- Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 11:47
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This October ended with a lot of excitement and scary events, we all hope everyone made it through without mishap.
In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, our artists have been busy preparing for the season. This month JarrettThor Fine Arts Gallery is sponsoring an alumni event featuring some of the artists who have attended the various workshops over the past year.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 12:41
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With all the past problems and discussions, Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell did not anticipate the approval by the commission so no committee paper was prepared.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 12:30
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Write-in mayoral candidate Stephen Kennedy used his three minutes of closing statements during the Colonial Beach Mayor’s Forum to blast Mike Ham for allowing alleged misuse of police vehicles while Ham was chair of the budget and finance committee.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:48
- Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 15:07
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Family Fun Night at the CBVFD was lots of fun for all ages.
And the winners are!
0 to 4 year old age group
Emily Kirtley, Adyn Douglas, Zachary Ramirez
5 to 8 year old age groupKyle Haley, Addison Henehan, Henry Lyons
9 year old and up age groupMadison Powell, Katelyn Kirtley, Ryleigh Garrison, Brianna Aranda, Cody Mattingley
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:47
- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:21
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During the Colonial Beach Public Works committee meeting, Chairman Gary Seeber engaged in a heated debate with Monroe Point developer Johnathan Natelson over unpaid water bills. At one point during the meeting Seeber lost his patience when Natelson stated publicly that he was willing to settle the matter but Seeber said Natelson was not indicating a willingness to do so through their e-mail communications. Seeber then threatened to provide all communications to the press. Natelson’s responses changed and the matter was quickly closed.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 13:49
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Tides Mill Bridge on State Route 205 (Ridge Road) at Wilkerson’s Restaurant in Colonial Beach will be closed for upgrades from Nov. 1 until Feb. 28. Residents and visitors will be detoured through Route 631 (Longfield Road).
The detour is seven miles if traveling from one side of the bridge to the other, so the detour may be shorter depending on where motorists depart from and their destination.
VDOT has already installed a traffic signal on Route 205 at the intersection of Longfield Road near the race track. There is no light at 205 and 631 on the King George side but electronic signs have already been placed at both intersections to alert drivers to the detour.
Colonial Beach officials have attempted to hold off the closing until after the Rockfish Tournament scheduled for Nov. 2–4, but VDOT officials said that the contractor, Bryant Construction, is performing five months worth of work in four months and the deadline will not allow them to complete the project on time if there are any delays in closing the bridge.
The plan is to remove the existing roadway from the bridge. Using the existing supports and adding more support, a new surface will be added. The bridge will be elevated approximately two feet and widened to 30 feet, with three foot shoulders on each side.
The project cost for the bridge upgrade is $3,700,000, over $1,300,000 of which covers the contract with Bryant Construction.
Bryant Construction is under a strict time schedule of four months; VDOT officials have worked with Bryant before and are confident that they will finish on schedule.
During the bridge closure, Route 631 will be maintained as a primary road with regards to snow removal and other weather related issues.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 19:13
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Jim Chiarello, Tim Curtin, Tommy Edwards and Wanda Goforth are running for Town Council.
There are four open seats for Colonial Beach Town Council and only four candidates running. All candidates are listed on the ballot.
Tim Curtin, Jim Chiarello and Tommy Edwards are all incumbents vying for their own seats.
Councilman Burkett Lyburn has chosen not to run for re-election for his seat on council but at the last minute announced he is running for Mayor as a write-in candidate.
So newcomer Wanda Goforth who is also listed on the ballot will fill Lyburn’s vacant seat after the election.
Although none of the seats are being challenged and it is highly unlikely a candidate will show up on election day and win as a write in, the council candidates still conducted a forum, giving the public a chance to get to know them better.
Edwards spoke of the lack of interest during his opening remarks at the Council candidates forum, co-hosted by Carrey Geddes of the Chamber of Commerce and Peter Fahrney of the Colonial Beach Foundation. “All I can tell you is this, you’d better take a good look up here. There is nobody here beating down the bush to come up here and take our place, so this is what you got. We’re going to do our best for this town. Look up here folks, this is what you get.”
The three incumbents were all appointed within the last year so citizens have only had a short time to get to know them.