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The organizers of the Marine Corps Historic Half on May 14 presented Karen Hedelt, Fredericksburg director of economic development and tourism…

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Fredericksburg’s technology and tourism zones incentive program generated nearly $8.2 million in new tax revenue for the city during its first six years.In addition, the 13 businesses involved in the program since the City Council approved it in 2007 have brought about 700 new jobs and capital investments of nearly

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When a bevy of Fredericksburg officials officially opened the first two sections of the city’s new Virginia Central Railway Trail Saturday morning, no one had to explain to a watching Steve Spratt exactly where it goes. His work with the city’s Pathways initiative has kept him up to speed on

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Ten local restaurants will compete in Fredericksburg’s first “Sandwich Invitational” July 31. The event, which is poised to kick off summer restaurant week downtown, will pit chefs from local restaurants against one another to see who can make the best sandwich and earn one of two prizes. It will be

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BY PAMELA GOULD/THE FREE LANCE-STAR Brent Brady envisions seeing people tour Fredericksburg aboard a 16-seat human-powered vehicle he has dubbed PedalFred. The bicycle-like vehicle known as a “pedal cab” is the latest tourism twist for Fredericksburg and one the downtown resident is launching with a friend from his college days.

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UPDATE: City Attorney Kathleen Dooley notified Rabah Sbitani he could be violating the law if he pressed ahead with his Thanksgiving event without the city’s OK, according to documents I obtained today. Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism Director Karen Hedelt told Sbitani she was concerned about his Thanksgiving morning event

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An expanded farmer’s market including crafts and family activities will be held Saturday at Hurkamp Park to kick off Fredericksburg’s third annual The Family Table. The family-friendly restaurant week will run through Aug. 11. This year’s emphasis will be on choosing locally grown food, and promoting healthy eating habits. It

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Fredericksburg-area economic development directors say the fear and uncertainty surrounding sequestration has caused employers to delay new investments, but it remains unclear how hard the federal cuts could hit the local economy. Sequestration, set to take effect Friday, is Washington-speak for a large package of federal budget cuts put in

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The Parks and Recreation department posted a video on its Facebook page that was made recently. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vlZ61XCm0Y&feature=youtu.be&noredirect=1[/youtube] The video features Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Tree Fredericksburg Founder Anne Little, Karen Hedelt, director of economic development and tourism for the city, and other city officials. What’s your favorite park in the

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RELATED: Fallen racer is thankful for rescuers – Last year on Thanksgiving Day, Claude Smoak was saved by strangers after he collapsed during the Turkey Trot. There will be two Turkey Trot runs this year in Fredericksburg: the official race that’s expected to draw thousands to Central Park and a

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BY CATHY JETT Sean Thacker wants to capture a bigger share of the janitorial business at Mary Washington Healthcare. His company, PBM Supply, already works at 17 of the buildings on the MWHC campus in Fredericksburg, but not at the hospital itself. So Tuesday, he and his general manager, Mike

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