- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:00
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On Wednesday, June 30, I was fortunate enough to live an absolute dream — I appeared live on stage with supergroup Chicago at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va.
This year Chicago is working with the American Cancer Society (ACS) by offering the opportunity to sing onstage at each of their summer shows. The highest bidder will join the band and sing one of their biggest hits, “If You Leave Me Now.” Bids begin at $500 with all proceeds benefiting ACS.
For the Bristow show, only one bidder came forward, and he thought the concert was being held in a different state. He asked that his bid be re-directed to another show, so the ACS marketing team contacted the Richmond, Va., field office to find a volunteer who might like to participate.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:00
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It is with great pleasure that Ed Veazey and I were able to interview Beatrice Jenkins England, a descendant of the Wawaset sinking.
The newly overhauled Wawaset (wah-WAH-set) paddlewheel vanished from the Potomac River in 1873. Very little has remained to remind succeeding generations of one of the Potomac River’s most tragic river boat disasters where almost 80 people died within 100 yards of the sandy beaches of King George County. Today there is not even a
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:52
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The King George Board of Supervisors last week unanimously voted to give the go-ahead for a formal review of draft rules to address the use of outdoor wood boilers in King George.
The issue has been under review since last fall, after complaints had come to light about some users of wood boilers who have them installed close to property lines, creating a smoke nuisance for near neighbors.
Jack Green, Director of Community Development, had first provided reports to supervisors in the end of 2009.
Outdoor wood boilers are also called outdoor wood furnaces. They are freestanding units that provide heat and hot water for residences employing them. They heat water by burning wood or other fuel, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The hot water is generally circulated to and from the home through underground, insulated piping. Once inside the home, the heated water circulates through heat exchangers, radiant floor tubing, or radiators to warm the home and/or to provide hot water for residential use.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:54
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Have you seen her? The bubbly blonde is hard to miss in the cast of NBC’s comedy 100 Questions. King George grad Collette Wolfe plays Jill, a silly, sweet kindergarten teacher who rounds out a group of five friends.
The show focuses on Charlotte Payne’s (Sophie Winkleman) visit to a matchmaking service, which features a 100-question interview. Each half-hour long episode answers one of those questions as Charlotte recounts stories and memories featuring her friends Jill, Leslie (Smith Cho), Mike (Christopher Moynihan) and Wayne (David Walton).
Catch the fifth episode of 100 Questions tonight at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.
— Leslie M.A. Kompara
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:57
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If you build they will come — and on Friday evening, the entire King George family came. It was homecoming for King George County’s most celebrated athlete, Jermon Bushrod. From the moment King George Supervisor Dale Sisson proclaimed Friday, June 11, as Jermon Bushrod Day, the King George High School (KGHS) auditorium exploded into the stratosphere. Adding compliment to legendary status, Bushrod was also presented with the key the county.
With newspaper columnist Grant Paulsen as the master of ceremonies and Bushrod at his side, fans of the New Orleans Saints left tackle and KGHS graduate saw his life transform from Little League baseball to Superbowl XLIV champion; all courtesy of film, slides and narratives from former coaches, teachers and teammates.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 18:11
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To some it seems as if the recession will never end, but in King George, the future is bright. Take a look at all the building going up in King George, and you can share the feelings of hope and prosperity those brave enough to build in these times are feeling. Pictures taken by The Journal photographer on Monday are testimony to the fact that many developers think King George is the place to put their money and their talents.
New construction includes a house on Route 205 between 301 and 3; the Q Stop which is becoming a 7-11 at routes 301 and 205; the King George Sheriff’s office in the new government center next to the YMCA; the new CVS pharmacy planned at the corner of Route 3 and 301; the new dialysis center on Route 610, just north of Route 3; the new dental office on Route 3 across from the Journal offices, the new Two Rivers Baptist Church on Route 3 near Lambs Creek Church Road; the new Peoples Community Bank on Route 301 east of Route 206; Jacks Sub just across from Peoples Community Bank; and construction which has just gotten underway for the new Walmart and the new University of Mary Washington campus.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 June 2010 05:00
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“A Cruise to Remember…” was the theme of the 2010 After Prom Party sponsored by the King George High School PTSA held Saturday, May 8, at KGHS. The party for KGHS juniors and seniors, and their invited guests,is a tradition that gives the students a safe, drug and alcohol free venue to celebrate prom night.
