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2010 blog archive

  • Colonial Beach Film Society
    The next event is on Halloween and will feature "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," then "Night of the Living Dead." Location: Populuxe, Colonial Beach
  • This Weekend in Colonial Beach! (Oct. 8-10)
    Great weather is forecast for this weekend, with sunshine and highs in the upper 70's! Come enjoy Colonial Beach this weekend! Art Walk, Car Show, Idol singing competition, Semi-pro football playoffs...and more!
  • Sing It!Congratulations to the winners of Riverboat Idol II, week 3: Brandy Kelly, Tricia Sudduth, Darren Grigsby, Kelgin Haskins, Ashley Partair and Jennifer Shields. Come out to The Riverboat (301 Beach Terrace, Colonial Beach) and support your favorite singer or all the singers this Friday October 8th at 8:00pm
  • Semi-Pro Football Playoffs
    The Northern Neck Rivermen of Colonial Beach will host the New Jersey Broncos in the first round of Playoffs this Saturday, Oct. 9th at 7:30pm.
  • Barking News
    If all goes well, the newest attraction in Colonial Beach may just be a Dog Park! Stay tuned for details.
  • August

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  • Riverboat Idol
    Come on out this Friday at 9 pm. There are 8 contestants remaining: Tricia, Ashley, Charmaine, Janice, Matt, John, Julie, and Justin. This week they will be singing one Elvis Presley song and one Patsy Cline song. Three contestants from the Riverboat, Alley Cat, Sunset Grill and Damions will compete to win "RIVERBOAT IDOL" on August 15th at 2:00 pm. in the banquet room. 301 Beach Terrace, Colonial Beach VA 22443

  • Just Beachy!
    Summer rages on, but it will be gone before you know it. Come and spend some time in Colonial Beach! Tons of events are happening on the weekends, and some during the week as well! Upcoming are the Dog Days of August, Jetski races, National Night Out and current ongoing events include the Market Days and Bluemont Concerts, Potomac River Art Show & Sale, Riverboat Idol competition and more! Have a look at the events calendar, there's something for everyone!

  • Throne Zone for Kids
    Throne Zone activity center in Colonial Beach reopens its doors for children 9 thru 14, every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3pm. The facility is located at 2800 McKinney Blvd. For info, contact 804-224-3099

  • Fine Wines! Way to go, Ingleside Vineyards! They received gold medals for their 2006 Cabernet Franc, 2009 Pinot Grigio, 2005 Petit Verdot Special Reserve, 2007 Sangiovese, and 2009 Rosato di Sangiovese in the Virginia Wine Lover Magazine Classic 2010! You can find Ingleside at 5872 Leedstown Road, Colonial Beach VA 22443

  • James Monroe's Birthplace
    The cool, air-conditioned James Monroe Birthplace Visitor Center is OPEN Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. FREE! The park is open daily! 4460 James Monroe Hwy, Colonial Beach, VA

  • All Wheel Vehicle Show
    In addition to the Cancer benefit at the Eagles #4315, the Beach Bash at Ingleside Vineyards, the Potomac River Regional Art Show & Sale and Texas Hold'em Poker, there's the big All Wheel Show this weekend in Colonial Beach. Rain date is July 24th.

  • Potomac River Regional Art Show & Sale
    The Potomac River Regional Art Show and Sale is underway and runs through the first week in August. See the artwork and exhibits weekends from 10-5 at selected locations around Colonial Beach.

  • So You Think You Can Sing?
    Riverboat Idol Competition on Friday nights at 8:30! Must be 21 to participate in the fun. 5 consecutive weeks of competition, Karaoke to follow. Minimum $1,000 cash grand prize. Bring your family for good food, music, and festivities. 301 Beach Terrace, Colonial Beach.

  • YMCA Triathlon This Weekend!
    Watch athletes swim, bike and run all over Colonial Beach this weekend in the annual triathlon. Weather forecast calls for temps in the low 80's on Saturday, and the low 90's on Sunday.

