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Colonial Beach residents develop green thumb community garden

Colonial Beach residents develop green thumb community garden

If you’re interested in growing your own fresh vegetables, it’s not too late to rent a p...

Infrastructure projects moving forward in Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach has, and continues to, undergo continuous infrastructural work right below residents ...

School board briefed on test scores

The Colonial Beach School Board met July 8 for the first time since school let out.
The summer break ...

The bombs bursting in air...

The bombs bursting in air...

Residents of Colonial Beach enjoyed a grand time Saturday night as the town set off fireworks to mar...

Beach facade program off to a slow start

Out of 30 properties located in the downtown revitalization area only eight property owners have sub...

Colonial Beach Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has approved the advertised budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The ...

 

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Beach newcomer wins $1 million

James Santos lived in Florida for 41 years. He had heart surgery in 2009, and lost his job because he couldn’t work. Then he lost his home to foreclosure and had to sell his car to pay bills. And, then his favorite dog died. “We’ve been struggling,” he said.

Read more: Beach newcomer wins $1 million

Mitchell optimistic Town of CB will receive grant

Colonial Beach Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell is optimistically preparing for the Town of Colonial Beach to be awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), by creating a facade improvement program.

The Town of Colonial Beach has resubmitted its application for a CDBG from the Virginia Department of

Read more: Mitchell optimistic Town of CB will receive grant

Claybornes in the lead to take ground in “Hot Dog War”

Colonial Beach Town Council deliberated for almost an hour to decide to whom to award the lease agreement for the building on the Boardwalk located at 108 Taylor St.

In the past, competition between the leasers of this location and nearby vendors had turned into a media circus and been nicknamed “The Hot Dog War”.

Read more: Claybornes in the lead to take ground in “Hot Dog War”

Urquhart resigns the Planning Commission

Vice Chair Desiree P. Urquhart reluctantly resigned her position with the Colonial Beach Planning Commission after the March meeting. She has been called away to the family homestead in Zuni, VA, to care for her elderly mother on a full-time basis.

Urquhart moved to Colonial Beach six years ago, and became a member of the Planning Commission two years later. Her contributions to the Town will be felt for years to come.

Read more: Urquhart resigns the Planning Commission

CB Council nixes media circus on ‘Hot Dog Wars’

At the continued April work session, Colonial Beach Town Council decided to advertise for bids for the lease of 108 Taylor St., due to be in by noon on Thursday, April 11. Town Manager Val Foulds also assured Council that the vendor program had been revised to keep “like” businesses from being placed in close proximity of each other. Councilman Gary Seeber asked to insert a clause saying that  Council would not have to

Read more: CB Council nixes media circus on ‘Hot Dog Wars’

hippity hop

The annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children was held Saturday, with approximately sixty children in attendance as the truck from the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department brought the Easter bunny to Town Hill. Joan Edwards, the Easter bunny, gave each child that sat on her lap an Easter egg from the White House Easter egg roll with Barack and

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More consolidation means less local control

About once every two years council members bring up the subject of school consolidation. Former Mayor Fred Rummage was often accused of trying to consolidate the town’s school system with Westmoreland County, which he denied in a school board meeting saying “I have never in my entire adult life not supported public education! I have not in my entire

Read more: More consolidation means less local control

Building halted in CB

Notice to builders no April fools joke

Anyone wishing to seek a building permit in Colonial Beach will have to wait. Due to the council’s indecision, the Town of Colonial Beach is no longer in compliance with regulations that would allow them to issue building permits, according to R. V’lent Lassiter, Principal Environmental Planner of the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.

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