This year’s extravagant party featured hypnotist Jason Linett, who entertained the crowd in the early morning hours, in addition to the many other activities available throughout the night. Students could enjoy the Surf Rider, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course, Bungee Basketball, climb the Rock Slide, win prizes and money in the Cash Machine, have fun with the carnival games, play bingo, try their hand in the casino, have their photo taken by Larry Stone or a caricature done by Phil McKenney, listen to bands“Who Took Fred” and “Toxic Drop Kick,” enter the 3-on-3 basketball tournament(trophies donated by L.R. Reynolds Engraving & Signs), eat great food (LaPlata Outback Steakhouse donated appetizers, Carrabba’s in Fredericksburg donated snacks, Exit Realty sponsored the cotton candy and popcorn machines,pizzas & other treats were donated by many local restaurants and individuals), and win fabulous prizes! Hannah Pierce won the King George Builder’s Association $500 scholarship grand prize for seniors. Lea Gray won the $250 KGHS PTSA sponsored junior grand prize.
Many remarkable people, businesses, and organizations madethe party possible. A special thanks to Larry W. Stone Photography fordonating his time and talent to the event and giving every party attendee the chance to receive a complimentary photo, Game Stop for donating the use of several Xbox 360 game systems and games for the event, Foote Title for contributing the backpacks that every student entering the party received, NSWC Federal Credit Union for donating the use of the Cash Machine, GKG Amusements for donating the use of the slot machines, King George Parks & Recreation for sponsoring bingo, the Dahlgren WaWa employees who volunteered as chaperones, and the After Prom Party Committee who worked endless hours on making this year’s party a big success!
Thank you to the following contributors:
GOLD CLUB DONORS - Medicorp, KG Builder’s Association, KG County, Rappahannock Motors, KG Chamber of Commerce, Foote Title, BirchwoodPower Partners LP, King George Optimist Club, Opp Shop, Northern Neck Cooperative Helping Hands Association, Larry W. Stone Photography
SILVER CLUB DONORS - MVP Awards & Trophies, La Plata Outback Steakhouse, NSWC Federal Credit Union, GKG Amusements, King George Parks & Recreation, Game Stop, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Lock It UpSelf-Storage, King George Lion’s Club, TUX Men’s Wearhouse, King George YMCA, DOSC, Moore Dentistry, Virginia Food Services Group, Joseph Grzeika, & Fredericksburg Carrabba’s.
BRONZE CLUB DONORS – Al’s Garage, American Karting, AmericanLegion Auxiliary Unit 89, Applebee’s in FBG, Applebee’s in La Plata, B & BEnterprises, Baltimore Ravens, Bowie Baysox, CNails2 & Spa, Carroll’sAutomotive, China Garden Restaurant, CiCi’s Pizza, Courthouse Florist &Gifts, DC United, Domino’s Pizza KG, Domino’s Pizza Dahlgren, Dutch’s Mart,Eileen Dibble, Exit Realty, Fas Mart, Food Lion Dahlgren, Food Lion KG, FreemanBeverage, Gautier’s Auto Body & Glass, Geico, Ginny’s Jewels, Great Clips,Green Turtle, Howard’s Restaurant, Hunan Café, Ingleside Winery, Jane McDaniel,Jerry & Brian Jones, Jerry McDaniel’s Car Wash, Journal Press, J’s Cars, KGAARP, KG Computers, KG House of Pizza, KG Nail Salon, KG Pharmacy, KG RuritanClub, Kimble’s Auto Sales, King Automotive, King’s Dominion, L.R. Reynold’sEngraving & Signs, Leola Dennison, Local Services, Madison & JudithClift, Mary’s Cakery, Mason Florist, Mr/Ms Hair Design, Napa Auto Parts, Nash& Slaw Funeral Home, Noodles & Co., Outback Steakhouse FBG, Paul &Carolyn Anderson, People’s Community Bank, Pern’s Supermarket, Pizza Bono’s,Pizza Hut, Quarles, R.K. Payne Heating & Air, Rankins True Value,Rappahannock Orthodontics, Rollins Enterprises, Roma’s, Roofs Ltd. Of VA, SEVentures, Sheetz, Shockey Companies, Simply Bliss Salon, Southern MD BlueCrabs, Splitsville, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stan Palivoda, Subway, TanglezHair & Tan Studio, Target, Terri Gallagher Massage Therapy, Thomas &Barbara Segar Jr., Total Wine, Travel Network of KG, Tri-County Carpet, UpperRoom, Wal Mart, Wallace & Michelle Morton Jr., Walnut Grove Mobile HomePark, Washington Capitals, WaWa.
— Teri Priebe
- Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2010 23:56
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One person was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon.
At 1:07 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper T. D. Green was called to the scene on Route 301, James Madison Parkway, just south of Route 3, Kings Highway.
Kenneth E. Shelley, 40, of Leonardtown, Md., was traveling northbound on Route 301, when the driver ran off the left side of the road and struck the guardrail.
Shelley suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg where he later died, according to police.
A health-related issue is considered a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.