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Former mayor appointed Dr. Roosevelt Dean named Medical Director to vacant council seat Despite having interviewed two applicants, Linda Crandell and Polly Parks, the Colonial Beach Town Council could not reach a consensus on whom to appoint to fill the vacant seat left by Tim Curtin, who resigned on Nov. 14. The council voted five-toone to appoint George “Pete” Bone to serve until the special election. Bone previously served as mayor for the Town of Colonial Beach from 1996 to 2008, when he decided not to run for re-election. Linda Crandell had previously served on council from 2002 to 2008, resigning her position after the 2008 election. Her term was originally set to end in 2010, and Crandell was not up for re-election, but she resigned her seat shortly after the 2008 election. Polly Parks is new to Colonial Beach, having moved here in 2010, as well as being new to the world of politics. Parks has an impressive list of employment, ranging from environmental work to graphic design and journalism. Parks also has some experience in agricultural services, as well. During his seven-year tenure, Bone not only refurbished offices upstairs in Town Hall, but also renovated the meeting room next to the library, which now bears his name as the “George ‘Pete’ Bone Room.” He also served as town manager, consecutively, during three years of his tenure. Mayor Mike Ham said that Bone was not aware of the decision made by council, but in a phone call after

the meeting, Ham confirmed that Bone accepted the appointment. The vote came at the Dec. 12 council meeting, just two days before the council’s deadline to fill the seat. Former Councilman Tim Curtin resigned his seat shortly after a morning meeting on Nov. 14, held to discuss the Colonial Beach Police Department. Following that meeting, Curtin left the meeting room, returning about 45 minutes later with his typed resignation, stating that he had joined council to address grave concerns for the future of the town and the need for hard decisions. Curtin felt that the council is not working together towards a common goal. He said in his resignation, “I have tried to be patient and wait for the consensus to emerge on Council that would convince me that at least some of my concerns are shared.” Curtin referenced long hours with little resolutions saying, “I have spent an enormous amount of time in meetings and discussions that would have otherwise have been spent with my family or in the pursuit of my career. I no longer believe that day will come with the current council.” Curtin stated, “Unfortunately, the direction in which the council has been going over that entire period has continued to give me great concern. It has only worsened since the first of the year.” See Bone, page 5

The ailing female patient shuffled slowly away from the medical clinic. Noticing his retreating patient Dr. Roosevelt went to investigate. As former co-workers relate the details, the patient explained that she did not have the money to call a taxi and also fill the prescription held tightly in her hand. Without hesitation upon hearing this, Dr. Dean quickly coordinated with his nurses to rearrange his schedule, and then personally drove the woman to the pharmacy and on to her home. According to his former coworkers this compassionate caring streak is one of his hallmarks, so when 24/7 TLC Community Care clinic began interviewing for a Medical Director, Dr. Roosevelt Dean’s name was mentioned frequently by former medical colleagues and patients. “Personalized one on one service, and a heart of compassion, along with excellent medical skills are key criteria for the culture we’re striving to create here at the community care clinic.” states 24/7 TLC President Arlene Jacovelli. Theresa Gauvin RN, the 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic Director of Administration explains “Dr. Dean was frequently praised for his warm bedside manner, and for going the extra mile when diagnosing a patient’s symptoms. Any of the former nurses and his patients conveyed his close attention to detail, yet he was pleasant to work for. When one factors how many hours one may spend in a high

stress medical situation this attitude is a critical component of providing excellent health care.” Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Arlene Jacovelli, President of 24/7 TLC community Care Clinic announces that Dr. Roosevelt Dean has accepted the position of Medical Director. Theresa Gauvin RN further stated that “Dr. Dean comes with a solid reputation for having a warm, bedside manner, and pays attention to detail which for a nurse is very important. Another important fact is his commitment to this community. One of his reasons he stated in the interview was a desire to stay in the area to continue his relationships he has built here, and to support his patients while enjoying the serenity of life here in King George County. We also discussed our mutual vision to provide every patient whether insured or uninsured quality medical care in the challenging uncertainty that surrounds the future of medical care delivery systems.” For him, Dr. Dean expressed “My motivation for joining the Community Care Clinic is to be a small part of helping to establish and maintain affordable quality health care in King George County that shall endure. I’d like to leave a positive legacy for the generations of the county to depend on proudly for their health care needs.” Dr. Dean and fellow co-workers were just as dismayed as fellow See Dean, page 5

Theresa Gauvin (left) talks with Arlene Jacovelli and Dr. Roosevelt Dean about plans for the Community Care Clinic which had its administrative opening Monday, Dec. 16. 24/7 TLC, a not-for-profit organization, is working to open a new primary care practice in the space formerly occupied by Gateway Urgent Care in King George. The clinic will offer care for walk-in patients. Dr. Dean had treated patients at the urgent care practice.

Drilling for natural gas is good news and bad news for Westmoreland Richard Leggitt Public meetings last week on proposed efforts to drill for natural gas in the ancient shale deposits that make up the Taylorsville Basin made the point that county officials in King George and Westmoreland will need to be busy in the coming months preparing regulations to protect citizens and the environment. In meetings in Bowling Green and Montross, speakers talked about the good news and the bad news that may result from the drilling efforts, and urged local officials to be prepared for both. The good news included dramatic job growth, substantial income for landowners, state and local revenue and increased energy production. The bad news included increased truck traffic on local roads, declining property values, noise and possible threats to the environment. Texas-based Shore Exploration and Production

discovered potential natural gas deposits in the Taylorsville Basin in Virginia more than 20 years ago. The basin is a 210-million-year-old layer of shale deposits that runs from Richmond to Maryland underneath the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers. At the time, drilling costs to obtain the natural gas locked in the shale were considered prohibitive. But recent developments in using hydraulic fracturing --- commonly called fracking -- have led to significant energy production in other areas of the country and may be the key to energy production in Virginia. Shore Exploration has signed drilling leases for 84,390 acres in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, including 13,864 acres in Westmoreland and 10,443 acres in King George. Actual drilling is scheduled to begin in about 18 months. Last week’s meetings were hosted by the Friends of the Rappahannock and the Caroline County Countryside Alliance. More than 40,000 acres

have been leased for drilling in Caroline County. At both meetings, Friends of the Rappahannock Executive Director John Tippett said his organization “has not taken a position on whether hydraulic fracturing is good or bad. What we hope is to start a conversation between elected officials and each other,” Tippett said. Westmoreland Supervisor Rosemary Mahan said she felt speakers “tried to give both sides.” Mahan said she considered the meetings “very informative and fairly unbiased” and noted the local officials who attended have work to do to be prepared for the proposed natural gas drilling. “I think it is important for us to get as much information as possible about the topic and have a determination of what our responsibilities are with regard to regulation on a local level,” Westmoreland County Administrator Norm Risavi said, when See Fracking, page 5

Operation Take-Back nets 10 arrests and 21 indictments Dec. 11 turned out to be a bad day for ten individuals. Under Operation Take-Back, the TriCounty Taskforce (TCT) arrested nine early in the morning, and one was already incarcerated on unrelated charges. The roundup resulted in a combination of twentyone indictments among the accused. During the early morning hours, the TCT, made up of sheriff ’s offices from Westmoreland, King George and Caroline Counties, along with VA State Police and NCIS, executed indictments on ten individuals with charges ranging from distribution of illegal substances, to child abuse and neglect. The taskforce received assistance in the operation from Westmoreland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC), the Colonial Beach Police Department and the Northern Neck Regional Jail. A search warrant was also executed in the 300 block of Fourth Street in Colonial Beach. The groundwork for Operation Take-Back had been in the works for roughly four months. During

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the execution of the search warrant, items seized include narcotics, paraphernalia, U.S. currency and one passenger vehicle. All parties arrested on Dec.11 were arraigned in the Westmoreland County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court the following morning. Those suspects without bond will return to Westmoreland County on Friday, Dec. 13, to conduct bond hearings in the Circuit Court. Westmoreland County Sheriff C.O. Balderson said in a phone interview Wednesday morning, “We said from day one, we have zero tolerance for this type of activity. Individuals who continue to be involved in this type

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of illegal activity will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Balderson said that the investigation is ongoing, and more charges will be forthcoming. All suspects are currently being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail (NNRJ) in Warsaw. Catherine J. Musgrove, 55, of Westmoreland Shores Subdivision was indicted on one count of distribution of a schedule-1 or -2 substance, namely morphine and one count to conspire to distribute the same. Musgrove is being held without bond. Samantha M. Musgrove, 22, of Westmoreland Shores Subdivision

Cornwell-Wood was indicted on two counts of child neglect and abuse. Musgrove is eligible for a $3,000 bond. Kenneth W. Musgrove, 25, of Westmoreland Shores Subdivision was indicted on four charges: one count to distribute a schedule-1 or -2 substance, namely morphine; one count to conspire to distribute the same; and two counts of child abuse and neglect. Musgrove is eligible for a $5,000 bond. Perry A. Fauntleroy, Jr., 27, of Hague was indicted on one count of distribution of Marijuana. Fauntleroy is being held without bond. See Takeback, page 5

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Citizens from King George and Westmoreland filled up the General District Courtroom in Montross to hear about the pros and cons of drilling for natural gas in the area.

Crouch granted hearing by Va. Court of Appeals Robert Ray Crouch of King George, who was sentenced to five years in prison, fined $35,000 and ordered to pay more than $84,000 in restitution for defrauding customers of the former MeadowBrooke Memorial Gardens cemetery in King George, has been granted a hearing by the Virginia Court of Appeals. Crouch, 47, was convicted by a King George Circuit Court earlier this year of nine counts of failure to deposit in the proper trust account and five counts of receiving money by false pretenses. The jury convicting him recommended the sentences handed down by Circuit Court Judge Martin Bass. After his convictions, Crouch filed a notice of appeal citing a case decided in 1998, Rooney v. Commonwealth. The Rooney case had similar facts to the Crouch case, but Rooney was found guilty of embezzlement. Crouch made a similar argument

in an attempt to strike the evidence during his trial, but King George Commonwealth’s Attorney Keri Gusmann successfully argued that Crouch was found guilty of obtaining money by false pretenses, a different crime, and that different crimes have different elements of the offense. In addition, Gusmann argued at the time, the law was changed in 2005 and that Rooney was no longer an appropriate law. However, the Virginia Court of Appeals decision to hear the appeal means the issue will be debated further in a full appeals hearing next Spring. Crouch was found guilty by a King George Circuit Court jury that See Crouch, page 5

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Christmas 1914: When the shooting stopped Ninety-nine years ago this Christmas soldiers of the British, French, and Belgian Armies were facing each other across no man’s land. It was first year of World War One and the beginning of a long period of trench warfare that would last four more years. Already, since David S. Kerr the war began in August, as many as a million had already died.

