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Our Heritage: fredericksburg greek colony history’s stories.: sophia st, the flip side of rte 1


spotlight on the va deli


companions: hey, nice to meet you!


My own path: late summer days in petty acres shoe drive benefits micro-enterprises

kathleen harrigan ....new FOR executive director


Senior Care: bucket list


back to school blues sustaining healthy habits

hometown heroes ....6 named locally


Art in the Burg: pictures that tell a story


scene & heard...in the ‘burg!


applause ....for piper


fxbg music: gaye adegbalola


BSG featured artist poetryman


new Downtown Businesses


the garden as art: tale of two artists


Sprelly’s Adrian Silversmith

porch talk 4

on the porch...life in fredericksburg Messages


Community inclusion for all .......disability resource center


la petite celebrates 33 year milestone


VA Wineries... tips on getting most from winery visit


stafford 350: aquia stone creating entrepreneurs in the burg


vino: glen manor, world class Cooking with kyle


season’s bounty: sponge


spencer brewing company


will power: the brews are a changin


Calendar of events

rumba, samba, tango & more! By Lori Izykowski & Ranny Corbin


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dancing with the stars 2014


a clowder of cats: elizabeth seaver new works


ayana sala baugh anti-bullying play


recovery in motion gains momentum

Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars 2014

Cover Photo By Sue Henderson

Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars returns to Dodd Auditorium on the University of Mary Washington campus Saturday, October 11, 2014. Ten community leaders will partner with Michael and Melissa Scott, owners of Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio in Fredericksburg, to compete for a mirrorball trophy and the People’s Choice Award. A portion of the proceeds will fund the UMW Performing Arts in the Community Scholarship, awarded annually to regional students who excel in music, theatre or dance at University of Mary Washington. These students give back to the community, not only in musical, theatrical, and dance performances on campus, but also as volunteers, working with area school programs, producing talent shows at senior homes, performing at city events, and more. Our Fredericksburg stars already are practicing their rumba, samba, tango and more, to be critiqued by a panel of judges, who will offer commentary following each dance and determine the winner of the coveted mirror-ball trophy.

Adding to the excitement, the evening will be hosted by renowned Washington Redskins running back and NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green. The Stars include Terrie Crawley, dentist and member of the UMW Board of Visitors; Lisa Crittenden, executive director of Hope House; Janel Donohue, president of Rappahannock United Way; John Fick, president and CEO of J.F. Fick, Inc.; Rose Hurley, UMW’s first lady; Regis Keddie, senior vice president of investments at Davenport and Company; John Moss, partner with the Rinehart, Butler, Hodge, Moss & Bryant law firm; Florence Ridderhof, community volunteer and arts patron; John Wack, president of Eastern Sports Management and owner of Fredericksburg Field House; and Joe Wilson, president of PermaTreat Pest Control. In addition to Cory Von Ginkel, member of National Dance Council of America, two regional and entertaining personalities will serve as judges: Gaye Todd Adegbalola, internationally acclaimed jazz musician and former

member of Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women; and Susan Garnett Spears, (pictured) president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Chamber of Commerce President of the Year, and 2013 Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars contestant. While the judges rate the performers’ artistic moves, audience members will cast their vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. According to Florence Ridderhof, “Life is just better and much more joyous when there is music, dance, drawings to look at, poetry to hear, and any kind of artwork being created, and it is all much more wonderful when you know it is being shared…. STEM is all right,” she says, “but I am a believer in STEAM!” Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The event will be followed by a reception “Under the Stars.” Seats are filling fast, so select and reserve yours now by purchasing a ticket at http://fredericksburgstars.umw.edu. The

cost is $85 (plus a $5 processing fee), of which $75 is tax deductible. For more information, contact (540) 654-1065. Lori Izykowski & Ranny Corbin are UMW employees and fans of the arts in Fredericksburg.

Hey, 20!

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary!


September 2014

Front porch fredericksburg

front porch fredericksburg

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Profile for Virginia Grogan

Front Porch Fredericksburg - September 2014  

Front Porch Fredericksburg - September 2014