interpreters will read children’s

books on the American Revolution and this

historic day in our nation’s history. Bring the

family for fun activities themed around the Fourth

of July.

July 4

Public Reading of the Declaration of

Independence

11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

In Front of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Caroline Street, Fredericksburg

Join Washington Heritage Museums at the Hugh

Mercer Apothecary Shop as we celebrate our

independence with a reading of the Declaration

of Independence. Living Historians will read this

historic document live from the steps in front of

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THE HONING STONE

Honing is the process of sharpening or polishing

a tool to make it more effective, acute, or

perfect. The honing process often uses a piece of

iron or steel to bring a knife edge into alignment;

honing does not remove material so much as it

shapes and refines. We believe that the honing

metaphor describes the coaching process: As iron

sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

(Proverbs 27:17). The Honing Stone, LLC uses

coaching to improve individual performance and

organizational leadership skills. Coaching is a

process that involves a trusting relationship.

Much like honing, a coach uses open-ended,

empowering questions to help clients discover

what is within themselves. Coaching helps the

client examine their own thinking, perceptions,

values, and behaviors to develop the action steps

that are aligned with where the client wants to

go. A coach will ask questions we often avoid

asking ourselves. It is this process that helps

clients hone themselves to reach their full

potential.

• Are you ready to reach your potential?

• Do you want to achieve goals that you thought

were just out of reach?

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version of yourself?

Call or visit us online to get more information

and schedule a complementary informational

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this 18th-century building. This is a moving

experience you won’t want to miss! This event is

free and open to the public. Tours of the

museum’s interior, which represents the medical

practice of Hugh Mercer, are available at

standard admission rates.

July 4

Fourth in Fredericksburg Festival

Festival in the Streets – Riverfront Park

701 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg

10am - 4 pm

Presentation of the Colors – 12pm: Riverfront

Park, Hosted by AMERICAN LEGION.

Welcome speech by Mayor Kerry P. Devine

Art & Craft Show with many great artists along

Sophia, Charlotte & Hanover Streets! Sponsored

by Beth Sholom Temple. Children’s Activities

Food Vendors – great variety of options. Live

Music. www.fxbg.com

July 4

July 4th Fireworks in Fredericksburg

Fireworks start around 9:00pm

Fredericksburg Convention Center, Carl D Silver

Parkway, Fredericksburg

Stadium is not open for seating. The firework

show begins at 9 pm, and the public can view

them from their cars up to two miles away.

Please plan to arrive well before the showtime as

parking is limited. The following map indicates

areas designated for firework parking. For

emergency response purposes, vehicles parked

on Gordon W. Shelton need to park at a 45-

degree angle, and cars parked on Carl D. Silver

Parkway need to parallel park in the far right lane

only, NOT the thru lanes.

July 4

FredNats Patriotic Palooza

Virginia Credit Union Stadium

42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg

4pm - 8pm – Activities: DJ, bounce houses, face

painting and lawn games. Sponsored by

FREDERICKSBURG PARKS, RECREATION & EVENTS

5:30pm – Movie, Night at the Museum.

Concessions available.

9pm – Fireworks. Telemedia airing fireworks

soundtrack. Stadium must be emptied prior to

start of fireworks. Fireworks can be viewed from

THE BIBB AGENCY

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or business need not be a big hassle. Just let

Goosehead do it for you! Goosehead is an

independent agency that represents over 50

different insurance companies all across the

USA and will shop for you to find the best

combo of coverage and price for your individual

needs. So whether brand new to the area or a

long term resident let us help you with your

insurance needs.

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parking lot. Fees: Free for Season Ticket Holders

and $5 per person for everyone else. Parking Fees:

$6 pre-paid and $10 for day of event.

July 4

Children’s Roll N’ Stroll

Caroline Street from VRE Lot B to Market Square

Line up at 9:00am. Rolling out at 9:30am

Children and adults are invited to participate in

the July 4th Roll N’ Stroll. Parents are responsible

for the safety and behavior of their children and

must pick up their children immediately at the

end. Line up at 9 am in the VRE parking lot B,

corner of Caroline St. and Frederick St. Parade will

follow Caroline St. from the train station to

Market Square. Prizes for best adult and child

costumes and best decorated bicycle and

wagon/stroller.

9:00 am – Line up

9:10 – 9:20 am – Judging

9:25 am – Winners Announced

9:30 am – Rolling out

No parking at VRE parking lot. No floats or motors

please. Well behaved dogs on a leash are

welcome. Spectators needed to line the parade

route. Hosted by: Blue Star Mothers of

Fredericksburg. www.fxbg.com

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FLATHEAD JUNK REMOVAL

Flathead Junk Removal is committed to providing 5- STAR services while making a positive

impact in our local community which they service. Flathead Junk Removal has a passion for

helping Veterans especially Veterans that are struggling that need a hand up. They have pledged

5% of their total profits for the entire time there in business. They chose Haven4Heros.org as

their nonprofit. As a Veteran owned business, they are aware of the challenges they face

returning home to civilian life. Flathead also gives a 10% off discount for Veteran and

the Elderly.

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July 4

Fallen Heroes 5 Miler Race

Race begins at Caroline and Lafayette

706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA

Race starts at 7:30am

This run is a scenic 5 Mile USATF Certified

Course which runs along the Rappahannock

River and the beautiful areas of the City of

Fredericksburg. This race is sponsored by the

Fredericksburg Fallen Heroes: a local non-profit

that provides support to the Veterans and First

Responders in need of assistance in our local

community. Cost $30 - $45.

www.facebook.com/events/387766043757201/

July 11

Art After Hours: Malanna Henderson

6:00pm-8:00pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio,

224 Washington St, Falmouth

The Sounds of Jazz featuring Malanna Henderson

and a quartet of seasoned musicians will present

selections from their repertoire of jazz standards,

R&B and contemporary music. Free admission, first

come, first served. Tickets for beer/wine $7; food

trucks accept cash or credit. Bring your own

blankets, reusable cups, and chairs. No outside

alcohol permitted per state regulations. Shuttle

parking for overflow provided. Questions, please

contact Denise Millner dmillner@umw.edu or 540-

654-1848.

July 24 - July 25

Twilight History

6:00-8:00pm

Washington Heritage Museums

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Caroline Street

Give your young historian the gift of authentic

games & activities this summer! Washington

Heritage Museums is pleased to host another

week of Twilight History programs designed to

give students the perfect hands-on experience

with local history. Programs will be held at a

different historic site each night, including the

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, the Rising Sun

Tavern, the Mary Washington House, and the

Mary Washington Monument. This a great

chance for parents to relax and enjoy downtown

Fredericksburg! Participants must be aged 8 to

12 years. Cost is $95-$115.

https://washingtonheritagemuseums.networkforg

ood.com/events/65442-twilight-history-2024

July 24–August 4

Love Letters

Various Times

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg

Two Week LIMITED Engagement starring Sally

Struthers & Patrick A’Hearn. $60-$82. For tickets,

Visit: www.riversidedt.com/loveletters-2024

Ride a Luxury Bus on a

Progressive Meal at Five

Downtown Restaurants

APPETIZER

SOUP AND SALAD

PASTA • ENTRÉE • DESSERT

Check us out on

fredericksburgguidebook.com

for more details on

participating restaurants

To book your ticket call

540-899-5353

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EVENTS

July 26–August 4

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week

Fredericksburg is hosting Summer Restaurant

Week with restaurants participating from all over

the city. Our unique food scene is an integral part

of the ‘Burg, and Restaurant Week is the perfect

opportunity to sample the unique flavors of the

city. Our dedicated chefs embrace this

opportunity to showcase their talents to both new

and returning customers. You can always make a

weekend out of FXBG Restaurant Week! Dine at

participating restaurants to win prizes! Visit

fxbg.com/restaurants/restaurant-week/ for details.

July 26–August 4

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair

Weekends 12 noon to 10:00 PM,

Weekdays 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Fredericksburg Fairgrounds,

2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg

Founded in 1738, Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair

is the oldest fair in the United States. Join us in

celebrating traditional fair events, contests,

entertainment, food and fun for the whole family!

For more information and a schedule of events

visit www.fredericksburgfair.org.

Join Gari Melchers Home & Studio for a summer

evening of live music by the 50-piece

Fredericksburg Concert Band. Enjoy food and drinks

while listening to a classical repertoire of wind

ensemble music, movie themes, Americana, jazz,

and pop. Free admission, first come, first served.

Tickets for beer/wine $7; food trucks accept cash

or credit. Bring your own blankets, reusable

cups, and chairs. No outside alcohol permitted

per state regulations. Shuttle parking for

overflow provided. Questions, please contact

Denise Millner dmillner@umw.edu or 540-654-

1848.

August 14–September 8

Murder on the Orient Express

Various times

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg

$65-$82 for tickets, visit: www.riversidedt.com.

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AUGUST

August 8

Art After Hours: Concert Band

6:00pm-8:00pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio,

224 Washington St, Falmouth

WINE & DESIGN FREDERICKSBURG

Wine & Design is the perfect place to unwind

and have fun. We offer a range of affordable

private and public paint and sip parties for all

ages, groups and talents. From girls nights out

to birthday parties, work events to date nights,

Wine & Design has you covered. What’s better

than toasting to a good time with friends? To

us, not much. Wine & Design is a fun way to

create memories and masterpieces. Bring your

friends or significant other and enjoy a glass of

wine during one of our two-hour classes. We’ll

provide the canvases and paint brushes as a

local artist guides you through the evening,

stroke-by-stroke.

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SEPTEMBER

September 5

Lafayette’s First Visits to Fredericksburg:

1781 and 1784

6:30pm - 8:00pm

CRRL - Fredericksburg

1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg,

In the years following his Farewell Tour, public

awareness of Lafayette’s important contribution

has gradually faded. But in 1824, across the

country, Lafayette held rock star status.

The goals of the Commemoration are to rekindle

interest in Lafayette’s incredible life, to

underscore Fredericksburg’s continuing

relationship with “The Hero of Two Worlds,”

and to foster gratitude for his contributions.

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SHINE & GLO

Shine & Glo is your one-stop destination for

enhancing your confidence and radiance.

Our range of services includes instant teeth

whitening for immediate results, dazzling tooth

gems to glam up your smile, a diverse at-home

care line, and a special collection for your furry

companions. Explore our offerings and discover

the perfect fit for your needs. Visit ShineNGlo.com

to shop now and embark on your journey to Shine

& Glo from within.

FREE

With coupon. Not valid with any other offers. Expires October 31, 2024.

X2 FREE

Single Tooth Gem

with a teeth whitening session

By appointment only

12300 McClain St, Fredericksburg

703-853-7835

with a couples whitening

With coupon. Not valid with any other offers. Expires October 31, 2024.

$20 OFF

UltraSonic

Whitening Toothbrush

By appointment only

12300 McClain St, Fredericksburg

703-853-7835

Your Initial Teeth

Whitening Session

With coupon. Not valid with any other offers. Expires October 31, 2024.

By appointment only

12300 McClain St, Fredericksburg

703-853-7835

https://fxbg.com/lafayette

September 22–November 10

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Various Times

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway Fredericksburg,

$60-$82, For tickets visit:

www.riversidedt.com/beautiful-2024

September 28

Block Party at Historic Kenmore

1201 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg

10am-2pm

Lawn games, crafts, living historians, exhibits,

tours, and more. Learn@gwffoundation.org,

540-370-0732.


