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By Toni Stroud and Toni Stroud,FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | March 10, 1996
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas -- The biggest difference between Fredericksburg's Main Street and the Las Vegas Strip is the nature of the wagers.OK, so there's not a single slot machine in this heart-of-the-Hill-Country hamlet. But what about the clink-clink-clink at the costume-jewelry counters? No smooth green felt of blackjack tables; no trance-inducing roulette strategy. Ah, but there's the rough homespun of hand-loomed rugs, the catalepsy of deciding just which among a dozen porcelain pillboxes is the prettiest.
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By Barbara and Kenneth Beem, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday. The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week, through April 27. Garden tour tickets vary in price, ranging from $15-$40. For a detailed schedule, go to vagardenweek.org or call 804-644-7776. Getting there Fredericksburg is served by Amtrak. It is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore.
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By Donnie Johnston and Donnie Johnston,THE FREE-LANCE STAR | October 27, 2002
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- It is truly American graffiti. And, remarkably, after almost 140 years, it is still there. While convalescing after the Battle of Brandy Station in June 1863, Confederate soldiers scrawled their names and drew pictures on the walls of a makeshift hospital near the field on which they were wounded. Little did the bored soldiers realize they were writing history when they rubbed charcoal and dull pencil against the plaster of a two-story house. James A.T. Cooper from Loudoun County.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2011
Midway between Washington and Richmond, this town on the Rappahannock River was fought over and around repeatedly. There are four different battlefields and related historic sites at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park — all within a radius of just 17 miles. For two days in December 1862, Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside — whose facial hair became known as sideburns — launched a two-pronged attack across the river in a futile attempt to dislodge Confederate forces dug in on high ground.
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By Jerry V. Haines and Jerry V. Haines,Special to the Sun | February 20, 2005
There's a monument at the corner of Washington Avenue and Pitt Street in Fredericksburg, Va., engraved to proclaim that the woman buried below it is "Mary, the Mother of Washington." It sounds almost biblical, consistent with the high regard many people had for George Washington and his family. (Lots of people disliked him, too; they just didn't make statements in marble about it.) But to me what's attractive about Fredericksburg is the opportunity it gives us to sweep away the legendary stuff -- good or bad -- and see the day-to-day realities of Washington's life and the lives of people of his time.
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December 16, 2003
On Saturday, December 13, 2003, ELIZABETH B. "BETTE" DIXON, 63, of Fredericksburg VA and a native of Baltimore, passed away at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. She was an Executive Secretary with McLane Mid-Atlantic, where she had been employed for the past 30 years. Locally she is survived by a sister Sunny Adams and her husband Frank of Upperco, MD. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 P.M. on Saturday, December 20, in the Covenant Funeral Service Chapel, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1994
Mercantile to buy Va. bankMercantile Bankshares Corp. announced yesterday that it has agreed to pay about $42 million for a small banking company in Fredericksburg, Va.Mercantile, the parent of Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., said it will buy the closely held Fredericksburg National Bancorp Inc., in a tax-free exchange of stock. Fredericksburg is the parent of the National Bank of Fredericksburg, a 129-year-old bank with $236 million in assets, seven branches and about 140 employees.
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By David Conn and David Conn,Sun Staff Writer | March 30, 1994
Mercantile Bankshares Corp. yesterday announced it has agreed to pay about $42 million for a small banking company in Fredericksburg, Va.Mercantile, the parent of the Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., said it will buy the closely held Fredericksburg National Bancorp Inc., in a tax-free exchange of stock. Fredericksburg is the parent of the National Bank of Fredericksburg, a 129-year-old bank with $236 million in assets, seven branches and about 140 employees.The deal, approved by both companies' boards of directors, calls for Mercantile to exchange 2.84 shares for one share of Fredericksburg.
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July 24, 2005
Janice Aileen Timmons and Jeffrey Todd Van Zandt were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the home of the groom's parents in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The five o'clock ceremony was officiated by Revs. Pat Mahoney and Dave Baggett. The bride is the daughter of Arthur and Joyce Timmons, of Millersville, Maryland. The groom is the son of Clint and Dianne Van Zandt, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Following a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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By Barbara and Kenneth Beem, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday. The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week, through April 27. Garden tour tickets vary in price, ranging from $15-$40. For a detailed schedule, go to vagardenweek.org or call 804-644-7776. Getting there Fredericksburg is served by Amtrak. It is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore.
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By Shruti Rastogi, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2010
About 7,000 runners will take to the streets at 7 a.m. Sunday to run in the sold-out Marine Corps Historic Half, a Civil War-era-themed 13.1-mile race through Fredericksburg, Va. The Semper Fred 5K will begin shortly after, at 7:15 a.m. The Marine Corps Historic Half started in 2008. Keeping with the Civil War theme, a musket shot signals the start of the race. Doris McClure, a 61-year-old resident of Baltimore, has run the half-marathon since its first year. "I like the course itself," McClure said.
