Commonwealth Attorney, Travis Bird Supports Local Family and Funds Hometown Heroes Scholarship Program

On June 6, 2017, Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Travis Bird hosted his 3rd annual Golf Tournament at Lee’s Hill Golf Course. Mr. Bird had announced that the proceeds from this tournament would benefit the family of fallen Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael Walter. The tournament was fortunate when numerous local companies and many elected officials sponsored or participated in the tournament.

Mr. Bird was able to proudly announce that the tournament raised over $9000.00 for the family of Special Agent Walter. That check will be delivered to his family with a large signed card that golfers and other community members have signed. Mr. Bird would like to thank all of the participants, donors, and the community as a whole for helping make this tournament a success and for helping Special Agent Walter’s family.

In the Spring of this year, Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney Travis Bird announced his personally financed Spotsylvania Hometown Heroes Scholarship Program. These $500 Scholarships were available to graduating Spotsylvania County residents whose parent(s) were employed in the following fields: Law Enforcement, Military, Education, Firefighter/EMT, and any Spotsylvania County government agency. The five-member

Scholarship Committee announced the following winners:
Child of Law Enforcement: Eva Waszak (Riverbend High School)
Child of Military: Madison Hughes (Massaponnax High School)
Child of an Educator: Kyle Pins (Courtland High School)
Child of a Spotsylvania County Employee: Allyson Moore (Massaponnax High School)
Child of a Firefighter/EMT: No applicants – no award.

Mr. Bird created his scholarship program because he wanted to give back to the Spotsylvania community and is honored to support these fine young men and women in their future education endeavors.

OddBox Studios of Fredericksburg merges with Flickos Video Services to offer transfer to digital media

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA)- On June 1st OddBox Studios merged with Flickos Video Services to offer clients transfers of analog media to digital media.  Analog media such as VHS, VHS-C, 8 mm film, Super 8 mm film, hi-8, mini DV, LPs, audio cassettes and mini audio cassettes can be transferred to digital media.

Oddbox Studios can create duplicate copies of DVDs and CDs for clients while also creating DVD and CD covers with graphic art. OddBox Studios has the capability to edit video, scan slides and scan photos to create slideshows with titles, music and voice over.

Mats Jerndal with OddBox Studios and Brian Smelter with Flickos Video are excited to to merge and offer this service to their clients. “This is a great service that we can now offer our clients to preserve and restore old analog videos and photos. This new service will give us an opportunity to use our creativity and create treasures for our clients to enjoy for a lifetime,” said Jerndal.

OddBox Studios is located on 526-1 Wolfe St. in Fredericksburg and is open Mon-Fri, 10a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about OddBox Studios visit, http://www.oddboxstudios.com. Call 540.268.0190 or email OddBoxVideo@me.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

CONTACT
Mats Jerndal
OddBox Studios & Atlantic Wedding Video
AtlanticWeddingVideo@gmail.com
OddBoxVideo@me.com
540.268.0190
http://www.oddboxstudios.com

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1781 Brewing Co. Celebrates Grand Opening on May 13th

(SPOTSYLVANIA, VA) 1781 Brewing Co. will be hosting their grand opening on Sat., May 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  1781 Brewing Co., established in May of 2015, is one of the first farm breweries in the great state of Virginia. It shares its space with the beautiful, local favorite vineyard and winery, Wilderness Run Vineyards.

1781 Brewing Co. and Wilderness Run Vineyards are located at 1109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. This location is home to one of the most historically significant civil war battlefields, The Battle of the Wilderness. 1781 Brewing Co.’s name is significant, in that 1781 is the year that General George Washington and French General Marquis de Lafayette, along with 17,000 soldiers, defeated the British at Yorktown.

For the grand opening, the brewery will be showcasing and sampling, “The Portrait Collection.” This flagship line ties together the rich history of the breweries location with beer that would be worthy of Generals.

The brewery strives to produce the best French, Belgian and German influenced farmhouse ales using organic ingredients from their farm and local sources. To learn more, visit http://www.1781brewing.com/portrait-collection

Live entertainment with Quinto Son will start at 5pm and food truck, Ocean Meets Land will be on site at 12 p.m.

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ABOUT 1781 BREWING COMPANY

1781 Brewing Co and Wilderness Run Vineyards are located on a family owned farm at 1109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. The brewery is currently open on Fri, Sat & Sun 11a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about 1781 Brewing Co. visit, www.1781brewing.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Myandi Peterson

Peterson Randall Public Relations

MyandiPeterson@gmail.com

540.872.8350

1781 BREWING CO. CONTACT

Brandon Pallen

brandon@wildernessrunvineyards.com

540.220.0245

1781 Brewing Co. Celebrates Grand Opening on May 13th

(SPOTSYLVANIA, VA) 1781 Brewing Co. will be hosting their grand opening on Sat., May 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  1781 Brewing Co., established in May of 2015, is one of the first farm breweries in the great state of Virginia. It shares its space with the beautiful, local favorite vineyard and winery, Wilderness Run Vineyards.