  • 4th of July Events in Colonial Beach
    On Saturday the 3rd you can begin the day with a breakfast at the Rescue Squad building at 8am. At 11:00am the Ebb Tide Beach subdivision has their annual Parade and Picnic. Starting at 1pm you can grab some BBQ Chicken at the American Legion on Colonial Ave. As far as live music that night, you have your choice of Koolerators, Wil Gravatt or The Naturals.
    On Sunday, July 4th there's an Independence Day celebration at Washington's Birthplace, live music in town in the afternoon and Fireworks at 9pm from the Town Pier.


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  • License Plates Last Call
    Hurry and turn in your designs for the official Colonial Beach License Plate. The Northern Neck Rivermen win their first game! They played Saturday night against the Virginia Monarchs and came out ahead - way ahead - with a score of 34 - 6. Good job, guys!

  • Kudos to Joyce Thor
    Joyce Thor of Jarrett Thor Fine Arts Gallery posted this on her Facebook page today: "Thank all of you members of the Colonial Beach Artists Guild who voted for me for Artist of the Year. I am so thrilled and surprised--thanks again. Joyce"
    Congratulations, Joyce!

  • Rivermen Season Opener
    Come cheer on our own Semi-Pro Football team, the Northern Neck Rivermen. They will take on the Virginia Monarchs at Colonial Beach High School on Saturday night (June 26th) at 7:30pm.

  • A Tooth for a Tooth
    I was able to get out today and find some awesome shark's teeth on the beach near Colonial Beach. The weather was perfect and the water was warm. The teeth are so cool, and they are ancient!

  • Take Dad to Colonial Beach for Father's Day!
    Start off with a nce Breakfast Buffet at High Tides, Riverboat or Happy Clam. Then, over to Town Hill for the Classic Car Festival, the Westmoreland Berry Farm (Father's Day Celebration), Points Race at the Dragstrip or Westmoreland State Park (Fishing, GPS Hike, Kayaking). Finish off back in Town with a nice dinner at High Tides (Stuffed Rockfish special and Roadhouse on stage), Dockside, Riverboat, Hunan Diner or wherever Dad would like to eat. Happy Father's Day!

  • Wawaset Wreckage Found!
    Apparently Navy divers have located and marked the hull of the Steamboat Wawaset wreckage. The ship caught fire and sank on the way to Colonial Beach back in August of 1873.


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  • Men's Basketball League Forming!
    Meet at Colonial Beach High School's cafeteria at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 12th if you're interested in joining the Men's (25+up) Basketball League. For more info, e-mail

  • Special Olympics Torch Run
    June 9, 2010 11:00 A.M.
    Beachgate Shopping Center Colonial Beach, VA

    Please come out and join the more than 3,000 officers across Virginia who will carry the Flame of Hope more than 1,900 miles across the State to the opening ceremony of the Summer Games in Richmond. The Colonial Beach portion of relay will begin at 700 McKinney Blvd. at the Beachgate Shopping Center in front of the Food Lion. Lunch will be provided to Torch Run participants following the run. Bicycle riders are also welcome. Official Torch Run t-shirts ($12) and hats ($10) are now on sale.

    Law enforcement officers who are interested in participating in the Torch Run and members of the public who wish to purchase a t-shirt, make a donation, or cheer on the runners should contact one of the following torch run organizers:
    Officer R. J. Eves, Colonial Beach Police Department - 804-224-0141
    U.S. Park Ranger Wayne Rose, National Park Service - 804-761-5160
    Deputy Brian Davis, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office - 804-445-3337

  • Souvenirs on Sale
    More Colonial Beach souvenirs have been added to the online souvenir shop, including a new store!

  • Northern Neck Strongman Competition
    On May 15th, Colonial Beach High School is hosting a Strongman Competition in conjunction with the Virginia National Guard. Students in grades 8-12 will compete in lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight classes in the following events: Tire Flip, Sand Bag Carry, Farmer's Toss, and Humvee Push. There will also be a team Tug-of-War. Athletes who wish to compete can obtain entry forms by e-mailing


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  • Get a letter from The Easter BUNNY!
    The Colonial Beach Junior Volunteer Rescue Squad is holding a very cool fundraiser. It's a letter from the Easter Bunny himself and a 4.4-ounce milk chocolate bar!

  • Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Takes 2nd!
    Congratulations to the CBVRS EMT Competition Team - Wesley Melson, Amber Mckenzie, Luis Bermudez, and Valarie Green for winning 2nd Place EMT Team at the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squad District 10 Meeting.

  • Mar 4, 2010, Rod Run to the Beach
    It's the annual Rod Run to the Beach. Come and see these great cars in Colonial Beach, Virginia!

  • Mar 4, 2010, Cruise In at Fat Freda's Restaurant
    Bring your classic cars and cruise in to Fat Freda's on Fridays for food and fun! Check out the great cars and hear some good music.

  • Mar 4, 2010, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
    The Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad has been in operation for over 60 years, proudly serving and saving lives.

  • Mar 3, 2010, "Watercolor Bootcamp" in Colonial Beach
    Register now for Watercolor Bootcamp at Wide River Gallery on March 13. Instructor is Catherine Hillis. Cost is $75. Bring photos to work from. Call 804-224-9984 to register.


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  • Colonial Beach Subdivision Makes Headlines
    The Ebb Tide Beach neighborhood in Colonial Beach is in the news this week, after a daring rescue of a dog by a man with a heart condition!

  • Colonial Beach Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization
    The Colonial Beach Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the town. This non-profit offers scholarships and other community involvement projects.

  • SeaSide Thai & French Restaurant
    Had never tried Thai food but am now a lover! If you haven't discovered the SeaSide Restaurant in Colonial Beach you are missing out!

  • Celebrate Washington's Birthday in Colonial Beach
    Celebrate George Washington's 278th birthday from 9-5 on Monday, February 22nd at the Birthplace national monument. Cake and Punch will be served at 1:00pm at the Visitor Center.


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  • This Weekend in Colonial Beach (Jan 29-31)


    11:00am Storytime at the Library

    7:00pm Don's Turkey Shoot at Dixieland Hunt Club, Route 205 Oak Grove

    7:30pm Koolerators at the American Legion


    8:00am Pancake Breakfast at Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department

    9:00am Outdoor Photography Workshop at Westmoreland State Park

    4:30pm Colonial Beach Rescue Squad Auxiliary Homemade Soup Dinner

    7:00pm Poker at the Riverboat

    7:00pm Comedy Night at VFW Post 10574

    9:00pm Julius Pittman & the Revival plays at Dockside Restaurant


    9:00am Breakfast Buffet at The Riverboat Restaurant

  • Colonial Beach Weather Alert Forecast calls for rain, possible flooding and windy conditions this afternoon and evening in Colonial Beach.

  • YMCA Triathlon in Colonial Beach July 10 & 11 Registration is open for the 26th Annual YMCA Triathlon in Colonial Beach. This year it takes place on July 10 & 11. Come on out to bike, swim and run, or you can be a spectator and watch this great event.

  • Cash for Gold In Colonial Beach
    Cash for Gold drive to benefit the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. Sell your unwanted gold from Friday (Jan. 22nd) until Monday (Jan. 25th) daily from 10-4 at the Bank of Lancaster's Community Meeting Room, Beachgate Shopping Center, Colonial Beach. United Recovery & Refiners will match 10% of each receipt to the Oak Grove VFD.

  • This Weekend in Colonial Beach (Jan 22-24)

    all weekend: Robert E. Lee Symposium on Civil War History


    11:00am Storytime at the Library

    7:00pm Don's Turkey Shoot at Dixieland Hunt Club, Route 205 Oak Grove

    7:30pm Koolerators at the American Legion


    Northern Neck Rivermen (semi-pro football) meeting 540-845-1009

    11:00am Kids Movie at the Library Ponyo

    11:30am Wilkerson's restaurant opens for the season!

    7:00pm Poker at the Riverboat

    9:00pm Shag plays at Dockside


    9:00am Breakfast Buffet at The Riverboat Restaurant

  • Outdoor Photography Workshop near Colonial Beach Saturday, January 30th from 9-11am at Westmoreland State Park.
    The class will be a 2-hour program for digital photography and will cover: Your camera; composition & artistry; tools & settings. Techniques & shooting modes. In the field, advice and critique. Bring your camera and something to take notes. Part of the class will be outside, weather permitting, please dress appropriately. The class is free but parking fees will apply and participants will be asked to share photos taken with the park. Also, donations to help support programming can be made to the Friends support organization of the park. Reservations are required. Space is limited so please make reservations as soon as possible. 804-493-8821

  • Comedy Night (rescheduled) at Colonial Beach VFW Post!
    PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for March 6th due to the inclement weather on the original date.

