- Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:00
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Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Gutridge reported that a problem in the 911 emergency communication system occurred on Friday at noon. Emergency 911 calls for fire and/or rescue in Oak Grove and Colonial Beach were being properly received or “toned,” but the system that alerts individual volunteer responders was not working properly. Gutridge was able to use a text messaging system and an alternative radio channel to alert responders to report to the station.
As of 9 p.m. Sunday night, Gutridge reported, the system was fully operational.
Westmoreland County Administrator Norm Risavi reported that the county was able to procure and place a temporary 911 communications tower in Colonial Beach on Saturday from Fairfax County. Risavi reports that the county had contacted the contractor for the Motorola
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:50
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The management team for the revitalization grant application effort met on Monday, June 20, at Town Hall. The team meets every other Monday at 6 p.m.
Members of the team include professional consultant Carol Rizzio, LandStudio, PC; business owners/representatives High Tides restaurant’s Vickie Coffman, Bank of Lancaster’s Sharon Dunavant, and Cyberbility’s John DePasquale; town residents Walter Kern, Maureen McCabe, Casey Flores, Glenda
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Severe thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday knocked out power and downed trees throughout Colonial Beach during Riverfest weekend. On Saturday, the storms subsided in time for the carnival and fireworks show to go on.
The worst storm occurred on Sunday afternoon. High winds uprooted a large tree that fell onto two cars parked at the Wilder parking lot; one car had two occupants. No serious injuries were reported. There were approximately 20 incidents reported
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 00:00
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As summertime arrives and beach businesses gear up for tourist season, the Management Team for the Business District Revitalization Grant is working hard studying ways to improve the economic picture in Colonial Beach. The team — facilitated by Carol Rizzo of Land Studio, PC — is composed of volunteers including local business representatives, town residents, local government, and representatives from non-profit and philanthropic groups.
The team met on Monday, May 23, and continued to create a vision statement that succinctly describes the amenities of the town
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 14:28
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Story by Kathy Flanagan
Photos by Leslie M.A. Kompara
As Mickey Beard laid her hand on Staff Sgt. George Lewis “Rip” Winkler’s flag-covered casket, surrounded by family and friends, the 9-year-old little sister Rip called Pigtails seemed to fleetingly appear. It was a final moment, the welcome home and the last farewell. Brother and sister, father and son, family members who remember and family members who were too young to remember, gathered together to pay their respects.
The Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, overlooking Arlington National Cemetery, with its rich history of laying to rest servicemen and women, opened its doors to honor a long-lost brother in arms.