Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sprelly to host ‘pop-up tasting’ Sunday morning

Adrian Silversmith won the People’s Choice Award at this past fall’s Made in FredVA business-plan competition for his planned Sprelly eatery.
On Sunday morning the people will have an opportunity to choose one of Sprelly’s food offerings.
Sprelly, which is focused on gourmet peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, will host a “pop-up tasting” between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday at Spaces Design Studio’s office at 1004 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg. Samples and sandwiches for order will be available.
Silversmith is participating in this weekend Startup Weekend Fredericksburg event at Germanna Community College in Spotsylvania County. He and a team are working to hone the concept of Sprelly, which Silversmith wants to open as soon as possible in the Fredericksburg area.
Part of the Startup Weekend process is validating the business idea with customers. Sunday’s tasting will be an opportunity to do just that.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Spotsylvania County Little League Spring Registration

HEADS UP----Spotsy Little League Parents!!! Online registrations have begun.


Registration Times and Locations SCLL has set up the following in person registrations for the Spring 2014 season.  All in person registrations will be available from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

January 18 - Play it Again Sports, Eagle Village Shopping Center
January 25 - Gamers, Southpointe Shopping Center
February 1 - Dicks Sporting Goods, Cosner's Corner
February 8 - Dicks Sporting Goods, Cosner's Corner

This season, SCLL will offer online family based registrations through Active Network's, LeagueOne solution.  This solution is the preferred solution for Little League International.  Online registration is open now using the link on our homepage.  We are highly encouraging all parents to consider online registration as a way to reduce the workload of our league volunteers.  You will be able to simply mail a check or pay with your credit card.  Yes, a 3.65% processing fee applies to credit card transactions, but odds are, the gasoline and time saved will make it worth it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

‘Smooch the Pooch’ and Share Some Love with the Fredericksburg SPCA

Nova in the 'Smooch the Pooch' kissing booth at Dog Krazy.  Photo courtesy of Nancy Guinn.

A kid friendly kissing booth---I say YES!!

The kissing booth returns to Dog Krazy in February, when local dog owners will supervise their human-friendly companions in providing puppy kisses for $1 each.  All proceeds will benefit the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, a no-kill humane care center.

“I had that kissing booth built five years ago when we rescued the Bullmastiff pictured,” said Dog Krazy owner Nancy Guinn.

The dog's owners brought her to the vet and decided to euthanize her instead of paying for her needed ACL surgery, Guinn said.  “We took her in as a foster dog and held a fundraiser to pay for the surgery.  She raised over $1,000 giving kisses for donations.”

Nova is now an adopted member of the Guinn family.  “She was returned to us three times after three different adoptions,” Guinn said.  “She was perfect in our home, but a jerk in the three adoptive homes.  She let us know that she was meant to be with us!”

Since then, Guinn holds an annual “Smooch the Pooch” fundraiser for various animal rescues.

“We are looking for humans and human friendly dogs to sit in the booth in front of my shop on Feb. 15 and 16 and give kisses for donations,” Guinn said.  There are 15-minute time slots available.  If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Nancy at Dog Krazy, 307 William St., 540-373-4168.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week starts Friday!!

I thought you may want to put this on your calendar!

Downtown Fredericksburg’s ninth-annual Restaurant Week starts on Friday and runs through Jan. 27.
Participating restaurants offer two-course lunches for $10.14 and three-course dinners for $20.14.

Participating restaurants include;
25 30 Espresso
The Bavarian Chef
Bistro Bethem
Capital Ale House
Colonial Tavern
The Happy Clam,
J. Brian’s,
Jake and Mike’s
Kenmore Inn
La Petite Auberge
The Orion
Poppy Hill
Sunken Well Tavern
Tea Tyme and What Nots

Let me know if your planning to go. Chris and I are looking forward to getting our grub on----as usual!!!
Here's the link if you want more info

Have a great day!!

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week starts Friday | Business Insider

Fredericksburg Restaurant Week starts Friday | Business Insider

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Brunch at Jake & Mikes

I woke up this morning craving a good Sunday Brunch. My mom used to take my sister and I to Hot Shops for Sunday Brunch when we were little girls and I looked forward to it every week. I remember how much I loved getting the crapes smothered in strawberry sauce---delish!!

So, this morning I decided I was going to make it my mission (well my hubby's mission) to find us a new Sunday Brunch hot spot--and boy did we find it. We decided to try Jake & Mikes on William's Street. The restaurant itself has a warm--cozy--family feel and the food is AMAZING!! I had the seafood crapes and they were incredible. I can't wait to go back.

Check them out!!