Please note that events and details are subject to change.

OCTOBER

October 3

Lafayette’s Founder Friends

Monroe Hall, UMW

1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg

The goals of the Commemoration are to rekindle

interest in Lafayette’s incredible life, to

underscore Fredericksburg’s continuing

relationship with “The Hero of Two Worlds,” and

to foster gratitude for his contributions. For more

information visit: https://lafayette200.org

October 7 - October 12

Fall Opening | St. James’ House

1:00pm-4:00pm

St. James' House

1300 Charles Street, Fredericksburg

Explore historic Fredericksburg’s best-kept secret!

Only open twice a year, this beautiful home and

garden belonged to one of the area’s early

attorneys, James Mercer. It was lovingly curated

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with antique furniture by Daniel Breslin and

William Tolerton in the 1960s and remains a local

favorite. For scheduling group tours of 6 or more,

please call (540) 373-5630 or email

info@WashingtonHeritageMuseums.org to

arrange a confirmation.

October 11 - 12

Oktoberfest at The Alpine Chef

The Alpine Chef Restaurant

200 Lafayette Boulevard

The celebration kickoff is October 11 in the beer

garden and bar with drink and food specials.

On October 12th from 11 to 9 there will be a tent

across the street, live music, food, wine and beer

as well as party games. Oktoberfest special menu

will run from September 21st until October 27th.

www.alpinechefrestaurant.com

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October 12

Now and Then Doll Club Doll and

Bear Show and Sale

10:00am -4:00pm

Elks Lodge #875

11309 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg

The Now and Then Doll Club presents a doll and

bear show and sale. There will be antique to

modern dolls, bears, accessories, and clothes for

sale. The Doll Doctors are the special quests. Bring

your dolls for repair. There is free parking. Lunch

will be available. The venue is wheelchair

accessible. The Now and Then Doll club is

affiliated with the nonprofit organization, United

Federation of Doll Clubs. Tickets sold only at the

door. $6 adults / Children $3.

October 17

Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership

from the Idealist General

6:30pm - 8:00pm

CRRL - Fredericksburg

1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg

For details visit https://lafayette200.org

October 18–October 19

Gothic Ghosts | Rising Sun Tavern

6:30pm and 8:00pm

Rising Sun Tavern Museum,

Caroline Street, Fredericksburg

Enter an authentic 18th-century tavern for an

immersive and haunting experience. Hear live

readings of Gothic tales from early America, as

well as ghost stories passed down from our

tavern! Light seasonal refreshments will be served.

www.washingtonheritagemuseums.org/calendar

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THE ALLSTATE COMMUNITY THEATER

A Manfredi Insurance Family Gift to Fredericksburg

If you are a part of Fredericksburg, then you know Live Theater is the town thing. An all new venue

with experienced talent has entered the arena. The all-new 6,000 sq ft, 200 six level seating, overlooking

the massive 45ft stage, known as the Allstate Community Theater of Fredericksburg, a $250,000 gift from

Ray Manfredi owner of Manfredi Insurance Group to the theater community. Located at 810 Caroline

Street, the new theater has professional sound and lighting, nostalgic concessions-stand, and serves beer

and wine as well.

Ray and Cathy Manfredi created this wonderful space with the theater community in mind. After

COVID hit the area so hard it was clear to the family that many theater groups had to cancel shows and

survive on reserve funds. Prior to COVID these same actor troupes struggled to find venues to put on

shows, typically resorting to school stages, library meeting rooms, or other available space at a premium

that was both costly and counterproductive to putting on a great show. As a result of using non-theater

type facilities, the audience tended to be subject to uncomfortable seating with blocked views of the

stage, at the same eye-level.

The Manfredi’s decided they would build a multi-purpose shared resource facility, using theater

design and elevated seating areas. The simple goal was to allow any theater group in the area to use and

share in the resources of the professional grade lighting, sound, and stage scenery, without the cost. The

Allstate Community Theater is managed by Stage Door Productions (established 1999) a local 501c3.

Regular groups found in the theater include Fredericksburg Institute for the Performing Arts (Workshops

and Classes); The Fredericksburg Improv Players; Fredericksburg Theater Ensemble; Keep Your Heart

Ministries (Spiritual Concerts); Children’s Playhouse Theater; Late-Night Karaoke; National Stand-Up

Comedian Tours; and other groups use the facility as well, keeping the stage active all year round. In fact,

this year alone, there will be close to 22 full-length productions (plays or musicals) on the stage, or about

two per month.

At the new theater you can see amazing plays, comedies, dramas, and even some thought provoking

edgy theater. In addition, the community will have access to workshops and classes for all ages, both

youth and adult, for theater related fields, including acting, costuming, improv, light and sound training,

set design and constructions, as well as many other avenues of skill building. Any budding artist or

seasoned professional looking to take on new challenges should look here for skill building opportunities.

Although shows for the most part are live productions, they also have a large projection screen and

will have some classic and edgy films in the after dark program.

Still to come at the facility is a small Children’s Workshop Theater Stage, a Dance Studio, and new

Dressing Rooms, and Fully Loaded Green Room with all the things a star needs to get ready before a show.

The project is far from complete, but the results this far are amazing. If you have not yet visited the new

theater, you must do so. You can find tickets to most of the shows at www.AllstateCommunityTheater.org,

but check back often because every two weeks more performances are added to the

annual schedule.

Bottom line – if you like live theater, you will love this new theater, the Allstate

Community Theater, a gift from Manfredi Insurance to our historic community, located

at 810 Caroline Street Fredericksburg. If your performance or professional group needs

a venue to hold a meeting or put on a show, contact ray@stagedoorproductions.org.

Please contact Manfredi Insurance Group at 877- 971-8830, if you would like to thank

the agency for supporting Fredericksburg arts.

Ray Manfredi

Completed seating tiers

Ray Manfredi, primary benefactor,

putting primer down on the

seating tiers.

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Auditorium and stage as set for the production

Over the River and Through the Woods


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BEING PRESENT:

IT IS NOT JUST A BUZZWORD

By Lou Kelley

I recently attended a networking event with

about 20 other small business owners. The meeting

had a usual flow of networking events. We start with

attendees intermingling and catching up with each

other, meeting new members, followed by each

participant introducing themselves, their business, and

telling the group what they are looking for in terms of

connections or introductions. One particular person

arrived late, surfed, or texted on their phone during the

meeting until it was time to speak, and then resumed

their phone activity until the event was over. No one

said anything to the business owner, but multiple

people noted that this habit, and a reason they are

hesitant to refer that business to their friends and

other networks. The group’s consensus seems to be

that it would have been better if this person had simply

not attended the event.

How many times have you spoken to a boss,

coworker, or client and that person was juggling

multiple conversations? How did that make you feel?

How many times have you spoken to a family member,

a coworker, or a friend when you were not fully

engaged in the conversation? Have you ever participated in a meeting while you were juggling the kids'

after-school schedule, your wardrobe for tonight's dinner, and your in-laws' visit this weekend? Did that

other person notice that you were not fully engaged in the conversation? Did you accomplish more by

juggling multiple topics at once? Can you imagine a surgeon checking social media while conducting an

operation?

Today we have a wealth of technologies at our disposal. Our smartphones allow us to multi-task so

easily, that it becomes possible to sit in a video teleconference while answering email, and text messages,

along with ordering that anniversary present so you can pick it up on the way home. All of this connectivity

gives us the appearance of being on top of things, while we fail to develop actual relationships based on

genuine bonds of connectedness. Those bonds can only come from truly listening to and participating in

the lives of the people around us.

“Being present” goes beyond physically attending an event. Being present means having one’s

attention completely focused on the here and now. Another term for being present is mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a way of deeply immersing oneself in an experience. When you are on a walk, instead of

thinking about tasks that await you, take in the sensations along your path. Experience the colors of the

flowers, the buzzing of insects, the chirping of different birds, the smells of leaves and grasses, and the

sound of your footsteps. Mindfulness also applies to situations when you are in a conversation with

someone. Try listening deeply to what they are saying, not simply the words, the tone they use, the pace

of their speech, and their gestures. When it is your turn to speak in a conversation, tell the person what you

heard and interpreted from what they said. Let momentary pauses create space for people to reflect and

think. You will be amazed at the connection you create simply by letting the other person know you heard

them.

Admittedly, I am guilty of diving into social media myself. It takes effort and discipline to focus on

being present. That discipline makes the difference in a colleague wanting to do business with you. It makes

an enormous difference in a child knowing a parent cared about a game and how a friend feels about

sharing a problem with you. People may not remember what you said or did, but they will remember how

you made them feel. Your presence lets people know that they matter, and you care.

Let us go back to the beginning of a meeting. Whether you are in the role of a business, parent, or

friend, what is the message you are sending when you are not present in a conversation? Do you believe

that you cannot afford not to let things wait? What do you think it costs when you are not fully present?

What will your colleagues remember? What are you telling your children? What would you want when you

ask someone for his or her time?

Lou Kelley is a Leadership Coach and owner of THE HONING STONE LLC. He is also a proud father of

three amazing young adults, a husband, and a recovering multi-tasker. You can book a discovery call

here: https://calendly.com/lou-kelley/discovery-call

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systems, Multiviewer's, 4-bar sound system, lavish

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gaming theater we are equipped with a pop out

awning with 2 additional 55" 4K LED TV's with 2-

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those nighttime events to be LIT! We also have

Wi-Fi available for online gaming but we do not

guarantee a successful internet connection.

Additionally, we do have security cameras on the

inside and on the outside of the trailer for the

safety of your guests and our equipment.

PAM KUPER,

CENTURY 21 NEW MILLENNIUM

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Supported by a team of experienced women—a

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covers financing options, property management,

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wholesaling, and rehabbing. These free seminars

offer comprehensive knowledge and personalized

coaching to help women take control of their

financial future. Join the PowHerFul Investment

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NATURALLY RADIANT

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talented Natural Health Care Professionals

committed to maximizing your health from the

inside out. From nutritional support to Primary

Care, emotional and detoxification therapies,

organic facial and body care, we work as a team

to design a personalized clinical plan for

optimizing health. If you are looking for ways to

help your body heal itself, to maximize personal

vitality, and to look and feel your best, we would

be happy to help!

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TRAVEL

&

TOURISM

TROLLEY TOURS OF FREDERICKSBURG

is the city’s only tour that includes historic

homes, attractions and the famous Sunken

Road: site of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Thirty-five monuments, markers and

attractions are included in the tour along with

the Confederate and Federal Cemeteries and

America’s Oldest Masonic Cemetery. Tickets

are available online. Information also can be

found at the Downtown Fredericksburg’s

Visitor Center, located at 706 Caroline Street.

Wine tours include shuttle bus

transportation, tasting fees at three

wineries, a boxed lunch and bottled water.

Learn more at

www.fredericksburgtrolley.com/wine.

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FredericksburgGuidebook.com

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Write On!

by Henry Michaloski

WASHINGTON HERITAGE MUSEUMS

Step into the Age of Revolution at Washington

Heritage Museums. Tour the home of George

Washington's mother, Mary. After learning about

her life, explore the verdant gardens and visit the

museum store. Discover the era's medical

practices at the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop.

Crab claws, spider webs, and herbs each served

a purpose in healing Fredericksburg's residents.

Step into the Rising Sun Tavern to acquaint

yourself with period travel and entertainment in

what was originally the private home of George

Washington's brother, Charles. Complete your

day with a visit to the Mary Washington

Monument.

