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Three Rivers Medical Reserve teaches Colonial Beach scouts preparedness

The Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps, a local unit of volunteers who work to build public health infrastructures in communities, has given scouts in Colonial Beach instruction on emergency preparedness.
Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator Valerie Prince and volunteer Kathryn Miller met with Colonial Beach Boy Scout Troop 258 and the Webelos Cub Pack 258 at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church. 

The scouts were taught emergency preparedness to help prepare them and their families for any future emergency or disaster situation. Each scout was given a free emergency kit backpack and urged to help their families “make a plan and stay informed” in the event of an emergency.

“Finding the Money” with Triad and AARP

The King George Triad program and the AARP held an unclaimed property event which resulted in a total of $7,506.68 in cash and stocks being recovered by King George and Westmoreland County residents.

Read more: “Finding the Money” with Triad and AARP

Popular Montross Veterinarian Takes her Clinic to the Dogs and Cats

Dr. Pauline Knowles has become one of the Northern Neck’s most popular veterinarians by using a very simple strategy: She takes her veterinary clinic to the dogs, and cats...and sometimes hamsters and rabbits.

Read more: Popular Montross Veterinarian Takes her Clinic to the Dogs and Cats

Community Calendar

Cooperative Extension (www.ext.vt.edu/) brings the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth.

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WEDNESDAY JAN. 28-31
KGHS production of Peter Pan & Wendy. 7 pm, $6 (6& under free). Dinner at 5:30 for $5 more. KGHS, 10100 Foxes Way, King George. Fore more information contact Jenni Jones 540-775-5860, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MONDAY, FEB. 2

The Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have it’s regular monthly at the fire house at 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, FEB. 3
The AOA luncheon scheduled for Friday January 23rd has been Rescheduled. The new date for the luncheon is February 3rd at 11:30am.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 89, King George will host a Red Cross blood drive on February 3 at the Post building next to Dutch’s mart. Starting time is 12:00 until 6 p.m. The auxiliary ladies always have a table of home made goodies for everyone. Stop by and help out with a pint.

MONDAY, FEB. 9
NN Audubon Society will conduct bird walk at Vir-Mar Beach in Northumberland County. For NNAS information and events, visit www.northernneckaudubon.org. Please call Frank Schaff at 804-462-0084 to let him know that you are coming in case the walk is cancelled.

SATURDAY, FEB. 14
Valentines Day Breakfast. Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department. 8 am - noon. Scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage, hash browns fruit. Includes bake sale and valentines wreath raffle. all proceeds benefit CBVFD.
DRHT Half Marathon. Visit http://www.racetimingunlimited.org/R/DTH/Info.aspx for more info or to register to compete.
La Plata High School 23rd annual antique show and sale. At La Plata High School, 6035 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646, with free parking.
The Winter Market at Reedville 9:00am – 2:00pm, at Festival Halle on Main Street, Reedville.  Most of the items for sale have been created by hand, or artistically crafted.  Jewelry, photography, copper creations, paintings, glass art and pottery, folk art, fabric arts and clothing, will be a few of the things you will see.   Clam chowder, and Greek pastry also will be offered. For more information, 804-453-6529

SAVE THE DATE
Have Fun and Celebrate Earth Day on April 18, 2015 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. at Caledon State Park ‐ 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA, 22485. NO COST ‐ It’s FREE! There will be prizes for the best Trash to Art - where participants gather trash on the Potomac Shore and create an art piece from the trash. Anyone can participate - individuals, families, groups or organizations. There will also be hay rides and food. Remember your wire-cutters, wire, awls, and scissors to create the best trash to art project.  You must register to participate. Call the Park at 540‐663‐3861, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Provide the following information: your name, phone number, number in your party.

 

 

The British are coming!

Military re-enactors are returning to George Washington's birthplace on July 12 and 13 to put on a variety of displays and activities common to military camp life during the Revolutionary Period. The re-enactors will be in their military encampment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be musket firing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The encampment and firing demonstrations will be conducted by His Majesty's Marines and 5th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, an elite re-enactment group that emphasizes authenticity in activities, uniforms and 18th Century military camp life.

"Military life was a big part, not only of George Washington's makeup, but of every Washington family member since their arrival in Virginia in 1656," said Richard Lahey, park ranger at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument.

The British never occupied the Washington's Pope's Creek Plantation, but almost every Washington male served in the Continental and British military forces. Prior to the Revolution, the British military was an essential part of George Washington's life.

The George Washington Birthplace historic area will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Tours at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument will be suspended on Saturday so visitors can view the historic military encampment and musket firing demonstrations.

-- Richard Leggitt

 

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