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May 13, 2010
If you go The Marine Corps Historic Half takes place 7 a.m.-11 a.m. on Sunday. It is 13.1 miles long and will have 7,000 runners. More than 20,000 are expected to be in attendance. Keep an eye out for interesting entertainment like Stardust, a miniature horse, who will be on the course to cheer runners on. For more information on the Marine Corps Historic Half, go to: marinecorpshistorichalf.com. For information on Fredericksburg, go to: visitfred.com. Getting there By car: The start and end of the race take place at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center.
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By The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2009
Go here: Fredericksburg, the boyhood home of George Washington, is neatly laid out in a rectangular grid of one-way, tree-shaded streets. The map provided by the Visitor Center points out the conveniently grouped historic sights and estimates walking time. However, it's difficult to take an uninterrupted stroll through Fredericksburg, for there are too many distractions. Antiques shops, modern galleries, venerable old houses turned into B&Bs all compete for your attention with museums and historic churches.
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August 24, 2008
On Thursday, August 21, 2008 STEPHEN E. SCOTT, SR., passed away after a valiant battle with Cancer at his residence in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is survived by his wife Gail, his mother Mary and children Tammy, Paula and Stephen, Jr. He is also survived by five grandchildren and many more friends and relatives. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 South Point Pkwy.
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July 24, 2005
Janice Aileen Timmons and Jeffrey Todd Van Zandt were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 21, 2005 at the home of the groom's parents in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The five o'clock ceremony was officiated by Revs. Pat Mahoney and Dave Baggett. The bride is the daughter of Arthur and Joyce Timmons, of Millersville, Maryland. The groom is the son of Clint and Dianne Van Zandt, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Following a wedding trip to Aruba, the couple resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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By Jerry V. Haines and Jerry V. Haines,Special to the Sun | February 20, 2005
There's a monument at the corner of Washington Avenue and Pitt Street in Fredericksburg, Va., engraved to proclaim that the woman buried below it is "Mary, the Mother of Washington." It sounds almost biblical, consistent with the high regard many people had for George Washington and his family. (Lots of people disliked him, too; they just didn't make statements in marble about it.) But to me what's attractive about Fredericksburg is the opportunity it gives us to sweep away the legendary stuff -- good or bad -- and see the day-to-day realities of Washington's life and the lives of people of his time.
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December 13, 2003
J. MICHAEL NASH, 54, of Fredericksburg, VA, died Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and had been employed at the Naval Surface Ware Center, Dahlgren Division for 30 years. He was a 1967 graduate of City College and a University of Maryland alumnus. Survivors include his wife, Marcyne Nash; a stepdaughter, Kara of Asheville, N.C.; three brothers Thomas D. Nash of Greensboro, N.C., Pat Nash of Catonsville, MD and Steven Nash of Mt. Airy, MD; three sisters Martha Jones of Reisterstown, MD, Mary Skurka ofKernsville, N.C. and Cathy Nash ofHamilton, Ontario; and 10 nieces and nephews.
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August 24, 2008
On Thursday, August 21, 2008 STEPHEN E. SCOTT, SR., passed away after a valiant battle with Cancer at his residence in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is survived by his wife Gail, his mother Mary and children Tammy, Paula and Stephen, Jr. He is also survived by five grandchildren and many more friends and relatives. A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 South Point Pkwy.
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February 19, 2005
On February 17, 2005, THOMAS E. KENNISON, 72, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Virginia Beach. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran, having served during Vietnam and had retired from the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, MD. He enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with his family. He was an active volunteer for the Virginia Beach American Cancer Society. He is survived by one son, Michael T. Kennison and his wife Karen, of Fredericksburg; four daughters, Karen Cocnavitch and her husband Robert, of Joppa, MD, Linda Kennison, of Pasadena, MD, Monica Kennison, of Glen Burnie, MD and Susan Allenbaugh, of Severna Park, MD; four grandchildren, Justin Allenbaugh, of Severna Park MD and Ashley, Brooke and Joshua Kennison, of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Kenneth Kennison, of CO and Donald Kennison, of NY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis D. Kennison.
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December 26, 2004
On Thursday December 23, 2004 SUSAN F. SEGAL (nee Stoller) beloved wife of Howard N. Segal, of Fredericksburg, VA., loving mother of Samantha M. Segal, Casey R. Segal and Corey J. Segal all of Fredericksburg, VA., beloved sister of Eileen Longman, of France, dear sister-in-law of Sandra and Allan Kash, cherished daughter of Helen (nee Bowers) and the late Jerome Stoller, daughter-in-law of the late Charles and Ruth Segal. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Sunday December 26 at 12 noon.
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