OUT AND ABOUT: Picnic in the Park, Comfortable Weather

Looking for something the whole fam can do? Try Picnic in the Park tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We don’t say much about the weather here at the Advance. We’re more the we’ll-find-out-what-it’s-doing-when-we-step-outside-because-weather-doesn’t-stop-us kind of people. (Want to know before you go? The latest weather is always in the upper right corner of […]

Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors’ – June 11 Meeting Details

An overview of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting. Tuesday’s Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors’ meeting includes a list of 22 items on the consent agenda, three presentations, and two public hearings. Presentations Public Hearings Meeting Items Submit a Letter to the Editor Local Obituaries To view local obituaries or to send […]

Fredericksburg School Board – June 10 Meeting Details

An overview of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting. Monday’s Fredericksburg City Public School Board meeting includes a list of nine items on the Superintendent’s Report/consent agenda, two action items, seven information items, and one old business matter. Information Items Action Items Meeting Items Submit a Letter to the Editor Local […]

Spotsylvania School Board – June 10 Meeting Details

An overview of the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting. Monday’s Spotsylvania County School Board meeting includes a list of 7 items on the consent agenda, one information item, and four action items. Information Item The standard monthly Head Start update. Action Items Meeting Details

History, and Our Memory of It, Carry Day

At Thursday’s memorial to those who stormed Normandy’s beaches 80 years ago, at chance to speak with those who lived that day, and a call to remember what brought us to that point. The very young and the very old, those who served and those who did not, those family members whose loved ones paid […]

‘Thank Human Decency’

Craig Vasey, president of the Sister City Association and a member of the FXBG Advance Board, was Master of Ceremonies for Thursday’s D-Day commemoration. His father was in the D-Day invasion. His remarks are reprinted here. Thank you all for coming, and welcome.  We begin this afternoon with the presentation and posting of the colors […]

Flags Waving Downtown Year-Round

Vibrant colors, rich history, cultural diversity are just some of what the flags flying downtown on 110 poles reveal. The flags lining Fredericksburg’s downtown corridor are one of the city’s defining charms. But the flags are there for more than simple decoration. “The City’s flag displays constitute an official communication of the City of Fredericksburg […]

July Trial Date Set for Spotsylvania School Board Vice Chair Nicole Cole

Cole was arraigned in General District Court Wednesday Morning. A trial date of July 1 has been set for Spotsylvania School Board Vice Chair Nicole Cole, who is accused of misdemeanor assault and battery by fellow School Board member Lisa Phelps. Cole was in Spotsylvania General District Court Wednesday morning for the arraignment. She is […]

FOIA Requests Ignored in Spotsylvania

Lisa Phelps and April Gillespie were asked by School Board Chair Lorita Daniels to comply with a FOIA request regarding the Riverbend High School swim team. The two have still not fully complied. Spotsylvania School Board Chair Lorita Daniels sent official letters earlier this year to two School Board members asking that they comply with […]

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Sign Their Way to Fun

The annual Signs of Fun camp in Spotsylvania County attracts students from across Virginia and the nation for a week of fun and learning. Summer camp is a rite-of-passage that many kids look forward to each year. A week away from mom and dad, and an early opportunity to spread their wings and experience life […]