Leadership was in question, and more than a few soldiers, on both sides of no man’s land, that minimal stretch of territory between the lines, wondered if it was all worth it. In the long term, for the cause of the Allies, it probably was, but right at that moment, in the midst of battle, it wasn’t fighting that broke out, but rather it was Christmas. Along the line, which ran for hundreds of miles, British, French and Belgian soldiers faced their German enemy with sometimes just a hundred yards between them. It was on Christmas Eve 1914 that British soldiers noticed lights coming from the German lines. At


The “You” in universal healthcare

Arlene jacovelli One of the first notable instances of universal healthcare is recorded in the Bible (Numbers 21:4-9), when Moses, at God’s command, brandished a rod with a brass serpent on it to cure snakebites from fiery serpents running amok in the camp. This rod, with a single snake twined about it, is known in Greek culture as the “Rod of Asclepius,” symbolizing the science of the healing arts. Ironically, the rod with two snakes entwined is “Caduceus,” which symbolizes commerce, theft, deception and death, and is commonly used by commercial medical ventures and government agencies, including the U.S. Army Medical Corp. Nearly 70% of all medical associations (professional and not-for-profit) use the Rod of Asclepius, whereas 76% of commercial healthcare organizations use the Caduceus symbol. This muddled depiction of life and death symbols ironically serves as a perfect analogy of the chaos consumers are experiencing as the government attempts to “play God” by attempting to provide universal healthcare. So which of those symbols truly symbolizes trustworthy healthcare? Which business model will best deliver medical care? Regionally, as if to underline in red the conflict playing out nationally, both King George Urgent Care and Primary Care went belly-up. However, in every obstacle there is always an opportunity, and so with intention and purpose, like-minded individuals in the community have come together to be masters of our medical fate by forming 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic. Its motto, “Innovative health & wellness for all,” aptly describes its vision. I cannot speak for my fellow difference-makers, but my passion to bring innovative, entrepreneurial medical solutions to our community is born from painful personal medical experiences. Early childhood exposure to the 100% certainty of government bungling in management matters, specifically the affairs of Native Americans dependent upon the Bureau of Indian Affairs, left me deeply suspicious of the “Great White Father” in Washington, D.C. It is why Native American tribes are winning suit after suit for the gross mismanagement of their funds and fates. It bothers me greatly when you see people figuratively running out into the street, when you know from personal experience it does not end well. Watching people clamoring to be consigned to the “reservation” under the “paternal” care of the government hurts my heart. Nowhere in history and nowhere in the future does this ever function to the benefit of the individual. The physical pain I experienced as a child (growing up in a culture where western medicine and doctors were shunned, except in the most extreme case) left an unusual appreciation for cutting-edge modern medicine. It is with gratefulness that I take advantage of all that western medicine has to offer, when I am, or my children are sick. As the original “I dare you to do that” kid, not a day goes by that it does not strike me as a wonderful luxury to have medical care after the pain suffered as a child in that culture. Conversely, it also cultivated a sincere respect for the many alternative, effective therapies available outside of strictly western medicine disciplines. Balance and constant integration of the best practices is critical to treating

people. Other indelible lasting impressions came from medical events in my life, including an older son who had aged-off our insurance policy, but was then in a terrible dune buggy accident. For nearly three years, we battled Medicaid to obtain even sub-adequate services until he died of complications. Oddly, his struggle paralleled my husband’s death battle with serious medical issues. The hurt of watching a father call from his near-deathbed to his son’s deathbed in another state cannot be described. The quality of medical care is only part of the picture. Medical events cost families in a myriad of ways, even with direct medical coverage. The death of Michael Jr. found us broke, demoralized and deeply disillusioned with government-run medical systems. I’m in my fifties now and have had the misfortune of being a victim in eight car accidents over my lifespan, yet have never caused one myself. While it certainly was not funny at the time, I now reel off amusing stories: about the guy- high on drugs, in a stolen car, with a suspended driver’s license, who plowed into me while I was stopped at a red light; or once, while working in Europe, we drove through an intersection and were T-boned by an idiot running the red light; or on another occasion, up in Snowmass, a Canadian hockey player on the lam, living under an alias and driving someone else’s rental car slammed into me. The stories are colorful, but it is never pleasant to wake up in the hospital after an accident, but especially in a foreign country! I’ve been a “Jane Doe,” and I know all I never wanted to know about battling car insurance companies, including your own. In short, you never want to ride in my car. These devastating medical events have cost me businesses I’ve built, and even led to bankruptcy. None of us can comprehend the devastation that can follow debilitating medical events. So why am I not a fan of government-run universal healthcare? Many people visualize military care when they think of government care, and I’m the first to thank God every day for the military care my husband’s service has provided. But sadly, what you find out is that any government care leads to many brick walls. To cover the many and the usual, you must limit, dissuade and ration the unusual. While my car accidents left me with permanent injuries, family genetics did me no favors either, along with contracting Lyme disease from a penchant for outdoor life. While I can understand some of the obscure issues being missed, it was the Lyme disease that really shows you how just


first no one knew what to make of it and then it became apparent that these were little Christmas trees. The German soldiers had mounted them on the heights of their trenches. A few hours later there was singing. As was noted in one letter home, the song was in German but it was instantly recognizable as “Silent Night.” The effect of this gentle little hymn wafting across the stillness of the frozen battlefield was too much to resist and soon the British soldiers joined in. The phenomena occurred all up and down the Allied line. And while it seemed most prominent in the British Sector, French and Belgian soldiers

being a number in the production line of government healthcare can kill you. Five different military doctors at various practices, despite the fact I was nearly bedridden, missed my Lyme disease. Their “go to” answer is to prescribe virtual pharmacies of drugs that will kill you faster than the malady. Prescriptions for my various medical disabilities and conditions cost you, the taxpayer, over $1000 a month, yet I paid nearly $300 a month out of my own pocket. Over the past several years, we have spent over $40,000 out-of-pocket in medical care, which Tricare did not cover, but I vitally required. My life is literally owed to entrepreneurial medical practices and labs operating out in the free enterprise system. If my personal medical battles were not enough to convince me to avoid government-run business models, I have 30 years of volunteering or working in outreach ministries, including some thirteen years of running offender re-entry services for mentally challenged or substance addicted veterans, foster youths and adults gone astray. It is impossible to convey to you the many faces that come to my mind where we’ve haggled, advocated and patched together medical resources for these individuals. At the end of the day, the best care and the actual solutions came from entrepreneurial faith-based medical clinics, not the government-run resources. The lifestyle choices of drug addicts and felons cost the medical system dearly. You do not want someone with my medical history or anyone with a high-risk lifestyle in your risk pool. You won’t get services, and neither will we. My brother, his four children and their children live in Canada. Do you, the average American, know how many medical services Canadians come to the States to receive and pay cash for? Hint: it’s a lot. Medical tourism is huge business for Border States.


also reported similar occurrences. But there was more than just singing. Soon, with various junior officers meeting somewhere in the middle, there were truces. These weren’t sanctioned by higher headquarters, but for days, in whole segments of the line, the shooting stopped. Halts in the fighting have occurred in other wars at Christmastime. But this was the first truly modern warn and it happened spontaneously along one of the longest battlefronts in human history. And, to the dismay of the generals on both sides some of these truces lasted well beyond Christmas. There was even a report of an impromptu soccer match

Our family transferred from San Diego. Do you, the average American, know how many businesses have contracted with Mexican-based services just across the border for their employees’ health and dental plans? Or how many seniors regularly cross the border for services down South? Hint: A lot. Do you, the average American, know the number of people travelling to India for health services, including major surgeries? Hint: A lot. This was all happening before the implementation of the new healthcare laws. Logistically, it will not get better or improve. It is this spectrum of knowledge that informs my rigorous advocacy for faith-based, practical, resultsoriented solutions. True compassion is genuinely and authentically bringing superior solutions to citizens at the best price possible. Poor business models yield inferior products and services to the most vulnerable in our communities. As a community, we can break the paradigm. As a community, we have the opportunity to create and build amazing solutions to our needs. By launching the 24/7 TLC Community Care Clinic model, we are taking our medical horror stories, our hearts of compassion and our skills to create real solutions for our community. All of us have an amazing opportunity to be successful problem-solvers, difference-makers and legacy-builders by implementing this hybrid medical service delivery model, featuring best practices and dynamic business innovations. Not only is it possible to accept all insurances, it is possible to offer direct pay subscription services, all while organically offering the uninsured, low-income individuals a route to quality health services. Join us, as we place the “You” back in Universal Healthcare. Arlene Jacovelli

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between the Germans and the British in no-man’s land. There isn’t much record of the Christmas truces of 1914. Neither side was anxious to publish reports of spontaneous peace breaking out. After all, this was war. Nonetheless, references to the truce pop up in old letters and histories written long after the event.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, handle some unfinished business and establish clear priorities. Otherwise, you may turn what could be a productive week into something frustrating. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, when you wear your heart on your sleeve for everyone to see, you cannot be shy about expressing your emotions. Friends may be skeptical of you though. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, don’t be shy about sharing unique plans with your loved ones. The support of friends and family members will only restore your confidence in this new direction. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Expect your ideas to take shape over the next couple of days, Cancer. Concrete plans will materialize as you begin to pull thoughts from your imagination. The results will be unique.

Both the Allied and German generals had no tolerance for these Christmas truces and as soon as word began to reach higher headquarters of this unsanctioned peacemaking orders went out declaring that any further such truces wouldn’t be tolerated. But, for a little while, a long time ago, it was Christmas and not the war that won the day.

talk about future possibilities. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Decoding all of the mixed signals coming your way won’t be easy, Libra. The only thing you can do for the moment is to take each signal one at a time. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you are not in the mood to play games, so you will want to push your romantic relationship to the next level. You will have no problem leading the way. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Opportunities to address your physical well-being present themselves this week, Sagittarius. Make the most of these opportunities to make a significant change. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you will ride a creative wave for the next several days. Inspiration will strike when you least expect it. You should have some time for play.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You probably are not interested in inching along this week, Leo. Though it’s good to attack a project with gusto, don’t rush so much that you make mistakes.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, expect some support from family members and close friends. Receive their generosity as warmly as you can, even if you’re feeling a bit smothered.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you are quite comfortable sharing your thoughts now that you have gotten some things worked out. It’s now much easier to

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, it can be easy to get swept away by other people’s agendas when you attempt to lend a helping hand. Do your best to pitch in.


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Members of the St. Andrews Legion Pipes and Drums band based in Richmond, VA, honor veterans (l-r) Bill Milstead, Francis Volante, Jack McGinnis and Troy Carter and other veterans of the King George area.

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KG Ruritans and KGP&R present annual Veterans Day salute On Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, the King George Ruritan Club presented their annual Veterans Day Salute at the King George High School Auditorium, honoring the men and women from King George who unselfishly served in the U.S. Military. The event was also sponsored by the King George Parks and Recreation Department. Nancy Haenlein provided an unplanned and beautiful a capella version of the National Anthem and was joined by many in the audience. The award-winning King George High School NJROTC Drill Team, who recently placed first in a regional drill competition, provided a tone-setting close order drill performance. CAPT Peter Nette, Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, provided opening remarks and led those present in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Prior to the recognition of King George veterans, Congressman Rob Wittman, 1st Congressional District and Representative Margaret Ransone, KG’s voice to the Virginia House of Delegates from the 99th District, provided timely and uplifting words to KG veterans and all veterans serving in U.S. Military. The following KG veterans were chosen to represent all county veterans: William “Bill” Milstead, who served as Flight Engineer on a B-24 during World War II with the 8th Army Air Corps; Francis Volante, who served in the U.S. Navy on-board the USS Intrepid during the Korean War;

College of So. MD December events CSM Celebrates Concerts, Events Throughout December with Dance, Music Programs which began Dec. 2. The College of Southern Maryland will present special concerts and events from holiday-themed performances to student recitals and community concerts to celebrate the season at its three campuses throughout

John “Jack” McGinnis, a U.S. Marine, who served two tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam war; Troy Carter, who enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1983 and retired 27 years later as a Lieutenant. While serving, Troy was a forward observer in and around Fallujah, supporting air and surface artillery strikes. Six year-old C.J. Crocker, son of Terri and Chuck Crocker of KG, presented each honored veteran with a plaque and a red, white, and blue quilt provided by the KG Quilting Bee. After each veteran was given his plaque and quilt, C.J., in true military fashion, took one step back and saluted each honoree. This was followed by the St. Andrew’s Legion Pipes & Drums playing each service anthem while the men and women in the audience who served in that military branch stood to be saluted. Mr. Ben Unruh, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), provided the keynote speech. Ben’s unique experiences and his perspective on what it means to be a veteran provided a fitting salute to this national day of honor. Although the entire program was stirring, the closing ceremony was outstanding. With the house lights off, a KGHS NJROTC member held the U.S. flag in spotlight as the audience stood and sang Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American”, and then “God Bless America”. KG Ruritan Ted Haenlein closed the ceremony with the playing of Taps. A number of veterans services organization set up displays in the cafeteria to provide information to attendees about services available to vets of all ages. December. Music Student Honors Recitals are free to the public. All other performance tickets are $5 in advance, $7 the day of the concert. For information about any of the arts at CSM, contact the box office at, or call (301) 9347828 or visit The Fine Arts Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audiodescription for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two week advance notice. If you are interested in these services please contact the Coordinator of ADA at (301) 934-7614. Conveniently located across the Nice Bridge, the College arts department is offering a variety of holiday, musical, dance and theatrical performances for all ages.

