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Fred Focus: I-95 to be 'drastically transformed' in region

Thursday, January 25, 2018  
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January 25, 2018

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The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news.





Interstate 95 to be 'drastically transformed' in region

There is more than $1 billion in planned work on roads and rails in the Fredericksburg region coming down the pike, with seven major projects on the interstate alone, according to VDOT.

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VDOT invites comment on Chatham Bridge project


The public is invited to attend a design public hearing tonight (Thursday) to learn more about a project to rehabilitate the Chatham Bridge and to comment on the proposed design. The hearing is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at VDOT's auditorium at 86 Deacon Road in Stafford.

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Video highlights Artful Dimensions



This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" features Artful Dimensions, a 3-D art gallery that recently moved to 922-924 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg.

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Take a look inside the 718 Venue


718 Venue recently opened on Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg and can be rented for special events including weddings and corporate functions.

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Fredericksburg Food Co-Op cracks FLS wish list

This is the first time that the co-op has appeared on the annual poll, which gave readers a chance to pick their favorite from the 16 retailers and restaurants that got more than two suggestions for the Wish List.

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Arts Commission accepting applications


The Fredericksburg Arts Commission administers an annual Creative Communities Partnership Grant to City non-profit arts organizations (formerly called the Local Government Challenge Grant).

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Quarles makes another acquisition

Fredericksburg-based Quarles Petroleum Inc. has acquired the propane-gas distribution business of Noblett's Northern Neck Gas in Kilmarnock.


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City Council roundup -- parking, paving, permits and more


Here is a good recap of Tuesday's City Council meeting.

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New adventure-fitness event coming to City

"Take the City" -- an adventure race organized by Fredericksburg's Department of Parks, Recreation and Events -- will be held April 7-8. Twelve two-person teams will compete in at least seven challenges all over Fredericksburg, which will test them with physical, mental and emotional adventures on the City's vast history, arts and recreational opportunities. Each team will pay a $250 registration fee, with a $500 prize going to the winning team. All participants must be 21 or older. Look for more details soon.



Food-delivery service expands to Fredericksburg


TakeoutOnTheRun, an online-based restaurant-food delivery service, has expanded into Fredericksburg.

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Restaurant Review: Billiken's BBQ


Here is a review of Billiken's Smokehouse at The Chimneys, a new restaurant at 623 Caroline St. downtown.

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Property of the Week: 2211 Plank Road


Former fast-food restaurant (KFC) with drive-thru located on Route 3, one of Fredericksburg's top retail corridors. Signalized entrance, ample parking and excellent signage.


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