Mary Washington House – 1200 Charles St.

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop – 1020 Caroline St.

Rising Sun Tavern – 1304 Caroline St.

Mary Washington Monument – 1500 Washington Av.

You have your chair,

you have your sight,

engage your creativity,

and let’s see you write.

A little bit of sweet,

a little bit of sour,

you won’t need a lifetime,

you just need this hour.

Light your candle,

burn the oil,

sharpen your plow blade,

and turn the soil.

Your history is rich,

and through thick and thin,

nothing great can happen,

until you begin.

Your novel or story,

is like a perching bird,

only you can give it wings,

with the very first word.

It doesn’t take much,

to move your pen,

but it won’t roll lest you see,

the who, what, where, and when,

are the ingredients in your cup of tea

The hungry, blank pages,

are ready to be fed,

and cannot brighten this world,

until they are read.

Your story can’t be read,

and you hold the key,

that opens the door,

and let your thoughts free.

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The Superpower of Authenticity

by John F. Gillespie, Jr.

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

Life's like a grand dance, where everything, even you, hums with its own frequency

vibration. Your thoughts and feelings mix up this frequency vibration, shaping how life feels.

We can break down frequency vibrations into two camps: low and high. Low frequency

vibrations are the downers — guilt, shame, jealousy, anger. On the flip side, high frequency

vibrations are the good stuff — joy, appreciation, gratitude, love. Right at the top of the

vibration pyramid of this frequency vibration spectrum is authenticity — staying true to

yourself no matter what.

But staying true can be tough. The world's always nudging us to fit in, making many ditch

their real selves to match what is expected. Why is it such a big deal to be real? Well, research

says being real packs more punch than even love. How much more, what if I told you it is

believed to be 400 times more powerful than love? It is like the ultimate power-up for humans.

When frequency vibrations clash, they weaken each other. Two objects vibrating at a low

frequency will vibrate at a combined lower frequency, but when they sync up, they amplify

each other, lifting the vibrational frequencies to higher heights.

Think about how the places we hang out, music we listen to, shows we watch, news we

consume and the people we surround ourselves with affect us. Step into a room filled with

negativity, and it is like it sucks the energy right out of you, leaving you drained. But chill with

positive, loving folks, and suddenly you are feeling lifted, like you have a fresh burst of energy.

So, how do we keep it real? It starts with looking inside ourselves, really thinking about what

we believe in. Then, it is about walking the walk, letting our actions line up with those beliefs.

Being honest and open seals the deal, making sure we stay true to ourselves.

But here is the kicker: surrounding ourselves with other upbeat, positive people? That is

like turbocharging our frequency vibrations. Together, we lift each other up, inching closer to

being our true selves. And guess what? It is never too late to start. Embracing who we really

are not only boosts our own frequency vibration but also draws in those awesome qualities we

admire in others, totally changing the game.

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SUMMER 2024:

Are You Ready for

Scouting BSA Summer

Adventures for the

WHOLE Family!

Scounting America is not just for boys and

young men anymore! In 2017 BSA recognized

that families are looking for a place they can

bring their whole family to have fun and

adventures in the outdoors. So, BSA policies

now reflect this clear demand signal, taken from

surveying thousands of Scouting families, that

clearly showed that parents of boys in Scouting

wanted “one stop shopping for all their

children” and highlighted their appreciation for

the challenging and exciting Scouting programs

that BSA offers all youth.

Interested in joining Scouting to learn skills

and do things you may not get a chance to do

anywhere else? To join BSA, please go

to www.beascout.org to find a BSA Scout unit

near you - Cub Scouting serves families with

children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade;

Scouts BSA serves families with children ages

10-18. There are also BSA programs for families

with older Youths, ages 14 – 20, including

becoming Venturers, Explorers or Sea Scouts.

Scout Me In!

Aquia & Mattaponi Districts, part of the

National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the

Boy Scouts of America (BSA), serve families in

Stafford County, including Fredericksburg and

the Marine Corps Base Quantico boast an

extremely active Scouting program for the

WHOLE family!

Come join in our “Game with a Purpose”

as described by the Founder of Scouting,

Robert Baden-Powell, over 100 years ago.

Explore the many programs Scouting offers

Scouts and their families. Choose your program

and start your summer adventure!

So, are you ready to begin your family’s

Scouting adventures? Check out all the Summer

Camp activities for Scouts of all ages in the

National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of BSA @

https://www.ncacbsa.org/summer-adventure/

or use this QR code.

The mission of the BSA is

to prepare young people to

make ethical and moral choices

over their lifetimes by instilling

the values of the Scout Oath and

Law. Aquia & Mattaponi Districts are part of the

National Capital Area Council (NCAC) of the

Boy Scouts of America (BSA). These two

Districts include Stafford County and Marine

Corps Base Quantico. For more information on

Scouting in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area,

including how to donate, join or volunteer,

contact Kristy Freeman, Aquia District

Executive, at Kristy.Freeman@Scouting.org or

call (540)287-3866.

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SENIOR LIVING

SPRING ARBOR SENIOR LIVING

Here at Spring Arbor, we lead with heart.

Residents enjoy an engaging and active

lifestyle that promotes independence and

wellness in this premiere senior living

community in Fredericksburg. Residents

have many opportunities to participate in

a variety of life enriching activities and

events designed to stimulate the mind,

body, and soul; from word games, art

activities, and book clubs to one of our

signature Wise & Well fitness exercise

classes. To learn more about Spring Arbor

Senior Living and to schedule a tour,

please call 540-548-2133.

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Blanket soft,

Blanket warm,

many tattered colors,

very worn.

Tattered edges,

a million folds,

stay with me,

until I’m old.

I lost you once,

behind a chair,

Mom and I looked

everywhere.

Out of view,

none could see,

there you were,

waiting for me.

I’m too busy to hold you,

now that I’m grown,

work, work, own, own,

blanket soft, blanket warm.

There are things machines can’t do,

like brush my teeth, and tie my shoe.

Chew my food, make my bed,

put my hat down on my head.

There are things machines can’t do

can’t kiss me ‘good night’,

and say, “I love you”.



Hello, kind spirits in the journey of life and

love. As a young adult immersed in the world of

artistry and knowledge, I invite you to explore the

profound connection between self-love, agape,

and the expanding realm of creativity. Let us

delve into the timeless dance of love within

ourselves and the universe, discovering the

changing power that lies in embracing both the

ancient and the youthful aspects of our being.

THE ESSENCE OF SELF-LOVE

Picture this: a canvas filled with the

brushstrokes of self-love, a masterpiece in the

making. Self-love is not a dying trend; it's an

ancient process that resonates across cultures

and timelines. It is a journey inward, a quest to

embrace the complexities of our existence. As we

continue to love ourselves, flaws, and strengths

alike, we step onto a path that leads not just to

confidence but to a profound connection with

our truest selves.

In wisdom, confidence is the silent strength

that allows us to navigate the intricate patterns of

life. It is an understanding that we are both the

architects and the observers of our destinies. So,

let us embark on this ancient quest for self-love,

where the echoes of time’s history harmonize

with the beating rhythm of our contemporary

hearts.

LOVE'S RIPPLE EFFECT

Once the ancient flames of self-love are lit,

the butterfly effect begins. Our internal mind

becomes a magnet, drawing in spirits and

fostering connections that transcend the

boundaries of time. It is not just about forging

relationships; it's about co-creating a symphony

of shared experiences, each note echoing across

the ages.

As we travel the landscape of connections,

inspiration becomes our loyal companion.

Ancient poets understood this dance, as did

painters and philosophers through time. In the

embrace of self-love and the camaraderie of kind

souls, creativity flourishes like a sacred garden,

each blooming a testament to the

interconnectedness of our ancient and modern

selves.

AGAPE: LOVE AS A COSMIC FORCE

Embarking on a celestial journey into the

Art of Love

by Maurice Levi Nowlin Jr., also Known as Meaux

heart of agape, we uncover a love that

transcends temporal boundaries, finding its

fullest expression in the divine. Revered in ancient

philosophies as the highest form of love, agape is

more than sentiment – it is a celestial force that

binds all living beings together. In recognizing our

intrinsic connection to the divine cosmos, agape

unfolds as an acknowledgment that we are not

mere observers of stardust, but vessels infused

with the very essence of the divine.

In agape's fullest form, we navigate the

intricate dance between past and present,

standing on the shoulders of the omniscient and

absorbing the divine wisdom etched into time.

This divine embrace aligns us not only with the

holy trinity but with the very essence of creation,

allowing the wisdom of the divine to permeate

our consciousness, guiding our actions with a

profound understanding of our place in divine

love.

THE SYMBIOSIS OF AGES

In the dance of self-love and agape, we

uncover a connection that transcends temporal

boundaries. The wisdom of God in our ears,

guiding us to love ourselves. Simultaneously, the

cosmic love we embrace ignites a flame within,

illuminating the path toward self-discovery and

acceptance.

It is a harmonious convergence. The ancient

and the youthful within us, creating a

harmonizing symphony that moves through the

corridors of time. As we embrace this unity, we

become conduits for the timeless essence of love,

allowing it to flow through our creations,

relationships, and every facet of our existence.

CONCLUSION:

EMBRACING THE ETERNAL DANCE

In the grand plan of life, love is the eternal

dance that unites us all. As we navigate the

intricacies of self-love, draw inspiration from kind

spirits, and attune ourselves to the cosmic

vibrations of agape, we step into the river of

timeless wisdom and boundless creativity.

So, fellow seekers of the Lord, and of love,

let us embark on this journey with appreciation

for the wisdom within and a youthful spirit. The

threads of love weave a narrative that spans the

ages – may our stories be a testament to the

enduring beauty of the eternal dance.

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RELOCATION

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond Chapter

2217 Princess Anne Street, Suite 106-1F

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 228-1502 • Website: www.alz.org/grva/

American Red Cross

4836 Southpoint Pkwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Phone: 540-373-5176 Fax: 540-373-0500

Website: rappahannockarea.redcross.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg

325A Wallace Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540-371-7444 Email: info@bbbsfred.org

Website: www.bbbsfred.org

Birthright of Fredericksburg, Inc.

2006 Lafayette Blvd., Suite 202, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540-898-8558 HOTLINE: 1-800-550-4900

Website: www.birthrightoffredericksburg.com

Boys and Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region

200 Gunnery Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540-368-9531 Fax: 540-368-9537

Website: www.bgcrr.com

Community Threads

Phone: 540-661-7967

www.communitythreadsva.org

A nonprofit organization providing handcrafted items and

new and gently used adult clothing to anyone in need

FAHASS - Fredericksburg Area Health And Support Services

4343 Plank Road, Suite 100, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Phone: (540) 907-4555 Fax: (540) 907-4318

Website: www.fahass.org

Legal Aid Works

500 Lafayette Blvd, Ste 100, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540-371-1105 Website: legalaidworks.org

A nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services

to low-income individuals and groups within the city of

Fredericksburg and sixteen counties in the Rappahannock

River watershed.