Ashley Hayden and Zachary Phillips were united in marriage on September 21, 2013 at Westmoreland State park in Montross, Va. Mike Stine officiated the ceremony in the outside wedding. Ashley was given in marriage by her father. A reception was held immediately after the wedding at the Tayloe-Murphy Hall located at the State Park. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hayden of Colonial Beach. The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Susie Foster and the late Donald Foster of Colonial Beach, and Mr. Harry (June) Smith and the late Barbara Smith of Colonial Beach. Parents of the groom are Mrs. Sally Phillips of Colonial Beach and Mr. Kenny Phillips of Colonial Beach. The groom is the grandson of the late Mrs. Betty (Phillips) Foster and the late Mr. Leon Phillips of Colonial Beach


and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hooker of Colonial Beach. Matron of honor was Jessica Horner friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Kemp and Jennifer Ferrell friends of the bride, Michelle and Marie Foster and Carly Puffinburger cousins of the bride. Best man was T. J. Pennington friend of groom. Groomsmen were Kenny Phillips, Charles Phillips, and Mikey Phillips all brothers of the groom, Josh Kemp and Tom Hammer friends of the groom. Flower girl was Shiloh Quinn. Ring bearer was Tyler Phillips, son of the bride and groom. Ashley is employed as a nurse at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home in Maryland. Zachary is employed by A and B Lawn and Landscaping in Colonial Beach. After their honeymoon, the couple has made their home in Berkley Beach.

For many, the holiday season is a time to travel — and to leave the house unattended for days, maybe weeks, at a time. How safe do you think your house is from burglary during your absence? The number of burglary reports increases after the holiday season. • The key is to assess the security of your home before you leave for vacation. (Another time to do this is shortly after moving into a new home.) Some local police departments will come to your home, walk through, point out areas of concern and offer suggestions to help prevent burglary. Others provide security surveys homeowners can do on their own. Police Departments & Community Service Units offer vacation house watch service; officers will periodically check on a home while the residents are away. Homeowners who talk up their vacation plans on social media could make themselves burglary targets. “Even in the office, you should



be cautious who you are talking to. You never know who you are talking to.” • Changing YOUR attitudes can prevent burglary. “If you see something, say something.” “If you see someone acting suspicious in your neighborhood, call police immediately.” Here are some areas of your home to check for security. Outdoors: • Mailbox: The absence of residents is indicated by the pile of newspapers and mail. If you are going to be away from your home for a period of time, stop the mail and newspaper or ask a trusted friend or neighbor to retrieve them until you return. • Driveway: The APD suggests asking a trusted friend or neighbor to park his or her car in your driveway and to come inside occasionally and change curtain positions, to make your home appear occupied. • Front porch light: Homeowners can install front porch a lightsensitive fixture that turns on automatically when it gets dark outside. “Light is the most inexpensive theft prevention. • Back light: For the back of the house, it is better to install motiondetector lights. “You don’t want everyone to see what you have, and it’s more energy-efficient.” • Garage: Always lock the garage door to prevent property theft and

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to keep burglars away from things like ladders and screwdrivers that could help them break into your house. • Shrubs: Bushes in front of the house could provide hiding places for burglars. Trim shrubs to no higher than 3 feet from the ground and trim trees so the lowest branches are at least 6 feet up. Inside: • Door locks: Just locking the doorknob cannot protect your house from burglary. Deadbolt locks provide more security. I recommend installing deadbolt locks on every exterior door. • Window locks: Having window locks on can prevent burglars from opening windows from the outside, especially ground floor and basement windows. Make sure catches are engaged. • Light/television timer: If you are going away, setting up a light timer could make your house seem occupied. A television on a timer could help as well. • Alarms: Having a home alarm system will warn residents of a burglar entering the house while they’re sleeping. Common sense and a few precautions will make your trip home a welcoming arriving, not a disaster.

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Winter break can be a time of joy, rest, peace & family time or it can be a never ending chorus of “I’m bored.” Here are some ideas to fill those empty hours and stop that never ending chorus., the official tourism web site, is filled with ideas, destinations, mysteries and fun for all ages. 1. If you haven’t yet, you must see all of the Christmas lights. Not just your neighborhood lights (although some of those are pretty awesome), go see the big boys that make up Virginia’s 100 Miles of Lights (Virginia Beach Boardwalk, anyone?), or large displays like the Elks National Home in Bedford or Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. 2. Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town is a winter wonderland sensation. Stroll through the lights and decorations to get a flavor of each country, literally. Specialty foods and drinks are a highlight, not to mention the seasonal shows and rides. 3. Check out some of Virginia’s notable high-action museums like the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly or the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton.

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4. Board a boat in Virginia Beach and try your hand at whale spotting. Both Fin and Humpback whales migrate off the coast of Virginia between late December and mid-March. 5. Virginia’s ski resorts have more than skiing. Plop down on a snowtube and let the good times roll. Or try snowboarding or a trip down a zipline (brr!). When you’re ready for a warm-up, find great restaurants on site, as well as other kid fun centers. 6. Celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family at a fun celebration. There are daytime activities as well as events built with families in mind. They’re called First Night celebrations. See the list below. 7. Have a little lady who’d love some pampering with her mom? Slip off for a girls’ spa day at one of Virginia’s famed destination spas. 8. You might be surprised at the fun exhibits you’ll find in Virginia’s museums. Spend a few hours testing your mental and physical agility at Boost! or browse quite a collection of clothes worn in popular movies at Hollywood Costume at the VMFA. 9. Ice skating is a favorite pastime for some. If this is your thing and you want to share it with the kids, Virginia has quite a few rinks to choose from. Go to the website. Look at the events, destinations and ideas for a day trip or vacation for yourself, or your family. Cool Places for Kids lists over 70 kid friendly ideas Family Fun-is divided into regions of Virginia to help you a terrific destination Festivals-lists every kind of festival you can imagine that is held in VA. From the mountains to the beaches to the valleys and there’s more. VA is for everyone.



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Obscure Christmas Facts pope’s creek baptist church warmly invites you to join them at their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Tuesday, December 24 at 7 p.m. at Pope’s Creek Baptist Church (9131 King’s Highway) Montross, VA. first baptist church of ambar continues their Wednesday noon prayer services with Scripture readings. Please join them for an hour of reflection and revitalizing. The Church is located at 9469 Caledon Rd. KG (540) 775-3939. moms in prayer int’l Mom’s in Prayer International will meet on Mondays at 9 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church 5590 Kings Highway, King George. Replace your anxiety and fear with peace and hope by praying with other moms. Mom’s in Prayer International gathers women together to pray specifically and scripturally for their children and schools. For more information contact: Peace Lutheran Church (540) 7759131. love thy neighbor will hold a special holiday meal and party on Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m. Items needed are listed on the web site. Event will be at the KGCC. st. george’s episcopal church in F’brg invites you to an “At Fridays @ The Last Resort” concert, on the second Friday of each month. Audiences gather in a coffeehouselike setting to enjoy jazz and folk music played by top local talent.

Coffee and snacks are available. For more information, email, or visit the church website at Dahlgren United Methodist church will perform the Christmas Cantata, “The Mystery and the Majesty,” at a candlelight service, Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. The choir of the church will present the cantata written by Joseph Martin. Solos by Mary Conoway, Teri Bailey and Grace Grossen, will blend together in a beautiful collection of familiar songs and carols.Elizabeth Guthrie will direct with Pam Johnson as the accompanist. The church is located at 17080 Fourteenth St. in Dahlgren. Child care will be provided.

What is Advent?

The Christian season of waiting, expecting and hoping. The 4 Sundays before Christmas. A time to reflect on our need for a savior. The word comes from the Latin, adventus, which means coming or wait. A time to get us ready, not for a present opening party, but for a transformational celebration of the birth of Jesus. A time of waiting with a grace of joy mixed in. Like an advent calendar, each day a surprise and a countdown to a glorious gift, Jesus’ birth.

• Puritan Oliver Cromwell outlawed Christmas celebrations and carols in England from 1649-1660. The only celebrations allowed were sermons and prayers. • Christmas has its roots in pagan festivals such as Saturnalia (December 17-December 23), the Kalends (January 1 -5, the precursor to the Twelve Days of Christmas), and Deus Sol Invictus or Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun (December 25). The Christians church heartily disapproved of such celebrations and co-opted the pagans by declaring December 25 as Christ’s day of birth, though there is no evidence Christ was born on that day. • In Germany, Heiligabend, or Christmas Eve, is said to be a magical time when the pure in heart can hear animals talking. • The first person to decorate a Christmas tree was reportedly the Protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546). According to legend, he was so moved by the beauty of the stars shining between the branches of a fir tree, he brought home an evergreen tree and decorated it with candles to share the image with his children. • Christmas is a contraction of “Christ’s Mass,” which is derived from the Old English Cristes mæsse (first recorded in 1038). The letter “X” in Greek is the first letter of Christ, and “Xmas” has been used as an abbreviation for Christmas since the mid 1500s. Taken from the website http://

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Popes Creek Baptist Church of Baynesville, VA has been serving the community since 1812. Several churches have been established out of Popes Creek. Some dedicated and beloved members have passed on, but Popes Creek still remains a church on a mission. This year for the first year in its 201 years, the church has organized its own Relay for Life team to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life offers the hope of a cancer free world, celebrates survivors and remembers those lost as we fight as a community against the disease that claims the lives of too many. Popes Creek plans to have several fundraisers between now and Relay Day, which is May 31, 2014. The members have been busy in the last two months gathering recipes to compile a church cookbook with proceeds being given to R4L. The book has been published and is on sale for $14. per book. The books are on display at Union First Market Bank, Peoples Community Bank, Bank of Lancaster, Bridget’s Bouquets, Westmoreland County Treasurer’s office, Bird Dog Store at the Westmoreland State Park entrance and can be bought from many members. If you are interested in buying a book and supporting this cause, please contact Joyce Tate at (804) 493-9849 or Elizabeth Nash at (804) 493-0127.

