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Local Business Briefs 4/19/16

Compiled by Susan Larson.

Spencer Devon Brewing Begins Plans to Build Outdoor Seating Deck
Spencer Devon Brewing announced on Facebook they’re hoping to build an outdoor seating deck. “We want to rent [the side lot] to build a deck that will reach all the way to Caroline Street and provide about 3,000 square feet of outdoor seating. There are many things left to do on the project: getting bids, approval from the building to cut in an access door, finalizing rent on the lot and, probably most important, funding. We will be launching a Kickstarter soon and will ask for support to help us get to our goal and build a deck on this little plot of land and add more to the fine city of Fredericksburg!”

Highmark Brewing Hoping for Fall 2016 Opening in Stafford
Brewer Mark Thorsted and a team of seven local owner/entrepreneurs are planning a fall 2016 opening for Highmark Brewing. The 3,500 square foot space at 390 Kings Hwy., Suite 107, will include a tasting room and outdoor seating.

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Transportation Survey
The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online transportation survey. There are five questions, two of which ask for comments, and a section to complete for more information.

Friends of the Library Mother’s Day Quilt Raffle
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Friends of the Library are raffling a vintage quilt to benefit the Donna Cote Memorial Fund and provide books for incarcerated youth at the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10, and are available through Thursday, May 5, at the customer service desk at all CRRL branches. The drawing will be held on Sunday, May 8, and the winner will be announced on Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. The circa 1930s quilt, on display in the Headquarters branch atrium, features the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, and measures 84 inches long by 75 inches wide. It’s been stored in an archival box and is in pristine condition.

Learn How to Become a Foster Parent
National Counseling Group (NCG) is holding an informal information session from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg. “We will be discussing the steps it takes to become a foster parent, the types of children that are placed with our agency and the support we offer,” said Gretchen Rusden, Therapeutic Foster Care recruitment coordinator for NCG. “I’ll also be sharing a TED talk by youth advocate Josh Shipp. Josh was a foster kid, class clown, trouble maker, and every parent’s worst nightmare. He was written off and kicked out. Yet Josh had an adult who refused to give up on him. This eventually changed everything. This TED talk is a stirring call to action for all adults to intentionally invest time with a kid.”

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