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Family Fun Day packs the house

Family Fun Day packs the house

More than 600 attend; event ‘a great success

More than 600 people participated Nov. 8 in the 2nd A...

Art and wine lovers unite at Caledon State Park

Art and wine lovers unite at Caledon State Park

The chilly weather and slight drizzle didn’t deter the droves of attendees at the Nov. 1 Caledon Art...

Commission to examine local fracking rules

The King George Planning Commission soon will begin its review and analysis of the county’s zoning o...

Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part  to make a difference in animals’ lives

Sealston girl, 12, is doing her part to make a difference in animals’ lives

This past Saturday, Oct. 25, was National Make a Difference Day, a day when volunteers from across t...

Project Faith wants $300K from county

Attorney says group will give land back for that amount
Project Faith Inc., wants $300,000, or “any r...

Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Size of county’s debt not a concern, officials say

Call it the great debt debate.
No one disputes King George has about $91.3 million in capital debt; t...

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I’m proud of my dad

Nathan Brancheau

In 1989 my dad enlisted in the United States Navy and has been on active duty ever since.  My family, including my two sisters, myself and my mom are very proud of my dad being in the Navy. He has been in the Navy for almost 20 years now. He stared out as an enlisted Seaman and has worked his way up to Commander. The Navy paid for him to get a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. We travel almost everywhere the Navy sends him.

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My dad, Shawn Cowan—the veteran

Cameron Cowan

Commander Shawn Cowan was commissioned in 1993 at age 21, after he completed his Bachelor’s in Social and Decision Sciences and Political Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the Navy because he really wanted to fly, and apparently he thought that flying would be easier than racecar driving. He also wanted to fly F-14s and the Navy offered him scholarships for college. The day he was commissioned he was exhilarated and very proud of himself. His parents were also happy for him and were immensely overjoyed that he joined the military, as his father was in the Marines.

Read more: My dad, Shawn Cowan—the veteran

VDOT selectively sharing new drawings for Dahlgren Rd/Owens project

The Owens intersection on Dahlgren Road (Route 206) has been a topic of conversation for more than a decade, with the King George Board of Supervisors on the record with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for wanting the intersection to be made safer.

Read more: VDOT selectively sharing new drawings for Dahlgren Rd/Owens project

EXIT Realty Expertise receives Fredericksburg Chamber Goodwill Award

Three outstanding businesses of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce have won the 2012 Goodwill Awards in recognition of their extraordinary commitments to helping others and improving the local quality of life. EXIT Realty Expertise in King George won the award for a medium business, the first time in its eleven year history that a King George business has been recognized.

Read more: EXIT Realty Expertise receives Fredericksburg Chamber Goodwill Award

Ralph Bunche committee narrowing uses for former school building

An advisory committee established by the King George Board of Supervisors is whittling down the field of uses it intends to ultimately recommend for use of Ralph Bunche, the historic former school building.

Read more: Ralph Bunche committee narrowing uses for former school building

Lights On Afterschool at the YMCA

The King George Family YMCA Afterschool Program sponsored a Lights On Afterschool rally on Thursday, October 3 from 5-6 pm.  The rally was one of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day, the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. Elizabeth Clark, Executive Director supports expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one, and the harm that results from budget cuts and freezes to these program.

Read more: Lights On Afterschool at the YMCA

2012 King George Fall Festival Queen pageant

The young ladies all gathered on stage in their gowns. Pictured are Kelly Simpson, Karson Buckle, Rachel Courtney, TiYanna Brown, Hailey Lawrence and Kendall Powell.

Congratulations to Victoria Bail, 2012 Fall Festival Queen, and the Kendall Powell and Courtney Calloway, runners-up in the pageant.

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Lydia Logan

Rachel Courtney

Cecilia Smith

Cameron Pelletier

Kelly Simpson

Courtney Calloway

Hailey Lawrence

 

Find photos from the pageant at The Journal's Photo Gallery.

 

KGHS artists participate in Via Colori

Fredericksburg held its annual Via Colori street painting festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23 from 10-5.  The students from King George High School turned out in force, completing five of the approximately 80 squares painted by artists from around the area.  

The KGHS Art Club members Katie Bailey, Genni Askin, Sara Cialan, Julie Watkins, and Emily Clark worked together to finish the square titled "Welcome to My Wonderland."  Seniors Abby Hastings and Sarah Phillips completed a square together, as did Brittney Musick and Selena Learn.  Additionally, Chelsea Hogan and Sierra Dermody each completed their own square.  As their art teacher and art club sponsor, I also completed a square.
 

submitted by Lara Klopp, Art Teacher, KGHS

 

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