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Fredericksburg Regional Review October 2015

Compiled by Susan Larson. Photos copyright Robert A. Martin.

Top stories during October 2015.

Law Enforcement
-Spotsylvania Seeks to Have Riverbend Students Tried as Adults
-Riverbend Student Warned School Resource Officer of Planned Mass Shooting
-2 Teens Charged with Plotting Attack at Riverbend High School
-Stafford Student Arrested for Bomb and Shooting Threat
-Spotsylvania Fugitive Dorothy Beach Arrested in Texas
-Fredericksburg Crime Report for the Week Ending October 31
-Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report October 19 – 25
-Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report October 12 – 18
-Spotsylvania County Arrest Report October 5 – 11
-Spotsylvania County Arrest Report September 28 – October 4
-I-95 Motorist Brandishes Gun, Leads Authorities on Pursuit
-Fredericksburg Police on Protecting Yourself [Video]
-Arrest Made in Magic Bullet Records and Skateboards Robbery

Fire
-Fire Destroys Spotsylvania Home, Displaces Family of Five
-Courthouse Green Apartment Fire Displaces One
-Courtland Residents Escape Burning Home
-Two Die in Early Morning Spotsylvania House Fire
-Spotsylvania Fire Station Dedicated to Former Chief
-Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Spotsylvania Home
-10 Photos: Fredericksburg Fire Department Open House

Business
-Repo Rocks Wins 2015 Made in FredVA Competition
-A Downtown Business Owner’s Tribute to William “Bill” Greenlaw
-New Owner Keeps Olde Towne Butcher Locally Focused
-Favorite Downtown Boutique Leaves Fredericksburg
-Fahrenheit 132 Steak House Opens in Fredericksburg
-Startup Weekend Fredericksburg Sponsors Sought
-Plants Map, Rappahannock Goodwill Partner on Workforce Development
-Wegman’s Introduces “Passport to Family Wellness” in Fredericksburg
-Startup Weekend Fredericksburg Veterans Edition Set for November 2015
-The Title Professionals, Stafford County Receive Chamber Goodwill Awards
-Sedona Taphouse Grand Opening to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project
-The Benefits of Startup Weekend Fredericksburg [Video]
-Bella Giornata Events & Design Opens Downtown
-Marstel-Day Lays Off Staff, Closes California Offices

Government
-“Miscommunication” Damages Archaeologically Sensitive Area and Unearths Human Remains
-Riverfront Park Plan Downsized from $20M to $5M
-City Council Votes to Require Alcohol Special Use Permits in CT Zones
-5 Names Added to Fredericksburg Wall of Honor
-Fredericksburg Honored for Gun Give-Back Program
-Fredericksburg First Night 2015 Cancelled
-City Council Meeting to Begin Process of Hiring New City Manager

Transportation
-VRE Service Disruption Averted with PTC Extension
-Spotsylvania VRE Station Opens November 16

Schools and Education
-Stafford Schools Asks Community to Remove “Insensitive Picture” from Social Media, Takes “Appropriate Actions” with Students
-Jane Goodall Institute Presentation at Hugh Mercer Elementary

People
-Play Highlights True Stories of Local Domestic Violence Survivors
-Fredericksburg, Fréjus Celebrate 35th Anniversary as Sister Cities
-Tree Fredericksburg Receives ‘Forest Champion Award’
-How You Can Help: Emaciated Animals Seized from Orange County Farm

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