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Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Chief David Robey was on his way to Hughsville, MD when he spotted the...

Downtown property owners invited to facade improvement meeting

The Colonial Beach Revitalization Management Team has identified roughly 25 properties that are elig...

Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball is here to stay. On March 26 at Colonial Beach High School, basketball fans from a...

School reduces funding request from Town

The Colonial Beach School Board has approved a $6.8 million 2015-16 school year budget proposal. The...

Robin Grove Park will not be sold

Colonial Beach Town Council members Mike Looney and Wanda Goforth are opposing plans to sell Robin G...

Minnesota students “pay it forward” in Colonial Beach

Minnesota students “pay it forward” in Colonial Beach

A busload of students from the University of Minnesota came to Colonial Beach last week to “pay it f...

 

 

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Nine arrests in “Operation Roll Tide”

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The Tri-County Taskforce made nine arrests in Colonial Beach in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Officers from the taskforce began executing three search warrants in the town, starting at 3 a.m., and ending at 7 a.m. in the 100 block of Second St., the 200 block of Vernon St., and the 300 block of Given St.

Read more: Nine arrests in “Operation Roll Tide”

Brubaker chosen to fill vacant council seat

Linda Brubaker was chosen over Cynthia Misicka and Burkett Lyburn to fill the vacant council seat left by Mayor Mike Ham when he took office as mayor this January.

Brubaker received a five-to-one vote from six members of town council last Thursday after interviews with candidates were conducted. Tommy Edwards voted against.

Read more: Brubaker chosen to fill vacant council seat

CBHS seeks wireless tower

Superintendent Kathleen Beane is attempting to negotiate with Milestone Communications to erect a wireless tower on the Colonial Beach High School campus. If successfully negotiated, Colonial Beach Schools would receive revenue for years to come. It would be the first tower by Milestone in the Northern Neck.

Read more: CBHS seeks wireless tower

Motel closing postpones hearing

A preliminary hearing that was scheduled Jan. 15 in Westmoreland County General District Court for William Baker, charged with the brutal fatal stabbing of Elizabeth “Neicey” Thompson at the Beach Gate Inn in Colonial Beach, had to be postponed because of the forced closing of the troubled motel by authorities.

Read more: Motel closing postpones hearing

2nd Friday Art Walk—Jan. 11

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Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild presents:

Welcome in the New Year and see what all our artists have been up to! The first stop is at JarrettThor Fine Arts Gallery which will be celebrating local artist Ebbie Hynson’s birthday, she will be 93! Ms. Hynson has been painting most of her life and is still going strong even after a recent illness. So stop in and give her a hand for a job well done!

Across the street on Hawthorn St., Pottery by Hand is featuring their resident artists who are all ready to celebrate the New Year with lots of artistic pieces on sale, such as mosaics, stained glass and much more for your viewing pleasure. Local artist Andrea Clement will be exhibiting at the Riverview Inn on Hawthorn.

Going down Hawthorn, Esco Limited has reconfigured what’s old and what’s new, be sure to stop in and say hello. Right next door, Visions by Shirl is exhibiting many new pieces by her resident artists and offering a sale on handmade wind chimes. Stop by and enjoy refreshments and a celebration for the New Year.

Bundle up and come visit us. Just as a reminder, admission is always free to the public, refreshments are served and the people are friendly. Enjoy a pleasant evening at our 2nd Friday Art Walk.

Till next time – Dr. Judi Morris of Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild

 

The following participating businesses will each have an art exhibit:

 

Ebbie Hynson

JarrettThor Fine Arts Gallery

100 Taylor St. #101

 

TBA

Potomac River Fisheries Commission

222 Taylor St.

 

Andrea Clement

Riverview Inn

24 Hawthorn St.

 

Resident Artists

Pottery by Hand

#10 A-B Hawthorne St.

 

Resident Artists

Visions by Shirl

118 Hawthorn St.

 

TBA

LaLa’s Hair Studio

215 Washington Street

 

Elizabeth Escobar

Esco Limited

116 Hawthorn Street

Council to begin inquiry on Beachgate Inn

The Beachgate Inn has been boarded up and vacated by 36 residents. Officials are researching how the hotel could have slipped through the system, leaving conditions so bad it had to be shut down.

Read more: Council to begin inquiry on Beachgate Inn

Wmd Co. breaks ground for new judicial center

Westmoreland County officials have broken ground for the new Westmoreland County Judicial Center which will be constructed in Montross at a cost of $8.4 million over the next year on property adjacent to the county’s George English Memorial Building.

Read more: Wmd Co. breaks ground for new judicial center

Sewer repairs to have little impact

The Town of Colonial Beach hired G.L. Howard, Inc to perform sanitary sewer improvements, also known as Phase III improvements, to the town’s sanitary sewer system on Nov. 19, 2012. The project will cost $3,236,884.

Read more: Sewer repairs to have little impact

 

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