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Sanders In Virginia This Week

(Richmond)- Democratic Presidential front runner Bernie Sanders is bringing the focus of his presidential campaign to Virginia this week. A rally is scheduled at The National on Broad Street in Richmond Thursday afternoon. Sanders will […]

Boat Hit By Wave, 4 Injured

(Virginia Beach)- Virginia Aquarium officials say several passengers were injured after a wave hit their whale watching boat Saturday morning.  It happened around 10 a.m. as the boat was traveling through the Rudee Inlet.  The […]

Go-Go Music is Official

(DC)- Go-Go music is the official genre of DC.   Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill into law that made the genre the official music of the city.  She expressed the cultural importance of the […]

Mother Accused of Sex Trafficking Teen Daughter

(Matthews County)- A mother is being accused of sex trafficking her 15-year-old daughter. Matthews County Sheriff’s Office reports that 53-year-old Billy Hooper was denied bond after being accused of trying to perform sex acts on […]

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Town Talk: Cooking Autism

Update on Cooking Autism.   Kerry George, Andrea Wright and April Burch.   Race Towards Autism Acceptance and Family Festival on March 28th and details for teachers interested in applying for Cooking Autism grants for their classrooms. […]

Town Talk- Library

Jessie Farrow and Tracy McPeck with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Topics include new shelves at the Porter and downtown libraries,  Winter Reading Challenge, Women in Jazz, Read Across America and the Regional Spelling Bee. […]

Town Talk: Feb. 20

Early spring fever gardening dos and don’ts with Tracy Blevins of Plants Map.    plantsmap.com

Town Talk: Feb. 18

Strangulation in intimate partner violence is becoming a growing issue.  Kathy Anderson with Empowerhouse and Eileen Dohmann with Mary Washington Healthcare preview a symposium:  Identifying, Treating, Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation cases.  

Town Talk: Feb. 19

Stafford Economic Development and Tourism Director John Holden. The focus is tourism.  Topics include a Kayak Fishing Tournament in June, a running series, soccer tournaments and swimming.     tourstaffordva.com  

Town Talk: Feb. 17

Loisann’s Hope House on Lafayette Blvd. in Fredericksburg.   Concert of Hope with the Righteous Brothers on March 7th.  Anna Billingsley and Lisa Crittenden talk about ways to help families facing homelessness and everyday needs at […]

Town Talk: Feb 14

Preview of the Ceili Leahy Day of Service on April 4th.   Leslie Leahy, Elizabeth Rehm, Katie Hornung and John Leahy.  A look at the importance of service and and ways area businesses can become involved.  […]

Town Talk- Feb 13, 2020

Fredericksburg Area Museum update. Museum re-opens March 1.  There are new exhibits.  Caroline Ford and Theresa Cramer.  www.famva.org  

Town Talk: Feb. 12

The Spotsylvania School budget with Superintendent Dr. Scott Baker and School Board Chairman Baron Braswell.   And..the VHSL bringing the field hockey state championships to the blue field at Courtland High School.

Town Talk: Feb. 11

Mary Washington Hospital named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2020.   Director of Cardiac Services Jessie Mountjoy and Cardiac Surgery Program Manager Mike Brown.  

Town Talk: Feb. 10

Washington Heritage Museums.  Executive Director Anne Darron and Mary Washington House Manager Michelle Hamilton preview upcoming events, new books on Mary Washington and the importance of giving to area museums.   www.washingtonheritagemuseums.org.  

Town Talk- Feb. 7

Fredericksburg City Police Detective Tabatha Merrell and Lt. Rashawn Cowles.  Dating safety tips and signs of an unhealthy relationship.  

Town Talk: Feb. 6

Rappahannock Area Health District Director Dr. Brooke Rossheim talks about coronavirus and influenza.   We also talk about the importance of flu shots.  

Town Talk: Feb. 5

George Washington’s birthday at Ferry Farm preview. It’s February 17th, 10-4.   Also a look at the George Washington Foundation’s plans for telling the Washington story. Alma Withers, Dave Muraca and Meghan Budinger     www.kenmore.org  

Town Talk: February 3

The importance and need to give blood.  Alexis Innis with American Red Cross Blood Services.    www.redcrossblood.org