Thursday, May 16, 2013
Activities and events in the Fredericksburg area May 17 - 19, 2013.
1 - Greek Festival at Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 3 - 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday. Food, dancing, Kidz Zone, church tours, merchandise. Free admission. 2 - Patriot Park Amphitheater Concert Friday. Gates open at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Admission $5 for adults, kids 12 and under $2. This week's performance by SonRise. 3 - Sounds of Summer in Market Square, 7 p.m. Friday. Presented by the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. Free. As part of the evening, the museum offers free, extended hours from 5 - 9 p.m., a member’s reception and activities for kids in the square. This week's performance is by The Blue Tips Rhythm Review. 4 - Marine Corps Historic Half …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Red Ribbon Week is an annual drug prevention program for young people.
Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw presented representatives of the LCpl. Caleb Powers Young Marines a proclamation recognizing Oct. 23 to 31, 2012, as the annual Red Ribbon Week. The presentation was held during Tuesday evening's City Council Meeting. "The National Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23 to 31 each year," according to the website. The LCpl Caleb Powers Young Marines will promote Red Ribbon Week in the area through events and displays, including their interactive presentations at from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nov. 3 'Be the Best You Can Be' festival at Spotsylvania Towne Centre.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
After a hectic few hectic days last month when she got a lease termination letter, owner Chrissy Gibbs' hourly childcare business remained in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre.
Wiggle Worms is open for business in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, but in a different location that is in the connector hallway for the food court and Le Gourmet Chef. Owner Chrissy Gibbs thought last month that she was going to have to close business when she got a lease termination letter from company that owns the mall, the Cafaro Company. But word got out quick that the hourly childcare center was in jeopardy and parents who use the services joined forces to protest in the mall. One parent even created a "Save Wiggle Worms" Facebook page. Later that day, Cafaro Company announced that it was moving Wiggle Worms from its original location to the 1,700-square-foot space once occupied by Macy's. Gibbs said she has about half the space …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Spots are limited so call today to make the appointment for a free cut in August for your children in 6th grade or below.
JC Penney has a promotion that offers free haircuts to children in grades kindergarten through 6th grade in August. There is a JC Penney salon at the location in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Parents must make an appointment and a salon associate said they do fill up quickly and there are limited spots. Call 540-786-7602 and press 2 to make an appointment.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The retailer of hand-crafted jewelry, home decor, accessories, tableware, stationary and art will open in September.
The owners of the Spotsylvania Towne Centre announced that the unique nonprofit fair-trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages will open a 2,700-square-foot store at the mall's Village at Towne Centre. Joe Bell, director of corporate communications for mall owner The Cafaro Co., said the country's oldest and largest fair-trade retailer is scheduled to open in September between Books-A-Million and Aveda Tulips SalonSpa. Ten Thousand Villages offers hand crafted jewelry, home décor, personal accessories, tableware, stationery, art and gift items from artisans in developing countries. The nonprofit retailer has fair-trade relationships with artisans in 38 countries that help provide them with a sustainable income. Product sales help pay for …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
An Apple Retail Store at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre? They've certainly tried to get the popular retailer to come.
Apple Stores are some of the most popular retail stores in the country, yet the shopping mecca of Fredericksburg has yet to be able to reel one in. That doesn't mean no one has tried. Some places are even giving Apple Stores free rent to persuade them to move in. Joe Bell, director of corporate communications for Spotsylvania Towne Centre owners The Cafaro Cos., said agents in the company's real estate department have had discussions with Apple in recent years. "One interesting thing I've learned is that Apple has its own systematic timetable for rolling out stores in various markets," he said. "Where does Fredericksburg fit in that plan? Hard to say." What do you think? Should Fredericksburg have an Apple Store? Vote in the poll and make …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Cafaro Company and the leasing agent worked with Wiggle Worms to find them new space in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre after parents complained about the mall terminating the child care center's lease.
Wiggle Worms will relocate to a 1,700-square-foot space near Macy's at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, the mall owners announced today. Earlier in the day a group of parents protested the towne centre's decision to terminate Wiggle Worms' lease at the 4,200-square-foot space they utilize now near Costco. The parents' wishes, and Wiggle Worms' co-owner Chrissy Gibbs' hopes, were answered less than six hours later. Joe Bell, director of corporate communications for the mall owner Cafaro Cos., said Wiggle Worms will move after June 22 to space near Macy’s and the Spotsylvania Conference Center. Bell said the move is necessary because several new retailers are coming to the Spotsylvania Towne Centre and several merchants will be shifting …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The owner of the popular hourly childcare business in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre just announced that the mall owners found her a new location inside the mall.
BREAKING UPDATE: Wiggle Worms Finds A New Home. The owner of Wiggle Worms in the Spotsylvania Towne Centre just posted this message on the Facebook page: Thank you Joe, Tom, Mark and the whole Cafaro Company!!!!!We have a HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!I AM THRILLED!!!!!!!!Thank you for believing in us!!!! Fredericksburg Patch will update this story when details are made public. ---- Correction: The mall security did not ask the protestors to leave, but did ask them not to walk around the mall and use signs that said, 'We Love Wiggle Worms', or wear any attire that said that. The story has been corrected. About 10 to 20 parents protested the lease termination of Wiggle Worms hourly childcare center today at the Spotsylvania Towne Center Chrissy Gibbs, …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The two robbers approached the 19-year-old Stafford teenager in the parking lot of Spotsylvania Towne Centre and demanded his shoes and money as they pointed a gun at him.
Two teenagers were arrested for robbing a man in the parking lot of the Spotsylvania Towne Centre on March 10. The 19-year-old Stafford victim told Spotsylvania sheriff's deputies that at about 9:10 p.m. on March 10 in the parking lot of the Spotsylvania Towne Centre he was approached by two young black males who displayed a handgun while they demanded his shoes and money. The victim said the two robbers originally asked him for a cigarette and a ride to McDonald's but he refused. Then, the robbers displayed a handgun and demanded his shoes and money. "The victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and then ran away from the suspects yelling they had a gun," said sheriff's office spokesman Mike Harvey. First Sergeant R. Pittman set …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
If you're driving the speed limit, the project's goal is to have motorists drive past as many intersections without getting a red light.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has timed the traffic signals on Rt. 3 to help relieve some of the gridlock on one of the Fredericksburg area's busiest highways. "For drivers traveling at the speed limit, the goal is to move through as many intersections as possible without a stop once you traveling are on Route 3," said VDOT spokeswoman Kelly Hannon. The signal timing patterns started on Jan. 23 along Rt. 3 form Interstate 95 west to Chewning Lane in Spotsylvania County. The changes will also improve access to the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, where this is often a backlog of vehicles trying to enter the mall from Rt. 3. Hannon said an average of 86,000 vehicles a day travel on eastbound and westbound Route 3 between Interstate 95…