Katherine Chlebo and Dave Cornes of San Diego are pleased to announce their engagement. They plan to marry in 2019 after their next deployment.

RICHMOND – Cassie Crouch of Bedford, Virginia, started hunting when she met the man whom she later would marry. “It was one of our first dates,” she said. In 2010, Crouch and her husband Daniel even celebrated their wedding anniversary by hunting wild hogs.

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Jude Falkenstein of Stafford announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elaine Falkenstein, to Scott Alan Ferguson, son of James Patrick Ferguson of Cumberland, Md. and Brenda Frantz of Cumberland, Md.

Carole Lee Blankenship, wife of Ben R. Blankenship Jr., and daughter of Francis Barton and Ethel Barton DiCicco, died Dec. 15, 2014, of complications following colon surgery, at age 78.

Summer Camp is just around the corner and Stafford Co. Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Community Recreation Division, is asking local businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor the summer camp program.

Meow Stories’ “1,000 Cans of Cat Food Drive" and "Masterpiece" raffle will be held Monday -Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m./Sunday, noon -5 p.m. at the   Re-Tail Shop, 3503 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg. 

Stafford Crime Solvers will host their Annual Spring Community Yard Sale on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the CountyAdministrationCenter,  1300 Courthouse Road in Stafford. 

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" presents   "Hooray for Hollywood: Music from the Silver Screen" on   April 5 Brooke Point High School.

Shannon O'Connell & Bruce Jastrzebski, of Lafayette, Colo., announce the engagement of their  daughter,  Derien W. O. Jastrzebski of  Norfolk, Va., to Connor Justin Pratt.

The Stafford-based Brown Foundation of Northern and Central Virginia will start its annual Passover/Easter Season assistance for those in need this coming Easter Holiday Season, beginning March 27. 

FREDERICKSBURG–   The Fredericksburg Autism Action Group will provide a workshop, “Autism Spectrum Disorders and Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Families, Caregivers, and Self-Advocates,” at  1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the disAbility ResourceCenter, 409 Progress St., Fredericksburg.

 free Community Health Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 12, at ResurrectionLutheranChurch, 6170 Plank RoadFredericksburg, VA22407 (Route 3 West).

Area families are invited to attend a free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging, 460 Lendall Lane in Stafford.

Serve Our Willing Warriors will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament at the Dominion Valley Country Club on Oct. 15. As a part of SOWW’s effort to raise funds, a silent auction will be held in conjunction with the tournament. 

Tangie Zellmer of Stafford has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 easy-to-prepare foods.

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