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closeups Do You Know Dr. Sneed? developing partnerships

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Artistic troublemaking Joe Di bella

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teacher f the year ....tara hefner

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porch talk 3

cliff satterthwaite...the true tale of two cities

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on the porch...life in fredericksburg Messages

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360 degree view: tim snyder

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downtown buzz

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melanie yost: performance coach

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Carrie Harmsen: unique photo style

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juneteenth....let freedom truly ring

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vino: vineyards

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season’s bounty: thrill of the grill

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Cooking with Kyle kickshaws revisited

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local night life: spencer devon

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Calendar of events

For June Brides and Caffeine Highs

With Love in Every Cup!

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June 2015

Front porch fredericksburg

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Our Heritage: pictures history’s stories.: nat m. wills, ‘burg’s vaudevillian

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companions: benefits of using a pet sitter

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canning comeback renew: 10,000 steps to lasting health

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Senior Care: convoy pt. 1

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wellness: my vision for healthcare reform emancipated patients

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scene & heard...in the ‘burg!

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porch light: ....benightclubbing ....road to the ‘burg

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champions together a perfect marriage

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fredericksburg sketches My Favorite Places: June pick Kenmore Park

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from my porch: time travel & gardenias poetryman autoknown

Cliff Satterthwaite a true tale of two cities By Mirinda Reynolds 11) I glimpse a little of Cliff in each of us - delicate flowers by Betsy, steeples rising by Casey, street scenes by Brandon, landscapes by Kathleen, people by Bill, the river by Ed, neighborhoods by Wendy, colors by Darling, still lifes by Dee and watercolors by Booth.....and the list goes on......

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The book is dedicated with a quote by Arch DiPeppe “… He is showing us who we are, what is important, and what will last.” I would like to add “…and the greatest of these is love.”

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in communion with change: Rev. D. mccusker

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ponshop celebrates 5 years on caroline street

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rise nepal benefit concert

Mirinda Reynolds is a local artist, teacher at FA, outspoken redhead, and huge cheerleader (not literally) of the arts. She is a member of Art First Gallery, FCCA, and will be a guest artist June 6th 11-8 pm at Old Mill Park for Rock the River Festival.

Introducing Benchmark ...The Distinctive Wedding Rings. 200 William Street Downtown Fredericksburg 540.373.4421 Mon-Fri: 9:30-6 Sat: 9:30-5 CrownJewelersFredericksburg.com

Cover Photo By Carrie Harmsen Save the date for opening night on First Friday, June 5th, 6-9pm to congratulate our quintessential Fredericksburg artist for his newest book A True Tale of Two Cities… Volume Two (Vol. One of his York, PA paintings will be available as well). Snap up a limited first edition of his beloved paintings, drawings, and assemblages available exclusively at Art First during the month of June. This art coffee table collection of 500 works will serve as an ultimate gift for any local art lover. Offered a chance by The Front Porch to interview Cliff, I discovered quickly that the usual format wasn’t the simplest path to enlightenment. After buying an autographed copy, I squirreled away my newest treasure and dove in with great expectations. Richly rewarded with familiar scenes in every medium and was brought to tears with the tenderness that Cliff endows on each subject. I began to understand him so much more than with words. Things I now know about Cliff’s world: 1) He’s spent the last 33 years feverishly documenting and observing us all- capturing Fredericksburg’s homes, businesses, people, and most reverently- our historical landmarks. 2) He owns a photographic memory of his work and knows where each painting was created and who purchased it. 3) If you sorely missed out on a palette painting you coveted over his shoulder on the streets, chances are it is in his new collection, locally printed by

Creative Color for a reasonable price, or might even be available on Art First gallery walls. 4) Cliff is a self-proclaimed romantic visual narrator, enhancing hues while masterfully interpreting our bustling town with positive energy as we walk our dogs, load our groceries, wait in line, choose our tomatoes, dine with friends, shovel snow, or cross the street. He creates with the spirit of Norman Rockwell’s eternal optimism. 5) Cliff has an enormous heart full of kindness and humility. Period. 6) Cliff's paintings are his only children. The "children" in some, however, were found unruly and he wished he had "corrected" them before their release...although he tended to them lovingly at the time...like all great parents do!. 7) From the loosest quick study of a Hardee’s breakfast group to the most realistic, crisp hyper-realism of Belmont’s beauty, this book is extraordinary. 8) I cheered out loud as I flipped the page to the award-winning Rose Hill in Snow, arguably the finest painting ever created in Fredericksburg. 9) Eight different versions of Rising Sun Tavern demonstrate his dedication to taking the time to really see and enhance our perception of light and color as fleeting- they are his Monet haystacks and O’Keeffe flowers 10) There are some delightful abstract surprises, such as Life After Death.

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Front Porch Fredericksburg - June 2015