- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:09
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History to be proud of and a place where you can be proud to live.
It’s proper to celebrate the birth of a town that is unique in so many ways, a town that 120 years ago, on February 25, 1892, was incorporated. This incorporation was the beginning, not just of a town, but of a community of God-loving, hardworking families, many whom are descendants of the founders. And that’s something to be proud of!
In 1492, the start of a great country began. 400 years later, in 1892, Colonial Beach became a town, after having first being settled in 1650. That was 362 years ago when Andrew Monroe first settled here. Andrew Monroe was the great-great grandfather of the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe.
In honor of the occasion, the Colonial Beach Town Council has passed a proclamation expressing its pride, commitment, and dedication to the founding principles which
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 February 2012 17:51
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Ms. Flores’ Health and Physical Education 2nd and 3rd grade class’s student teams earned the “Good Sportsmanship Award” the 1st semester, 2011-2012 school year Colonial Beach Elementary School. The students had an ice cream social and enjoyed recreation time in the gym.
Pictured here on the front row from left to right: Chase Coldwell, Nevaeh Czako, Gabrielle McGinty, Madison Scherer, Anthony Balram, Brooklynn Pompell
Back row pictured left to right: Kaylee Grosstephan, Omarion Johnson, Anna O’Sullivan, Autumn Shafter, Breanna Devers, MacKenzie Quail, Heather Becraft, Nicky Wang, and Ms. Flores
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:36
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FEMA has notified Colonial Beach that it has obligated $31,000 reimbursement for trash clean up on public property and storm preparations, for Hurricane Irene.
Because the reimbursement does not cover private assistance or pick up of private debris the town will bear the costs associated with residential removal of debris.
There is still more paperwork and red tape before the Town sees any of this money but it is still
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 19:57
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The Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team (Block Grant Committee) met on Dec 12 to review the Revitalization Plan’s last chapter on implementation and reviewed cost estimates for various proposed projects to utilize sought after revitalization grant money.
If approved the Business District Revitalization Grant could net the town up to
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 22:16
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Tim Trivett spoke out at Thursday’s Town Council Meeting as a private citizen airing concerns regarding activity by unnamed members of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. Holding leadership responsible, he raised concerns that vehicles with emergency tags were being driven at high speeds through town streets with no regard for public safety.
“For too long now, there have been a couple of vehicles that have emergency tags on them that’ve been flying up our streets, Bancroft and all into the town for emergencies and not showing any regard.” Trivett questioned whether the council would be liable for accidents resulting from a member responding to a call.
Trivett implied that some of these incidents were unwarranted, saying, “We have people that are untrained running to the scenes, to medical emergencies, it’s even after some of these scenes have already been secured and you have medical personnel there.”
Trivett also addressed the personal use of rescue squad saying, “these vehicles are being used for personal use, on a regular basis, on a daily basis!”
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Residents polled agree on one thing, the town needs a facelift but everyone has different ideas about what’s best. The revitalization block grant committee must work to decide what changes the town will pursue.
In 2010, Colonial Beach received a Business District Revitalization planning grant of $35,000 to perform an analysis of the town and develop a comprehensive economic restructuring plan for the town’s historic business district in order to attract more tourists. The business district runs the length of Colonial and Washington Ave. as well as surrounding blocks towards the
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 16:04
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When three of the seven man-made dams in Placid Bay Estates and Westmoreland Shores gave way in sustained heavy flooding on Thursday, Sept. 8 after Tropical Storm Lee dumped almost 21 inches of rain on Colonial Beach residents were without water, sewer and a way out.
On Saturday PBE Water company announced that water and sewer systems were fully operational.
Larry Sprouse, President of PBE Water company, reported in a phone interview on Monday, Sept. 12, that despite washed out power lines and poles, Northern Neck Electric