Fredericksburg Families

Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.

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Monday reads

…a weekly compilation of family-related news from, The Free Lance-Star and beyond.

Cooking meals, doing house chores and otherwise providing a support network for families dealing with pediatric cancer are the goals of the Fairy Godmother Project, an amazing program that Cathy Dyson profiles here. The story might make you want to donate your time or money to this cause, or it might remind you not to overlook the basic needs of those around you who are going through hard times.

Three teenage artists from our area will be showcased at the Kennedy Center tonight, as part of a talent competition sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club. Meet the performers here.

Into coupons? Get tips from a Richmond-area expert in this story from Sunday’s paper.

A Spotsylvania County teenager is seriously into fashion design. See what Jude Drakeford is doing to lay the foundation for what she hopes to make her career in this story.

Agriculture competitions are a family tradition for some at the State Fair of Virginia. Read about the hard work some teens are doing here.

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