Dahlgren in the news
Support the trail (4/17/2013)
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail deserves support
Chamber honors area businesses and leaders (2/2/2013)
The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce honored five area businesses and leaders Friday during its annual gala.
VDOT HOT SPOTS (1/27/2013)
VDOT Hot Spots
Congress must strike a 'grand bargain'--now (1/25/2013)
Mark Warner's op-ed column on the fiscal cliff.
Cold season creates conflicts for parents (1/10/2013)
Winter's tough on parents who balance jobs, caring for sick kids
K.G. road project questioned (1/6/2013)
Confusion continues with the planned project at State Route 206 near Dahlgren
After 38 years, kids' voices are still music to her ears (12/31/2012)
City music teacher has seen a lot in 38 years
Fiscal cliff, housing comeback were hot topics (12/29/2012)
Local business stories mirrored efforts to revive economy
Business briefs (12/27/2012)
Big-box boom led to record (12/22/2012)
A look at third-quarter taxable sales data in the Fredericksburg area
Balloon release will salute sacrifice (12/19/2012)
Colonial Beach event to memorialize deaths of local soldiers
Beach council OKs two businesses (12/15/2012)
Colonial Beach Town Council approves permits for two businesses
Area taxable sales hit record high (12/12/2012)
Taxable sales hit record high in region
A salute to three positive leaders (12/6/2012)
As we near 2013, here are three men who have made positive contributions during 2012
Dahlgren museum will receive $50K donation (12/6/2012)
Dahlgren museum moving ahead, latest donation is $50,000 donation from Dominion Resources
Navy wife hopes to be 'rising star' (12/3/2012)
Dahlgren Navy wife is in the Top 12 of Operation Rising Star, a singing competition for military members and their families
Thanksgiving lifts the spirit (11/22/2012)
Thanksgiving is a day for fun and feasting, but also for extending a helping hand.
Keeping smaller U.S. Navy ready (11/21/2012)
Navy of the future will be smaller, but must be able to maintain its global reach, retired admiral tells local military affairs council
Dahlgren can't host July 4th fireworks (11/12/2012)
The Navy base at Dahlgren can't spend the money on an Independence Day celebration, so it looks like the show won't go on
City walking tour recalls Union raid (11/9/2012)
Park Service rangers to lead special Civil War tour tracing Capt. Ulric Dahlgren's cavalry raid of Fredericksburg, 150 years later
Dahlgren School Reunion Set for May 1
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Reunion plans take shape.
The program is coming together for the May 1 reunion.
It all begins at 12:30 p.m., with tours of the school and free time for eating and reminiscing in Joy Park behind the school (weather permitting).
A one-hour walking tour of the residential area will begin at 1 p.m.
The formal program starts at 2 p.m. in Joy Park with a color guard and opening remarks by Capt. Catherine Hanft, base commander, and Alice Herring, principal of Dahlgren School.
Then Dahlgren School students will offer a musical performance, as well as a drama presentation—with special appearances by “the May Queen of 1963” and “Adm. John Adolphus Dahlgren.”
Finally a panel discussion involving alumni will be offered, concluding about 3:30 p.m.
The final bell will ring at 4 p.m.
Join us on May 1 to reconnect with as many as 200 alumni of Dahlgren School!
Rose Hancock’s six children all attended Dahlgren School, and some of them will be coming to the reunion. As she nears her 105th birthday, Rose has many wonderful memories of Dahlgren, past and present. Read about her in the April 21 Free Lance-Star or on Fredericksburg.com. Then, on April 28, read about Mike Gould, the school superintendent whose 1,600-mile-long, West Point-to-Puerto Rico school district includes Dahlgren School.
An appearance by “Rear Adm. John Adolphus Dahlgren,” the namesake of the base, will be part of the May 1 Dahlgren School reunion.
Don’t forget to register today on this Web site. You’re also invited to share your memories and pictures of Dahlgren School on this site.
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PICTURES: Check out historical photos from Dahlgren School graduations and May Days.
Alumni from all classes invited to celebrate base school’s nine decades of service.
It began almost 90 years ago with a handful of students on an isolated Navy base along the shores of the Potomac. Today Dahlgren School continues a tradition of excellence that has made it a special part of thousands of graduates’ lives.
On May 1, 2010, the preschool-through-eighth-grade facility, operated by the Department of Defense, will be hosting what might be its largest alumni reunion ever. Graduates from the West Coast to King George County will converge on the school on Saturday, May 1, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Alumni from the 1930s through recent years are expected to attend.
There will be a panel discussion among distinguished alumni, tours of the school and housing area, performances by current Dahlgren School students and a revival of the old tradition of a May Day festival, complete with a court. The event, which also will feature food and drink vendors, is scheduled to end at 4 p.m.
All those attending the reunion will need to show a picture ID at the main gate to the base.
Also, attendees should register before May 1 by calling 540 653-8822 or by indicating their plans to attend on the Web site.
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Dahlgren School Pictures
Morton Jones & Millard Thomas -- Wayne Hughes
The crowd gathers in the auditorium -- Lisa Rossbacher
Mrs. Steppe, Jana Steppe, Ed Jones -- Wayne Hughes
The May queen of 1963 - in 2010 -- Lisa Rossbacher
Richardson's, Gautier's, Ed Jones -- Wayne Hughes
Dahlgren School Reunion, May 2010 -- Lisa Rossbacher
Susan Aasen McGregor -- Wayne Hughes
Admiral Dahlgren makes a speech -- Lisa Rossbacher
Mrs. Clarke & Mrs. Steppe -- Wayne Hughes
Margie Warren Stevens -- Wayne Hughes
Gary Hynden & Wayne Hughes -- Wayne Hughes
John Morton & wife -- Wayne Hughes
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