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Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Annual crowd-pleaser runs June 10-12, includes carnival, parades, much more for whole family
Fireworks, parades, beauty contests, arts & crafts, a carnival and a blessing of the fleet highlight the 65th Annual Potomac River Festival in Colonial Beach.   The three-day event, June 10th through the 12th this year, serves as the kick-off of summer and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Potomac River town.

Read more: Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

Recent surveys have shown the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River is at the highest level in four years, but Dean Nininger, whose family has been crabbing in the Potomac for 55 years, said the recent rains are causing a temporary problem.

Read more: Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Despite the rainy weather Saturday, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary raised money for the fire department with a $10 per plate fish fry at the firehouse.

Read more: Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

CB student off to national auto body competition

John Parks, a 17-year-old Colonial Beach High School student whose great grandfather, grandfather and father worked or work as auto body repairmen, is headed to Kentucky this summer for a national auto body competition.
Parks, a junior at CBHS, finished in first place in the SkillsUSA district competition in February and then won the state SkillsUSA collision repair competition on April 16 in Fredericksburg.  Now he is preparing for the national SkillsUSA championship to be held June 20-24 in Louisville, KY.

Read more: CB student off to national auto body competition

CB foundation adds board members

The Colonial Beach Foundation, a not-for-profit community corporation, with IRS 501(c)(3) designation, has recently added some additional community members to its Board of Directors.

Read more: CB foundation adds board members

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