Lloyd Moss Free Clinic

13011 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone:540-741-1061 • Website: www.mossfreeclinic.org

FredericksburgGuidebook.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Loisann’s Hope House

902 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg VA 22401

Phone: 540-371-0831 • Website: Loisannshopehouse.org

New Life For Youth Men's Ranch

1500 Log Cabin Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Office-804-448-2750

New Life For Youth Mercy House (Women's Home)

2915 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23224

Office-804-230-4485

Rappahannock Area Council

For Children and Parents

www.RACCAP.ORG, 540-785-6217

Educating Parents With Continuing Support Around A Free Dinner

Rappahannock Refuge, Inc.-Hope House

902 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540-371-0831 • Website: www.hopehouseva.org

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center

540-891-6280, www.safeharborva.org

Brief description: Since 2008, Safe Harbor Child Advocacy

Center has addressed child abuse and neglect in our community

through the identification and coordination of education,

intervention, and advocacy services.

SERVE

15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554

Phone: 540-288-9603 • Fax: 540-288-9599

Vets on Track Foundation

www.VetTrack.org • www.facebook.com/VOTFoundation

Federal EIN: 46-3805203 • Virginia State ID: 07697485

Coverage Area: Northern Virginia, Richmond and the

Hampton Roads area. Mission: We furnish homes for veterans

and first responders who are transitioning into permanent housing

from living on the streets. We provide everything from furniture

and accessories to dishes, bath towels and art for the walls. We

turn empty houses into warm inviting homes.

Vet’s Retreat Virginia, Inc.

Military, First Responders, Family, Volunteers

Taking action to confront and reduce persistent challenges in

our Service community: depression, PTSD, substance abuse

and suicidal thoughts.

Vetstretreatvirginia.org info@vetsretreatvirginia.org

UMFS

Unwavering champions for children & families

1320 central Park Blvd. Suite 310, Fredericksburg, VA. 22401

540-898-1773 • UMFS.org

The Thurman Brisben Center

Located at 471 Central Road, Fredericksburg, has been providing valuable

services for the community since 1987; and is the only emergency

homeless shelter in all of Planning District 16, which includes the City of

Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania

and Stafford.

The Center serves men, women and children and is classified as a programmatic facility which offers homeless

individuals and families an on-site safe and structured program to help them achieve and maintain selfsufficiency

and independence.

For more information on the Thurman Brisben Center and National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness

Week please visit our website at www.brisbencenter.org.

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GENERAL RELOCATION INFORMATION

CABLE TV

Cox Cable (540) 373-6343

Servicing Fredericksburg & S. Stafford

Comcast Cable TV (540) 395-3289

Servicing Spotsylvania & N. Stafford

ELECTRICITY

Dominion VA Power (888) 667-3000

Rappahannock Electric Co-op (800) 552-3904

Northern Neck Electric Co-op (800) 243-2860

FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR’S CENTER

706 Caroline Street (540) 373-1776

FREDericksburg Regional Transit

www.RideFRED.com. (540) 372-1222

NATURAL GAS

Columbia Gas (800) 543-8911

Commonwealth Gas Service (540) 898-2817

Commonwealth Propane (540) 898-0357

Foster Fuel & Cool (540) 898-2151

RADIO

Q95.9 and Thunder 104.5 (540) 891-9696

LaPositiva 1350 (540) 361-1278

Bluegrass 89.5 FM (540) 582-9700

POST OFFICE

Fredericksburg (540) 370-0948

600 Princess Anne Street is open 8:30am-5pm Monday -

Friday and 9am-2:30pm Sat. 24 hours access to PO boxes

and stamp machines.

Falmouth (540) 373-8860

On U.S. 17 near the England Run Shopping Center. Open

8:30am-5pm Monday - Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday.

Spotsylvania (540) 582-5151

7420 Brock Rd. in the Courthouse area. Open 8am-5pm

Monday - Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday.

Stafford (540) 659-4775

on Rte 1 next to Aquia Terrace. Open 8am-5pm

Monday - Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday.

RECYCLING CENTER

www.fredericksburgva.gov/publicworks/recycle.asp

TELEPHONE

Verizon (540) 954-6222

VOTER REGISTRATION

Spotsylvania (540) 582-7124

Stafford (540) 658-4000

Fredericksburg (540) 372-1030

WATER & SEWER

Fredericksburg Utility (540) 372-1182

Stafford Utility (540) 658-8616

Spotsylvania Utility (540) 898-4096

FredericksburgGuidebook.com

RELOCATION

RELOCATION

Guide

Tell Them That The

Guidebook Sent You!

Special Services

BRS, CPA 571-444-5032 19 39 N1 19

11205 Arbor Mill Ct,

Central Park Insurance 540-891-1160 8 39 M8

2609 Lafayette Blvd

Eden Law 833-427-9327 78 39 K5

1320 Central Park Blvd.

Edward Jones, Dan Whittley 540-371-3953 18 36 D5 18

908 1/2 Charles Street

First Call Property Maintenance Specialists Y 3 38 I8

30 Walsh Lane 540-370-2380

Flathead Junk Removal 540-666-1306 13 13

Fredericksburg Convention Center 7 39 K5

2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy 540-548-5555

Hometown Plumbing LLC 540-621-2728 8

Coupon Available

Entertainment & Recreation

1781 Brewing Co. 540-842-0199 Y 77 39 N1 77

11109 Plank Road

A. Smith Bowman Distillery 540-373-4555 76 39 K9

1 Bowman Drive

Galaxy Rolling Video Games 540-9070519 23 23

Pots and Palettes 540-373-7046 Y 6 39 N8 48

10655 Spotsylvania Ave

Rush Hour Live Escape Games 540-684-6695 Y 9 39 L5

1 Towne Centre Blvd, Ste 3100

The Allstate Community Theater 21 36 D5

810 Caroline St • allstatecommunitytheater.org

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg 540-898-0737 24 36 C5 24

Urban Air Adventure Park 1 39 M4

4254 Plank Road 540-684-3354

Visitor’s Centers

Fredericksburg 540-373-1776 24 36 C5

706 Caroline Street

Spotsylvania 540-507-7090 24 39 O8

4704 Southpoint Parkway

Stafford 540-654-1015 24 38 I6

224 Washington Street

Washington Heritage Museums 25 25

Mary Washington House - 1200 Charles Street 37 F4

Hugh Mercer Apothecary - 1020 Caroline Street 37 E5

Rising Sun Tavern - 1304 Caroline Street 37 F5

Mary Washington Monument

-1500 Washington Ave. 37 G3

Wilderness Presidential Resort Y 2 39 N1 47

9220 Plank Road • 540-972-7433

Wine & Design Fredericksburg 15 36 C6 15

502 Sophia Street 540-809-0899

Ad Page

JABS Construction 703-221-5227 17

17869 Fraley Blvd, Dumfries

Jim Gilbert, Medicare Specialist 717-779-5164 29

Manfredi Insurance Family 888-971-8830 21

Off Leash K9 Training 888-413-0896 46 37 E6 46

1013 Caroline Street

Naturally Radiant 540-388-1744 6,75 39 L5 23

1101-A Heatherstone Drive

Pam Kuper, Realtor - Century 21 3 23

571-242-7621

Plumbing Police LLC 540-371-3570 41 39 M4

4903 Plank Road

Real Property Management 804-491-3348 31 39 Q9

18405 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen

Shine & Glo 703-853-7835 Y 16 39 M3 16

12300 McClain Street

Spavia 540-684-3773 79 39 K5 79

1668 Carl D Silver Pkwy

Spring Arbor Senior Living 540-548-2133 28 39 K5 28

5308 River Road

Spruce It Up Landscaping 540-538-4505 40

Spotsylvania Towne Center 540-786-6660 5 39 L5 48

The Village at Towne Center

137 Spotsylvania Mall

The Bibb Agency 12 37 H5 12

2217 Princess Anne Street 571-349-9069

The Honing Stone 540-419-8531 11 39 N7 11

5212 Cedar Ridge Drive

Witness Thru Fitness 423-208-2753 49 49

Map Page

Grid No.

Description

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Wilderness Battlefield

May 5-6, 1864

This conflict introduced Union

General, U.S. Grant to Lee in

battle. Even though the battle

ended in a stalemate, Grant

pressed southward, “On to

Richmond”

CIVIL

BATTLEG

of Fredericksburg,

Chancellorsville

Battlefield

April 27 - May 6, 1863

Action in the battle included a

spectacular military maneuver by Lee

and his most trusted subordinate,

Stonewall Jackson; but the day ended

in calamity when Jackson was fatally

wounded by his own troops.

Spotsylvania Battlefield

May 8-21, 1864

On the most direct route to Richmond,

lay the crossroads at Spotsylvania

Court House, where warring troops

engaged for 2 weeks, including 20

hours on May 12 in the most intense

hand-to-hand fighting of the war at

the “Bloody Angle”.

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WAR

ROUNDS

potsylvania & Stafford

Stafford Civil War Park

400 Mount Hope Church Rd, Stafford

(not shown on map)

Opened in April 2013 and is the site

of 1863 winter encampments and

fortifications of the Union Army’s

11th Corps, 1st and 3rd Divisions,

following the December 1862 Battle

of Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg

Battlefield

December 11-15, 1862

Called Lee’s most one-sided

victory, the Battle of Fredericksburg

focused on the Stone Wall at

Marye’s Heights.

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Historic Old Town Fredericksburg

No. Grid Place

Fredericksburg Visitors Center

Built in 1824 by Anthony Kale.

1 E-5 Fredericksburg Baptist Church

2 C-1 Brompton

3 D-6 Center for Creative Arts (Silversmith House)

4 E-7 Chatham

5 E-3 City and Confederate Cemeteries

6 C-5 Courthouse (1852)

7 E-7 Ferry Farm

8 E-5 Fredericksburg Area Museum

9 B-1 Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitors Ctr

10 D-5 George Washington Masonic Museum

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11 E-5 Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

12 F-3 Hugh Mercer Monument

13 E-5 James Monroe Museum

14 F-3 Kenmore Plantation

15 G-3 Mary Washington Grave & Monument

16 F-5 Mary Washington House

17 D-4 Masonic Cemetery (1784)

18 D-5 National Bank Museum

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21 D-5 Presbyterian Church

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29 D-6 The Card Cellar

30 C-2 The Sunken Well

31 E-6 Off Leash K9 Training

32 E-6 R&R Antiques

35 H-5 The Bibb Agency

36 D-6 Favor

37 D-5 Fredericksburg Cupcake

38 E-6 Goddess Grove

40 C-6 Brocks Riverside Grill

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42 B-4 Colonial Tavern

43 D-5 Jabberwocky Children’s

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46 E-2 Soup & Taco II

47 D-6 Abner B’s Ice Cream

48 E-5 Made In Virginia Store

49 C-6 Rehana’s

50 C-6 Wine & Design

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52 D-5 Edward Jones

53 D-5 City Vino

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54 C-4 Casey’s

55 H-5 Always Flavored

56 C-5 Visitor’s Center

57 C-5 Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

58 D-6 Fredericksburg Jeweler

59 E-6 The Pig Pitt

61 E-4 Natural Mystics

62 B-1 Battlefield Restaurant

63 D-5 Allstate Community Theater

64 C-5 Gifted Boutique

65 B-3 Eats, A Burger Joint

66 E-6 Tapa Rio

68 E-5 The Dragon’s Den & Treasures

70 E-6 Renaissance & Rendezvous

71 D-5 The Grove of Brite Blessings

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28. M8 Central Park Insurance

29. K5 Spring Arbor Senior Living

30. L5 Rush Hour Live Escape Games

31. L5 Naturally Radiant

32. M4 Durango Grill

33. N1 BRS, CPA

34. N1 Wilderness Presidential Resort

35. N1 1781 Brewery

36. L5 Spotsylvania Towne Center

The Village at Towne Center

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38. M4 Plumbing Police LLC

39. N7 The Honing Stone

40. P8 Mexico Palace

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WILLIAM STREET – BATTLEGROUND

ON MAY 3, 1863

By Erik F. Nelson

William Street is Fredericksburg’s way west. Nineteenth century improvements included

the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. On May 3, 1863, however, the interim

crossroads called Chancellorsville loomed larger than the distant town of Orange.