    January 30, 2010 *OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

    Kaleidoscope Comedy & 1st LAUGH ENTERTAINMENT

    $10 admission Limited Seating Available

    FIRST SHOW @ 7:00 HOSTED BY: IRWIN Kaleidoscope Comedy


    SECOND SHOW @10:00


    From DC, northern Virginia, and southern Maryland. An outstanding combination of comedians for a great night of hardcore laughter.

    Adult Content Comedy! Must be 18 Proceeds go to EOD and Comfort From Home.


  • George Washington, born near Colonial Beach, elected 1/7/1789
    First President of the United States, George Washington, is elected on this day in 1789. He was born just outside of Colonial Beach, Virginia.

  • Colonial Beach Northern Neck Rivermen meet Jan. 16th
    The Northern Neck Rivermen semi-pro football team will be having a team meeting for veterans and upcoming rookie players on Saturday, January 16 in Colonial Beach, VA. $20 registration fee is required. Contact Coach Cornwell for more information at 540-845-1009 or at

    The Northern Neck Rivermen are looking for players and coaches for the 2010 season. If interested contact Coach Dennis Cornwell.

    The Northern Neck Rivermen are also looking to start a Rivermen Cheerleading squad. Anyone 18 or older interested being a cheerleader and/or Cheerleading Director, please contact Coach Cornwell.


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  • APBA Brings Waterfest to Colonial Beach!

    The 2010 APBA Watercross National Tour will make a stop in Colonial Beach on August 7 & 8. Come on out and watch these awesome jet-ski races!

  • George Washington, born near Colonial Beach, resigns as COC

    On This Day In History: December 23, 1783 George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief. Come visit his birthplace and learn even more about the first President of the United States.

  • Happy Holidays!

    Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas. This weekend in Colonial Beach, there's a Christmas Buffet at The Riverboat on the 25th from noon to 7. $19.95/person. On the 26th, from 10:00am – 7:00pm George Washington Birthplace features A Washington Christmas with Colonial music, demonstrations and activities. 804-224-1732

  • Snow on the Sand in Colonial Beach!

    Beginning Friday night and all day Saturday, we should see snowfall with total accumulations of up to one foot! Snow is expected to end Saturday night.

  • Born near Colonial Beach, George Washington died on this day in 1799 George Washington, first U.S. President was born just outside of Colonial Beach in 1732. He died at Mt. Vernon on December 14th 210 years ago.

  • Commercial Properties Available in Colonial Beach

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Commercial properties available in and around Colonial Beach. Open a B&B, restaurant, shop or just lease some office space here in our great town.

  • Colonial Beach Christmas
    Colonial Beach Christmas displays and information and photos on holiday-time events in our Town.

  • The Happy Clam Restaurant.

    Fresh seafood is your invitation to enjoy a fabulous meal created by the son of the original owner.

  • New Year's Eve Party at Colonial Beach Moose Lodge

    Tickets include cocktail hour, dinner, dance, continental breakfast, noise makers, draw down with chance to win up to $1000.

    BYOB and the bartender will serve it for you.

    Designated driver to take you home safely.

    This event is open to the public.

    Tickets are limited. Call the Lodge at 804-224-0931 for info and ticket price.

  • Colonial Beach 2nd Friday Art Walk Preview

    December 11 is the date, Colonial Beach is the place! It starts at 6 and goes til 8.

    An all-member exhibit of the Colonial Beach Artist Guild will be at the Potomac River Fisheries building this month.

    Jarrett-Thor Fine Arts Gallery is displaying works by Verna Galloway, a stained glass artist. Barry Sisson's digital photo art can also be viewed here.

    At the Colonial Beach Museum, Ms. Carol Resch will be there to celebrate the Museum's Holiday Open House.

