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Project Faith loses second round in court

Clark Leming, attorney for Project Faith, Inc., lost a second round in court last week on April 9 in...

In case you missed it

In case you missed it

The lunar eclipse, the first of four consecutive lunar eclipses, began around 1 a.m. and lasted well...

Safety on the minds of students

Safety on the minds of students

Several citizens, teachers and school staff turned out on Tuesday to speak at the Town Council meeti...

Town Council considers a .25 cent increase in real estate taxes

During a long budget work session held on April 15 the council wrapped up discussions after almost f...

W&L's Andrea Roane granted a continuance on DWI charges

The principal of Washington & Lee High School has requested and received a continuance of her We...

Montross and Westmoreland County Museum kickoff Student Art Walk this weekend

Montross and Westmoreland County Museum kickoff Student Art Walk this weekend

April 12 to May 10

The Westmoreland County Museum will be hosting a local student art walk from April...


 

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King George

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Healthy kids

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Healthy kids

Kids from throughout the King George community were excited to participate in the Healthy Kid’s Day Fun 1-Mile Run at the YMCA on April 12.

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Colonial Beach

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Safety on the minds of students

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Safety on the minds of students

Several citizens, teachers and school staff turned out on Tuesday to speak at the Town Council meeting on April 10 to compel the council to approve funding for the high school repairs.

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Westmoreland

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W&L's Andrea Roane granted a continuance on DWI charges

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The principal of Washington & Lee High School has requested and received a continuance of her Westmoreland County General District Court appearance on charges of drunk driving and use of a handhel...

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Sports

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Drifters overpower W&L Eagles

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Drifters overpower W&L Eagles

On Thursday, the Drifters won the first round of the annual Northern Neck war between the Beach and Washington & Lee, 17-0. Nick Graves went 3-3, with a grand-slam homer, a double, and a single th...

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Area Deaths

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Eunice V. Johnson

Friday, 04 April 2014

Eunice V. Johnson, of Alexandria VA, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Alexandria.

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Columnists

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Antiques Considered - April 16, 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Antiques Considered - April 16, 2014

This Victorian chandelier hangs in an old Northern Neck home.  The owner writes that it is not original to the house, but was an estate sale acquisition many years ago for $100.  The glass i...

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Tattle Tale Cafe and Coffee Shop is Talk of the Beach

Jeff and Julie Malecha opened their new Colonial Beach coffee shop in 2005. They bought the old Esso Station property at 215 Washington Avenue and named it the Expresso Station.  

But Jeff was tragically killed in 2010 while removing an underground gas tank to build a new patio and Julie eventually decided to sell Colonial Beach’s only upscale coffee shop.

Fortunately for residents and visitors to the Beach, Bonnie Wyne stepped up to the plate in 2012. And, her newly remodeled Tattle Tale Cafe and Coffee Shop with its upgraded menu is literally the talk of the town.

“When I heard the coffee shop was for sale, it certainly piqued my interest,” Bonnie said.  “I could see the Beach had changed and thought it would be a good place to grow a business.”

“When I came back to Colonial Beach after being away since the mid 80s, the first building I saw when I turned onto Washington Avenue was the coffee shop,” said Bonnie.

“The old brick building with the beautiful patio and tables with umbrellas seemed so inviting. I went in and ordered a latte. Little did I know that two years later I would be the proud owner.”

Bonnie, who had owned and operated a construction company for 20 years, was impressed with the coffee shop’s operation. “When I met the customers, that sealed the deal. I knew it had to remain a coffee shop. After all it is the hub of Colonial Beach. People gather not only for coffee, but to socialize.”

But Bonnie also knew she wanted to serve more than coffee. So today, the cafe and coffee shop serves paninis made from fresh vegetables, quiches made fresh daily, soups and chowders, gourmet sirloin burgers, BBQ with coleslaw, and many other specialities.  Wine and beer are also available.

“Light fare with a gourmet twist seemed to be the right fit for the Tattle Tale,” Bonnie said. Her customers agree and business at the friendly Washington Avenue cafe and coffee shop is steady.

“It has taken a lot of work and long hours to take the TattleTale from a coffee shop to a cafe and coffee shop,” Bonnie said. “Of course none of this would have been possible without the great crew of people who work here.”


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