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Taking a cue from sharing positive news

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As a podcast junkie, I have my favorites, including several that are news-oriented like “The Daily,” produced by The New York Times. Last week, the show departed from its normal format just before Christmas to run a “Something Good” episode, which was a compilation of listeners all over the country sharing something good that happened to them in a pandemic year.

Looking forward to our 175th Anniversary year

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As the old year ends, our community moves closer to the celebration of its 175th anniversary. Fredericksburg was founded on May 8, 1846.

Seasons will come and go, fast and slow

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Brian Houston, founder and senior pastor of Hillsong Church, an international mega-church headquartered in Australia, was asked in an interview what advice he wished he had been given as a young leader? He replied that life is short and that life is long and effective leaders have to be aware of each season of life and what they mean.

Homebuilder wins two awards

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Laughlin Homes and Restoration was recently recognized, as two of their historic preservations and restorations and a custom design and build won multiple awards. The projects won multiple 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), presented by the National Association of Home Builders.

COVID-19 guidelines updated by CDC

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Changes to COVID-19 guidelines and procedures have been announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC now recommends the following: • Exposure to a known COVID-19 case is considered day one; • A test should be issued on day five; • If a negative test result is received, the individual can return to work or school after day seven; • If the individual chooses not to test, the individual can return to school or work after 10 days; • The individual should continue to monitor signs and symptoms for 14 days.

City budget report available online for public viewing

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Fredericksburg residents can view the City of Fredericksburg’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget on its website. The city’s finance department has completed the compiling and assembling of information for the FY2021 budget document, which will be submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association for consideration for its annual award.