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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Stafford Welcomes New Movie Theater

STAFFORD WELCOMES NEW MOVIE THEATER

Stafford, Va - Stafford County is proud to announce that Regal Entertainment Group will open a 50,539 square foot luxury twelve screen movie theater in The Garrison at Stafford, formerly known as Stafford Village. Th...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Stafford Announces Major Donors for Armed Services Memorial

Armed Services MemorialStafford, VA – At a fundraising kickoff breakfast this morning, Stafford’s Armed Services Memorial Commission and Working Group announced that two major donors have come onboard to help fund the construction of an Armed Services Memorial in Stafford County. The $675,000 memorial is to be built behind the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center and will honor the fallen, those who have served and those who are currently serving.

Larry D. Silver and the Silver Companies have earned “Founder” status with a donation of $100,000. Mr. Silver honors both his grandfathers and his father, Carl D. Silver, who earned both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart in World War II. The donation provides sponsorship of the Memorial Wall. The granite wall will be etched with figures of armed service members and serves as a focal point of the memorial.

Atlantic Builders donated $25,000 to earn “Commander” status. Their donation will sponsor the flagpole that is featured prominently in the design of the memorial.

“We are very grateful for the support of Silver Companies and Atlantic Builders. They did not hesitate to step up to help build this beautiful memorial and give back to Stafford,” said Daniel Chichester, chairman of the Armed Services Memorial Working Group. “Thanks to an appropriation of $225,000 from the Board of Supervisors and other donations from the community, we have already surpassed $483,275 towards our $675,000 goal.”

At the kickoff breakfast this morning, Larry D. Silver presented a “big check” for $100,000 to Aubrey Jones, a second grader at Winding Creek Elementary, who represented the veterans and their families. Aubrey is the daughter of Elizabeth and 1st Lt. Matthew Davis, who was killed while serving on active duty. Aubrey’s mother, Elizabeth, serves on the Stafford Armed Services Memorial Working Group.

Other special guests included Fred Miller, a Marine who is a veteran of the Korean War, and William "Mickey" Collis, who served in the Navy in World War II.

An initiative of the Stafford Board of Supervisors, the memorial grew out of a request from grieving parents who wanted to honor their son, Marine Corps Sergeant Donald James Lamar, II, who was killed in fighting in Afghanistan. The Board decided to create a memorial to honor all who have served, going back to the Revolutionary War.

The Board appointed three citizens to serve on the Armed Services Commission: Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas, USMC (Ret.); Delegate Mark Dudenhefer; and Supervisor Gary Snellings, Hartwood District.

The commission held a memorial design contest in 2013 among Stafford’s high schools as a way to draw in the future of Stafford County. Five designs were selected as finalists. Elements of the students’ designs were incorporated into the final design of the memorial. Three of the finalists attended the breakfast this morning: Aaron Brown attended North Stafford High School and is now a student at Virginia Tech; Abriel Maldonado attended Brooke Point High School and is now a student at James Madison University; and Donald Kelley, III, attended Stafford High School and is now an employee of Dominion Virginia Power.

The Board of Supervisors appointed a Working Group to oversee fundraising. Former Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Chichester is the chairman and former Stafford Supervisor Mark Osborn is the vice chairman.

Those interested may buy bricks to honor their loved ones who have served or are serving in the armed forces. The bricks will line the walkways of the memorial. For more information, to donate or to buy a brick, please visit the link belowRead on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Preservation Easement Protects Stafford Civil War Park for Future Generations

Preservation Easement Protects Stafford Civil War Park for Future Generations

Stafford, VA – A unique piece of American history is now preserved in perpetuity. The Civil War Park in Stafford has been granted a preservation easement through the Land Tr...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Do you have broadband internet?

Governor McAuliffe Announces Crowdsourcing Initiative to Map Broadband Access in Virginia

~ RUOnlineVA will engage citizens and businesses in identifying areas with no broadband connectivity ~

BOYCE – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new s...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

Citizens Academy

Each month a class will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Every class focuses on a different component or department within Stafford County Government, and this free program will provide refreshments at each event.

Please call (540) 658-4518 to registe...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

The Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center Opens

The Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center—a Public Private Partnership with Stafford County—is now open! The recreation center is one of only eight indoor 50 meter X 25 yard competition pools in the state. The facility also includes a therapy pool, warm up poo...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Lake Mooney Set to Open May 28, 2016

This beautiful 520-acre lake is Virginia's newest recreational lake and will welcome canoeists and kayakers (gas-powered boats are not permitted). Stafford is working with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to stock the lake with fish. U...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Notice to Stafford County Utility Customers

Thank you for your continued support of Stafford County’s ongoing efforts to provide clean and safe water to meet the needs of our residents and business citizens. When you turn on a faucet connected to Stafford Utilities, you are not just receiving water...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Stafford Selling Bricks to Honor Members of the Armed Services

Donald Lamar asked Stafford County if his son, Marine Sgt. Donald Lamar, II, a Stafford High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, could be recognized for his service. Lamar, age 23, left behind a wife, Stephanie, and a daughter, Madison....Read on...

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