In late April, Major General Joseph Hooker led a huge Union army across the

Rappahannock River, intending to descend on Fredericksburg from the west and force the

Confederates there to retreat. In response, Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and

Stonewall Jackson pushed back on May 1 and held the advancing host at Chancellorsville.

On the evening of May 2, a Confederate force came crashing out of the woods near

Wilderness Church. Joe Hooker panicked and called on Federal forces in Fredericksburg to

come to his aid.

When Hooker marched west, other Union troops had crossed the Rappahannock River

downstream from Fredericksburg, to pull attention away from the Union columns getting

around behind Lee. A bridgehead extended across three plantations, from what is now the

Bowman Center to the modern Fredericksburg Country Club. The Federal commander there,

Major General John Sedgwick, received Hooker’s summons about an hour before midnight

on May 2nd.

Sedgwick reoriented his troops to get into Fredericksburg that night. Before dawn,

Federal units tested the Confederate stronghold that had devastated Union assaults in

December 1862. William Barksdale’s Mississippi troops repulsed these probes and Sedgwick

began to develop a plan of attack. He first sent two brigades, under John Gibbon, to try to get

around the Confederate line by crossing the Rappahannock Canal near the prominent antebellum

dwelling called Snowden. The Confederates had pulled up the bridge decking,

however, which held up the Union infantry until artillery could deploy and stop them cold.

Unable to get across the canal, the main Federal assault would have to launch from

Fredericksburg after all. Two columns prepared to advance out Hanover and William Streets.

Another force deployed across what was then called Marye’s Canal, a drainage that still flows

under modern Kenmore Avenue. Unlike the road columns, they had room to spread out in

line of battle, but remained under cover along what is now Lee Avenue.

Yet another force prepared to advance from the Richmond Stage Road (modern Route

2/17) across open ground that is now the Mayfield community and the Fredericksburg

Industrial Park. Their objective would be the high ground behind the ante-bellum mansion

called Braehead, an area preserved within the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National

Military Park.

Cannon fire punctuated the morning as the Federals moved into position. The William

Street column would be comprised of the 43rd and 67th New York Infantry and the 61st and

82nd Pennsylvania. Behind the sheltering buildings on Princess Anne Street, they stacked

knapsacks and checked weapons.

From Princess Anne Streets it would be 700 yards to the Marye’s Canal drainage (now

covered by Kenmore Avenue). It would be another 600 yards to the top of the hill (now the

campus of the University of Mary Washington). Colonel George C. Spear, who would lead the

column, recognized that casualties among his officers would be high. He decided to explain

the plan of attack to his sergeants, concluding his briefing with a quick “God bless you.”

At 11:00 a.m., a single shot boomed out across the landscape, the signal for the Hanover

and William Street columns to step off. The Pennsylvania and New York units emerged in

columns of four (four men abreast). Just past the intersection where Hyperion Espresso is

located, William Street crowns and the men in the front ranks could look down the entire

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avenue of advance, their objective a daunting three quarters of a mile away.

They steadily pressed on through the building-lined corridor. Just past Prince Edward

Street (where Renato’s Restaurant sits), they could look across a cemetery on the left (modern

Hurkamp Park) and see the Hanover Street column. They were not yet under fire, but for how

long? Up ahead were wagon yards and freight facilities. A few buildings were on the left

(modern Primavera) and further down on the right was another cemetery.

The Fredericksburg Cemetery’s brick walls sheltered Federal skirmishers that morning.

A Gothic looking sandstone gate stood high, overlooking a deep cut that lowered the road.

At that point, the Federals were halfway to their objective. There were Confederate guns on

the heights to the right firing on some force in that direction (Gibbon’s surge to the

Rappahannock Canal).

The Federals advanced down the cut in front of the cemetery to a bridge across the

messy looking drainage. The canal ditch created a choke point. As they crossed the bridge,

Confederate guns on the heights to their left began to find their range. Confederate infantry

opened fire from the vicinity of what is now Sunken Road.

Two Confederate guns to the right also turned their attention from Gibbon’s advance to

the William Street column, catching it in a crossfire. About half of the 61st Pennsylvania had

cleared the bridge when the incoming rounds slammed into them. Casualties from what one

soldier described as a “murderous fire,” included Colonel Spear, killed. Wounded men who

tumbled into the ditch drowned. The advance ground to a halt.

Immediately behind the lead unit, the 43rd New York had to break stride, leaving them

a stationary target. The 67th New York and 82nd Pennsylvania found their way blocked as

well, the drainage ditch preventing them from being able to get around the confused mass of

men in their front.

Colonel Alexander Shaler, intercepted fleeing men and reassured them the setback

could be overcome. Regimental officers rallied the 61st Pennsylvania and 43rd New York

around their colors. As the troops sorted themselves out, Major Isaac C. Bassett moved up his

82nd Pennsylvania. The William Street column began to move forward again.

As they hustled farther up the hill, the terrain began to shelter the attackers from the

incoming artillery fire. One soldier noted that “beyond the tannery the road ascended toward

the rebel works through a cut.” The incoming fire claimed staggering casualties, but the

Confederate gun that should have been at the top of the hill, blasting the oncoming column

as if it were in a bowling alley, had been pulled away. It had been sent over to halt Gibbon’s

advance and exhausted Confederate officers had neglected to bring in another gun.

The Federals on William Street leapfrogged forward. As each regiment took the brunt of

the incoming fire from Mississippi riflemen, the units behind moved past the broken

formations allowing them to rally and reform. Surging toward the top of the hill, the attackers

broke out into the open ground. On the hilltop to their right stood an empty gun pit (still

extant on the UMW campus). To their left, the attackers saw a regimental flag go up where

the Hanover Street column had been fighting.

This astonishing success had occurred in just minutes, made possible by a concerted

attack across a front that extended from the terrain east of Hazel Run to Gibbon’s effort at the

Rappahannock Canal. To the west, Lee had triumphed over Hooker, but a courier found the

Southern commander near the burning Chancellorsville mansion and informed him of the

breakout at Fredericksburg. Lee responded by detaching four brigades and hustling them east

along the Orange Turnpike. They would join a single Confederate brigade at Salem Church

and confront the Federals advancing out of Fredericksburg on William Street.

The full story of what happened in Fredericksburg on May 3, 1863 is recounted in a new

book from Kent State University Press, to be released in November under the title The

Forgotten Battles of the Chancellorsville Campaign: Fredericksburg, Salem Church, and

Banks’ Ford in Spring 1863.

Erik Nelson was a planner with the City of Fredericksburg for 32 years and is now a consulting urbanologist. He

holds a graduate degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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“Your child has cancer” are words no parent wants to hear, but each year, almost 10,000 new cases of

pediatric cancer are diagnosed. With early identification and advancements in treatment, many types of

pediatric cancer are treatable, and thankfully, most children survive. But even so, in 2023, one in ten children

lost their lives to cancer, which remains the leading cause of death in children. What these numbers do not tell

you is the devastating impact pediatric cancer has on the entire family. But there is hope. At Fairy Godmother

Project (FGP), we believe that if we can help with the everyday necessities, parents and caregivers will have

more quality time with their children and family. Our mission is to ease the day-to-day burden for families facing

all phases of cancer from active treatment, remission, survivorship, hospice, and even end of life. We cannot

change the diagnosis, but we know we can change what the family experiences during their cancer journey.

Fairy Godmother Project walks alongside families throughout their cancer journey. Unlike most

pediatric cancer organizations, FGP focuses on the parents and caregivers. Research shows that a child’s cancer

impacts the whole family by depriving them of feelings of security and introducing uncertainty, fear, and anxiety

into their daily lives. Many families facing this diagnosis feel isolated and alone as they experience high levels

of stress from the financial and emotional burden of cancer. Additionally, parents and caregivers must modify

roles at home, take their children out of school, and stay socially isolated to protect their sick child. Many

parents are forced to quit work to manage treatment schedules and doctors’ appointments. They acquire new

skills to satisfy the new needs of their sick child. The disruption in their normal lives and the added worry for

their child’s wellbeing leads to high levels of chronic stress.

With this in mind, Fairy Godmother Project’s services focus on these needs: financial, emotional, and

personal wellbeing. Our families benefit financially from our bill payment twice a year and monthly grocery and

gas cards. We allow families to choose the type of services they need, ranging from monthly meals, house

cleaning, lawn care, and school supplies. Individually, these may seem like small actions, but our families report

a decrease in stress and a feeling of relief knowing they can count on FGP. Families receive emotional support

through our lead volunteer program with regular check-ins, monthly support groups with a licensed social

worker (active treatment, remission, and bereaved families), and our Community Cares program with snack and

craft deliveries. We also offer annual retreats, a photography program, and meaningful connections with our

staff and volunteers. Each of these services help to build a sense of community for these families. Families

receive support through their first year of remission or through hospice and end of life. Our Stargazers Program

assists with memorial and celebration of life services, funeral arrangements, and ongoing emotional support

throughout the grieving process. This program allows FGP to continue assisting our families as they face a life

without their child.

WHO WE SERVE

Fairy Godmother Project serves families with a child between the ages of 0 and 18 who has received a

diagnosis or who is actively in treatment for cancer. We provide services throughout Planning District 16, which

includes the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. We

also provide limited services to families residing in the Northern Neck region and those residing in northern

Orange County. On average, families in our program are in active treatment for 24.5 months, but those with a

diagnosis of leukemia may need our services for as long as 3 years. Over this time, the care and support of wellmeaning

friends and family is exhausted, and parents often also exhaust paid sick leave and their family and

medical leave options.

At FGP, we are dedicated to helping local families navigate the challenges of pediatric cancer. If you know

someone who needs our services, please tell them about FGP and ask them to reach out to us through our

website or call us directly.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1) Contact us at: www.fgpinfo.org/become-fgp-family/

2) Share your time and talents by volunteering. www.fgpinfo.org/get-involved/

3) Support FGP by donating. www.fgpinfo.org/donate/

• Attend one of our upcoming events: www.fgpinfo.org/events/

• Bugout VA at Summerduck Raceway on May 26th

• Kickin’ for Kellan 6.20K Family Fun Run/Walk at Pratt Park on June 29th

• Carter’s Crusaders Golf Tournament at Forest Greens Golf Course on October 4th

• Josh Hardy SuperHero Celebration at Strangeways Brewing on October 19th

4) Follow us on social media and share our content with others.

TikTok: @fxbgfgp Instagram: @vafgp Facebook: VAfgp

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THE CARD CELLAR

No more running around crowded malls - get

all your gifts in one convenient location at

The Card Cellar. Visit their expanded store on

915 Caroline Street in the historic downtown

area of Fredericksburg, VA. For years they

have been known for their sports store and

still have the widest variety of sports

collectibles in the area. Now they are also

extending their talents to include an eclectic

mix of gifts for men and women.