“Evangelii Gaudium” Pope Francis has recently released an important document entitled Evangelii Gaudium (Latin for “The Joy of the Gospel”). It is very obvious that he has a burning desire to rekindle the faith and love of Christians everywhere, and in this way to forge the faithful into an even greater witness to the non-believing world. His is not a new doctrine, but rather a confident re-statement of the essential Gospel message. In the following quotation he reminds us that no matter what has happened in our lives, there is still time to turn towards the Lord Jesus. This may not be the case with our earthly relationships, which can end up sundered forever, even within families. But Jesus Christ will never reject our heartfelt plea to start anew. The arms of our blessed Savior are always open to the repentant sinner. Even in our weakness and frailty God will embrace us and heal us if only we will turn to Him in trust. He will not give up on us; even when everyone else has done so; even when we have given up on ourselves. This is the message of Pope Francis. There is still time to be a saint!

realize that He is already there, waiting for us with open arms. Now is the time to say to Jesus: ‘Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into Your redeeming embrace.’ “How good it feels to come back to Him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking His mercy. Christ, Who told us to forgive one another ‘seventy times seven’ (Mt 18:22) has given us his example: He has forgiven us seventy times seven. Time and time again He bears us on His shoulders. “No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love. With a tenderness which never disappoints, but is always capable of restoring our joy, He makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew. Let us not flee from the resurrection of Jesus, let us never give up, come what will. May nothing inspire more than His life, which impels us onwards!”

From Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel:” “I [Pope Francis] invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since ‘no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.’ “The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to

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Our Doors are Open -Worship With Us Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist

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Pastor Michael Reaves Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

(540) 775-7247

17080 14th Street, Dahlgren Contemporary Service - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Traditional Service - 11 a.m. Nursery open 9:15a.m.-12:15p.m.

Pastor Ed Johnson

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Good Hope Baptist Church

17223 Good Hope Rd. - corner Rt. 218E & 619 phone: 540-775-9487 fax: 540-775-0600

• Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. • Worship - 11:00 a.m. • Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 p.m. • 5th Sundays - Union & Nursing Home Worship “Building the Church & Reaching the World for Christ”

7748 Leedstown Rd., Oak Grove, VA 22443 (804) 224-0418 •

We invite you to gather together with us! Sunday School - 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Earl T. Howerton Jr.

Macedonia Baptist Church 1081 Macedonia Ln., Colonial Beach, VA (804) 224-1500 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together."

Shiloh Baptist Church Reaching, Building, Serving

Sunday Activities Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. AWANA, 4:00 p.m. Youth Group, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Nights Rev. Mike and Earlene Jessee Family Night Dinner, 5:30 Youth Study; Children’s Missions & Music, 6:00 facebook@kgshiloh Choir Practice, 7:15 13457 Kings Hwy. 540-469-4646 •

Oak Grove Baptist Church

Randall Snipes, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.& 11 Awana-Sundays-6 p.m. Bible Study-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. 8096 Leedstown Rd. Colonial Beach, VA


Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Pastor Rev. Yunho Eo

9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Informal Hymn Singing 11 a.m. Worship & Children’s Sunday School Food Pantry open Thursdays at 10 a.m. Op Shop Open M-F 9 a.m.-noon (Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.) 1 Washington Avenue PO Box 189 Colonial Beach, VA 22443 (804) 224-7030

Two Rivers Baptist Church Meeting at their new church

Sunday School ..............9:30 a.m. Worship........................10:30 a.m. COME VISIT US • ALL ARE WELCOME

Rev. Peyton Wiltshire

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Round Hill Baptist Church Worship & Service

16519 Round Hill Rd., King George, VA Pastor Ted A. James • 540-775-5583

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Little Ark Baptist Church “Building God’s Kingdom On Earth”

"Pastor Larry" M. Robinson Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m. (New Testament Church Study) Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study 6 p.m. 15681 Owens Dr. in Dahlgren, VA Church Phone: (540) 663-2831

Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish

Where all are welcome. Sunday Services:

The Rev. St. John's, 9403 Kings Hwy. Diane Carroll 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays Rector Phone: 540-775-3635

Emmanuel, Port Conway (Rt. 301) 3rd & 5th Sundays

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3207 Quarter Hill Rd., Supply VA 22436

(804) 443-4168

Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Rev. Irving Woolfolk, Jr.

Services Early Worship - 8 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. AM Worship - 11 a.m. PM Worship - 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7 p.m.

AWANA Teens - Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Clubbers - Fridays 6:30 p.m. Dr. Sherman Davis, Senior Pastor 540-775-7188 10640 Kings Hwy - 1 mi. west of 301

Daily Mass: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. Adoration precedes each morning Mass Confession: Sat. following 8:00 a.m. Mass & at 4:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass Office: 11 Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443 • 804-224-7221

Trinity United Methodist Church

9425 Kings Hwy., King George

Contemporary Service ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:30 p.m. Worship ~ 10:30 a.m. (540) 775-4501 Rev. Susan Reaves

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

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Tabernacle Baptist Church

(540) 663-3085 ✝ Rev. Jim May

Sunday Masses: Sat. 5:00 p.m. Sun. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m. (español)

Intersection of Rokeby and Kings Hwy. (Rt. 3)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

5486 St. Paulʼs Road, King George

Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney


Sunday Worship at 8 am and 10 am

Corner of Lossing and Boundary, Colonial Beach

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church

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Morning Worship ~ 8:30 a.m. Sunday School ~ 9:45 a.m. Morning/Children's Worship ~ 11 a.m. Wed. - Bible Study ~ 6:00 p.m.

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Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Prayer & Bible Study: (Wed.) 7 p.m. Holy Communion on 4th Sundays Rev. Fred Sales, Interim Pastor

Holy Redeemer Anglican Church

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. (Sunday) Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. Nursery Provided Seeking to know the grace of God and to make it known to others. Dave Bentz, Pastor Jason Schubert, Associate Pastor 13114 Kildee Farm Road King George, VA 22485 (off 301 and Blue Jay Meadow Drive)

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Potomac Baptist Church Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Age Graded Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.

All are Welcome! (540) 775-7006

Pastor: Dennis L. Newton 8103 Comorn Rd. (Rt. 609) King George

Corner of Millbank & St. Anthony’s Rd., King George

Very Rev. Francis M. de Rosa Rev. Mark Mullaney Sat. 7:00 p.m. Vigil Sunday Masses: Sun. 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m 12:45 p.m. Tridentine Mass Daily Mass: Mon. Thur. Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m. Tues. 7:00 a.m. Wed. 7:00 p.m. Adoration before each morning Mass Confession: Wed. 7:30 p.m. Sat. after 9:00 a.m. Mass & at 6:30 p.m. Sun. 1/2 hour before each Mass

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Accessory Dwelling Units now allowed Existing units may pose a safety challenge

apartments have not been regulated by building codes suited for habitation. If a barrier is not properly installed, residents of over-garage apartments could run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from vehicles running below them. At the planning commission level, a public hearing was conducted during February 2013. Citizen Ellen Rawlings of Riverview Circle expressed her opinion to the commission in February-that she is concerned about multigenerational living. Specifically, she is concerned with the clause that grandfathers all existing dwellings and feels it will leave some existing dwellings unsafe. The commissioners spent a considerable amount of time discussing solutions to existing ACUs that may be unsafe. Commissioner David Coombes told the group, “It was my initiative to grandfather the existing dwellings. Apparently, there is some abuse. We can’t make people go back and conform to the standards we’re setting now, if they [the units] are already there.” Coombes offered his solution, saying, “I would venture to guess the majority of them are safe. I think we can grandfather them in and perform inspections. If there’s clearly some problems, put them in writing and send to owners and council. Let council put some teeth into it to make them conform and follow-up.” Coombes added, “That’s the only way I see that is fair. Going into people’s houses and raising havoc is not something we want to do.” Commissioner Robin Schick, who admitted at the December meeting that she lived in an ADU said, “The grandfather clause can be addressed by an inspection and having an affidavit signed. I do think the town does get income from these. They increase

Allowing amendments to Article 4 of the Colonial Beach Zoning Ordinance will grandfather existing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) but require permits for new ones. However, this poses a problem of inspecting existing dwellings for safety issues. Both the CB Planning Commission and CB Town Council addressed this issue at each of their public hearings on the matter and discussed inspections of existing dwellings. But the enforcement of those inspections could prove to be challenging for both owners and staff. The proposal to allow ADUs was originally introduced by CB Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell to address concerns about safety in existing units, which are currently not allowed under code, and to allow new ADUs to be built under current building codes. In order to keep up with the growing trend of multi-generational living within the same property, Mitchell proposed amending the zoning regulations to include ADUs in Colonial Beach, which would provide separate living spaces but remain part of the original dwelling and not a second home on the property. Detached ADUs will be permitted, but they must adhere to existing setback regulations for accessory uses in R-1 and R-2 Districts. Unlike other accessory dwellings, though, they would be allowed to be built up to thirty-five feet in height. Mitchell explained to the commission that many of the existing ADUs in town began as garages or storage buildings and were later converted to apartments. These

the property value, they do their own cable and internet, and electric is metered through the house.” Despite the solutions offered, Commissioner Ed Grant voted against a favorable recommendation to the council. All others voted to pass it on to council. During the council meeting on December 12, the council held a public hearing. No citizens spoke on the matter, but council discussions touched on the same issues that the planning commission addressed back in February. Both Councilwomen Wanda Goforth and Linda Brubaker inquired whether the town could enforce an inspection. It was determined that the town could ask the owners of existing legal non-conforming ADUs to submit to an inspection, but without a warrant, the homeowners do not have to submit. Mitchell said he would be more comfortable with a formal complaint and evidence of a safety issue, before he would pursue the matter against the will of the owner. CB Town Attorney Andrea Erard said, “With a legal non-conforming use, the burden is on the property owner to demonstrate that it is legal non-conforming.” Erard explained that the owner must prove it was in use as an ADU before the new ordinance is passed. Brubaker asked about units that did not have water and sewer, citing an undisclosed property that had a structure built originally for an office, but was now being used for sleeping. Staff told Brubaker that was covered under zoning property maintenance. The amendments to the ordinance passed, five to one, with Councilman Jim Chiarello sustaining for the reason that he owns properties with ADUs. — Linda Farneth

Mines, Minerals and Energy at its next meeting in January. One of the speakers at both meetings was Gwen Lachelt, a county commissioner from Durango, Colorado, who, while clearly no fan of fracking, outlined the pluses and minuses that can come from such a

interviewed about the drilling proposal. Risavi said the Northern Neck Planning District Commission has arranged for local officials to hear a presentation on the drilling proposal from the Virginia Department of

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project. Lachelt said that oil and gas drilling began in LaPlata County, Colorado more than a quartercentury ago. Today there are more than 3,400 wells in the county. “We were not prepared for the impact,” said Lachelt, who is the founder of the Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project. Lachelt said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting millions of gallons of water and chemicals into the shale deposits to crack them so natural gas, or oil, can be extracted. “Our county and our state have received tremendous benefits from oil and gas production,” Lachelt said. “But it hasn’t come without some impact.” Lachelt noted that in Colorado, “Before we knew it, drilling rigs were popping up everywhere, property values near drilling sites declined and there continues to be heavy truck traffic that is having an impact on our roads.” Stan Sherrill, president of Shore

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Last week, the Westmoreland Board of Supervisors approved $263,715 in increased funding for the Westmoreland County School Budget. The additional money was requested by the Westmoreland County School Board and will come from federal grants. The Board of Supervisors approved increased funding as follows:  $22,059 for the Instructional Category; $10,641 for Transportation;  $63,248 for Technology; $164,321 for the Grants Category; and $3,466 for the Food Service Budget. School Board officials said all of the funds will come from federal grants which were unspent as of June 30, or from additional federal funds or state funds for rural or low-income area schools. The Board of Supervisors also approved increased funding for the Department of Social Services in the





from page 1 Loretta L. Beverly, 37, of Hague was indicted on one count of distribution of a schedule-1 or -2 substance, namely crack cocaine, and one count to conspire to distribute the same. Beverly is being held without bond. Antoine L. Mills, 33, of Hague was indicted on one count of distribution of a schedule-1 or -2 substance, namely crack cocaine and one count to conspire to distribute the same. Mills is being held without bond. June C. Cornwell, 55, of Colonial Beach was indicted on one count of distribution of a schedule-1 or -2 substance, namely heroin, and one count to conspire to distribute the same. Cornwell is being held without

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has a variety of Snackin’ Sticks seasonings, too. Each company has different ingredients, so you can certainly find something that will work for you. Just watch the labels, if that is a concern for either brand. Both companies have a really big variety of cased sausage kits and seasonings. We also found that LEM makes Andouille sausage kits and seasonings, and let me tell you, that is some good Louisiana-style sausage! It goes very well in gumbos, soups, stews and stir fried in with other meats and vegetables. So what do you need to make all of this great food? First of all, you need the meat. Of course, I recommend venison, but I know you can use beef, pork or even turkey. Use what suits you. Cut up the meat in small pieces, devoid of skin and ligaments or gristle, and then run it through a grinder. I like the LEM grinders and have found their customer service to be top-notch. You can purchase one directly through their website or drive to Bass Pro and get one. Grinders can also be purchased elsewhere, if you prefer a different store. If you think you will do a lot of grinding or packing of your own food, get at least a mid-sized grinder and not the smallest one. The small one will work for the occasional hobby cook, but the mid- to uppersize grinders (#8 or #12 from LEM) will last a long time and grind fast. We do a lot of grinding, and the #12 has served us well. I cannot keep up with the grinder when shoving meat into it.

