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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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Revitalization application process in full swing

With the help of Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning Commission, the efforts to secure the revitalization grant for Colonial Beach are shaping up. Davis is following in the tried and true footsteps the commission used to help Montross, which has already been successful in securing a half million dollar revitalization grant and has started to implement the plan.

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A goodwill gesture turns into a bounty of joy

Bertha Peyton and Amy Molinares didn’t quite know what joy they would receive when they adopted a family for Christmas through Social Services.

Read more: A goodwill gesture turns into a bounty of joy

New Year’s video by popular band LONGREEF highlights Colonial Beach

The popular Australian rock band, LONGREEF, is releasing a new single designed to raise awareness about bullying and a video featuring children from Colonial Beach and several members of the Colonial Beach Police Department.

Read more: New Year’s video by popular band LONGREEF highlights Colonial Beach

Santa’s Winter Wonderland thrills Colonial Beach children and adults

Santa came to Colonial Beach Dec. 7, and there were hundreds of children waiting for his arrival. “The line to see Santa lasted four hours,” said Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham.

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Scouting for Badges with CBVRS

Local Cub Scout Pack #258 recently toured the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad station, where they learned life-saving first aid skills and also practiced Hands-Only CPR by squad members. “The scouts had to visit an important local building as part of their badge requirement, and we were very proud that our station house was selected,” said Wesley Melson, CBVRS Rescue Chief.

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Colonial Beach music students receive $1,000 grant from local donations

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Mrs. Mary Virginia Stanford helped Dr. Peter Fahrney present Music Teacher Ashley Gingrich and her band students a check in the amount of $1,000.

Read more: Colonial Beach music students receive $1,000 grant from local donations

Colonial Beach Peddler’s Market is ready for holiday shopping

The recently opened indoor Peddler’s Market in Colonial Beach is ready for what it hopes will be a successful holiday shopping season. The Peddler’s Market is located in a newly remodeled 10,000 square foot space where the old Rankin’s Hardware store was located before it moved to the other end of Colonial Plaza.

Read more: Colonial Beach Peddler’s Market is ready for holiday shopping

BZA denies appeal on single family home in Resort district

Single-family dwelling restrictions challenged separately by council and property owner bear a striking resemblance

On Nov. 19, Colonial Beach property owner Sharron Fortier appealed the decision of Colonial Beach Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell, who had determined that, according to Article 7 of the zoning ordinance, her property, located in the town’s resort commercial district, could not be used as a single-family dwelling. Coincidentally, in September of this year, amendments to Article 7 were put on hold at the town’s council level by now-former council member Tim Curtin, and three other council members. The changes proposed to Article 7 did not affect the section of the ordinance that covers the disallowance of single-family dwellings within the Commercial Resort District.

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