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Colonial Beach drinking water contamination determination to notify public lies with Health Department

On July 23, at 10:15 a.m., The Journal spoke with Bennett Ragnauth, Engineering Field Director from Vi...

Colonial Beach - Boil your water

Don't drink the water, until it is boiled

Public Works Director Rob Murphy said that E-Coli bacteria ...

Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3

Back-to-School sales tax holiday for supplies, clothing and shoes

It’s the end of July, and while the...

Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Westmoreland County’s Parker Farms Supplies Produce to East Coast

Parker Farms, headquartered near Oak Grove with 2,000 acres of produce growing along the Rappahannoc...

Ellie Caruthers is a Colonial Beach Treasure

Ellie Caruthers is a Colonial Beach Treasure

Residents and visitors to Colonial Beach often walk the shores of the Potomac or prowl the town’s an...

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Newman returns to the Black and Gold

Colonial Beach School Board members are very excited to welcome back former CB Elementary School Pri...

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King George

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KG Board updates Tech Advisory committee

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The King George Board of Supervisors added another member to a planned Technology Advisory committee and also agreed to make a change in the groups’ charter.

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Colonial Beach

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Colonial Beach boil water notice rescinded

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Colonial Beach residents were given the ‘all clear’ on July 25, after being notified 3 days earlier to boil all water before ingesting. The notice was ordered by the Health Department and delivered by...

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Westmoreland

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Montross council productive July meeting

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

On July 22, Montross Town Council quickly took care of electing officers for the new fiscal year. R. David O’Dell, Jr. will remain Mayor, and Joseph P. King remains the Vice Mayor.

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Sports

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Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Famed Virginia Major League Baseball catcher Foiles signs books at Colonial Beach

Hank Foiles, a Virginia native who was a major league baseball all-star catcher for legendary pitchers Hoyt Wilhelm and Herb Score, will be present Thursday, July 31, at Colonial Beach’s Masonic Lodge...

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Area Deaths

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Jean Printz-Carr

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Jean Printz-Carr

Jean Printz-Carr, 80, of Colonial Beach passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Survivors include her loving husband, David C. Carr; sons James David Printz, David B. Carr and Michael Carr (Vanessa); g...

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Columnists

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Local youth makes impressive showing at Jr. Nationals

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Local youth makes impressive showing at Jr. Nationals

Wil Emory, 8 years old, is the son of Lucky and Becky Emory who operate Poplar Ridge Farm off Lambs Creek Church Road in King George. Wil Emory recently made the trek to Harrisburg to show two head of...

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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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