You will also need the seasoning that you wish to use, a tube to fit your casings and, of course, the casings. That is it. You can get fancy and purchase a sausage stuffer or mixer, but we have not done so yet, and we get by just fine. I don’t make the summer sausages that can be stored outside the refrigerator. I prefer to keep things as close to natural as possible. You can dry these sausages in an oven, but I prefer a smoker. Smoking them gives them a unique and authentic flavor. An electric smoker works really well, and some you can even set to shut off at a certain time. Be sure to smoke the meat until it reaches at least 165 degrees internally (don’t forget a meat thermometer.). You

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Drifters and Eagles collide for the second time this season Leonard Banks Sports editor It was a war that will never be forgotten. No matter how the season ends for the Colonial Beach High School boys’ varsity basketball team (3-2), they will have the distinction of defeating Washington & Lee twice during the 2013-2014 winter sports season. What does that mean? In short, the mere mention of having Northern Neck bragging rights over the Eagles is equal to winning a conference championship. The Drifters and Eagles will battle on two more occasions (Jan. 15, and Feb. 4) during the regular season. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, fans from both areas of Westmoreland County filled every available bleacher in the Drifterdome to cheer on their beloved team. However, when the cheers, screams, brawls, bleacher banging and crashing stopped, the Drifters walked off the floor with a 66-57 victory. Earlier in the month, during a basketball tournament, the Drifters defeated the Eagles in Montross, 6256. “I knew they (Washington & Lee) were going to make a run,” Drifter boys’ varsity head basketball coach Jonathan Parker said. “When we were up by 16 at halftime, I told my guys not to give up. Later they cut it down to four points, and we fought

back and stood our ground for the rest of the night.” From the moment of the tip-off, both teams never took their foot off of the accelerator. Within two seconds, Monte Gould’s 3-pointer from beyond the arc ignited a 8-0 Drifter run. After the Eagles responded with three Jeremy Turner jumpers, including a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 11-8, the Drifters, behind Kean Foster’s 3-pointer, finished the quarter with a 9-0 run, a 20-8 lead, and the referees gasping for air. With the decibel scale exploding, and the structure of the Drifterdome rattling, the Drifters dominated both sides of the boards in the second half with a 14- to 9-point advantage. Gould scored a total of 13 points in the first half, while the supporting cast of Drifters held the Eagles at bay. Although the Drifters led by 16 at halftime, the Eagles slowly chipped away at the lead. After 3-pointers by Terrin Dickerson and Trey Brown, cutting the lead (44-34) to 10 points, the Eagles suddenly found themselves within striking distance with 3:16 left in the quarter. In the face of a relentless Eagle press defense that forced a string of turnovers, the Drifters were precariously holding on to a fourpoint lead (49-44) at the end of the quarter. In the fourth quarter, the intensity

“When we were up by 16 at halftime, I told my guys not to give up. Later they cut it down to four points, and we fought back, and stood our ground for the rest of the night.” —Jonathan Parker level had reached the breaking point for both teams, as every passed, tipped or loose ball was physically contested. Somewhere deep in the depth of Drifter pride, the Black & Gold found a way to fight through the turmoil associated with the Eagle press, and the screams of the Eagle fan base to hold on to a 6-8 point lead. In the final seconds, Gould stole an Eagle inbound pass, and the battle was over for the evening, but the war goes on. Fasten your seatbelts, because the war between the Westmoreland titans is about to heat up.

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Drifter shooting guard, Kean Foster (right) played a key role in the Drifters win over the Eagles on Dec. 11.

W&L Eagles boys topple Cavaliers Richard Leggitt The Washington and Lee Eagles boys won and the Lady Eagles lost in games against King William last week. The W&L boys were victorious 57 to 44 and the W&L girls lost in a squeaker 45 to 43. In the boys game, the Eagles took the lead early and maintained it for much of the contest, which was played on the Cavaliers home court. Treshaun Brown continued his torrid play on the basketball court, after leading the W&L Eagles into the state playoffs in football earlier this month. W&L had defeated King William at home just eight days earlier so the Eagles had been expected to roll to another victory, but King William made a run in the third quarter to stay in contention. Todd Braxton led the Cavaliers with 14 points.



Brown had 12 points for the Eagles as well as five rebounds, seven assists and three steals. “DJ Weldon played big minutes in place of normal starter Milan Bullock who is injured,” Coach George Hunter reported. “DJ scored 12 points and five rebounds,” Hunter said. “And Jeremy Turner was a beast on the boards with 16 rebounds and added 10 points.” “This was a trap game because you go in expecting to blow a team away and you try to play hard and instead play tight,” Hunter said. “We didn’t play our best game, but escaped with the win.” In the girls game, which was played at W&L, the contest was tight all the way, but King William won narrowly. “It was a hard fought battle,” said W&L Lady Eagles Coach Elizabeth Beckham. The Lady Eagles were led by high scorer Alexia Tate with 14 points and

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Foxes winter track & field teams recapture swagger Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Foxes winter track & field athletes tolerate cold temperatures during daily practices on the King George High School track.

After a resounding start at the recent Caroline Icebreaker Invitational, where both girls and boys teams placed first, the Foxes will travel west on Thursday to the Fork Union Military Invitational. The Foxes will test their athletic wares against schools such as Monticello, Wilson and Brunswick. With talent on both sides of the gender pool, the Foxes are armed and considered dangerous by the opposition. The Foxes girls placed second in the Region I Championship in Jamestown, last season, while the boys finished fourth. Currently, there are 28 boys and 34 girls on the team. “If we could bottle up the energy of both boys and girls winter track & field teams, we could heat the homes of King George for the entire winter,” Foxes winter track & field head coach Rudy Pekarek said. While the recent automobile accident involving Markiece Johnson and Jonathan Graham jolted the team into reality, they have responded by focusing on preparation for the upcoming winter track & field season. Graham is expected to return after the Christmas holiday. He finished second in the Regionals last season, with a vault of 12 feet and six inches. He will add a huge boost to the Foxes pole vault contingent. “Our kids are more excited than

I’ve ever seen a team,” Pekarek said. “They are working hard every day.” The boys will be stronger than ever this season. With the absence of DeMarcus Epps and Desmond Jordan due to graduation, they will return in force with a standout 4x200 relay team led by Davion Hutt that just missed qualifying for the State Championship at the Caroline Icebreaker Invitational. With Jacob Watson and Christian Koon leading the middle and long distance runners, the boys should push the top teams to the limit. With the exception of Justin Halter, the boys could potentially be weak in the jumping events. As for the girls, the Foxes will certainly miss the versatility of Lindsey Armentrout and the endurance of her sister, Haley. Also, the girls will have to overcome the huge loss of sprinter Nicole Bethune, who chose to graduate early. In spite of their apparent weakness, the girls have a talented cast of young athletes eager to showcase their abilities. When you consider the skills of Miranda Green, Kristen Hornbaker, Anna Kniceley and Ashley Perkins, the girls distance and middle distance team could be unstoppable. With Heidi Colwell leaving her mark as a consistent hurdler, and Elizabeth Hill stepping up in her field events, the Foxes girls could be the strongest girls team flying under the radar.

“If we could bottle up the energy of both boys and girls winter track & field teams, we could heat the homes of King George for the entire winter.” — Rudy Pekarek Also, with the strength of Caroline Williams in the shot put, and the strong mix of veteran and young runners in the 4x200 meter relay, the team has the potential to repeat their success from last year. With the new VHSL classification championships coming up, the Foxes have the potential of having the largest team in school history competing at Regionals this season. “Now, we can get more kids to Regionals—previously, athletes had to make a Regional time,” Pekarek said. “Now it’s the top six schools in the conference that make the cut—and there are only three schools (LibertyBealton, King George and Fauquier) in Conference 22 competing during the indoor track season.”

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Fox standout wrestler, Bryson Howard (right) hopes to have another spectacular winter sports season. Howard was undefeated at the recent quad-meet at Washington & Lee High School.

Foxes wrestling team overwhelms Washington & Lee Eagles Leonard Banks Sports editor Last Saturday, the Foxes wrestling team left its mark of defeat on three teams. Washington & Lee, Cosby and Lancaster all suffered defeat under the grappling hands of the King George High School wrestling team. Earlier in the week, the Foxes hosted a tri-meet against Spotsylvania and Caroline. The Foxes defeated Caroline, 4331, but lost to Spotsylvania, 35-42. On Wednesday, the Foxes will travel to Caroline for a quad-meet featuring Caroline and Courtland. On Saturday, the Foxes will journey to

Madison County High School for a wrestling invitational. The following meet results feature the results from the King George vs. Washington & Lee match: Logan Kraisser (KGHS) won by forfeit over unknown, 106; Josh Whitfield (W&L) won by forfeit over unknown, 113; Kolin Johnson (KGHS) won by pin over Sergei Minor (W&L), 2:39, 120; Moses Oviedo (W&L) won buy pin over Trevor Smith (KGHS) 3:20, 126; Luis Chipres (W&L) won by decision over Kaleb Sabo (KGHS) 6-2, 132; Ron Bell (KGHS) won by forfeit over unknown, 138; Austin Carson (KGHS) won by forfeit over unknown, 145; Steven Wilson

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Foxes swim teams cruise past Knights & Cougars Leonard Banks Sports editor

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Foxes team cheer is a familiar sight at King George swim meets.

