In September, members of AARP Virginia participated in the organization’s annual statewide food drive. Here in Fredericksburg the local chapter, along with its sponsors and partners, collected almost 4,200 pounds of non-perishable donations as well as $532 in monetary donations for the Frede…

The Fredericksburg Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., their Silhouettes and Kappa Leaguers, set up a donation station at the Southpoint Walmart to collect care package items for the homeless. Items that were donated included soap, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, fem…

Sean Kennedy Hopkins was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank of Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 218, which is chartered by White Oak Volunteer Fire Department and meets at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4123.

Battlefield Elementary School kindergarten students celebrated Fire Prevention week with a visit from Spotsylvania County Fire and Rescue Station 10. Students learned the importance of having an EDITH plan (Exit Drill in the Home) and what to do if ever caught in a burning building. Their vi…

On Oct. 2, cadets from North Stafford High School took their annual field trip to Arlington National Cemetery to honor the fallen. More than 50 cadets reported to school in dress uniforms, ready for the event. Upon arriving at the cemetery, the group observed the Changing of the Guard at the…

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justice Muhammad graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Muhammad, the son of Shandel Williams of Baltimore, Md., and Sheris Williams of Stafford County, is a 2017 graduate of Potomac Senior High School, D…

Priya Singh, a senior at Mountain View High School, started an organization called SHINE! as a way to give back to her community. The organization’s first project was to raise funds for a program dear to her heart. In elementary school, Singh participated in a program called Girl Smarts. Her…

Stafford Rotarians prepare student dictionaries at the Howell Branch Library for distribution to all third grade students in Stafford County. Stafford Rotarians have distributed dictionaries to students for more than 20 years. The program’s goal is to assist all students in becoming good wri…

In 1999 the LOW Lions Club established the LOW Lions Foundation as a 501©3 organization to manage the many charitable and community services that had been created since the Club’s inception more than 20 years earlier.

The Fredericksburg Rescue Squad held its annual awards banquet at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House. The event was attended by the active and life members of the rescue squad, along with members of the Fredericksburg Fire Department.

At 14 years old, Roberta “Bobbie” Blair already knew she was meant to be of service to others. And after retiring from her long and rewarding career as an interventional radiology technician spanning more than five decades, she decided she wasn’t ready to stop helping the community.

As a kid, Dan Craddock, founder of graphic design and branding development company Metro Nova Creative, found a true sense of community in art, where he and his friends could not only hang out and paint together but be drawn closer together through creative expression.

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