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rob-groganFourteen years ago, I sat down in Hyperion to have coffee with Rob and Virginia Grogan. They were the publishers of a nifty local newspaper, Front Porch Fredericksburg, which featured community-based positive news. I admired their vision. I, too, wanted to create something special for the Fredericksburg community and I needed advice. That conversation helped create what is now Fredericksburg Parent and Family.

Rob Grogan passed on February 23 after a battle with cancer. I want to acknowledge his work in the community, his spirit, and most of all, thank him for his words of encouragement to an unsure and inexperienced publisher.

— Leigh Anne Van Doren.

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Rob Grogan and I were kindred spirits from the start. From our first meeting together at the 909 Saloon where we talked about writing, Duquesne University, and my blog, to the last meal we shared together with our friend Melvin Brown at The Hunan Garden on William Street, Rob had a zest for life, a passion for writing and a desire for social justice. He believed in the good in all people.

Affectionately known as "Papa G," there was never a time when a smile wasn't on his face. Thanks for the friendship, Rob.

- Chris Jones

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Pouches Visits the Past

HistoryCamp

If Pouches' experience at History Camp is any indication, your son or daughter will enjoy joining Washington Heritage Museums and the George Washington Foundation for History Camp in Fredericksburg. The week-long day camp will be held June 25-29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day.

Young historians discover American history with hands-on experiences as they walk in the footsteps where the history of Fredericksburg, and a budding America, was created. The camp complements the history taught in classrooms with activities such as soap making, code breaking, colonial crafts, penmanship and much more.

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