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Harley Davidson motorcycle to be given to sheriff's office at CB grand opening

All American Harley Davidson of Hughesville, Md., which opened a store in Colonial Beach last year, ...

Beach planning commission wrestles with possible murals regulations

At its regular August meeting last week, the Colonial Beach planning commission wrestled with whethe...

Crepe Myrtle fails to make Colonial Beach's landscaping list

Pity the poor crepe myrtle.  

When Robert Busick, a member of the Colonial Beach Planning Comm...

Recent weather yields stunning sights

Recent weather yields stunning sights

The recent, hot humid weather has produced a series of breathtaking sunrises over the Potomac River,...

Traveling Colonial Beach photographer captures vibrant digital images

Traveling Colonial Beach photographer captures vibrant digital images

Rob Rudick, a talented international photographer from Colonial Beach, travels the country and the w...

Wildlife Center educates and entertains children at Colonial Beach library

Wildlife Center educates and entertains children at Colonial Beach library

Wilson, a box turtle; Quinn, a great horned owl; and Delphine, a blind opossum were the star attract...

 

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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

Col. Beach getting ready for pageant season

POTOMAC RIVER FESTIVAL AND
CB FIRE DEPT. CONTEST These contests will be held on Sunday, June 5th at the CBVFD. Boy’s and Girl’s 6 months - 12 months and 1 - 2 years will be at 1:30. Boy’s and Girl’s 3 - 4 and Girl’s Only 5 - 6 will be at 2 p.m. NON-REFUNDABLE $20.00 Entry Fee. NOTE: If your child has won in any age group, they cannot be in that age group again.

Read more: Col. Beach getting ready for pageant season

Elementary nears completion

Construction firm says it’s ready for permit
Megan O'Connell from Skanska construction company gave an update on the new elementary school project at the April 13 Colonial Beach School Board meeting. Skanska is overseeing the new elementary school project.

Read more: Elementary nears completion

Colonial Beach Chamber recognizes outstanding service

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce recently held its 2015 awards dinner at High Tides on the Potomac.
Several distinguished guests attended the dinner including town of Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham, Town Manager Val Fould and Colonial Beach Chief of Police Danny Plott.

Read more: Colonial Beach Chamber recognizes outstanding service

Planning commission passes ES plan with recommendations

Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham asked the town Planning Commission not to try to redesign the new elementary school during an April 7 public hearing to approve the conditional use permit to place the new elementary school building at the First Street campus.
Commissioners expressed concerns they had for potential problems that may arise from the design of the building. Commissioner comments continued for almost 20 minutes after the public hearing portion opened and closed with no one from the public speaking on the matter.

Read more: Planning commission passes ES plan with recommendations

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