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Fate of CB School looks bleak

Conflicting resolutions, long discussions and short memories seem to be at the heart of the Town of ...

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassi...

Two talented women destined to cross paths

Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo...

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

Colonial Beach School Board Chairman Tim Trivett talked to the town council at the March work sessio...

Legg no stranger to making history

Legg no stranger to making history

Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent C...

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Colonial Beach School Board member Wayne Kennedy aired his disapproval of Alta Vista’s hosting pract...

 

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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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