Last Friday, during a tri-dual-meet at the King George YMCA, both girls’ and boys’ teams defeated Spotsylvania and Courtland. Also, Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez has started the winter swim season on a high note. Along with helping the Foxes boys win their first two meets of the season, he has qualified for the state championships in the boys’ 100meter freestyle, boys’ medley relay and boys’ freestyle relay. He also set a school record in the boys’ 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:05.53. Other Foxes double winners in-

cluded Kourtney Miller and Kenzie Ludwig. Miller medaled in the girls’ 200-meter IM and girls’ 100-meter butterfly. Ludwig placed first in the girls’ 50-meter freestyle and girls’ 100-meter freestyle. The following Foxes recorded first place finishes: KGHS boys’ 200-meter medley relay: Stephen M. Hunt, Asher Bentz, Blake B. Clift and Rudy Morrow, 2:03.05; KGHS girls’ 200-meter medley relay: Sally Owen, Lucy Shippee, Kourtney Miller and Kenzie Ludwig, 2:19.18; Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez, boys’ 200-meter freestyle, 2:05.53; Mo M. Elia, girls’ 200-meter freestyle, 2:33.41; Kourtney Miller, girls’ 200-

meter IM, 2:49.80; Asher Bentz, boys’ 50-meter freestyle, 26.96 (top ten time); Kenzie Ludwig, girls’ 50-meter freestyle, 30.44 (top ten time); Matthew Minero, boys’ 100meter butterfly, 1:12.76; Kourtney Miller, girls’ 100-meter butterfly, 1:16.74 (top ten time); Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez, boys’ 100-meter freestyle, 55.72 (state qualifying); Kenzie Ludwig, girls’ 100-meter freestyle, 1:08.98; KGHS boys’ 200meter freestyle relay, Rudy Morrow, Chase Manard, Billy Owen and Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez, 1:47.05; KGHS girls’ 200-meter freestyle relay, Kourtney Miller, Mo M. Elia, Lucy Shippee and Kenzie Ludwig,

KGYAA announces 2013 All-Division Football Team Staff Reports With the conclusion of each season of King George Youth Athletic Association (KGYAA) football, the coaches submit the names of a limited number of their players for inclusion on the KGYAA “All-Division” team. They are asked to contribute the names of players from their team who contributed greatly in terms of leadership, teamwork, sportsmanship, hustle, effort, commitment and a willingness to learn and improve their fundamental skills. Accordingly, the following tackle football participants have been recognized with KGYAA Fall 2013 All-Division honors. Rookie Pirates (Coach Welch): Tony Brown, Nathan Caldwell, Quentin Fortune, Mason Medley, Dylan Truxon; Rookie Pride (Coach Webster): Chase Gaines, Mason Haydon, Colby McDonald, Akeem Peyton, Austin Webster;

Rookie Rattlers (Coach Williams): Colson Clary, Domonic Deloatch, Devin Quick, Jhirmane Parks, Duke Smith, Nate Wahl; Rookie River Hawks (Coach Caldwell): Landon Caldwell, Joshua Ferguson, Xavier Harrison, Aiden Inzana, TayVion Pierce Jr. Bandits (Coach McLaughlin): Jaylon Baylor, Josiah Buckner, Trey Mclaughlin, Brody Newton, McKinley Worrell; Jr. Blue Devils (Coach Rose): Lucas Campillo, Connor Gray, Jay Irby, Jawun Parker, Matt Rose, Logan White; Jr. Mustangs (Coach Burrell): Chase Burrell, Christopher Cox, Sammy DelGrande; Ty McDowney, Dylan Wahl; Jr. Warriors (Coach Parr): Mack Bitto, De’Vonte Gaines, Jason Knott, Aidan Parr, Kyle Reviello; JV Mavericks (Coach Rodriguez): Allante Green, Darrian Hodsden, Caleb Hoyle, Garrett Moore, Derek Wood For more information on the KGYAA, visit them on Facebook and at

2:05:22; Stephen M. Hunt, boys’ 100-meter backstroke, 1:10.33 (top ten times); Catherine Wilson, girls’ 100-meter breaststroke, 1:31.22 (top ten times); KGHS boys’ 400meter freestyle relay, Asher Bentz, Billy Owen, Julian Bonilla-Vazquez and Ricardo Bonilla-Vazquez, 3:57.40; KGHS girls’ 400-meter freestyle relay, Heather Albert, Emily Tidwell, Mo M. Elia and Sally Owen, 4:52.69. On Friday, the Foxes will travel to the competitive confines of Spotsylvania for a tri-meet against Spotsylvania and James Monroe. The meet will be the Foxes’ final swim meet before the start of 2014.

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Changes to expect when you get new health insurance Health insurance plans have grown increasingly expensive, and many employers shop around regularly in order to save money as well as keep prices affordable for their employees. This could mean that at the start of every new year, individuals have a new insurance card in their pockets and a new plan to learn. Over the last couple of years, annual increases of around 9 percent in insurance costs have been the norm. While the rate of increase going from 2011 to 2012 was lower, at about 5.5 percent, according to information from CNN Money, that is still around a 2 percent difference in the rate of inflation and salary growth. Due to these rising costs, employees are bearing more of the financial burden of paying for health insurance by paying higher deductibles and co-payments. When adapting to a new health insurance plan, people can take the following steps to make the transition easier. Understand the type of plan you have Health plans are largely broken down into two main categories:

HMOs and PPOs. All managed plans contract with doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and laboratories to provide services at a certain cost. Generally this group of medical providers is known as a “network.� HMOs, or health management organizations, require you receive most or all of your health care from a network provider. You also may need to select a primary care physician who oversees and manages all of your health care requirements, including approving referrals for tests or approving visits to specialists. PPOs, or preferred provider organizations, create a list of preferred providers that participants can visit. You will not need to select a primary care physician and likely won’t need referrals to visit specialists. Should you choose to stay in-network, you will pay only the co-payment required. However, you also have the option of going out of your network, and will have to pay the co-insurance, which is the balance remaining for the doctor after the PPO has paid their share. Many plans will cover 70 to 80 percent of the out-of-network bill, and you will be responsible for the rest.

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Staff honors former councilman’s request, council supports request with majority vote Former Colonial Beach Councilman Tim Curtin left the town council because he felt his efforts and opinions were falling on deaf ears, but in a strange twist, Curtin’s opinions on the sign ordinance met with more agreement than opposition from council members last week. Although the sign ordinance is just one of many ordinances being overhauled by the town’s building and zoning staff, the sign ordinance has been a source of contention since the summer of 2012, when complaints concerning signs surfaced and began what some residents were calling “the sign wars.� Some new business owners felt they were being discriminated against, by not being allowed to place florescent or flashing signs inside or outside their establishments, while older businesses were allowed. The Beach Service Center, owned by Carey Geddes, used a flashing changeable sign that received some complaints. During the ordinance change, Geddes voluntarily stopped using the sign to avoid contention among business owners and staff.

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The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce felt the fee was too steep and said in a letter to staff, “Changeable signs should be allowed, ‘by right’ with construction restrictions.� Mitchell said that former Councilman Tim Curtin, seated on council at the time, felt that the changeable signs should be allowed as “by right� and asked that the condition of a CUP be removed. On these requests, the staff took out the CUP requirement and allowed these signs to be “by right� in the ordinance presented to the council last week. The final version came before the council last Thursday, Dec. 12. During the public hearing, only one citizen, Margaret McMullin, spoke. She requested that the town put the changeable signs back under a CUP. McMullin stated that she understands the cost is great to obtain a CUP, but she felt that the lack of a permit could allow people to put up signs that would ultimately take away from the continuity that the Colonial Beach Revitalization Committee is striving for. There was some opposition from

Councilman Tommy Edwards, but it was determined that since this would be a significant change, the council would need to re-advertise the ordinance with the CUP, in order to change it. Edwards said, “I think it should be back in, because if a person is going to pay, and these signs are very expensive, over ten or more thousand dollars, making them pay the $800; I think that is a drop in the bucket.� Every time a business requests a CUP, it costs the town $1,200 for advertising for public hearings, according to Mitchell. The $800 would not cover the town’s advertising costs. Councilman Jim Chiarello said that the ordinance before them had specific regulations for each sign and warned of overregulating. “Businesses have a hard enough time making their way-- I don’t think they’re going to try to make this place like Vegas.� Chiarello said that changeable signs are much more convenient to the business owners, if done tastefully. He feels that they should be left as a “by right� use and reminded the

council that the ordinance could always be changed, if it became a problem later. Councilman Gary Seeber pointed out that the ordinance allows changeable signs, but requires them to be embedded in a monument, and feels that the ordinance, as it stands, prevents signs that are a safety hazard. Mayor Mike Ham pointed out that the ordinance only allows scrolling, but eliminates flashing and bright lights, which were visible in the Beach Service Center sign that originated the need to simplify and revamp the sign ordinance. After some discussion, it was determined that changeable signs would be under significant restrictions under the current ordinance, and that staff could regulate these signs in a manner that would not pose a problem to citizens or traffic, a major complaint concerning the Beach Service Center sign. The ordinance passed, five to one, with Edwards voting against. —Linda Farneth

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On Dec. 3, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Northern Neck Chapter 1823 installed officers for 2014 -2015 during its holiday luncheon held at the Horn Harbor Restaurant. Luther Santiful, the president of the NARFE Virginia Federation of Chapters, installed the new officers, who are president, John Yonce; 1st vice-president, John Krainock; 2nd vice president, Larry McIlwee; and treasurer, Ted Munns. BJ McMillan, the outgoing president,

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Meet the Pastors Rev. Ted James has been pastor of Round Hill Baptist Church for 14 ½ years. He has served a total of 19 years including churches in Newport News and Vi rg i n i a Beach. Rev. James was raised in Norfolk, VA and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.B.A. and from Southeastern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. His wife, Sharon, is employed with the King George County School System and they have two daughters. They invite you to visit the church’s website at and come worship with the “Church Worth Finding”.

Pastor Michael Reaves serves Fletcher's Chapel United Methodist Church which sits at the intersection of Fletcher's Chapel Road and Caledon Road/ Route 218 about 1 1/2 miles southeast of the KG/ Stafford Co line. Mike moved to King George at the beginning of July 2012 to begin his ministry here after having served Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church in Portsmouth for four years. His wife, Susan, serves Trinity UMC. Mike and Susan enjoy the small town atmosphere of King George and its close proximity to Fredericksburg. The people of Fletcher's Chapel have a heart for missions and one another.

Rev. Ed Johnson has been serving the Dahlgren United Methodist Church since the middle of 2006. Ed and his wife Pam appreciate the opportunity of serving Christ with the people of Dahlgren UMC. D a h l g re n UMC is visible from Dahlgren Road as one approaches Dahlgren Base's Main Gate and opens its doors wide to those seeking to know Christ and make Him known. Our regular worship times are Sundays, 9:30 a.m. contemporary, and 11:00 a.m. traditional. Sunday School is held during the two service times. A nursery is always available.

Rev. Dennis Newton My wife, Avis and I have the great privilege, from God and God's people at Potomac Baptist to be starting into our twentyeight year of ministry in 2014. Avis and I have raised our children here and are now helping to raise our five grandchildren here too; three of them anyway. We also have two and one on the way near Nashville, TN. We are a traditional, conservative, Southern Baptist Church. that means we believe all of God's Word. We believe in salvation by Grace alon through Jesus our Lord. If you are looking for a place to worship God in Spirit and in Truth, come visit us. We will love you, and do our best to preach, teach, and live according to God's Word. Check us out at onthpotomac. com. Celebrate Jesus this Christmas, AMEN!

Rev. Diane Carroll is the pastor of Hanover-with-Brunswick Episcopal Parish, since April 2006. While one parish, the congregation worships at two sites (St. John's and Emmanuel), Pastor Carroll is responsible for the administration of historic Lamb's Creek Church. The church believes in God's enduring love through his Son, Jesus Christ, and in sharing that love through prayer, worship, fellowship, education and service. Hanover-with-Brunswick is often called the little church with the big heart -- where all are welcome.

Father Francis Michael de Rosa is the pastor of the Catholic parish of St. Elizabeth Church in Colonial Beach & St. Anthony Mission in King George. Father can be contacted at: ave.regina. coelorum@ On behalf of the faithful of his parish he wishes to extend to all the good people of the Northern Neck wishes for a blessed Advent and Christmas Season. Praised be Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary unto the salvation of mankind!

