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DiRosario jailed four days before Colonial Beach mayoral election

DiRosario jailed four days before Colonial Beach mayoral election

Wayne DiRosario, one of two candidates for Colonial Beach mayor in Tuesday's election, had planned t...

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad earns VAVRS recognitions

Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad earned several individual and group awards at the annual conve...

Concerns about schools, taxes, growth highlight Beach forums

Candidates for Colonial  Beach mayor and town council participated in two separate forums held ...

Bids withdrawn for sale of Eleanor Park

The long-simmering tensions involving the sale of the Eleanor Park property in Colonial Beach has ca...

Colonial Beach’s Guadalupe Free Clinic serves area’s poor

Colonial Beach’s Guadalupe Free Clinic serves area’s poor

When the Guadalupe Free Clinic opened on the grounds of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Colonial Be...

Outdoor showing of Mamma Mia a big hit in Colonial Beach

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Town of CB reapplying for revitalization grant

Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team is working feverishly to tie up loose ends for the town’s second application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Read more: Town of CB reapplying for revitalization grant

Tides Mill Bridge expected to reopen on time

After what may have seemed like a lifetime to commuters, the Tides Mill Bridge on State Route 205 is finally nearing the end of construction.

Read more: Tides Mill Bridge expected to reopen on time

CB Council to evaluate town efficiency

Colonial Beach Town Council could spend almost $27,000 to evaluate the town’s employees which number around fifty.

During their work session in January, members of the council presented two proposals for assessment of town employees- one from Whitestone Partners, and the other from Springsted Incorporated.

Mayor Mike Ham said in a telephone interview on Monday, “The council is in the discussion phase to seek out a consultant firm to identify employees’ roles and the their management structure, and to evaluate the efficiency of the town.”

Read more: CB Council to evaluate town efficiency

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

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