    Tide’s Inn B&B will have Ms. Vickey Hluchanek as their featured artist, and at the Plaza B&B Lee Bonacci and new exhibitor Janice Jones will be displaying their works of art.

    Griffin Studio has invited Dell Ford, abstract painter and Sheila Ford, a potter.

    WideRiver Gallery will host an extravaganza of over 20 different artists displaying everything from glassworks to paintings to pottery.

    Team 4U Realty is hosting pottery by Hannah Janney.

    At The Bonus Room there will be an encore presentation of works by Hubert Jackson, Dr. Judi Morris and Andrea Clements.

  • Conference Center Information
    Looking for a conference center for your next business function? Look to Colonial Beach, a great place to work, live and play!

  • RSVP now for Christmas @ Stratford Hall Dec. 12th, 2009
    Christmas at Stratford will be held only ONE day this year, on Saturday, December 12 from noon until 8:00pm
    From noon to 4pm, there will be a variety of children's activities in the Visitor Center

    At 4:30 p.m., visitors can visit the Great House to learn about Christmas in the 18th century.

    A special Christmas dinner will be served in the Stratford Hall Dining Room. Dinner is by reservation only. Please call Anne Douglas at (804)493-8038, ext. 1035, or e-mail

  • Daisy Troop now in Colonial Beach
    Colonial Beach Girl Scouts, Daisy Troop 3212 is new and open to all girls in Kindergarten and 1st Grade in the Colonial Beach, Oak Grove, and Washington District area. E-mail for info.


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  • In Colonial Beach This Weekend! (Nov. 13-15, 2009)
    FRIDAY 11/13
    11:00am Storytime for Kids @ the Library
    6:00pm 2nd Friday Art Walk
    7:00pm Captain's Dinner @ Vol. Fire Dept. for the Rockfish Tournament
    7:30pm Koolerators play @ American Legion

    SATURDAY 11/14
    Volunteer Fire Department 5th Annual Rockfish Tournament.
    10:00am - 5:00pm Rescue Squad/Larry W. Stone Photography fundraiser. Sunday too.
    Annual Lions Club Oyster Roast 804-224-7557
    1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall Barrel Tasting @ Ingleside Vineyards
    2:00pm Bag & Bling Bingo @ Volunteer Fire Dept.
    2:00pm - 3:30pm Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park
    5:00pm - 6:00pm Learn The Basics: Geocaching 101 @ Westmoreland State Park
    End-of-Season Bash @ the Tiki Bar on the beach next to High Tides.
    7:30pm - 9:00pm Movie & Ice cream @ Westmoreland State Park
    8:00pm - 11:00pm 19th Annual Charity Big Band Dance @ American Legion.
    8:30pm String Kings play @ Dockside

    SUNDAY 11/15
    11:00am - 12:30pm Fossil Hikes @ Westmoreland State Park
    3:00pm - 4:30pm Discovery Hike @ Westmoreland State Park
    4:00pm Catfish and Chicken feast @ Dixieland Hunt Club

  • Fishing Report Check the POTOMAC RIVER - BELOW ROUTE 301 BRIDGE section of Charlie Taylor's fishing report at this link for striper info!

  • November 2nd Friday Art Walk Preview
    Friday, November 13th is the date for this month's 2nd Friday Art Walk. Check out Charlotte Chorchen's crayon creations which closely mimic watercolors. Her art will be displayed at WideRiver Gallery, along with Jim Haynes' watercolor and graphic arts combination. The newly remodeled Westmoreland Furniture building is a new venue addition to the art walk circuit. You'll be able to see creations by Hubert Jackson, Dr. Judi Morris and Andrea Clement there. Just down the block at the Museum, you can see an encore exhibit of Gerald Higgs' art. Steve Griffin's latest pieces can be viewed at Bay Haven Landscape and Lynette Reed's work (paintings and jewelry) will be on display at Jarrett Thor Gallery. The Happy Clam will be showing drawings, acrylics and pastels by Joanne Coffey, Shirley Rush, and Kathy Waltermire. Award-winning photography by Mary Ann & Jim Stagner will be shown at the Potomac River Fisheries Commission building. Admission is free, so come and see!

