Tag Archives: Fredericksburg

Oral histories from the Rappahannock River

As a colonial historian, I never thought I’d be working on an oral history project, but a couple of years ago a student from my environmental history class, Woodie Walker, who is also a conservationist at Friends of the Rappahannock … Continue reading

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Wild and Scenic Film Fest

Wild & Scenic Film Fest expands to two locations 4th annual event features films that inspire environmental activism For immediate release Contact: Woodie Walker E-mail: woodie.walker @riverfriends.org Phone: (540) 373-3448 x. 117 FREDERICKSBURG – There aren’t many empty seats at … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg ghost stories

It’s spring break and almost daylight savings, and so maybe I should be thinking about spring cleaning. But since we’re still dipping down into the single digits, and looking at 3-5 inches of snow and ice and frozenish crud tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Rappahannock film premier

RAPPAHANNOCK 8×11 Friends of the Rappahannock, a local conservation organization in Fredericksburg, will be hosting the premier of a documentary by Oscar-nominated director Bayley Silleck at UMW’s Dodd Auditorium on Sunday, November 9, from 3-4 pm (you can grab the promotional … Continue reading

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Lanterns and flags–Memorial Day in Fredericksburg

I haven’t written a ton on this blog about local history or sites (I blame the whole work thing…), but that’s part of what I want to post here. So, since we ventured out to the cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend, … Continue reading

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You’ve been flocked!

Who said nothing exciting ever happens in Fredericksburg?! I was heading downhill on Hanover the other day, and off to my right I caught a flash of pink, and another, and–a flock of plastic pink flamingos stuck in somebody’s lawn. … Continue reading

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Just who the heck was (Lewis) Littlepage?

Depending on my route to work, and/or home, I wind up driving down Littlepage St. several times a week. I never really thought much about the name–assumed it was named after someone, and never got any further than that–until a … Continue reading

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