1781 Brewing Co. and Wilderness Run Vineyards are located at 1109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. This location is home to one of the most historically significant civil war battlefields, The Battle of the Wilderness. 1781 Brewing Co.’s name is significant, in that 1781 is the year that General George Washington and French General Marquis de Lafayette, along with 17,000 soldiers, defeated the British at Yorktown.

For the grand opening, the brewery will be showcasing and sampling, “The Portrait Collection.” This flagship line ties together the rich history of the breweries location with beer that would be worthy of Generals.

The brewery strives to produce the best French, Belgian and German influenced farmhouse ales using organic ingredients from their farm and local sources. To learn more, visit http://www.1781brewing.com/portrait-collection

Live entertainment with Quinto Son will start at 5pm and food truck, Ocean Meets Land will be on site at 12 p.m.

Beers

ABOUT 1781 BREWING COMPANY
1781 Brewing Co and Wilderness Run Vineyards are located on a family owned farm at 1109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. The brewery is currently open on Fri, Sat & Sun 11a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about 1781 Brewing Co. visit, www.1781brewing.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

1781 BREWING CO. CONTACT
Brandon Pallen
brandon@wildernessrunvineyards.com
540.220.0245

OddBox Studios Celebrates 4 Years in Business

(FREDERICSKBURG, VA) OddBox Studios celebrates 4 Years in business on first Friday, Nov. 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. at OddBox Studios located at 526-1 Wolfe St. in Fredericksburg. OddBox Studios invites the community, friends and families to stop by the studios to take part in a true wedding experience and see what OddBox Studios is all about.

The event will feature Atlantic Wedding Video and Kerry Renee Photography. Various local businesses and experts in the wedding industry will be rolling out the red carpet for guests including Eric Herod Entertainment, The Floral Palette, Fraser Wood Elements, Elegant Cuisines, Modeling by Althea, Peacaloo Boutique, Ava Laurénne Bride, Ava Laurénne Cast & Crew, BobbyPins & Blush and Darling D’s Events. There will be refreshments and appetizers served as well as music, special raffle giveaways and more. The event is free.

For more information about Mats Jerndal with Atlantic Wedding Videos, visit http://atlanticweddingvideo.com and Kerry Mulhern with Kerry Renee Photography at http://www.kerryreneephotography.com

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MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations
MyandiPeterson@gmail.com
540.872.8350

CONTACT
Mats Jerndal
OddBox Studios & Atlantic Wedding Studios
AtlanticWeddingVideo@gmail.com
OddBoxVideo@me.com
540.268.0190
http://www.oddboxstudios.com

CONTACT
Kerry Mulhern
Kerry Renee Photography
kerryreneephotography@yahoo.com
571.338.5531

New Homes at The Crossing holds Oktoberfest open house on October 22nd

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) New Homes at The Crossing will hold an Oktoberfest open house on Sat., Oct. 22nd from 12 to 4 p.m. at 1241 Shenandoah Crossing Dr. in Gordonsville located in Louisa County.

The event will have live entertainment featuring Anthony Campbell and the King of Rock and Roll. Tours will be given of Shenandoah Crossing and New Homes at The Crossing lots for sale including waterfront lots. Custom homes can be built on these lots starting at $199,900 to $349,999. To view models homes at New Homes at The Crossing, visit http://newhomesatthecrossing.com/models

New Homes at the Crossing offers affordable, custom built homes within Shenandoah Crossing. Shenandoah Crossing, a hidden gem of Virginia, offers acres of rich woodlands and fields, a serene fishing lake that spans 60 acres, golf, horseback riding and more. Nestled among historical landmarks such as Monticello, Montpelier and the Spotsylvania Battlefields, as well as award winning vineyards, New Homes at the Crossing would be the perfect community to enjoy an active retirement lifestyle.

New Homes at The Crossing’s commitment to excellence led them to partner with Richmond Building Group LLC, a trusted construction group of Central Virginia. From 1,800 square feet to over 10,000 square feet the group focus is on giving their customers exactly what they want, cost-effectively and fast. For more information, visit http://richmondbuildinggroup.com

ABOUT NEW HOMES AT THE CROSSING
New Homes at the Crossing is committed to providing luxury, custom built retirement homes at an affordable price. David Snow, CEO of New Homes at the Crossing, has dedicated over thirty years to serving homeowners in various capacities. Mr. Snow hand selected the inland and waterfront lots within Shenandoah Crossing with a vision to design and build an active lifestyle retirement community. With the same critical selection process used during lot acquisition, he selected Richmond Building Group of Central Virginia. Known for their expansive knowledge and sincere commitment to consumers, Matt Crisp, Operations Manager, and Rick Bishop, Business Manager, make an impactful and successful team. New Homes at the Crossing and Richmond Building Group have joined together, with years of education and experience, to guide homeowners through each step of the homebuilding process. For more information, contact Janice Pearson with United Real Estate Premier at 540.295.0952 or jpearson1031@gmail.com. Visit http://newhomesatthecrossing.com & https://www.facebook.com/newhomesatthecrossing

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REALTOR CONTACT
Janice Pearson & Associates
United Real Estate Premier
jpearson1031@gmail.com
540.295.0952 or 540.374.1111

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Peterson Randall Public Relations

MyandiPeterson@gmail.com

540.872.8350

CONTACT
David Snow
New Homes at The Crossing LLC

newhomesatthecrossing@gmail.com

540.841.8777

Fredericksburg SavingsSites® Offers Benefits to The Community as a Whole

(FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Fredericksburg SavingsSites® features local businesses and organizations while offering residences discounted products and services. Savings Sites combines the best of the Town Paper, The Yellow Pages and All Discount Marketing Providers into one “real-time feed” website and phone app—enabling the above participants to cross promote and benefit each other.