  • This Weekend in Colonial Beach! (Nov. 6-8, 2009)
    Fri & Sat: Breeders Cup at The Riverboat

    Fri, Sat, Sun: 15th Annual Rockfish Tournament

    Friday: 11:00am Storytime for kids at the Library

    7:30 - 11:30pm Koolerators play at American Legion, 27 Colonial Ave. 804-224-0718

    Saturday: Annual Colonial Beach Historical Society Quilt Show & Sale. May Mills & Mary Warring 804-224-3379

    2:00pm - 3:30pm Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park 1650 State Park Rd., Montross 804-493-8821

    3:00pm - 4:30pm Nature Journaling at Westmoreland State Park

    7:30pm - 9:00pm Owl Prowl at Westmoreland State Park

    8:30pm Crown Vic plays at Dockside

    Sunday: Gambler's Races and Match Races at Colonial Beach Dragway

    11:00am - 12:30pm Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park 1650 State Park Rd., Montross 804-493-8821

    3:00pm - 4:00pm Who Clues (Animal Tracks) at Westmoreland State Park


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  • Hollywood Makeup Artist Gives Colonial Beach Home a Makeover
    Check out the gallery that's attached to the above article. Some great pics!

  • "Deadend Cemetery" Halloween display in Colonial Beach
    Come see this great "haunted house" on Halloween on Lossing Ave. in Colonial Beach

  • Colonial Beach Gets Honorable Mention in America's Top 10 Beaches List
    Our own Colonial Beach is listed as an Honorable Mention along with the Top 10 Beaches in the USA!

  • Saturday at Westmoreland Berry Farm!
    Visit the Face Painting, Carve Your Own Pumpkin, Bobbing for Apples, Pumpkin Walk and Make Your Own Corn Husk Doll stations as well as $1 wagon rides to the pumpkin fields, where pumpkins are only 50 cents/lb.

    $1 Cow Train rides will enable you to view other areas of the farm. See, pet & learn about the Alpacas.

    Plenty of great food available! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, ice cream sundaes and fruit shortcakes.

  • This weekend in Colonial Beach! (Oct. 23-25, 2009)
    11:00am Storytime for kids at the Library
    7:30 - 11:30pm Koolerators play at American Legion, 27 Colonial Ave. 804-224-0718

    11:30am - 1:00pm Kids Movie Time at the Library
    2:00pm - 3:30pm Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park
    5:00pm Rescue Squad Auxiliary Ham & Turkey dinner and Silent Auction. Adults $9, children $4
    5:00pm - 6:30pm Sunset Beach Safari at Westmoreland State Park
    Steak & Shrimp feast at the Moose Lodge.
    5:00pm 7th Annual Halloween Golf Cart Parade & Contest. Registration $10/cart 4pm on Town Commons. 50/50 raffle, bake sale. Prizes for best decorated carts. Sponsored by Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit Hume-Lee Kidney Transplant Center at VCU Hospital in Richmond

    George Washington Birthplace 4H Heritage Club Event. Costumed interpretation, crafts, blacksmithing, spinning and cooking. 804-224-1732

    11:00am - 12:30pm Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park
    3:00pm - 4:30pm Discovery Hike at Westmoreland State Park

  • Today in Colonial Beach (Sat 10/17/09)
    Wow, so much going on today in Colonial Beach!

    - Beaver Hunt, Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park, 1650 State Park Rd. Montross, VA 804-493-8821

    - 7:00am Yard Sale at The Red Barn just around the corner in Oak Grove

    - 8:00 - 11:00am All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast with the Junior Firefighters of the Oak Grove VFD. Adults $7, Kids (12 & under) $5. 121 James Monroe Hwy.

    - 10:00am - 4:00pm Super Moto Race with Bonus Money To Winner and Runner-up at Colonial Beach Dragway

    - 11:00am Fossil Hikes, Leaf Imprinting at Westmoreland State Park, 1650 State Park Rd. Montross, VA 804-493-8821

    - 12:00pm Charity Golf Scramble at Cameron Hills to benefit St. Mary's Episcopal Building & Maintenance fund.

