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The scarecrows are back! This lovely creature is at LibertyTown Arts Workshop

October 12th Newsletter

October 12, 2021
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There can be no doubt that it’s Autumn at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market.

October 5th Newsletter

October 5, 2021
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The front yard gardens in Ward 2 are especially beautiful this time of year

September 28th Newsletter

September 28, 2021
October 6, 2021
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Frisbee Dog at Hurkamp Park

September 21st Newsletter

September 21, 2021
September 23, 2021
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US Flag hanging at St. Georges in Fredericksburg, VA

September 14th Newsletter

September 14, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Jon and FAAR Public Policy Director Kim McClellan smiling at the camera

FAAR Endorses Candidates for Public Office

September 13, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Local Elections Impact Your Quality of Life

September 13, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Back when our local elections were held in May, voter turnout was embarrassing, usually around 16%. This year is different. Our City Council and School Board elections this Nov. 2nd coincide with State and other races, so voter turnout will be much, much higher.

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Myers and Brulle’s Germania Flour Mill

September 7th Newsletter

September 7, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Historic Preservation in the 21st Century

September 2, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Have you heard this old joke about Virginians? It goes like this: 

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The beautiful grounds of the University of Mary Washington

August 31st Newsletter

August 31, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Jon picking up trash

What’s The Big Deal About Litter?

August 30, 2021
September 23, 2021
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While it may seem like it’s just an unsightly nuisance, the truth is litter endangers our environment, our wildlife, and our economy. It pollutes our neighborhoods, decreases property values, and destroys our City's natural beauty.

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Canal bridge in Normandy Village

August 24th Newsletter

August 24, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Meditation Rock on Washington Ave

August 17th Newsletter

August 17, 2021
September 23, 2021
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The Reality of Real Estate Taxes

August 16, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Fredericksburg raises a large portion of its revenue through real estate taxes. How can the City minimize the increases of real estate taxes?

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Fredericksburg Virginia Police Chief Brian Layton

Marcus Alert System

August 16, 2021
September 23, 2021
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I cannot think of a more inspiring example of people working together to achieve positive outcomes in mental health and criminal justice reform, than the City’s pilot program for the Marcus Alert System. It’s a story of tragic loss, exceptional collaboration and 21st Century thinking.

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Welcome Back to School

August 10, 2021
August 11, 2021
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- to all the Students, Teachers, Staff, and Parents of our City Schools!

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The flowers at Hurkamp Park are gorgeous this year thanks to Chip Taylor and his #LoveScrub crew

August 10th Newsletter

August 10, 2021
September 23, 2021
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What's in a Village?

August 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Historic Normandy Village in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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July 28th Newsletter

July 28, 2021
July 27, 2021
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Our City, Our Voice

July 27, 2021
September 23, 2021
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I can’t think of another time when your voice matters this much to the overall future of Fredericksburg.

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July 7th Newsletter

July 7, 2021
July 27, 2021
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ALICE in Fredericksburg

July 7, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Fredericksburg is well known for its many charms: history, quaint neighborhoods, parks, shopping, dining, recreation, entertainment. The people here are nice too: visitors are often struck by how welcoming and diverse our community is.

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Am I running as a Democrat or Republican?

July 7, 2021
September 23, 2021
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“There is no Democrat or Republican way to pick up the garbage” – Fiorello LaGuardia, Former Mayor of New York City,

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Schools + City = a Better Community

July 7, 2021
September 23, 2021
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A new culture of cooperation between the School Board and City Council is finally here and the result is that the City is now addressing issues of K-12 school capacity, teacher pay/retention, and workforce development cooperatively with the City Schools.

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What’s in a Story?

July 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Chimneys (reprinted frm Aug-19) in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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Jon Gerlach in a Salmon Button Up and Fred Nats Ball Cap Smiling

It's Time for an Announcement

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
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What's in a Diamond?

June 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about FredNats Ballpark in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in an Island?

May 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Pleasure Island in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Porch?

April 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Rising Sun Tavern in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Fog?

March 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Ballast Stones in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Hillside?

February 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Howison Mill in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Bank?

January 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The National Bank Building in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Rock?

December 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Rappahannock Freestone (reprinted from Dec-18) in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Future?

November 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Historic Preservation and Clean Energy in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Crossing?

October 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Historic Chatham Bridge in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Vision?

September 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Creative Maker District in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Church?

August 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about St. George's Episcopal Church in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Light?

July 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Charlotte Street Luminaria in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Cone?

June 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Carl's in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Survivor?

May 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Historic Braehead in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Train Station?

April 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about FXBG Train Station in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a School?

March 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Maury Commons in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Basement?

February 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about 610 Lewis Street in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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On The Porch

February 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about It's Time in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Mansion?

January 1, 2020
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Brompton in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Witness?

December 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Innis House in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Photograph?

November 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Old Stone Warehouse in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Goodbye?

October 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Roxbury Farm & Garden Center in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What's in a Ruin?

September 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Idlewild Mansion in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Story?

August 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Chimneys in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Legacy?

July 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Old Walker-Grant School in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Museum?

June 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Old Town Hall/Market Square in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Lesson?

May 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Stewardship and Hope (St. George's) in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Yard?

April 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The George Lewis House in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Family?

March 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Battlefield Restaurant in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Dairy Farm?

February 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Historic Elmhurst in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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On The Porch

February 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Best City of All in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Cupola?

January 1, 2019
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Historic Renwick Courthouse in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Rock?

December 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Rappahannock Freestone in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in Riverfront Park?

November 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Mound in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in an Icon?

October 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Purina Tower in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Dream?

September 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Agora Downtown Coffee Shop in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Riverbank?

August 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about The Pump House in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Wall?

July 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Curitiba Art Café in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Song?

June 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Link Wray in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Name?

May 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Mary Washington Lodge in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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What’s in a Neighborhood?

April 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
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Here's an Article from Jon about Fairview Neighborhood in this months edition of Front Porch Fredericksburg!

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