Rev. Peyton W. Wiltshire is pastor of Two Rivers Baptist Church and began his ministry on Dec 2, 2007. Peyton, his wife, Gail, and two children, live in Falmouth. They look forward to working with fellow brothers and sisters to build up the Body of Christ in the community. Two Rivers currently worships at their new building at the corner of Rokeby Lane and Route 3 in King George. This is an exciting time for us at Two Rivers and we invite you to join us as we share the love of Christ with our community and the world!

Rev. Terry Naumann has served as Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church since 2002. During 2013 the church is celebrating 50 years of ministry to God and the KG communit y. For the last six years, Peace Christian Preschool and the church have been blessed to "Share the Love of Christ" from their facilities near the intersection of Kings Highway and Port Conway Road. For info, call the church 540775-9131 or the preschool at 7757529.

The Birth of Jesus

1. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. The Shepherds and the Angels

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:1-20

Rev. Ed Johnson has been serving the Dahlgren United Methodist Church since the middle of 2006. Ed and his wife Pam appreciate the opportunity of serving Christ with the people of Dahlgren UMC. Dahlgren UMC is visible from Dahlgren Road as one approaches Dahlgren Base’s Main Gate and opens its doors wide to those seeking to know Christ and make Him known. Our regular worship times are Sundays, 9:30 a.m. contemporary, and 11 a.m. traditional. Sunday school is held during the two service times. A nursery is always available.

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The KG Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office is helping a family at Christmas he office of King George C o m m o n w e a l t h’s Attorney Keri Gusmann, for the sixth year, will be helping a disadvantaged King George family celebrate Christmas in what has become a holiday tradition for the office. Gusmann credits current Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Pollard with coming up with the idea of sponsoring a family at Christmas when both she and Pollard were on the staff of the previous Commonwealth’s Attorney. “We used to exchange presents in the office,” Gusmann said. “After the holiday season in 2007, Jennifer said: ‘If we pool our resources, doesn’t it


make more sense to help a deserving family.’” “Jennifer deserves all the credit,” Gusmann said. “She takes the lead in collecting money and going out and buying the presents.” “We decided this would be a more meaningful thing to do, and more truly reflecting the spirit of the Christmas season,” Pollard said. “I think we all really enjoy thinking about the family that we are given the opportunity to help, and we really hope they have a good Christmas.” The Department of Social Services selects an anonymous family to be the beneficiary of the gifts collected by the seven-member Commonwealth’s Attorney Office. “We don’t know

the family and they don’t know us,” Gusmann said. “I am proud that the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office sponsors a Christmas Family each year,” Gusmann said. “I hope other offices and businesses will see what we are doing and will also want to help a family.” “I think that it is important to give back to the community, and the Christmas family program allows us to do that,” Gusmann said. Pollard said, “DSS does a great service to the community by connecting those who can give to those who are in need, and our office is happy to be a part of that.” - Richard Leggitt

King George Commonwealth’s Attorney Keri Gusmann displays gifts being collected by her office for a deserving family this Christmas.

They arrived in minivans, a big truck from the Navy base at Dahlgren and a King George school bus. Gifts were dropped off Tuesday morning, Dec. 17 at the Masonic Lodge on US 301 for distribution to families in King George through the Department of Social Services.

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Town of Montross Hosts 20th Annual Spirit Festival A family in Lancaster County has asked about their ironstone tureen. It has its original plateau and ladle, and is in excellent condition except for a small chip on the lid and some discoloration on the base. They are interested in selling it, and would like to know how to price it, given the slight chip. The piece is unmarked as to the factory that made it. Ironstone, or in this case what sometimes is called ‘’White Ironstone”, is not as popular as it was a generation ago. The name refers to a type of china first developed in England by the Mason’s C omp any, which patented it in 1813. Other companies followed their example, Henry Lane and by the 1840s English Hull ironstone was in great demand in France and in America. For the American market the English manufacturers started introducing agrarian motifs in their designs, thus giving rise the term “farmer’s china.” This set is of good quality, but the plain white design lessens its marketability. The slight chip definitely affects its value, but probably is not worth having restored. As to the plateau’s discoloration, submersing it in industrial-strength hydrogen peroxide should bring it back to pure white. Having the original ladle is a significant addition

to the overall value. With the small chip, the tureen is worth $50, assuming the discoloration can be corrected. If a prospective buyer shows interest, and is concerned about the chip, he or she can take the lid to McHugh’s Restorations on West Patterson Avenue in Richmond where it can be repaired. At one point Colonial Beach was the “white ironstone capital of the world” given the large number of Victorian hotels that were stocked with tureens such as this one, platters, and table services, along with bowland-pitcher sets in the rooms. I can recall auctions at some of the hotels prior to their demolition, where the supply was so extensive that the prices reached were quite low. Happy Antiquing!            Happy Antiquing! Henry Lane Hull Commonwealth Antiques & Appraisals, Inc. P.O. Box 35 Wicomico Church, VA 22579 Cell:  804.580.0514 www.henrylanehull@

The Town of Montross hosted its 20th Annual Spirit Festival Dec. 6, kicking off a three-day holiday celebration that included Santa, a tree lighting, a bazaar at the firehouse and open houses at local businesses. Town Manager Brenda Reamy hailed the weekend as a success. “There was a very good crowd, and everyone enjoyed themselves.” The crowd braved wet, cold weather to attend a free spaghetti dinner hosted by St. James Episcopal Church, the reading of Christmas stories at the Montross Library, a bazaar at the Montross Firehouse and a tree lighting at Courthouse Square. “This festival keeps the village atmosphere that means so much to us,” said Reamy.    Along with the tree lighting, there was a welcome by Montross Mayor David O’Dell; a blessing of the tree by Barbara Jean Jones, President of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; and Christmas music by the Providence United Methodist Church Choir. At the Montross Firehouse, the Third Annual Holiday Bazaar featured more than three dozen vendors displaying their crafts.  The bazaar ran though the weekend and was crowded with shoppers. Open houses with refreshments were held Friday at various merchants including: the Westmoreland County Farm Bureau, Union First Market Bank, Carrot Cottage, Compulsive Cravings Antiques & Gifts, The Bank of Lancaster, Peoples Community Bank, The Inn at Montross and Bridget’s  Bouquets. —Richard Leggitt

Above: Lucy Lin Jenkins, Cathy Hooker, Bill Jenkins and the Rev. Al Hooker greet visitors to St. James Episcopal Church for the spaghetti dinner hosted by the church as part of the Spirit Tree Festival last weekend in Montross. Right: Brenda Bennett of Colonial Beach was selling home-made hard rock Christmas Candy at her booth at the Holiday Bazaar at the Montross Firehouse as part of the celebration of the Spirit Tree Festival in Montross.

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Above: The Grinch waves to the crowd as the Colonial Beach Christmas Parade moves through the streets as part of the Santaland celebration. Right: Santa and Mrs. Santa were popular visitors to the Santaland festivities at Colonial Beach on Dec. 7.

Santa’s Winter Wonderland thrills Colonial Beach children and adults Santa came to Colonial Beach Dec. 7, and there were hundreds of children waiting for his arrival. “The line to see Santa lasted four hours,” said Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham. Ham credited Sherry Hutchins, the event chairperson, and “all of our great volunteers with the Winter Wonderland success,” despite moist, cool weather. “We could not have done it without them,” he said. “The volunteers took care of

everything,” Ham said. “Putting up the Christmas lights, Santa and the Winter Wonderland. The town didn’t have to pay a penny, thanks to all of the volunteers.” Santa’s Parade started just after 1 p.m. at the Rankin’s True Value parking lot and then turned down Colonial Ave. and finally onto Washington Ave. to Town Hill. In addition to Santa, the parade included classic cars, members of the Colonial Beach High School band and The

Grinch. Miss Colonial Beach, Courtney Aclan, joined Santa as he arrived with Mrs. Santa at Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Town Hill pavilion. Children quickly lined up their time with Santa. Refreshments, pony rides, music, games and face painting were available. There was a huge bonfire to keep Wonderland visitors cozy, and residents and visitors were able to purchase Christmas trees on the site.

Later in the afternoon Santa and Mrs. Claus joined Mayor Ham for the lighting of the Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree. And, there was a lighted boat parade down the Potomac River, featuring boats decorated for the holiday festivities. “It was a great success,” said Ham. “We had 300 to 400 people attend. We lit the town Christmas tree. Santa was there, and everybody had a good time.” — Richard Leggitt


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King George Santaland has brought joy for 18 years The Woman’s Club of King George hosted its 18th Annual Santaland on Dec.7, bringing overflowing Christmas joy and happiness to another generation of King George children. Boys and girls of all ages, along with their parents, lined up outside Santaland in damp, chilly weather even before the doors opened, anxious for an opportunity to talk with Santa Claus, shop for presents and meet the Snow Queen. “We had a line from beginning to end,” said Marcie Morris, the cochair of this year’s event and one of the founders of the Santaland program in King George. “There was not one second that we did not have a crowd.” Morris, her husband, Elmer, and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have helped the Woman’s Club make Santaland one of King George’s most popular holiday traditions. Morris credited the 18 members of the Woman’s Club and her cochair, Jan Taczak, with the success of the event. “We couldn’t do it if everybody did not do their part,” she said. After starting in 1995 in the old telephone building across the street, now a driving school, Santaland outgrew five locations before ending up in its current location in the old post office building on Route 3.  “It just kept getting bigger and better,” Morris said. Like those in the past, this year’s Santaland featured children - Morris’ great grandchildren - in elf costumes ringing bells to help attract a crowd; a bake sale; a children’s boutique where children could buy presents for friends and family for $1; Santa patiently taking children’s Christmas lists; and Kathryn Strauss, the 2013 Snow Queen reading stories to

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Above: Bell ringers Josie and Ellie-Grace Lewis are part of the family enterprise. They are two of Marcie Morris’s great-grandchildren. Right: Kathryn Strauss, Snow Queen, reads to the children at Santaland. Strauss is also Fall Festival Queen. children. Strauss, a senior at King George High School, is an example of the longevity and popularity that is Santaland. “She has been coming to Santaland since she was a toddler,” Morris said. “When Kathryn was chosen Festival Queen this year, she said she had always wanted to be Snow

Queen,” Morris said. Strauss’ dream came true - the King George Festival Queen is also the Santaland Snow Queen - and she was radiant as she read to children and helped them enjoy another successful Santaland this year. The Woman’s Club of King George is a member of the Greater Federation of Woman’s Clubs, an

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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013


A busy day for holiday events

The threat of a snow/rain mix did not keep shoppers home on Saturday, as they visited the 4th Annual Holly Jolly Market, but the weather did have an adverse effect on some of the King George Farmers’ Market members. One farmer sent an email that his crops had frozen in the field and he would not be at the event. Some members of the KGFM signed up for an inside space, “just in case”. Friendly Cottage Farm and Go Nuts, along with “Poppin John’s Kettle Corn” braved the grey skies and set up in the courtyard of King George Elementary School. Inside over 30 crafters and farmers set up in the cafeteria, creating a holiday market with great variety. There were fresh eggs, greens, turnips and jams and jellies, all grown and made locally. Nature pictures from Mark Fike, handmade jewelry from Africa, and bags from Honduras were displayed along with felted hats and wood pens from the county. The KGHS Chorus sang crowd favorites and brought their own Santa Claus to have pictures taken with. Love Thy Neighbor, Sealston PTA, KG County Historical Society, KGHS DECA and the Dahlgren Lions and the Optimists were out in support of their organizations and doing a little fundraising. There was jewelry, decorations, clothing and crafts for all ages. Even dogs and cats were covered. The collaboration between the KGFM and local crafters was the brainchild of the late Ruth Herrink, Publisher of The Journal. She knew people wanted to shop locally if given the chance. The annual Holly Jolly Market is just that chance. Growing every year, it is proof that Ruth’s vision is viable and wanted by the locals. Shop Local … it’s good for us all!

