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Wednesday news bits
- The dog park re-opened yesterday, with its newly built shade shelter. This project was made possible by the Fredericksburg Dog Owners Group. Check out their Web site here for more information on the park, rules and pictures.
- Beer lovers and street-closing-haters (I know you’re out there) should put Oct. 3 on their calendars. Capital Ale House will host its Oktoberfest street party that day. It will close the 900 block of Caroline Street from noon to 10 p.m. For more details on the event, and a schedule of the festivities, see the press release here.
- Speaking of street festivals, I’ve heard lots of comments lately from folks who would like to see the city (or a downtown group) close Caroline more often to hold events that will draw people and activity to downtown. A reader shared this story from the Lynchburg News & Advance about an event Lynchburg’s downtown Main Street group is launching this year for college students, to make sure they check out downtown while they’re moving in and getting acquainted with their new home.
- As I am writing this, Keith Epps is singing "In by 10 dirty, clean by 4:30," at the desk next to me." That’s the well-known jingle for Kenmore Cleaners, which, as we reported in today’s paper, closed yesterday. If you’ve got clothes there, you should stop by today. Former owner Darren Dole and his wife plan to be there to make sure people get their clothes back.