Look up during these August nights, and you’ll be treated to the sight of many bright stars. All of these belong to our Milky Way, a galaxy containing several hundred billion stars, one of which is our sun. Most of the stars visible with our unaided eyes are relatively close by astronomical standards, but their actual distances are truly beyond human comprehension.
Leashes of Valor will expand its 16-day program from one veteran at a time to four, allowing the non-profit to help more veterans stay well during the pandemic.
Naval Support Activity South Potomac, the command responsible for managing installation operations at Naval Support Facilities Dahlgren, and Indian Head, Md., conducted a change of command ceremony July 10 that welcomed a new commanding officer and said goodbye to Capt. Michael O’Leary, who held command since July 2017.
Allen Watkins, a CTE teacher at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County, is one of 46 public school educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in February.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has teamed up with Grandpa Tom to raise money for the Germanna Cares program. REC has sponsored a $10,000 match for every dollar donated by members of the community.
Harry Dickinson, Paul Giambra and Ben Maxwell have joined The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region fiscal year 2020–2021 board of governors. Michele Mansouri will take over duties as board president when current president Stuart Ashton Jr. ends his term.
Members of five veteran service organizations gather to coordinate a combined flag raising in Central Park on July 4, 2020.
Michelle Rivera is the first player to redeem a top prize winning ticket in Lucky 7s Cash Blowout; she won $2,777,777.
Cara Hadden, a rising senior at Chancellor High School, has been chosen as a 2020 New Voices for the Theater award-winning playwright. Hadden's original one-act play, "Forgetting," has been produced and released online.
City of Fredericksburg Commonwealth’s Attorney LaBravia Jenkins is the recipient of the Rappahannock Rotary Club Ethics in Business Award.
Benjamin Tritt has received the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Distinguished Community Service Award for his significant contributions to the Ainsley’s Angels of America organization.
Newcomers and Old Friend Club members Suzy Wrona, Dena Mosser, Dona Hall, Debbie Simpson, Kathy Marcus, Leslie Siedsma, Kera Lovett and Marge Houseman volunteer at a food drive at the Ruritan Club parking lot in Spotsylvania County.
Stafford couple matches all five numbers in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game. They had bought 12 tickets for the June 14 drawing.
Five Colonial Beach High School seniors recently received a total of $2,500 in scholarships from Beach Arts Music Mentoring through the Colonial Beach Community Foundation.