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Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Annual crowd-pleaser runs June 10-12, includes carnival, parades, much more for whole family
Firework...

Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

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...

Bids for construction of new CB ES set to be opened

Megan O'Connell told the Colonial Beach School Board during its meeting last week that bids for cons...

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Despite the rainy weather Saturday, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary r...

CB student off to national auto body competition

CB student off to national auto body competition

John Parks, a 17-year-old Colonial Beach High School student whose great grandfather, grandfather an...

CB foundation adds board members

The Colonial Beach Foundation, a not-for-profit community corporation, with IRS 501(c)(3) designatio...

 

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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. to Hawthorne Street will be closed to thru traffic, starting the evening of Thursday, July 17, and will remain closed until Sunday evening, July 20.

Read more: Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

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 Fisheries Building, on 222 Taylor St. in Colonial Beach, after Mr. Kirby A. “AC” Carpenter for his many years of dedicated service to the Commission.

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

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring him for his dedication and generous support for the Colonial Beach Museum.

A large crowd accompanied the three in unveiling the new museum sign created by collaborating artists Kathy Waltermire, Doris Barbee and Velia Jacobo. The event was hosted by the Colonial Beach Historical Society on July 3, 2014.

Read more: CB Museum celebrates 15 years

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 through the county, with Council’s approval.

One year after consolidating police dispatch with Westmoreland County, the nearly identical council that voted unanimously to the move, has agreed to allow Chief Legg to explore the advantages and disadvantages to police dispatch consolidation.
Legg said, “The move didn’t make it new! We still are operating with the same system; it just got moved.”

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

$747,000 block grant awarded to CB

After only 4 meetings with Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC), the Colonial Beach Revitalization Management Team successfully submitted an application for a Community Development Block Grant and was awarded the requested $747,000 last week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The block grant will fund revitalization efforts in the downtown area of Colonial Beach. The grant is referred to as the Revitalization Grant for clarity.

Read more: $747,000 block grant awarded to CB

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

The 3rd Annual Save the Bay Day clean-up in Colonial Beach drew a crowd of volunteers to the Colonial Beach Yacht Basin Saturday.  Armed with large orange trash bags, the energetic group of citizens and volunteers then fanned out across the peninsula to pick up litter and debris.

Read more: CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

June 13 Art Walk

Despite heavy rain earlier in the day, Friday the 13th still had a good turnout for the Art Walk.

The Potomac River Fisheries Commission is currently featuring work by photographers Sharon Jones, Elcy Leshley, J.B. Waltermire, Ellen Cosby, Rob Rudick, Connie Canby, Susan Tilt, Dr. Peter Fahrney, Fred Perrine and Kathryn Murray.

Read more: June 13 Art Walk

2014 CB Festival Parade Winners

Rockin’ the Beach
Best in Theme: Girl Scout Troop 3212
Floats- Non-Commercial
1st Place: Fraternal Order of the Eagles

Read more: 2014 CB Festival Parade Winners

 

 

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