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: The Overland Campaign

Mary O’Neil and Beth Parnicza with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park preview the 160th anniversary events to mark The Overland Campaign.  We talk about the significance of the battles and what influenced the campaign.  

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Town Talk: Mary Washington Medical Oncology

Dr. Rod Flynn and Dr. Maithreyi Samara talk about the multi-discipline breast cancer clinic.  It’s a unique approach where your various doctors and treatment is done in one place.   It’s new for the area.

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Town Talk: The Great Train Race

Race Director Brain Pessolano previews the 30th annual race on May 5th.   The 1-mile Express is for kids 6-17.   The 1/2-mile George Dashington for ages 10 and under, and the 1/4-mile Caboose Run for ages 5 and

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Town Talk/Washington Heritage Museums

Executive Director Anne Darron and Board Chairman Chuck Fennell with an update on work at the Mary Washington Monument and Caretaker’s Lodge.  There’s a wreath laying at the monument May 5th to mark the 130th anniversary of

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Town Talk: Inform Fredericksburg

Matt Kelly and Anne Little talk about Inform Fredericksburg.  The group advocates for sustainable growth to preserve the character of Fredericksburg.  Issues include city services, taxes and fees, traffic and parking and maintaining neighborhood character.  The group

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Town Talk: Historic Garden Week in Fredericksburg

Historic Garden Week Chair Betsy Sale previews the April 23rd event in Fredericksburg.  10-5 at selected homes on lower Caroline Street.   Tickets at the Garden Club of Virginia website.

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Town Talk: Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center

It’s Child Abuse Awareness Month.   Executive Director Elizabeth McNally talks about their giving voice, hope and healing to children.

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Town Talk: The Rappahannock Area Health District

Erin Perkins and Valerie Hopson-Bell on National Public Health Week.  We look at the various areas where the Rappahannock Health District assists the community–it’s more than vaccines and health inspections.

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Town Talk: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Youth Services Teen Librarian Owen Cobey and Assistant Branch Manager and Adult Services Department Head Erin Creighton talk about the Teen Poetry Contest, the seed drive launch, getting glasses for the eclipse and the conclusion of winter

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Town Talk: Techs in the Burg

Dave the Computer Guy talks about the end of the Affordable Connectivity Program. What’s next?   We also talk about internet plans, Nas Drives for homes and WiFi 7.

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Town Talk: Rappahannock Adult Activities

Alexis Fox and Katie Lafleur preview the Spring Plant Sale–it begins March 29th at 750 Kings Highway.  M-F 9-4, Saturday 9-noon.   Your purchase helps fund programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.   There’s a Garden Party on April

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Town Talk: UMW

Executive Director of Alumni Engagement Mark Thaden and Director of Annual Giving Shelby Orlando preview Mary Wash Day on April 4th and Reunion Weekend May 30th-June 2.   givingday.umw.edu and alumni.umw.edu/reunion

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Town Talk: Author Lynda Allen

Lynda Allen is author of “Flashes of Insight.”  She describes her book as weaving together elements of history, mystery, menopause, humor and some Jersey girl attitude.  She says this book is the start of a new “Jersey

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Clean and Green Commission

Robert Courtnage and Sarah Hurst talk about the business sustainability awards–the deadline is March 31st.  We talk about successes the commission has seen, Fossil Free Fredericksburg, composting and the best driveway in Fredericksburg!

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Town Talk: Will McIntosh

The At-Large member of Fredericksburg City Council talks about his first few months on council, the budget and growth.

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Town Talk-Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

CEO and Producing Artistic Director Patrick A’Hearn previews upcoming shows (They’re Playing Our Song, Wizard of Oz and Love Letters).  We discuss the benefits of Riverside going non-profit.   riversidedt.com

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Town Talk-Scott Mayausky

Stafford’s Commissioner of the Revenue talks about why most homeowners saw such a big rise in their reassessments. We talk about growth in the county and pressure to meet needs yet make the county affordable.  And a

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Town Talk: Leashes of Valor

Karen Meadows and Lisa Berry are two of the service dog trainers with Spotsylvania-based Leashes of Valor.  We talk about how they train the dogs, how they prepare the veterans to life with a service dog, and

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Town Talk: The George Washington Foundation/Kenmore & Ferry Farm

Allison Ellis and Ann Waters preview some April events–Colonial Fair on April 6 at Kenmore, Dog Days at Ferry Farm on April 13, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day on April 14.  Also we talk

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Town Talk: Fredericksburg Sister City program

Jenna Edwards, Kathryn Willis and Craig Vasey talk about the value of sister city involvement.  They represented Germany, Italy and France.   There’s also Ghana and Nepal.

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Town Talk: Virginia Renaissance Faire 2024

Sherry Loy, Cornelia Rutherford and Bob Cohen preview the Ren Faire at Lake Anna Winery May 11-June 9th on weekends.   Auditions this Saturday (16th) at the downtown library on Caroline Street at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:00.   You

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Town Talk: FredNats Sunshine Baseball League powered by REC

Mike Zitz and Dennis Rapkins talk about the summer league–for ages 8-18–plus a 18+ team is in the works.  Registration begins March 22.   There’s a need for coaches and more business sponsors.  sunshinebaseball.net

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Town Talk: Lafayette Bicentennial in Fredericksburg

Lisa Durham and Mary Katherine Greenlaw preview events from now to November to highlight General Lafayette’s visit to Fredericksburg in 1824.   fxbg.com/lafayette

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Town Talk: STEM-H Day/Germanna Community College

Jessica Matheson, Dr. Eric Earnhardt and Hussein Al-Khayyat talk about STEAM-H Day on April 6 for grades K-12.  This is formerly Science and Engineering Day.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Health.   Hussein, from Jordan, is involved with

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Town Talk: Virginia Bluebird Society & Tree Fredericksburg

Anne Little previews a blue bird talk at the downtown library on the 16th from 1-2.   Discussion on attracting and protecting birds in your yard.

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