Town Talk

Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Town Talk is a one-hour local program will introduce you to local businesses, non-profit leaders and political figures who influence the Fredericksburg region every day.

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Christmas Parade

Kim Herbert with Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events with all the details on Saturday’s Fredericksburg Christmas Parade.  

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Salvation Army

Captain Shauntrice Williams talks with us about Angel Tree and Christmas kettles–and how you and your family can make a memory and help the community.  

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Town Talk: Downtown Greens

A time of celebration and thanks.  Brad Smith and Sarah Perry with Downtown Greens talk about raising $750,000 in the first phase of purchasing 56 acres in city.  We talk about Giving Day and what’s next?  

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Town Talk: Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County

Jason Tickle announces that the five new Habitat homes will be completed during a special program on December 15th.   A look back at 2021 and what’s ahead with Habitat of Caroline.  

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Rotary

John Coker and Andy Lynn talk about the work of Rappahannock Rotary–and how the annual pancake feast is being run. Also details on Letters to Santa.  

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Mainstreet

The importance and value to the community of shopping small and local.  Danilo Orofino of Orofino Restaurant, Scarlett Pons with the Pon Shop Studio and Art Gallery and Brian Lam with Skin+Touch Therapy Spa–all on Caroline Street

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Town Talk: American Red Cross Blood Services

Alexis Innis talks about a serious blood shortage.

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Historians Ryan Quint and Hilary Grabowska talk about Chatham and what’s available around the region. Also, what happened in the region 159 years ago right now as the Battle of Fredericksburg neared.

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Town Talk: Germanna Community College/Infrastructure Academy

Dr. Shashuna Gray-Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development and Ed Dalrymple, the owner of Cedar Mountain Stone Quarry in Rapidan. He helped Germanna begin its Asphalt Program and apprenticeships.  The Infrastructure Academy is good news

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Town Talk: Loisann’s Hope House/Trees of Hope

Anna Billingsley and Lisa Crittenden talk about events surrounding Trees of Hope to benefit Loisann’s Hope House.  Table top trees can be seen starting on November 19th at the Ashley Home Store in Central Park.   loisannshopehouse.org

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Town Talk: Commonwealth Senior Living at Fredericksburg

Karen Estes talks about aging and Assisted Living.  Signs that it’s time to think about Assisted Living and why move before the holidays?  

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Town Talk: Health Fair

Shericka Twyner with the Caroline Family YMCA, Naomie Murdock and Mary Anne Batsche with Mary Washington Healthcare talk about a virtual and in-person Health Fair this Friday and Saturday.

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Town Talk: George Washington Foundation

Dave Muraca, Meghan Budinger and Amy Durban with the George Washington Foundation outline what’s happening over the holidays at Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm.   www.kenmore.org

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Town Talk: Election analysis

UMW’s Dr. Stephen Farnsworth looks at state-wide and General Assembly results and what it means going forward.

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Town Talk: Rock Out Knock Out Homelessness

Spotsylvania Schools Social Worker Michelle Patton Swisher talks about your involvement in Rock Out, Knock Out Homelessness on November 9th.  It’s a virtual event where you can provide money or items for homeless students and families.  sef4education.org

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Town Talk: Techs in the Burg

Dave the Computer Guy talks about the scary cyber world and how you can protect your computer and personal information.

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Town Talk: Kayak Fishing League

Greg Nosar with the Kayak Fishing League with information on our home team–the Washington Warhawks.  The team has ties to Stafford.

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Town Talk: Kathy Anderson/Empowerhouse

Update on their work with victims of domestic violence:   Providing help to those with a language barrier and $29,000 still needed for an upgrade to the HVAC system at the emergency shelter.

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Area Running Club

Patty Kramer and Brian Pessolano with the Fredericksburg Area Running Club talk about the benefits of running and the yearly Grand Prix series.  

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care Program Director Samantha Shoukas with an update on the cold weather shelter, results of a recent homeless summit and the need for volunteers for the Point-in-time count in January.

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Town Talk: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Sarah Hutchinson–Youth Services Head at the Porter Branch and Lee Criscuolo, the Adult Services Head at Howell with an library update.   Topics include IdeaSpace, HelpNow Live Online Tutoring and other events.

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Town Talk: Jazz4Justice

Joel Young, Ravi Palat and Doug Gately talk about the virtual event November 6th at 7:30.  Watch it then (or later) from   legal aid works  Donations help fund UMW jazz scholarships and Legal Aid Works.

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Town Talk: Spotsy Schools/Dr. Scott Baker

Spotsylvania School Superintendent Dr. Scott Baker with an update on schools and COVID, testing, local funding and the bond question on the ballot on Tuesday.

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Town Talk: Awesome Possumz & Wildlife Rescue League

Carolyn Wilder with the Wildlife Rescue League and Karen Brace with Awesome Possumz.   Info on keeping animals out of your house as colder weather comes and why possums aren’t to be feared and what to do if you find

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Town Talk: Community Health Assessment

Xavier Richardson with Mary Washington Healthcare and Allison Balmes-John with the Rappahannock Area Health District talk about the Community Health Assessment Process to identify health-related needs and assets in the region.  What’s happening,  how can you be

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