- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:21
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Colonial Beach’s mascot and logo got a facelift. At the May 19 meeting, the School Board approved three designs submitted by teacher and coach Jeremy Jack. “Petey” the pirate’s new look was inspired by senior Lindsey Graves’ submission in the competition the school held. Her design was sent to a professional logo company to be refined and finished. The school’s clipper ship logo was also updated.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:00
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On Saturday, May 8, Smith Point Sea Rescue responded to a call from a 42” deadrise that was dead in the water and pressed up against a pound net just south of the Great Wicomico River. Those aboard the deadrise had made a cell call to family members requesting someone bring fuel. Two teenagers set out in a 22-foot skiff with 5 gallons of fuel. With 25 mph wind and 4- to 5-foot seas, those aboard the skiff successfully passed the fuel over to the deadrise. The skiff then swamped and flipped over inside the pound net, putting the two teenagers into the water. One of the boys was able to get hold of the net and get onto the deadrise. The second was briefly trapped under the skiff and had to remove his life jacket so he could get out from under the overturned boat. One of the boys got his hand caught between the two boats and received a deep gash in the palm of his hand At this point Smith Point Sea Rescue was called by those aboard the deadrise to assist. Six Sea Rescue members responded to the two boats docked on Cockrells Creeek.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 18:06
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Colonial Beach may be a small town facing big problems, but the upcoming election on May 4 for three seats on Town Council and
two seats on the School Board has brought out 10 citizens who believe they have what it takes to turn the tide.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 15:54
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At 3:30 a.m. on April 1 the Colonial Beach Police Department conducted a search warrant in conjunction with the Tri-County Taskforce.
The State Police Tactical Team made entry at 220 Marshall Ave. at the corner of Marshall and Weems in Colonial Beach in the early morning hours and recovered five weapons, scales, more than $2,500, packaging material and more than 4 ounces of marijuana. Other drug-related items were also seized.
Following the raid the police were led to the 400 block of Wilder where the suspect, Jason Rader, a 30 year old white male of 220 Marshal Ave., was arrested for distribution of marijuana. The suspect’s vehicle was also seized at this second location on Wilder.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:24
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Colonial Beach Police Department reported that during the evening of March 26 and the morning of March 27 an unknown person or persons punctured 13 tires on 13 vehicles in the area surrounding and including the Rescue Squad on Wilder, Livingston and Dennison streets in Colonial Beach.
At least one of the vehicles involved belonged to a volunteer Rescue Squad member.
All vehicles involved were parked on the street. The Colonial Beach Police Department has one lead and the incident is still under investigation.
If you have any information about this incident the police urge you to call (804) 224-0377 where you can leave an anonymous message.
— Linda Farneth
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 March 2010 00:30
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More than 200 people came to a vigil for Jeff Malecha on Wednesday evening, March 24.
The vigil was held near St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Colonial Beach, across the street from the Espresso Station coffee shop. Father Ron Okrasinski, rector of St. Mary's, spoke at the vigil.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:58
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Back in the spring of 2005 when I interviewed Jeff and Julie Malecha for an article that ran in the Getaway Magazine, I recognized the determination in Jeff Malecha’s eyes as he spoke of his vision for the old Esso Gas Station.
The newly opened Espresso Station was just the beginning of his dream. He was employed by the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and had plans of retiring in about five years. He was still working there at the time of his death. But he was getting ever closer to that day when he would reap all that he had sown
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 19:39
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To the People of Colonial Beach: Please come join the town for a candle light vigil Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. near St. Mary's Episcopal Church to join with Julie and her family in this time of terrible sadness.
Photos taken on Saturday show the excavation work in progress. (click on image for larger view)
Photos taken Wednesday morning, March 24, show the underground storage tank and its proximity to the building
A second underground storage tank was removed on Wednesday afternoon. Apparently there are additional tanks in the ground. One can be seen in the dirt, above the water that has begun to fill the hole.