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Lighthouse opens new high school
Lighthouse Academy of Fredericksburg has opened a new high school that currently extends through the 10th grade.
Each Friday, students will go into the community to explore history, government, architecture, ecosystems and more.
Each Friday will have a different theme and be fully instructional.
Lighthouse Academy is located at 10713 Tidewater Trail.
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL TUNING MOWERS
Employment Resources Inc.'s new vocational center at the Gladys H. Oberle School is doing fall tuneups for lawn mowers and string trimmers for local residents.
The ERI instructors teach students how to do tuneups on a variety of brands of lawn mowers and trimmers.
All tuneups are done by students under strict supervision by trained vocational staff.
Tuneups include inspection and trouble shooting, replacing spark plugs, oil change for two-or four-stroke engines, rewind inspection and replacement, sharpening blades, power washing the unit and mower deck, replacing filters, adjusting carburetors, two test starts and any other needed work. Owners must pay for replacement parts.
There is no charge for the tuneup, but a donation to the program is appreciated.
Call 540/372-6710, ext. 157 to schedule a tuneup.
democrats set event in stafford
The Stafford Democratic Committee will host "Jazz Up Columbus Day" at Jimmy the Greek Restaurant on State Route 610 on Monday, Oct. 8, 5-9 p.m.
The event will include four dinner selections, three children's meal choices and the chance to meet local candidates. Adam Cook, candidate for Congress in District 1, and Aneesh Chopra, who is seeking the party's nomination for lieutenant governor in 2013, will attend.
Pete Fields, a classical guitarist and also a former Stafford supervisor and planning commissioner, will provide entertainment.
Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children. Order tickets by Oct. 1 at stafforddemocrats.org or after Oct. 1 by calling 540/300-1870.
Open hand hosting fundraiser oct. 10
Open Hand of Fredericksburg will host a Wildtree Tasting Party on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. at New City Fellowship, 200 Prince Edward St.
Wildtree offers organic pantry foods. The fundraiser will support Open Hand's Summer Youth Worker Programs, which teach readiness and life skills.
The event is free.
Visit mywildtree.com/donnah for information. Order products online between Oct. 10 and 24. A portion of proceeds will go to Open Hand.
Call 540/847-4455 or email
Email: OHF@OHF.org for information.
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