    - 12:00pm - 5:00pm 29th Harvest Celebration. Ingleside Vineyards 804-224-8687

    - 4:30pm – 6:30pm Rescue Squad Auxiliary Ham/Turkey Dinner 804-224-7750

  • This weekend at Colonial Beach Dragway
    Friday Night Oct. 16th 2009 Test & Tune Gates Open at 5:00pm till 9:00pm

    Saturday Oct. 17th Super Moto Race Gates Open at 10:00am till 4:00pm Bonus Money To Winner and Runner-up!

    Sunday Oct. 18th $1,000 to Win in Super Pro and N.E. Motorcycle and Jr Dragster Based on Count Gates Open at 11:00 Time runs at 2:00

  • This Weekend in Colonial Beach! (Oct 16-18, 2009)
    FRIDAY 10/16
    11:00am Storytime for kids at the Library
    6:30pm Colonial Beach Lions Club Bluegrass Jam (Every 3rd Friday) 804-224-7557

    SATURDAY 10/17
    7:00am Yard Sale at The Red Barn just around the corner in Oak Grove
    8:00 - 11:00am All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast with the Junior Firefighters of the Oak Grove VFD. Adults $7, Kids (12 & under) $5. 121 James Monroe Hwy.
    12:00pm Charity Golf Scramble at Cameron Hills to benefit St. Mary's Episcopal Building & Maintenance fund.
    noon - 5:00pm 29th Harvest Celebration. Ingleside Vineyards 804-224-8687
    4:30 – 6:30pm Rescue Squad Auxiliary Ham/Turkey Dinner 804-224-7750
    7pm Poker Tournament at the Riverboat
    8:30pm Big Slick plays at Dockside

  • This Weekend in Colonial Beach! (Oct 9 - 11, 2009)
    FRIDAY 10/9
    4:30 - 7:00pm Crabcake Dinner and Silent Auction Menu: Crab Cakes, steak fries, green beans, slaw, rolls, desserts, and beverages. Children's Hot Dog Meal $4.00 (Hot Dog and all other items on menu except crab cake) Price for Dinner $15.00 for adults and $9.00 for children under 13 Advanced tickets: Adults $13.00 and Children $7.00 at St. Mary's Episcopal, 203 Dennison St.
    11:00am Storytime for kids at the Library
    6:00pm 2nd Friday Art Walk

    SATURDAY 10/10
    1:00pm - 4:00pm Breast Cancer Benefit at Fat Freda's. Steamed crab and Bull Roast. VA Gents play music from 4-9pm
    7:00pm Comedian Matt Kazam at the Riverboat $15

  • Halloween Events in Colonial Beach *UPDATED 10/27*
    10/27 Update: TWELVE events on Halloween alone!

    10/21 Update: MORE Halloween events added to the calendar. Click the link for details!

    Don't have any plans for Halloween? Check out one or more of these great events:

  • 29: 7:00pm - 8:30pm Kids Halloween Costume Party at the Library

  • 30: 5:00pm - 8:00pm CBVFD Ladies Auxiliary's Annual Family Fun Night. Games, pumpkin carving, moon bounce, cake walk, costume contest. Game tickets will be sold at 5 for $1.

  • 30: 6:00pm Halloween costume contest at Ledo Pizza. Goodie bags for the kids, prizes, 1/2-off appetizer deals.

  • 31: 11:00am - 4:00pm Costume Contest at Ingleside Vineyards. All wine 25% off. Wear a costume, get a free tasting!

  • 31: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Fossil Hikes at Westmoreland State Park

  • 31: 2:00pm - 4:00pm Halloween Party at VFW Post 10574. Kids of all ages welcome. Come in costume and go trick or treating after. Hot dogs, chips and juice will be served. There will be games like relay races, cupcake decorating

  • 31: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Campfire Cooking 101 at Westmoreland State Park 1650 State Park Rd., Montross 804-493-8821

  • 31: 6:00 - 8:00pm Historical Haunts at Stratford Hall. Special ghost tours of the Great House will be offered during this evening event, as well as crafts and Halloween games. For children and adults of all ages. Admission: Adults & children 12 & older $5; children 6-12 $3; children 5 & under are free. Bring a flashlight.