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THE MADE IN VIRGINIA STORE

The best selection of Virginia sourced

or themed products! Unique gifts,

souvenirs and gourmet foods, including

Virginia ham, wine, peanuts, fudge, and

so much more. Gift boxes available

year-round to send to your favorite

Virginian or someone that needs a little

love from Virginia! Don’t forget to stop

by and try a gourmet soda, hot

chocolate, cappuccino, or treat from

Sippin’ Pop!

OFF LEASH K9 TRAINING

Joe Zitzelberger is the owner of Off

Leash K9 Training, Fredericksburg. They

opened OLK9 almost four years ago

here in town and have been voted Best

Dog Trainers by the Freelance Star

three years in a row. Him and his

company have trained nearly 5000

dogs in the local area with many of

them being rescues. Joe and his team

have also trained several of the local

pro athletes dogs, to include Max

Scherzer, Gio Gonazalez, Anthony

Rendon and many more! He was

recently featured alongside Caitlin

(Director of SPCA) in an exhibit at the

Fredericksburg Area Museum for the

work that we’ve done in the

community. Off Leash K9 Training,

Fredericksburg has two locations in the

area, with the newest one being in the

heart of the city on Caroline Street!

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UNIQUE ANTIQUES MALL

Come and explore 25,000 square feet of

the Unique Antiques Mall. Find beautiful

artisan pieces, home décor (ranging from

mid-century modern to vintage retro)

and many kinds of collectibles. With

more than 140 vendor booths, you will

find everything you are looking for.

Double your shopping fun by bringing

your furry friend with you. Pets are

always welcome. Unique Antiques Mall is

located at 9600 James Madison Pkwy, Rt.

301 King George, VA, 22485. Open 10

AM - 5 PM. Closed Tuesdays. 540-625-

2006.

WILDERNESS PRESIDENTIAL RESORT

Take a break from the hustle and bustle

of everyday life as you relax and

reconnect with friends and family at

Wilderness Presidential Resort. We offer

budget-friendly accommodations and

recreation amenities for every member

of the family. The resort is nestled in

the heart of the Chancellorsville and

Wilderness Battlefields with over 600

acres of beautiful forests and

waterways. It’s easy to make memories

with our daily planned activities,

campsite access, camp cottage rentals

and fully stocked cabins. Visit our

website for all of our activities.

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GIFTED BOUTIQUE

Not just a shop but an experience, nestled

right in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg

at 709 Caroline Street. Stop in and browse

specially curated gifts or check out one of our

monthly workshops where you can indulge in

everything self-care. From candle making to

pamper parties and more. Follow us on

Facebook or Instagram to see all the fun and

get a daily dose of gift ideas, inspiration and

wellness tips. Need an intimate space for your

next event? Email us at hello@giftedfxbg.com

to learn more.

SPOTSYLVANIA TOWNE CENTRE

Spotsylvania Towne Centre is the premier

destination for great shopping, great dining

and a great time, Located at the junction of

Interstate 95 and Route 3, Spotsylvania

Towne Centre offers an incredible array of

130 businesses. Popular names like Macy’s,

Belk, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods and

Costco anchor the enclosed mall. The

Village, an adjacent outdoor shopping

district, offers even more dining and shopping

options, Paragon Theatres, Penny Lanes

Bowling and a Residence Inn by Marriott. (540)

786-6660. www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com.

POTS & PALETTES

Pots & Palettes pottery painting studio is a fun

place for the whole family to spend creative

time together! Just walk in to paint pottery or

get a mini lesson on the spot; no

appointments necessary. We also offer wheelthrowing

pottery classes. Have fun with

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friends and family or paint that one-of-a-kind

piece for a loved one. See what's going on at

our website, www.potsandpalettes.com. See

ad on page 6.

WITNESS THRU FITNESS

In 2021, Adrienne Reece received a

medical diagnosis of Pre-Type 2 Diabetes.

Determined not to allow the full diagnosis

to manifest, Adrienne took her health “by

the horns” and steered things in the other

direction. Not long afterwards, Adrienne’s

doctor erased the file out of the system

completely because there was no trace of

diabetes in any of her blood work! Today,

Adrienne is enthusiastic and passionate

about sharing her story and educating her

community on the benefits of

incorporating juicing into their lifestyle

since only 12% of Americans meet the

daily recommendation for fruits and

vegetables.

New to the Fredericksburg area, Adrienne

is excited to share her brand (Witness

Thru Fitness) with the community. She

offers weekly, biweekly, or monthly

delivery of her juices and wellness shots

to Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.

Her menu is constantly being updated and

she strives to locally source her

ingredients to keep things just the way

you like them…fresh! Follow Witness

Thru Fitness on social media and mention

this ad for a discount off your first order!

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LISA’S FINDER’S KEEPERS BOUTIQUE

(WE HAVE EVERYTHING & SOME MORE)

Antiques & Vintage Pretties, Retro, Weird

Stuff, Cool Junk. If you’re looking for a

unique one-of-a-kind gift for that special

someone in your life, then Lisa’s Finder’s

Keepers Boutique is your one stop shop!

Come Check Out All Our Treasures! We

offer pay by phone & free local delivery.

Layaway, & gift certificates are available.

GODDESS GROVE

Goddess Grove was envisioned by a mother

and two daughters with the idea of creating a

beautiful environment full of self-love, selfimportance,

and empowerment. Also, with

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the idea that it is important for women to be

positive sources of energy for one another.

Reminding women that self-care and self-love

is the route to a happy, beautiful, and wellbalanced

life. It is important that a woman

never forget her own value. She should never

forget to feed her inner Goddess.

FRED-VEGAS BINS

Fred-Vegas Bins, we take the art of shopping

very seriously and strive to make your

experience as fun and efficient as possible.

We opened our store for those who are

always on the lookout for that perfect

product: affordable, lasting, and useable. All

merchandise is sourced from high-end

retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Lowes,

Home Depot, and Target. Our team members

are committed to assisting you in finding the

items you’re looking for and are there for

your every need. We have a unique way of

pricing our items as shown below. Each item

is a set price each day. Come see us today!

LADY LEGACY

Lady Legacy brings classic style to

Fredericksburg with a modern twist. Tops,

bottoms, dresses and the most unique

accessories and handbags. Lady Legacy also

offers wardrobing, styling, and special

occasion dressing for your next exciting

event. So whether you are looking to

freshen your everyday style or update your

business wardrobe, Lady Legacy can help

you feel and look your best with outfits that

will turn heads while staying a classic! Stop

by today to find out for yourself all Lady

Legacy has to offer.

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CITY VINO ~ YOUR WINE STORE

IN DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG

City Vino is a boutique wine and gourmet

food shop in downtown Fredericksburg,

offering a variety of wines from around the

world. Their focus is on small production

wines that highlight the qualities of a

particular grape or region. The owner, Rita

Allan, has a passion for wine and a desire to

share that with Fredericksburg. City Vino

also carries a selection of gourmet food

products, gift baskets and other wine

related accessories.

THE GROVE OF BRITE BLESSINGS

The Grove of Brite Blessings is a

metaphysical shop established in 2016. A

family-owned shop carrying “Spiritual

supplies for Spiritual people”, from

crystals to herbs & incense, from books &

cards to tapestries & singing bowls. We

specialize in hand made creations for

personal journeys. We offer classes,

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readings, & sound vibrational energy

recharging. We carry items from entry

level to advanced & pride ourselves on

our expertise in helping you find what

works for you on your spiritual path. We

are located @ 914 Caroline St. in an

antique shop, (so you can look without

being judged).

R & R ANTIQUES

R & R has a collection of individual dealers

with a wide selection of various items.

Located at 1001 Caroline Street, and voted

“Best Antique Mall In the Burg, 2019!,” it is

noted as the largest antique mall in Olde

Towne. Offering mahogany, cherry, oak and

walnut furniture, Civil War memorabilia, old

quilts, period clothing, vintage man cave

items, oil paintings, photography, glassware,

jewelry, old games, oriental fare, miniature

furniture, lots of vinyl, Blu-ray, CD’s and

DVD’s – there are many items R & R has to

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FREDERICKSBURG CUPCAKE

Fredericksburg Cupcake opened it’s doors in

November of 2017. We started in 2010 as a

boutique cupcake shop located in

Alexandria, Virginia at 1022 King Street,

between Patrick Street and Henry Street.

Due to popularity and demand, we decided

to expand our operations to Fredericksburg,

Virginia! Fredericksburg Cupcake is a unique

cupcake boutique bakery located at 206

George Street and one-of-a-kind! As you

walk through the front door, you will be

greeted with a unique decor consisting of a

European contemporary minimalist style.

Gracing the contemporary decor, the

building adds a warm eclectic touch. With its

signature colors throughout the boutique,

Fredericksburg Cupcake is sure to leave a

lasting impression. All of our cupcakes are

baked fresh every day! You will never have

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RENAISSANCE AND RENDEZVOUS

Renaissance and Rendezvous ignite the

imagination for history. It provides

essential supplies and artifacts for

Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, Mountain

Men reenactors, Pow-Wow participants,

and Live Action Role Players. Renaissance

merchandise includes unique masks,

costumes, armor, swords, knives, shields,

and other weaponry like mace and spears.

Rendezvous focuses on Mountain Men and

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American Indian trade and includes furs,

American Indian apparel and jewelry,

pottery, medicine wheels and dream

catchers, and American Indian focused art.

Specialty items include a Pirate section,

rocks and minerals, animal skulls, and a

great selection of authentic Mexican Baja.

NATURAL MYSTICS

Since 2001 Natural Mystics has been

Fredericksburg's #1 modern alternative

smoke shop and a bit of a blast from the

past. Specializing in top-quality smoking

accessories like vaporizers, grinders, rolling

papers, and an amazing selection of

production and heady glass pipes and

jewelry from local and national artists. This

groovy little shop also features tie-dyes,

tapestries, incense, crystals, jewelry, stickers,

clothing and unique gifts. In addition, Natural

Mystics carries the highest grade CBD

products, legal THC products and disposable

vapes. Come by and enjoy some positive

vibes with our friendly and knowledgeable

staff.

JABBERWOCKY CHILDREN’S

BOOKS & TOYS

Jabberwocky Children’s Books and Toys has

been a delightful fixture of Downtown

Fredericksburg since 1985. Here you will

find so many things to tickle the

imagination of children of all ages; in fact,

people have been known to get lost for

hours while perusing the aisles! Games,

puzzles and books, of course, keep people

coming back year after year. Some of the

lines you will find here are Folkmanis

Puppets, Fat Brain Toys, Mindware, Melissa

& Doug and Jelly Cat. Books range from

toddler board books to edgy young adult

fiction. Be sure to check out their great

science section as well as the history

section.

FAVOR CHOCOLATES

OF FREDERICKSBURG

Favor Chocolate Boutique specializes in

elegant chocolate gifts and decadent

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chocolate treats, emphasizing high quality

ingredients and ethical sourcing. Guests at

Favor will find Neuhaus chocolates

handmade in Belgium, and Cluizel

chocolates, handmade in France, as well

as artisan chocolates crafted by various

chocolatiers around the US. Also for sale

at Favor are original artworks created by

local artists, plus signed books by local

authors. We offer a variety of gluten-free,

soy-free, dairy-free/vegan, and/or organic

options. *Favor is not nut safe.* Some

chocolates are seasonal and our selections

change frequently, so stop by often to try

something new.

