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Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

Despite a plea from Planning Commission Chair Robin Schick, the Colonial Beach Town Council will hol...

Dog Day of August offers fun for pooches

Dog Day of August offers fun for pooches

Come out and join other dog lovers on Aug. 8 for a doggone good time. You and your K-9 companion can...

Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee seeks non-profit status

Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee seeks non-profit status

The Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee is now operating with a board of directors, complete ...

Would merging Westmoreland, Colonial Beach schools solve tax issue?

For Colonial Beach taxpayers concerned about a new tax increase, caused by a $400,000 shortfall in t...

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 ...

 

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Artists ‘Talk Trash’ with Council

What began as a vacation trip for one local artist ended with the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild “talking trash” to the town’s officials.

Elcy Leshley traveled to Abilene, KS, last year for vacation and observed that the town had artwork painted

Read more: Artists ‘Talk Trash’ with Council

High Tides’ ready for summer with new palms

Nine new palm trees. A large new outdoor grill. An enlarged and improved stage. Newly painted tropical colored chairs. Wines from the Trump Winery. And, almost 40 popular bands on the schedule.

With another summer at the beach right around the corner, High Tides on the Potomac plans to be ready! The family built and owned restaurant and bar has become an essential part of the food, fun and music that

Read more: High Tides’ ready for summer with new palms

Building permits back on track in CB

Colonial Beach offered temporary agreement with Westmoreland County

Town staff has been trying to iron out details to comply with new mandates concerning soil erosion and sediment control measures that were put in place prior to March of 2012.

Changes occurred when the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) combined the Chesapeake Bay Act, the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program (ESC) and the Stormwater Management Program

Read more: Building permits back on track in CB

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’

 

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