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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com. This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Business Notes, 9/19/13

Here are some odds and ends from the world of Fredericksburg-area business over the past week:

  • The restaurant that had been called Dynasty Buffet in the Four-Mile Fork area of Spotsylvania County is now called 4 Mile Four Buffet. The restaurant, which is under new ownership, serves Chinese and American food.
  • Marstel-Day President and CEO Rebecca Rubin recently conducted an interview as part of the “Vital Voices of the Environment” series with extreme snowboarder Jeremy Jones on the effect warmer weather is having on snow-dependent recreation and downstream water users. Click here to watch it.
  • Area attorneys, accountants and financial advisors are invited to attend a live webcast of the 21st-annual Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute. The event will start at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. The cost is $25, including lunch. The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region is among the event sponsors.
  • Kris Martin has started a local content strategy and writing services company called Who’s Your Audience.
  • The DPW Foundation, which was founded by David and Deirdre Powell White, on Sunday will present the Fredericksburg Legends Luncheon at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House in Central Park. The luncheon will honor 12 “community trailblazers” 75 and over and provide college scholarships to local students. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
  • The Fredericksburg Regional Alliance and University of Mary Washington will host their third-annual “speed networking event” starting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Anderson Center concourse. The event will allow UMW business students and professors to network with local business leaders. People should RSVP for the free event by Sept. 26 by emailing tgillingham@fra-yes.org or calling 540/361-7373.
  • Construction has started on the Walgreens store at the intersection of Cool Springs and White Oak roads in Stafford County. The store is expected to be completed by early spring. Walgreens is now planning another location along U.S. 17 in Stafford.

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