THE DRAGON’S DEN & TREASURES

The Dragon’s Den & Treasures is a small

family owned-business and a lifelong dream

fully realized. We offer an assortment of

goods, spanning from metaphysical tools to

colonial knick-knacks situated in historic

Fredericksburg! Naturally, we couldn’t

forget the abundance of dragon merch we

house in this fantastical shop! We have a

copious amount of crystals to choose from,

whether as a small gem to tuck away in

your pocket, fashion on your wrist, or a

hefty piece for an impressive display in your

home. Dragons store all sorts of goodies in

their dwellings; come take a little peek. The

Dragon's Den & Treasures is located at

1002 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA.

22401.

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NOTHING BUNDT CAKES

To find the perfect recipe for joy, you need

the perfect ingredients. That's what our

founders Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz

were for each other. In 1997, Dena and

Debbie founded Nothing Bundt Cakes in

their Las Vegas home kitchens, and it has

since grown to more than 430 bakery

locations in 40+ states and Canada, offering

a modern spin on a classic treat. Select from

8", 10" and Tiered Bundt Cakes all crowned

with our signature cream cheese frosting

and perfect for all types of celebrations.

Our Bundt Cakes are handcrafted in every

bakery in a variety of delicious flavors and

sizes. To top it all off, our bakeries offer a

wide selection of retail items, including

party supplies, décor, and gifts, making

Nothing Bundt Cakes the perfect one-stop

celebration shop.

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BROCK’S RIVERSIDE GRILL

Brock’s Riverside Grill is celebrating over 20

years of excellence and would like to thank

Fredericksburg for all your support over the

years. Brock’s is committed to exceeding

our guests’ expectations and continually

strives to improve. We believe our handcarved

steaks, fresh seafood and salads will

allow us to provide outstanding food and

service for years to come. Outside seating,

upscale dining, private rooms and a classic

long bar make Brock’s the place for any

occasion. From intimate dinners to wedding

receptions, rehearsal dinners, office parties,

birthday celebrations, etc., there’s no better

place than Brock’s.

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MEXICO PALACE

Mexico Palace has delicious home style Mexican

cuisine that is always fresh, fast and hot. We

have delicious Margarita’s, and everyone loves

our signature cocktails. Our restaurant is

spacious with large tables for large parties.

“Book your next party or luncheon, we can

accommodate all sizes.

ABNER B’S ICE CREAM –

FREDERICKSBURG AND STAFFORD’S

HOMETOWN CREAMERY - Established in 2011,

Abner Butterfield’s Ice Cream proudly brings the

Fredericksburg region’s best hand-dipped ice

cream and frozen desserts to 821 Caroline Street

in downtown historic Fredericksburg and to

Stafford’s Embrey Mill Town Center at 1630

Publix Way. Abner B’s has created over 450 ice

cream, sherbet, sorbet, and frozen yogurt flavors

and hand crafts ice cream fresh daily in both

shops! Over 90 flavors are signature creations

unique to our style of made fresh in shop ice

cream where the fresh cream flavor rises to the

top complimented by fruits, chocolates, nuts,

candies, and cookies. All the classic flavors and

variations plus local favorites like Molasses

Gingersnap, Banana Pudding, Honey Orange,

Cherry Vanilla, Pecan Sandy, Cocochocochip,

Cookie Dough, Espresso Cookies and Cream,…

and too many others to count! 24 flavors served

daily in your favorite sprinkled cone or in splits,

sundaes, shakes, malts, frappes, and ala modes.

And while you’re at it, pick up a pint or one of

our ice cream pies from our ‘grab ‘n go’ freezer!

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THE SOUP & TACO ETC.

A tradition in downtown Fredericksburg both

for college students and families. Come in and

enjoy a variety of tacos and soups made from

scratch using all fresh ingredients. Fish Tacos

voted “Top Notch” by Northern Virginia

Magazine. Also voted “Best Tacos in Virginia”

two years in a row. You can also enjoy

authentic dishes from Mexico and Latin

America. Enjoy good food with a margarita,

mojito or homemade sangria. The Soup and

Taco is family-owned-and-operated. For more

information, call 540-899-0969.

THE SOUP AND TACO II

The Soup and Taco II is located at 806 William

Street. Come in and enjoy a great margarita, a

beer or a glass of wine in a cozy and friendly

atmosphere. There is a more extensive menu,

including fajitas, sandwiches and more Latin

American specials. Soup and Taco ll also has a

cozy patio.

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RENEE’S CRÊPES & CAKES

Get your taste buds ready for Renee's Crêpes

& Cake, a family owned and operated

business. Honoring French tradition, we make

each crepe to order. You can watch as the

chef use a wooden paddle to spread the

batter evenly across the griddle. Then comes

your choice of toppings. From delicious sweet

& savory crepes to amazing homemade cakes,

sandwiches, pita breads, salads and soups.

Catering is also now available. There's

something for everyone. Bonn-A-Petite!

THE SUNKEN WELL TAVERN

The Sunken Well Tavern offers breakfast,

lunch, dinner and daily specials. Come dine in

a relaxing atmosphere as you watch sports in

HD or surf the internet on your laptop. Hearty

breakfasts, delightful lunches and dinners togo

are all on tap at our neighborhood oasis.

For breakfast, try chocolate chip pancakes or

the New Jersey Sunrise, which features ham,


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home fries, eggs and cheese. When lunchtime

rolls around, choose from a large array of

salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches,

including a Maryland crab cake sandwich

served with a choice of fries, onion rings or

pasta salad. For dinner, enjoy nightly specials.

Call to find out what they are tonight! Be sure

to come on down to The Sunken Well Tavern

on Littlepage Street, one block from

Downtown Fredericksburg. 540-370-0911.

SAMMY T’S RESTAURANT

Sammy T’s Restaurant, located at 801

Caroline Street in Historic Downtown

Fredericksburg, Virginia began operating in

1981. Since then Sammy T’s has become an

iconic Fredericksburg downtown restaurant

featuring great fresh food in a friendly and

fun environment. Whether you are craving a

quick bar snack, a stacked fresh cut sandwich

or an exotic taste of the Mediterranean, they

have something for you. Stop by for a

signature cocktail, choose a favorite from the

stocked bar or peruse our hand selected wine

and beer lists. Do you have a large group or a

special event? Sammy T’s Indoor Beer Garden

is the perfect spot for your birthday parties,

anniversaries, luncheons, meetings, and all

your other special events. Come and enjoy

the unique Sammy T’s experience and

you’ll want to come back time and time

again. Cheers!

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menu and feel including a full menu daily with

huge breakfast platters and down-home

southern dishes. Open early 7 days a week,

stop by for one of our famous Hubcap

pancakes, our homemade chip beef gravy, or

an omelet. You won’t leave hungry!

EATS

Born here in Fredericksburg, in the

grooviest decade – the 70s, Kelly Hunt is

proud to be part of this great community.

Eats proudly features local farm raised

beef smash burgers. We partner with small

local businesses like Tilly’s Homemade Ice

Cream and Freddy’s Donuts for our super

Donut Sandys. This is your place for outof-sight

freshly made burgers, dogs, fried

seafood and delicious desserts, all served

in a retro atmosphere. Dine-in, take-out

and drive-up! Come hang with us… it’s the

only joint you won’t want to pass!

BATTLEFIELD RESTAURANT

Battlefield Restaurant is a hometown favorite.

Family owned and operated since 1988, it is

located directly across from the Battlefield

Visitor Center and offers an old style diner

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TAPA RIO

Tapa Rio is a family-owned-and-operated

restaurant located in Downtown

Fredericksburg. The owners have worked

in the restaurant industry for over 20

years, both in Virginia and DC. After many

years of working for others, they decided

to open their own restaurant in the heart

of Fredericksburg. They prayed for God to

do his work! If He wanted to give them the

opportunity to own their own place and let

the public taste their talents, then He

would let it happen. When they found

1101 Sophia Street, they knew this was

the perfect spot! All ingredients are fresh

and prepared daily. They cook to order and

are very passionate about their food. They

don’t just prep it or cook it for you, they

give each plate extra love. Tapa Rio has a

selection of wines from Chile, Argentina,

Spain and Italy. The menu is like no other

in Fredericksburg. Come visit the

beautifully remodeled restaurant and enjoy

the beautiful view of the river.


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THE ALPINE CHEF

Come to downtown Fredericksburg, and

enjoy the glamour of the original historical

train station setting! Dine on the heated

Biergarten patio inside the great hall, or in

one of our cozier rooms by the fireplace...

With the delicious offerings presented by

German Chef Jannec Hornig, from hand cut

steaks and fresh seafood to old world

favorites, you will be transported to Europe.

Enjoy our imported German draught beers

and wine, as well as craft cocktails. Owners

Jannec and Katherine Hornig have created

an atmosphere of relaxation and romance

with an authentic menu that will leave you

satisfied from brunch to dinner, and if you

have enough room, homemade desserts!

This family owned restaurant will have

everything you need, and is guaranteed to

bring you back for more. Takeout and

catering are available as well as special

holiday menus for every holiday. Stop by to

enjoy our seasonal menus and the classics,

or just to say hello, because here, “Du Bist

Familie!”

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MASON DIXON CAFE

Mason-Dixon proudly offers scratch made

breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch that can

be described as southern comfort with a

twist! Breakfast is served all day featuring

delicious chicken & waffles, omelets,

pancakes, stuffed French toast and much

more. Lunch and dinner choices include our

gourmet burgers, sandwiches, house-made

soups & desserts. Check out our daily

specials on Facebook or Instagram. We also

have weekly specials Monday-Friday, which

include half price hot dogs, Wine

Wednesdays and kids eating free!

DURANGO GRILL

At Durango our philosophy is very simple:

the guest is the very reason for our

existence. Therefore we make every effort

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possible to ensure that each and every

guest has the most enjoyable experience

possible. Our commitment to you is that

our food will be fresh, hot and of the

highest quality. We serve items from

Wings & Baby Back Ribs to our Signature

Steak or T-Bone. In the mood for Fish &

Shrimp? Our service will be friendly,

sincere and efficient. In other words: “We

are here for you!”

CINNAHOLIC

Our mission is to solve everyone’s dessert

cravings while having a positive impact on

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the world. We’re proud to serve createyour-own

cinnamon rolls and other sweet

treats like made-from-scratch brownies,

cookies, and edible cookie dough. Select

from over 20 unique frosting flavors and a

variety of fresh and decadent toppings for

your cinnamon roll. Mix and match flavors

to create a new experience every visit!

We look forward to serving you and your

loved ones at our Stafford, VA location!

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Always Flavored is a small woman-owned

business from Stafford County specializing

in unique sauces, seasonings, and

condiments. We believe in community and

family, and that food brings people

together in different ways. All our products

are locally sourced and produced naturally.

Rita Linnell-Witte has had a passion for

food since she was very young! She often

used everyday ingredients to create fun and

exciting meals for her friends and family.

During Rita’s career as a general manager,

she quickly learned that the most important

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thing to people is the experiences we derive

from the food we eat. Food holds emotion

to us all, bad food experiences will result in

that being one we wish would do not to

repeat. However, if we have a fun or

meaningful memory, we will always

remember the food tied to that memory.

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THE GAME ROOM

SPORTS BAR & LOUNGE

The Game Room Sports Bar & Lounge in

Fredericksburg, VA, is a premier destination

for those seeking a thrilling and entertaining

experience. Our full-service bar offers an

extensive selection of beverages, including

ice-cold beer, signature cocktails, and fine

wines, ensuring that there is something for

everyone to enjoy. Hungry guests can

indulge in our delicious food menu,

featuring mouthwatering dishes prepared

with the freshest ingredients. Additionally,

The Game Room is the perfect venue for

watch parties and events, providing a vibrant

setting to cheer on your favorite sports

teams or celebrate special occasions. We

have live entertainment/DJ’s Thursday -

Saturday. Don't miss out on the excitement!

