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Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

The long planned second phase of the Potomac Renaissance Condominiums in Colonial Beach began buildi...

Council not responsible for delays

In an interview with Tracey Tunstall, Director of Federal Programs and current Interim Superintenden...

Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring h...

Chief Legg on Police Dispatch, “The move didn’t make it new!”

Colonial Beach Police Chief Elizabeth, “Libby” Legg is taking a second look at police dispatch throu...

 

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Memorial for Jeff Malecha

More than 200 people came to a vigil for Jeff Malecha on Wednesday evening, March 24.

The vigil was held near St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, across the street from the Espresso Station coffee shop. Father Ron Okrasinski, rector of St. Mary's, spoke at the vigil.

He told those assembled that the shop was Jeff Malecha's dream and that it should be their dream. The shop was a gathering place for Colonial Beach residents; it was reminiscent of the old country store where residents could gather for food, coffee and a chance to catch up with neighbors. 

One resident said the gathering was very touching: "Looking around you realize that you know everyone there."

Father Ron read this poem to the crowd of supporters for the Malecha family.

Smile because he lived

You can shed tears because he is gone.
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray he will come back.
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him.
Or it can be full of love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday.
Or you can live for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone.
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind and be empty and turn back.
Or you can do what he would want, you can smile, open your eyes because love goes on.

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