hazel20160120

Stratford Hall program to highlight Virginia's enslaved cooks

Historic Stratford Hall, the Westmoreland County plantation that was home to the Lee family of Virgi...

St. James Episcopal Church in Montross holds homecoming

The Rev. Alan Hooker and the congregation of St. James Episcopal Church in Montross  welcomed f...

W&L Senior Night

Thirty seniors and their families attended the annual Washington & Lee High School senior night ...

Rain fails to dampen spirits at Montross Fall Festival

After receiving a midweek weather forecast that indicated clearing for the weekend, organizers of th...

W&L graduate sends inspiring letter from Iraq

A U.S. Army soldier serving in Iraq sent an inspiring letter last week to Washington & Lee High ...

Westmoreland artist shows rock ‘n’ roll art at General's Ridge Vineyard

Popular Westmoreland County artist Phil McKenney was featured at General's Ridge Vineyard over the w...

 The Agency 1x3 class display 20161123

 20160323cctower

 

Carol Chandler named Montross Fall Festival Grand Marshal

The Carrot Cottage’s Carol Chandler has been named the Grand Marshal of the Oct. 5th Montross Fall Festival. “Carol was unanimously selected by the Fall Festival Steering Committee’” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy.


Chandler, who has devoted her life to Montross and is one of the leaders of the Montross Revitalization effort, was on the festival committee many years and continues to provide support for the festival.  “She is one of the original members and continues to serve on the Revitalization team. Carol is very deserving of this honor and I was pleased to be the one to tell Carol she was this year’s Marshal,” Reamy said.

Chandler’s Carrot Cottage has served as an unofficial Welcome Wagon for visitors to Montross and a neighborhood gathering place for local residents for more than 15 years.  Chandler, a former teacher with two grown children, built her business on Montross’ Courthouse Square in a building that was once the home of the Harris Variety Store.

The Carrot Cottage, which features gifts, collectables, flags, a garden center, home decor and pastel portraits drawn by Chandler, has been a leader in the effort to revitalize the look of downtown Montross. “We wanted to inspire others,” Chandler said. “We decided to take the bull by the horns and improve what we’ve got,” Chandler said.

Carrot Cottage has been repainted and has added new signs and landscaping. Chandler has ordered new stock and has opened a new flag and garden area as well as a discount area.

 

Final Market Day is Sat.
The announcement of Chandler’s selection as Grand Marshal and the beginning of preparations for the Montross Fall Festival came this week as the town of Montross prepares to hold its final Market Day for 2013 on Saturday, Sept. 7. “This fifth and final market of the season promises to offer something for everyone, “ said Becky Nelson, the Montross Market Days coordinator.

“Lois Allensworth will be back with her whimsical painted bus filled with beautiful and tasty produce. There will be flowers, goat cheeses, goats milk soaps, jewelry, pottery, fossils, baked goods, jams and jellies, live music, breakfast and lunch offerings, live music by 55 And Alive,” Nelson said.

“Each market of this inaugural season has had its own personality,” Nelson said. “The final market features veteran and new vendors, including Stratford Hall which will be offering honey and mill products. And across the street, in Carrot Cottage’s green space will be a Civil War Encampment.”

“If you haven’t been to market this is your last chance of 2013. If you have been to market, you still haven’t been to this market. Come on down from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you will be delighted with what you find! The courthouse green is the new place to be,” Nelson said.

Richard Leggitt

201610nntrailsintro

fox insurance bd 8 3 16 color revised

Contact Lori Deem

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7495 • 540-775-2024


 

Quikey

Bulletline


 

Balloon House


 link4

Wedding invitations and other announcements

 Other Journal Publications

2016kgguide

201609kgpr  2016bikefest
2015montross 2016cbguide 2016kgff
  2016kghomeshow  

Contact Us

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Joel Davis
540-775-2024 Main
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.

REPORTING

Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVERTISING
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADVERTISING SALES

Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
charfks@aol.com

COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Lori Deem, Print Shop
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COMMUNITY &
CHURCH EVENTS

Lori Deem
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLASSIFIEDS & SUBSCRIPTIONS
Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLIC NOTICES
& LEGALS

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WEB EDITOR
Erica Terrini
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MIS/GRAPHICS

Drue Murray
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

drue@journalpress.com

The Journal Press, Inc. P.O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy., King George, VA 22485