Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.
In light of two recent abduction attempts in Spotsylvania County, Amy Umble offers some important school bus safety tips for parents. Find them here. Meanwhile, parents and officials in Spotsylvania are upset that parents weren’t notified faster about these incidents. Read Pam Gould’s story on the issue here
In other child safety news, Caroline County authorities are searching for a 9-year-old autistic boy who went missing Sunday afternoon. Portsia Smith has details here.
The road to parenthood isn’t easy. Cathy Dyson first introduced us to Christina Falkenstein in this story. Falkenstein and her husband had been trying to have a baby for three years–enduring four surgeries and two miscarriages. When she went in for what was going to be her final attempt at intrauterine insemination, Falkenstein didn’t have high hopes, but…well, you need to read this followup from Dyson for a satisfying end to the story.
Here’s a new twist on the Halloween candy-grab: High schoolers and other youth from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredericksburg will go door-to-door Monday night collecting canned goods as part of their “Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat” program to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Rusty Dennen has the details here.
Plans are advancing for the Spotsylvania SportsPlex development, which will offer 16 international-class, regulation-sized soccer fields on 80 acres. Read all about it here.