Stop by tonight for another great night filled

with lots of fun and delicious food.

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On February 19th, diners rode a

Martz Charter Bus to five local

restaurants, feasting on fabulous

food and filled out official ballots to

the share their reviews with

Guidebook readers. If you missed this

year’s Kiss & Tell then be sure to join

us next year for the 24th Annual

Progressive Dinner.

Casey’s

622 Kenmore Ave

540-377-4024

APPETIZER

Hickory Smoked Pan Roasted

Scallops. Scallops with Israeli

Couscous, Mushrooms, Bacon

Parmesan, Spinach and Tomato

About Casey’s

We are a flavor driven restaurant and

create unique experiences through bites and

craft cocktails. Chef Alex Casey creates his

dishes through his experiences and emotions

which offer an exciting bite that feels

comfortable. While supporting and utilizing

local produce and meat with other small

business in town, here at Casey’s, we like to

think of you as family and would love to

welcome you to our home.

"Loved the Couscous and

perfectly cooked scallop”

Reviews

At our first stop we were greeted by the

welcoming staff at Casey’s and the evening

started off with an appetizer, the first of five

courses. We were served Hickory Smoked, Pan

Roasted Scallops. Scallops with Israeli

couscous, mushrooms, bacon parmesan,

spinach and tomato. Diners were excited about

their experience at Casey’s.

“Loved the Couscous and perfectly cooked

scallop. The Bar area is beautiful. The bar

tenders are quick and efficient.”

"Scallops were amazing and staff was

great, I will be back!”

“Really good at Casey’s & Cheeky’s,

Delicious appetizer, I will be back.”

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Amy’s Cafe

103 West Cambridge Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540-373-3663

SOUP & SALAD

Baby Spinach Salad with Red Onion

Candied Walnuts, Cranberries w/ light

Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing and

Tomato Bisque Soup

About Amy’s Cafe

Amy’s Café sits on West Cambridge

Street, on the Stafford side of the

Rappahannock River , under the Falmouth

Bridge. Originally built over 200 years ago

the by America’s first self-made-millionaire,

the historic building has survived the Civil

War and natural disasters including several

floods. Amy’s Café has been open for almost

16 years, serving a down-home style menu

with charm.

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The Soup and Salad course was at

Amy’s Cafe. Diners raved about the food and

atmosphere.

“Tomato Bisque had several layers -spicy but

not overly, so complex & delicious. Salad

had the right ratio of dressing to spinach,

really enjoyed it.”

“Staff was wonderful, love the soup and

salad, will be back to try their amazing

menu! Servers were very sweet and

gracious.”

“The atmosphere was good, everything was

clean and neat. The food was great. Great

Service! Wonderful staff!, I will be back!”

“Love the soup

and salad....”

Patio Seating

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“Great service!

Wonderful staff!”

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The Pig Pitt

1017 Sophia Street

Fredericksburg

540-993-4205

PASTA

Creamy Baked Mac n Cheese topped

with Smoked Brisket

About The Pig Pitt

After checking around and realizing BBQ

places were becoming a thing of the past we

decided to bring one to the Fredericksburg

area. The Pig Pitt is a family owned BBQ

restaurant located on the river banks in

downtown Fredericksburg. We offer dine in,

take out and catering services. All of our food is

home-made! Our meats are smoked in-house

and all sides are made from scratch; including

fried and smoked wings you can toss in one of

our many flavors. We offer down-home

southern comfort foods at a reasonable price.

Come on down to THE PIG PITT and see why we

are the hottest BBQ place around!

"Loved it!

I will come back!”

Reviews

The third stop of the evening was at The

Pig Pitt on Sophia Street. Diners were served of

Creamy Baked Mac n Cheese topped Smoked

Brisket.

“Loved the Brisket, never been here and I

will be back! Wonderful staff.”

“Delicious, especially with my beer, great

staff. I will be back!”

“I Loved it! I will come back. Great Brisket

and staff!”

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Rehana’s

104 Wolfe Street

Fredericksburg

540-670-3588

MAIN ENTRÉE

Surf and Turf-Herbed Potato topped

with Whiskey Glazed Brisket and

Grilled Shrimp served with a Fennel

and Apple Salad

About Rehana’s

Downtown Fredericksburg's newest

culinary experience. Veteran owned

Rehana’s is a neighborhood gathering place

where patrons can enjoy a comfortable yet

elegant atmosphere with locally sourced

and freshly prepared small plates and

cocktails daily. Saturday and Sunday

mornings will be reserved for brunch. The

menu changes often based on what the

local markets and suppliers have fresh and

in season. During summer months, the

outdoor pavilion will be bustling with an

exciting menu of seasonal favorites,

backyard barbecues, seafood dinners, live

music, and markets featuring resident

artisans from throughout the area. Please

follow online and subscribe to their email

list to receive the latest menus and

happenings!

“Excellent meal,

very tasty.”

Reviews

Diners were treated to a fantastic main

course at Rehana’s for the fourth stop of the

night.

“Excellent meal., very tasty. Wonderful and

Informative staff.”

“Fantastic! Great atmosphere, tasty food.

Best restaurant of the night, I will be back.”

“Enjoyed meeting the owner and learning

about all the fun things they do there. Food

was delicious. I will be back!”

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Colonial Tavern

406 Lafayette Blvd

Fredericksburg

540-373-1313

DESSERT

Guiness Infused Brownie with Honey

Oat Crumble and Chocolate Crisp &

Whipped Cream

About Colonial Tavern

This community cornerstone is

known for: a friendly staff, delicious

Irish/American fare, and cold Irish beer.

The restaurant is housed inside the original

depot, of the former Virginia Central

Railway. Chef owners: Michael Papapetrou

and Jared Gunter feel humbled that the

Colonial Tavern is voted among the “Best 8

Pubs in Virginia,” for the 2nd year. Visit for

Monday Night “Open Mic,” more live music

on Wednesday-Saturday nights and some

weekend afternoons. Sundays feature

brunch and free evening trivia. Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and

Saturday 11:30am-midnight; Friday

11:30am-2 a.m., and Sunday 11am-9pm.

Food is served until an hour before closing.

Check out the current menus, at

www.irishbrigadetavern.com.

"Beautiful atmosphere,

delicious light dessert... ”

Review

Our final destination for the evening was

Colonial Tavern. Diners were served Guiness

infused brownie with honey oat crumble and

chocolate crisp & whipped cream.

“Food taste and presentation was excellent,

I will be back.”

“Delicious! Coffee and dessert were wonderful

as was the service.”

“Really good, love the atmosphere and staff was

friendly. I will be back.”

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Outdoor Dining

Sunday Brunch

Abner B’s Ice Cream www.abnerb.com 61 36 $ MC, V, DIS, AMX

821 Caroline Street

Abner B’s Ice Cream www.abnerb.com 61 38 $ MC, V, DIS, AMX

1630 Publix Way, Stafford

Always Flavored 540-690-4423 Y 67 37 L,D $ X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

1711 Princess Anne Street

Amy’s Cafe 540-373-3663 70 39 B,L,D $ X X X X X X MC, V, DIS

103 West Cambridge

Battlefield Rest. 540-846-9661 64 36 B,L $ X X X X

1018 Lafayette Blvd.

Brock’s Riverside Grill 540-370-1820 59 36 L,D $ X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

503 Sophia Street

Casey’s 540-377-4024 69 36 B,L,D $ X X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

622 Kenmore Avenue

Cinnaholic 802-Gourmet 67 38 $ MC, V, DIS, AMX

825 Wonder Rd, Stafford

Colonial Tavern - Irish Brigade Y 73 36 L,D $ X X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

406 Lafayette Blvd. 540-373-1313

Durango Grill 540-548-2093 Y 66 39 L,D $ X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

4256 Plank Road

Eats, A Burger Joint 540-940-6400 64 36 L,D $ X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

701 Lafayette Blvd

Mason Dixon Café

2100 Princess Anne Street

540-371-1950 66 39 B,L,D $ X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

Mexico Palace

10001 Patriot Hwy

540-898-6046 Y 61 39 L,D $ X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

Rehana’s

104 Wolfe Street

540-670-3588 72 36 D $ X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

Renee’s Crepes & Cakes 540-368-0420 63 39 B,L $ X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

2020 Augustine Ave.

Sammy T’s 540-371-2008 Y 63 37 L,D $ X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

801 Caroline Street

Soup & Taco

813 Caroline Street

540-899-0969 62 36 L,D $ X MC, V, DIS, AMX

Soup & Taco II 540-899-0941 62 37 L,D $ X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

806 William Street

Spirits 540-371-9595 80 36 B,L,D $ X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

816 Caroline Street

Tapa Rio 540-373-0870 65 37 L,D $ X X X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

1101 Sophia Street

The Alpine Chef 540-656-2101 65 36 L,D $ X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

200 Lafayette Blvd.

The Game Room 540-693-4940 68 39 L,D $ X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

3992 Lafayette Blvd

The Pig Pitt 540-993-4205 71 37 L,D $ X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

1017 Sophia Street

The Sunken Well Tavern 540-370-0911 63 36 B,L,D $ X X X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

720 Littlepage Street

Tim’s II at Fairview 540-775-7500 60 L,D $ X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

5441 Pavilion Drive, Fairview Beach

Tim’s at Lake Anna 540-894-5011 60 L,D $ X X X X MC, V, DIS, AMX

200 Boardwalk Way

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WINERIES & BREWERIES

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1781 BREWING CO.

Our Mission to create truly distinct farmhouse ales

and lagers on our Virginia farm, Reap what you Sow,

sustainability at 1781 Brewing Co, means leaving

little to no trace and replacing our carbon footprint in

meaningful ways. We are continually listed as a

Corporation for Conservation by Ducks Unlimited and

other nonprofits. In 2017, 1781 Brewing Co.

contributed to help conserve over 248,000 acres of

wetlands which are the most at-risk ecological

systems. We also are involved in several USDA

environmental programs for wetlands and forest and

maintain 60 acres of deciduous forest and buffer

zones for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. All 1781

Brewing Co.'s spent grains and brewery refuse goes

to either compost for our vegetable garden or to

another local farmer, Todd Schlund for his Pork

production.

WILDERNESS RUN VINEYARDS

Wilderness Run Vineyards began as a twinkle-in-theeye

of Robert and Denise Pagan as they looked

across the farm they had raised their family upon.

With the help of their son Harry and lifelong friend

Brandon (and many others), they started reclaiming

what were once dairy pastures and began planting

long rows of vines. After seeing the fruits of their

labor and all of the natural beauty of the property,

they decided what they had built must be shared.

Wilderness Run Vineyards has continually set goals

for the growth of the vineyard and farm. Every year

they have planted an average of an acre of new

grapes. The addition of 1781 Brewing Co. on the farm

has added to a variety of new beverage options for

patrons. The combination of vineyard and brewery

located on their historic property has allowed them

to holdfast to ethos; making the most out of time

with family, serving patrons as they are our family

and giving back to the community.

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APPETIZER

SOUP AND SALAD

PASTA • ENTRÉE

DESSERT

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participating restaurants

To book your ticket call

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