Where In The World Is Dave Saunders?



Hey folks, the Madison+Main-iacs here.


It’s been a dreary week here at Madison+Main Headquarters with the RVA rainstorms and sudden disappearance of Dave “Hocus Pocus” Saunders. We were gravely concerned until we found a note on his desk that said, “Off to Columbia” — although it could’ve said “Colombia” — the chicken scratch was difficult to decipher. It also stated, “Don’t forget to vote Don Sharpe for Goochland Supervisor” with six bold lines underneath emphasizing the importance.


We need our loyal Weekly Report readers to help us figure this mess out! Please write us back with any thoughts or tips as to which Columbia he chose to visit this week.





Dave has a deep-rooted love for Virginia. Therefore, an impromptu road trip across the state makes perfect sense. We researched “The 10 best things to do in Columbia, Virginia” and the #1 suggestion was to “continue driving.” So on second thought, maybe he decided to depart from the Old Dominion.


In addition to a love for his homeland, our Chief Idea Officer also enjoys a good book. If you read the last Weekly Report, you would know. With his love of literature, there’s a strong possibility that he trekked to the Columbia University Library to mix and mingle with the Ivy League bookworms.

Temperatures are dropping and Old Man Winter is knocking. if our fearless leader went to stock up on thermals, woolens, and other outerwear, we wouldn’t be surprised. We just hope Mother Gert Boyle didn’t run him through the wringer and make a new test dummy out of him.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, one of the best zoos in America, is only 372 miles from the Madison+Main Headquarters. In Dave’s Beast that would only take about four hours and three minutes. It’s hard to believe he would escape from one zoo and drive to another, but hey, what do we know?


Most likely out of all the options, Dave is enjoying a little R&R in the America underneath ours with his longtime friend Jeff Maslan, sipping his first Limonada de Coco, and lying on a beautiful beach. We hope he had a fantastic week-long Boss’s Day celebration but we can’t wait to have him back and hear his terrible dad jokes.






A Few of Our Favorite Events


Whiskey & Wood Artisan Festival


A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Fredericksburg, VA


October 19, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Join Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild and A. Smith Bowman Distillery for the 2019 Whiskey and Wood Artisan Festival. Meet the makers, hear the stories behind their creations, and even add their works of art to your collection! One-of-a-kind wood, glass, metal, pottery, furniture, home decor, jewelry, and much more. The event is free, as well as parking. All ages welcome!



Huntington Learning Center Workshop: A Parent’s Survival Guide


Huntington Learning Center | Richmond, VA


October 26, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.


If homework time is becoming tougher and tougher, it may be time to take a different strategy. Join us at Huntington Learning Center of Richmond for the free one-hour workshop designed to empower today’s busy parents to help their child perform better in school and improve homework performance. Franchise owner, Larry Frank, will lead the workshop, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. RSVP today by calling (804) 729-5371.



Flight & Fright Night


A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Fredericksburg, VA


October 26, 2019 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Ready for some spooky, adults-only, pre-Halloween fun? A. Smith Bowman Distillery is bringing back its popular Flight & Fright Night, which showcases the Distillery in a completely different light. The evening kicks off with a lantern-lit tour of the Distillery, followed by a screening of the 1960 Halloween classic, Psycho, and a fun costume contest! Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $35 per person or $65 for two.



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“I’m in love with the Coco.”

— O.T. Genasis