  • 31: "Deadend Cemetery IV: Darhma's Resurrection" at 1021 Lossing Ave. Trick-or-treaters of all ages. Hosted by Lady Laura and Lord Benjamin.

  • 31: 6:30pm – 10:00pm Caledon Natural Area's Annual Haunted Halloween Event.

  • 31: 7:00pm CYC Halloween Party at Dockside. Live music by Will Gravatt.

  • 31: 7:00pm Halloween Party at VFW Post 10574. Costume contest with cash prizes. $75 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd

  • 31: 7:30pm - 9:00pm Ghost Stories Campfire at Westmoreland State Park

  • 31: 7:30 - 11:30pm Halloween Dance with Koolerators at American Legion, 27 Colonial Ave. 804-224-0718

  • 31: 8:00pm Kids' Dance at Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. 121 James Monroe Hwy. $10. 804-224-0250

  • Colonial Beach Drifters Football Victory
    The Colonial Beach High School Drifters football team defeated King & Queen 46-6 in last night's game. Go Drifters!

  • Westmoreland Berry Farm's Pumpkin Patch
    The Pumpkin Patch at the Westmoreland Berry Farm should be open on Oct. 3rd. Call ahead to confirm. 804-224-9171 or 800-997-BERRY

  • Colonial Beach High School Homecoming Parade Oct. 1st, 2009!
    I'm told line-up is at 5pm and the parade begins at 6pm.

    The parade will begin in front of Lenny's and will proceed up Colonial Avenue to Euclid Avenue. We will then continue to First Street, with the parade ending in the high school parking lot. Individual high school classes, businesses, town officials, school administrators, organized clubs, sports teams, elementary students, etc. are all being invited to participate. Following the parade there will be a mini-street dance, class tug-of-war contests, car bash, and refreshments will be sold by the Boosters club.


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  • Rescue Squad/Photography Fundraiser
    The Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is teaming up with Larry W. Stone Photography to raise money. Make a donation to the Squad and you'll get a photo session and a complimentary 10"x13" family portrait.

    Hurry and reserve your spot now! For an appointment, call 804-224-1278 or 804-224-0204

  • Cash For Gold to benefit Project Colonial Beach
    Today thru Monday between the hours of 10am-4pm you can bring your unwanted/broken gold jewelry to the Community Meeting Room at the Bank of Lancaster in the Beachgate Shopping Center.

    United Recovery & Refiners will match 10 percent of each receipt to Project Colonial Beach.

    Bring the ad from The Westmoreland News for a $1.00 bonus with your transaction.

  • National Parks Day 9/26 @ Geo. Washington Birthplace
    Saturday, September 26 from 10:00am to 5:00pm The George Washington Birthplace National Monument 4-H Heritage Club honors National Public Lands Day with colonial craft demonstrations such as hearth cooking and blacksmithing at 1:00pm at George Washington Birthplace National Monument.

    A behind-the-scenes-nature walk in the former Washington Family forests and fields will be led by Park Guide and Virginia Master Naturalist Fawn Palmer at 11:00am and again at 2:00pm. Information on the walking routes will be available at the park's Visitor Center.

    Volunteers are welcome to help the park hand-pull invasive weeds from 10:00am - 2:00pm with botanist Haynes Currie and park natural resources chief, Rijk Morawe and learn more about the native grasses that survive at the Birthplace.

    Admission to the park and special activities will be free in honor of National Public Lands Day.

    This Weekend in Colonial Beach! (9/25-27, 2009)
    7:30 - 11:30pm Koolerators play at American Legion hall
    7:15pm Family Movie Night on Town Hill "Cars" $5.
    Women's Wellness Weekend at Westmoreland State Park

    9:00am - 5:00pm About Boating Safely Class at St. Mary's Episcopal
    9:00am - 3:00pm Market Days & Bluemont Concert on Town Commons.
    Northern Neck Food & Harvest Festival at Stratford Hall
    Antique Car Show & Swap Meet at Colonial Beach Dragway
    11:30am Kids Movie Time at the Library
    4:00pm All-You-Can-Eat catfish and chicken at Dixieland Hunt Club bldg. on Rt. 205
    3rd Annual "Beach Ball" CANCELED

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