The Talon

Germanna Open House April 14

Connor Merk, Editor

April 2, 2019

Germanna Community College is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 14 from 8:30am to 1pm at the Fredericksburg area campus in Spotsylvania - 1000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg VA. This event will feature on the spot admission, financial aid help, and visits with faculty, advisors, counselors,...

24th Annual Teen Art Show

Amanda Lineweaver, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Hung and framed onto the walls in rows, decorating the library theatre, were more than 100 paintings by more than 90 teenagers within the community. The 24th Annual Teen Art Show exhibit occurred the 8th through the 25th at the Fredericksburg library on Caroline street. The piece declared the b...

Karen Jonas: From Open Mics to Music Festivals

Karen Jonas: From Open Mics to Music Festivals

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

March 25, 2019

Fredericksburg has its fair share of musicians, many of whom are from various genres. One of the most prominent genres in the downtown music scene is Country, with venues such as the Colonial Tavern and Old Silk Mill commonly hosting musicians like Karen Jonas. Karen Jonas has been on the scene for around...

Lake Alden: the King George Band Taking Over the Fredericksburg Music Scene

Lake Alden: the King George Band Taking Over the Fredericksburg Music Scene

Aynsleigh Escher, Editor

January 28, 2019

The downtown Fredericksburg music scene has long focused on folk and bluegrass music, with very few artists consisting of and playing for younger generations. Recently, however, venues like Katora Coffee have started welcoming such bands, hosting open mic nights and pre-planned shows. One group, the King Geor...

14 Delicious Pre-Prom Dinner Spots

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

May 2, 2018

Fredericksburg dining includes an amazing variety of food, guaranteed to satisfy all tastes, so the Talon has compiled a list of 14 great options for pre-prom dinner. Brock's Riverside Grill: located on the Rappahannock river, Brock’s is a great place for pre-prom dinner. It has a river-view din...

Makayla Rillamas Wins Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month

Grace Mamon, Managing Editor

April 12, 2018

Makayla Rillamas ('18) and the other February Students of the Month were featured in the Free Lance Star this week for their accomplishments. The Fredericksburg Optimist Club nominated Rillamas, along with other exemplary students in the country, for her academic and extracurricular achievements...

Annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Returns

Annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market Returns

Grace Mamon

April 26, 2017

It’s the time of year again for fresh fruit, vegetables, and other groceries supplied by the annual Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market. Making a trip to Hurkamp Park in Downtown Fredericksburg to purchase produce or just browse among the vendors will definitely be worth the time. The Hurkamp Park loca...

Upcoming Book Signings

Grace Mamon, Reporter

February 22, 2017

You’d be hard pressed to find something that excites avid readers more than a book signing. Meeting a published author, especially after falling in love with his/her work, is a surreal and exciting experience. Although book signings frequent the Fredericksburg area, they are usually overlooked or...

Cheap Eateries: Vivify

Cheap Eateries: Vivify

Mackenzie Nolan, Reporter

February 6, 2017

In downtown Fredericksburg, you often pay for where you are. A popular burger joint, Vivify Burger & Lounge, is no exception. It has a great location on William St. and a rooftop lounge. The lounge is closed right now because of the cold, but it will open back up in March. Their traditional A...

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