- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:13
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Market Days moves for bigger, more fun event
Montross First Fridays are back this weekend, and the Westmoreland County village is combining its traditional First Fridays art walk and music series with the Montross Market Days, normally held on the Saturday after the First Friday, for a larger, more energetic event.
- Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 13:20
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The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the 8th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Violence, conducted a Self Defense Seminar on April 14 in the sheriff's office training room.
Deputy Kim Simon, Crime Prevention Specialist and Sergeant Anthony Darby, a
Defensive Tactics Instructor conducted the training session.
Students ranged in age of woman from 12 to 60 years old.
“Sergeant Anthony Darby and I always
enjoy helping citizens of all ages feel more safe, secure and in control of their own environment. We
look forward to presenting more of these programs in the not too distant future.” Simon said.
The Sheriffs office will announce future classes, however, anyone interested in being notified when
classes are scheduled can call the Westmoreland sheriff's office at 804-493-8066 to be placed on a notification list.
Participants were instructed on methods of recognizing, avoiding and preventing the chances of being a
victim of violent crime as well as practical exercises to enhance self-defense skills in a controlled
“For folks who were unable to attend," Simon said she recommends the following safety tips "to help improve one's personal safety on a daily basis.”
1. Be A.L.E.R.T. - Always Look/Listen Everywhere Regardless of Time of day
2. Reduce distractions - texting, talking and daydreaming lower your ability to recognize, avoid and
prevent a dangerous encounter.
3. Be confident - in yourself, in your posture, in your destination. Move with a purpose, no dilly
4. Trust your gut - if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Get away from any person, place or
situation that gives you that funny feeling in your belly.
5. Take a class - learning some basic defensive skills can improve your confidence and help you to
take action if you find yourself in a dangerous encounter.
Sheriff C. O. Balderson said she wished to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Katherine Cross for organizing
the annual vigil events to include her support of this training.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 12:04
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A group of Montross residents met recently at the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department to talk about ways to reinvigorate the Bob Fox Project, a volunteer effort to help provide Christmas for needy individuals that was begun 32 years ago as a memorial to former Westmoreland County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Fox.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 18:54
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Summer opening slated at site of Walsh’s former clinic
Mary Washington Healthcare has announced it will open a cancer clinic in Montross this summer at the Kings Highway location of the former Mid-Rivers Cancer Center operated by Dr. Christopher Walsh.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 11:01
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When sisters Debbie and Judy Beach were growing up they often helped their parents in the food concessions the parents operated. They saw the challenges, but also the rewards of owing a business and dreamed of some day having their own food service firm.
Over 40 years later, the dream of the sisters, who live in Kinsale in Westmoreland County, came true when this week they unveiled their new mobile food concession, the Flippin Yellow Truck.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 10:34
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Most of us have friends or family to help out in times of crisis, but what do folks who don't have that support do?
The town of Montross offers an all-volunteer Emergency Assistance Program. The program was created in 2006 in response to a town survey and is still going strong. The program offers assistance to individuals who would benefit from having someone check on them and assist with disaster preparedness before, during and after an emergency.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:06
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Stratford Hall, the historic Westmoreland County home of the Lee family of Virginia, is restoring and repairing the gatehouse entrance to the 1,900-acre plantation. Work on the project is expected to be completed next month.