March 2016

Top 15 Home Updates

#1 Minor Bathroom Remodel Average return at resale: 102 percent It costs about $10,500 to replace the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity and fixtures. You’ll get back an average of $10,700 at resale, a recoup rate of 102 percent. If you can pipe a child’s name...

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Kybecca wins big in small bites contest

  For the second year in a row, a downtown Fredericksburg restaurant is a winner in the Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Challenge. Kybecca, a craft bar and restaurant on William Street, won the competition’s small bites category with 37 percent of the online vote. Trattoria Villagio...

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Sprelly to open on National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  Fredericksburg’s peanut butter and jelly-focused restaurant is sandwiching its opening around the perfect milestone. This Saturday — National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day — will be first day of business for the sandwich shop and crêperie, a longtime dream of local entrepreneur Adrian Silversmith. Sprelly took the...

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Work expected to begin soon on Liberty Place project in Fredericksburg

[caption id="attachment_19568" align="aligncenter" width="760"] An artist's rendering of the proposed Liberty Place development.[/caption]   Demolition work could begin within a month to prepare a downtown Fredericksburg site for the mixed-use Liberty Place project. About 60 city residents and officials, including Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw and Councilman Billy Withers,...

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Travel blog names city as historical destination

Virginia’s department of tourism travel blog “Virginia is For Lovers” has named the Fredericksburg region one of the best historical gems to visit this spring in the commonwealth. In a list published March 18 called “Spring Itineraries For Five Historical Places In Virginia,” Fredericksburg is hailed...

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New food truck opens in Fredericksburg area

A new food truck, Waffle Squared, has opened in the Fredericksburg region. Owner Ilene Terrell said the truck is “operated by three friends,” and offers waffle sandwiches with unique flavor combinations and locally-sourced products. Among the trucks offerings are savory sandwiches on bacon cheddar waffles, corn and...

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Local unemployment falls

The local unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a point in January from the same time last year, according to data released by the Virginia Employment Commission Friday. In the Fredericksburg-area, 4.5 percent of the workforce reported being unemployed, down from 5.2 percent in January 2015. All...

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6 Kitchen Renovations That Really Pay Off

  It’s impossible to own a home without pondering the occasional (or hey, a whole lot of) home improvements. And the great thing is that a lot of the time, creative energy, and yes, cash you spend on such renovations don’t just translate into a space you love, but also into a...

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