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Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

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...

Bids for construction of new CB ES set to be opened

Megan O'Connell told the Colonial Beach School Board during its meeting last week that bids for cons...

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Despite the rainy weather Saturday, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary r...

CB student off to national auto body competition

CB student off to national auto body competition

John Parks, a 17-year-old Colonial Beach High School student whose great grandfather, grandfather an...

CB foundation adds board members

The Colonial Beach Foundation, a not-for-profit community corporation, with IRS 501(c)(3) designatio...

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 ...

 

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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

Ebbie Hynson

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

Fugitives captured in CB

Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson has announced the arrest of three fugitives from Loudoun and Spotsylvania counties at an apartment complex in Colonial Beach. The arrests were made early Friday by the Tri-County Task Force which is composed of officers from Westmoreland, King George and Caroline counties as well as the Virginia State Police and the Naval Criminal Investigations Service.

Read more: Fugitives captured in CB

 

 

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