Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.
The Family Maternity Center of the Northern Neck — the only option in that region for women looking for prenatal care and a place to give birth–will close this week. Read about what happened to the center, and about area health officials’ worries for pregnant women in that region, here.
Shelley Redinger, Spotsylvania’s new schools superintendent, is the only schools chief in the region with a school-age child. Read here about how she is balancing her new duties with getting her 8-year-old son ready for school.
FLS Stafford County reporter Jonas Beals and his wife were at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center with a brand-new baby girl when Tuesday’s earthquake struck. Read about what it was like here.
Need fall clothes for kids? The semi-annual Weecycled Wardrobe consignment sale continues today and tomorrow at the Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center. Find more information here.
The State Fair of Virginia is seeking donations to match a grant from Doris Buffett’s Sunshine Lady Foundation. The $37,500 challenge grant would help low-income children in area schools to attend the fair. Find out how you can help here.