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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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Hello! Sorry the blog has been quiet for a while. I was on vacation, followed by a family emergency, followed by being sick. So it’s been a crazy time.

Anyway, now that I’m back, let’s look over some things you may have missed:

Plow & Hearth announced a new outlet to open in Spotsylvania, near BJs. No date has been set.

The Spotsylvania Towne Centre is getting quite a few new additions.

Spotsy’s supervisors agreed to put the county’ redistricting plan 1A modified up for public commenting.

The Sheriff’s Office is still looking for information on an incident where a teen was injured.

The Committee of 500 is continuing its three-part series of forums on Spotsylvania’s community.

Now that we’ve looked at the past, here’s a look at what’s coming up in Spotsy:

Tonight: Public hearing at the Planning Com: mission meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Holbert Building. Topic: the proposed urban development areas and changes to the Comprehensive Plan.

Walk With a Virginia Master Naturalist, May 7, 9 a.m., Salamander Loop of the Ni River trail, River Stone Drive, Spotsylvania. Learn about the trail, the trees and animals on the trail. Free. 540/661-9303.

Virginia Renaissance Faire, starts May 7, runs weekends through June 5, Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road Historical, educational, entertainment event. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $9,  age 5 and younger free. 703/508-5036.

Livingston Town Hall Meetings:

  • May 12: Belmont Community Center, 7124 Belmont Road, 7 p.m.
  • May 19: Todd’s Tavern Community Center, 10653 Catharpin Road, 7 p.m.
  • May 26: Holbert Building, Board chambers, 9104 Courthouse Road, 7 p.m.

Annual Spring Yard/Craft Sale May 14, 8 a.m. to noon, parking lot in front of the Holbert Building. Proceeds from the space rentals benefit the United Way’s local government campaign.

Senior Prom: May 14, 7-11 p.m. A fundraiser for the John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Museum Board. For alumni and Spotsylvania area adult supporters of the museum. Tickets are $25 per person or $150 for a table of six. The dress is formal. For details, contact Tracey Lewis, 540/582-7583, ext. 5545.

Golf Tournament for the Protection of our Children May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Country Club golf course, the tournament benefits the  Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, contact Pamela Garrett at 540/891-6282 or email