Lucky businesses in Fredericksburg will now be some of the first in the nation to benefit from the new SavingsSites® service that is set to revolutionize the entire ad industry. Its ready now at Fredericksburg SavingsSites.com. Fredericksburg SavingsSites® is a local affiliate of an organization quickly going national.

Residence
Residences create an online master account through Fredericksburg SavingsSites® where they have access to all local businesses and the opportunity to save money on products and services. Residents can choose which businesses and organizations it wants to see in their SavingsSites Directory.

Organizations
Fredericksburg SavingsSites® offers many features to the non-profits, organizations, municipalities, schools and universities. The system generates funds through the auction process and evenly distributes a generous portion of net proceeds to local organizations. There is an online calendars feature that allows organizations and businesses to post special events happening in the Fredericksburg area. The Saving sites platform easily allows organizations and businesses to upload calendar events from their existing google outlook or yahoo accounts. Residence opt-in to receive information on local events. Much more than just coupons and offers, Fredericksburg SavingsSites® displays notices from local schools, government, churches, and non-profit groups. The space for these groups is freely provided by Fredericksburg SavingsSites® to build site traffic. They can use the free email broadcast function to email anyone who signs up for their updates. Fredericksburg SavingsSites® is a real community resource for everyone to participate in. Unlike all older systems Fredericksburg SavingsSites® will be getting lots of traffic quickly with their local email broadcast system.

Businesses
Businesses have the option to create and insert their own ads at any time without waiting. Ads can be added or changed to take advantage of special deals. The ad space can be as big as the advertiser wants and can include menus, literature, and videos. Businesses can change their offers at any time from their own computer. Consumers no longer have the job of searching, printing, organizing, and remembering to carry coupons around just to save money. Consumers can have the offer sent by text or email to their phone and their phone becomes their coupon—-or simply call the businesses and ask for their offer. SavingsSites® is ready to boost any kind of business.

SavingsSites® App
SavingsSites® has their own dedicated free app available now in the “App Store.” Most of the features of the computer site will also be on the smartphone app including local announcements and events. Now consumers will be able to search for offers wherever they go in the Fredericksburg area. The free smartphone apps were developed for the busy user-on-the-go. With phone’s GPS enabled, phone’s knows where it is and displays the local offers first. Travelers can also search other areas across town or across the country.

PeekAboo Auctions
Part of the system, and free for paid participating businesses, is the PeekAboo Reverse Auction. This powerful traffic-building feature lets any participant auction-off gift cards of any amount over $20.00. The offering business must start the initial auction just slightly less than the face amount. Then, auction participants can “peek” at the current price, for 20¢ a peek, and then decide if they would like to purchase at the current price or peek again later. Each “peek” lowers the price by 10¢. The ultimate cost to the buyer may be as little as $1 regardless of the card value. The best thing is that the offering business gets 100% of the initial, only slightly discounted, offering price. Looking over the category list, there is a place for every popular business. Developers also promise to add any new category necessary for any business or organization. For more information, visit http://www.peekabooauctions.com

Fredericksburg Saving Sites is currently seeking local Fredericksburg businesses and all local non-profit organizations to join Fredericksburg SavingsSites® for a free trial. Businesses are to contact David Snow at sales@fredericksburgsavingssites.com. Organizations contact Myandi Peterson at communications@fredericksburgsavingssites.com For more information visit, http://Fredericksburgsavingssites.com or call 540.374.0505

Fredericksburg Saving Sites

http://www.fredericksburgsavingssites.com

ABOUT FREDERICKSBURG SAVINGSITES®
Fredericksburg SavingsSites® features local businesses and organizations while offering residences discounted products and services. Savings Sites combines the best of the Town Paper, The Yellow Pages and All Discount Marketing Providers into one “real-time feed” website and phone app—enabling the above participants to cross promote and benefit each other. Savings Sites has many unique features including Peekaboo Auctions were residence can purchase deeply discounted “Gift Certificates” that do not expire and are cash refundable. Visit, http://www.peekabooauctions.com. For more information visit, http://www.fredericksburgsavingssites.com or call David Snow at 540.374.0505 or sales@fredericksburgsavingssites.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Myandi Peterson
Director of Communications of Saving Sites of Virginia.Inc.
Peterson Randall Public Relations
communications@fredericksburgsavingssites.com
540.891.5458

CONTACT
David Snow
President of Saving Sites of Virginia.Inc.
sales@fredericksburgsavingssites.com
540.374.0505