Make It Merry! Thomas M. Burrell General Contractor • Class A License Member King George Builders’ Association

(540) 775-7996

10459 Edgewood Drive • King George

Jessica Herrink

Greater metropolitan King George was a hub of activity on Saturday. Top left: Cory Thompson, who will be 6 next Saturday, was all smiles for his photo with Santa at the King George Parks & Rec Santa Breakfast. Top right: the King George High School Chorus entertained visitors to the Holly Jolly Market with Christmas favorites. Bottom left: Santa’s elves at the Opp Shop were assembling artificial Christmas trees. Hopefully they had all the pieces ... Bottom right: members of Hanover-with-Brunswick Episopal Parish cooked up treats for the annual Cookie Boutique at the parish house next to St. John’s on Rt. 3.


Merry, Merry Christmas! a e v a H COMMONWEALTH DRIVING SCHOOL

“The Magic Touch”

Let Us Relieve The Stress By Cleaning During the Holiday Season Wendy L. Johnson Owner


Office: 540/446-5465 • Cell: 540/907-6515 12302 James Madison Pkwy. • King George, VA

Many thanks for your continued patronage!

(540) 775-2900

Certified Instructors: Dwight C. Storke, D.I.P.I • John B. Storke, D.I.P.I.

NAPA AUTO PARTS All the right parts in the right places

540-775-7775 • 13279 Kings Hwy., Suite 2 King George, VA

Route 3, King George, Across from the Courthouse Mon. - Fri. 7:30 - 5:30 Sat. 8:00 - 2:00 Sun. 9:00 - 1:00

ch in Tim Stit e A “Your Sewing Maching Store for over 26 Years” Gift Certificates Available

Owned & Operated by Doug Taylor Auto Parts, Inc.

Happy Holidays

Sewing Machines Embroidery Machines & Serger

Free Lessons All Sewing Machines & Lifetime Support With On SALE For Every Sewing Christmas Machine Purchase Over 20 Different Models on Display

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Located in the new Eagle Village Shopping Center, across from the University of Mary Washington, Rt. 1, Fredericksburg

Nash & Slaw ~ Ed Taliaferro, Director ~ King George Route 301 North 540/775-5522

Pre-need arrangements available

Dog Daycare & Overnight Boarding

Colonial Beach 131 3rd Street 804/224-7620

540.775.5353 • 13543 Shiloh Loop • King George, VA

Happy Holidays! Union First Market Bank Colonial Beach

840 McKinney Boulevard

804.224.0101 King George

10045 Kings Highway


It’s Okay To Say Merry Christmas Here!!

Member FDIC

The Spirit Is Growing! May the holiday spirit blossom and surround you, and may the love of family and warmth of good friends sustain you throughout the holiday season and beyond.

For the honor of serving you, we are sincerely thankful.

Mason’s King George Florist 17165 Dahlgren Rd., King George, VA 663-2131 Order Your Flowers Online: Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 - 5 Sat., 9 - Noon


Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

The Journal

Ed and Peggy are Shakin’~N~Rollin’ in CB After taking a couple of years off, Ed Jones has re-opened his model car and collectables business at 324 Washington Ave. in Colonial Beach. Formerly known as Cars & Crafts To Go, Jones’ inventory of classic cars, sized from 1:18 down to 1:24 scale, fills most of the store. The remaining items for sale include custom wine bottle holders, salt & pepper shaker sets, and other unique specialty items. With the holidays quickly approaching, local shoppers are sure to find something for that classic car lover or specialty item collector on their gift list. Shakin’~N~Rollin’ is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by to check out all of the great gift items available, and to welcome Ed and Peggy back as CB business owners. —Carla Gutridge

Photo submitted by Nikki Basham

Although Oakland Park subdivision in King George did not have a Christmas decorations contest this year, residents lit up the evenings with their holiday lights. Some more than others … as with this home. Homes are decorated in most of the county. Fairview Beach residents have put on a traditional “untraditional” light display.

Hours: Mon - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Sat. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sun. 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Lights

C & B Auto Parts

The Christmas Story is alive and well in King George. Sarah and Steve Wohlman on Hancock Circle in Presidential Lakes work hard to keep the decorating tradition going on. A good friend sent in their names and address to The Journal as a “go see” for county residents in search of a decorated house and yard. She commented that Steve has worked on the project for over three months and could be called a Clark Griswold wannabe. The Wohlmans are happy to share their joy in decorating to all those out looking for the lights.

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King George

Colonial Beach

(540) 775-7070

(804) 224-0099

Rt. 3 across from Courthouse

420-C Colonial Ave.

‘TIS THE SEASON TO SAY THANKS! Walker Sand & Stone Pick Up or We Will Deliver

Commercial & Residential

(540) 775-5024

Closed On Saturdays Until 1st of March!

Visit us on the web •

King George Veterinary Clinic

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540/775-9439 Mon., Tues., Thurs.& Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

12378 Kings Highway, King George, VA

Have A Jolly Good Season!

We’re hoping your holiday season brings peace and joy and all good things. We Carry New & Used Tires

Paint your own Pottery Makes a Perfect Gift! Last day to paint for Christmas December 20th at close of business

Walk In Anytime During Hours


Holiday Greetings!


in Sophia Street Studios

King George Tire (540) 775-0069

Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8am - 5:30 pm Wed. 8am - 5pm • Sat. 8am - 1pm

9255 Kings Hwy, King George

Ornaments, Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!

Proudly serving the King George and surrounding communities since 2006

Tues. - Thurs. 10 - 6 • Fri. 10 - 9 • Sat. 10-6 Sun. 1 - 6 • Closed Monday Holiday Hours: Open Mon.12/23 10-6 Closed 12/24 & 12/25



1104 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg

Holiday Greetings from all of Us At Hall’s Supermarket! Visit our website (804) 224-9310 • 3895 James Monroe Highway, Colonial Beach, VA

Mail Delivery Circa 1913 2013 Ornament ~ $20 Pick up at the King George Museum & Research Center

Thurs. & Sat. 10 am to 2 pm Located in the “Old Jail” at the courthouse.

Gift Boxed with Summary of 1913 KG Post Office History Other ornaments from past years available.

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The Journal


The Shepherd Boy’s Story There is always a star, but how many notice? And angel voices, but how many hear? Above our hillside the angels rejoice with each ewe nuzzling her newborn lamb.


When Week 1: December 23rd, December 26th and December 27th, 6:30am-6:30pm. Week 2: December 30th, January 2nd, and January 3rd, 6:30am-6:30pm.

I hear the angels when the fish hatchlings bring new silver to our lake, when the tiny turtles crawl from their sandy nest.

Where King George Family YMCA

Cost YMCA Members:


$125 for both weeks and $75 per week. $30 for one day $150 for both weeks and $80 per week $30 for one day

King’s Pizza


Italian Restaurant

Chinese Restaurant

Ages 5-12 years old

When Week 1: December 23rd, December 26th and Week 2: December 30th, January 2nd, and Ja

Contact Ericka Robinson, erobinson@family-ymca.o Cost YMCA Members:

Additional Info Registration is open from November 1st through December 15th. There is a $15 registration fee for non-members participants. There will be a late registration fee of $20 for registrations received after December 15th if space is available. Please turn in completed registrations to the front desk.

—Pat Parnell, Contributing Editor

BUILDIN MEMOR Where King George Family YMCA

Contact Ericka Robinson, or (540) 775-9622

The other shepherds tease me when I try to tell them, but tonight they heard for themselves. They hurried away to learn what the song was all about. “You stay here,” they told me, “and watch the sheep. Angels sing for you all the time anyway,” and they laughed. I don’t mind. I already know what the angels are telling us.




Adults - $15.95 Children - $6.95 10 & Under

(540)775-7575 7983 Kings Highway, King George, VA

$150 for both weeks $30 for one day


All You Can Eat Buffet

(804) 224-8754 422 Washington Ave. • Colonial Beach, VA

$125 for both weeks $30 for one day

Additional Info Registration is open from November 1st th There is a $15 registration fee for non-mem will be a late registration fee of $20 for reg December 15th if space is available. Please registrations to the front desk.

CHRISTMAS EVE • Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NEW YEAR’S EVE • Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Hours: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Parts • Sales Service Chain Saws • Trimmers • Blowers • Walk-Behind and Zero-Turn Mowers • Lawn Tractors

10031 James Madison Pkwy. - 540-775-2241

Lighten Up... It’s Christmas

Filled With Our Gratitude

King George County Landfill



Ages 5-12 years old

They sing with the mother birds when the eggs hatch. With the mother rabbit when her babies first nurse.

Every birth, their carols say, brings God into the world. Each nativity is a miracle. Each new-born a Savior. Alleluia! Alleluia!

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Birchwood Power Partners, L.P.


Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

The Journal

great merchants. right here. plus a dollar back . . .

every. time. i. shop. merry merry. Use your Bank of Lancaster VISA® Debit Card as a credit card and receive $1.00 back for each purchase made from one of our merchants listed below from December 2 to December 31.* You’ll earn ScoreCard® Points and support our community.

PA R T I C I PAT I N G V I S A ® M E R C H A N T S • 50 East Church Street • Alderman’s Saw Shop, Inc. • American Diesel Corp. • Anna’s Pizza Kilmarnock & Warsaw • Apex Truss • Art of Coffee • Athena Vineyards and Winery • Back Inn Time • Bay Auto Service, Inc. • Bay Flooring • Beasley Concrete, Inc. • Big Red Flea • Bill Martz Impressions • Bluewater Seafood & Deli • Bob-a-Long Charters and Tackle • Bucks View • Burkes Jewelers, Inc. • C & 0 Auto Parts • Callao Dairy Freeze • Calm Waters Rowing Co. • Capt. Faunce Seafood, Inc. – Montross & Warsaw • Carousel Physical Therapy • Chesapeake Accounting Group • Chesapeake Cove Marina • Chris Trimble’s Handcrafted Furniture • Cousins & Associates, Inc. • Creative Visions

• Crowther Heating & Air Conditioning • Currie Funeral Home, Inc. • Curry & Curry • Custom Yacht Service, Inc. • Cutz & Beyond • D & A Enterprises • Dawson’s Service Center • Dehnert & Clark Co. PC • Diane Jackson Artist Studio & Gallery • Digital Wisdom, lnc. • Earl Jenkins Masonry • Eckhard’s Restaurant • Family Chiropractic • Fleeton Fields Bed & Breakfast • Flowers For the Four Seasons • Franklin Sewing Machine and Clock • General’s Ridge Vineyard and Tasting Room • Good Eats Café • Grandma’s Jewelry Box • Hair Design Studio • Hale Auto Parts, Inc. • Hale Marine Parts, Inc. • James F. Hamilton MD PLC • Hang Ups • David L. Harris, MD LTD • Hoskins Creek Table Co. (804) 435-1171 • (800) 435-1140

• House of Music • Jett’s Hardware • Jewell’s Buildings • J. Brooks Johnston Ill DDS LTD • Juli Anne • Kilmarnock Body Shop • Kilmarnock Inn • Kilmarnock Planing Mill, Inc. • Lamberth Building Materials • Left Bank Gallery • Lenny’s Restaurant • Lewis General Repair, Inc. • Lighthouse Thai & French Cuisine Restaurant • Lo-Jo’s • Longaberger Independent Consultant (Peggy Mothershead) • Long’s Metal Work & Machine, Inc. • Marine Fabricators, Inc. • Masterseal Home Products Distributor, Inc. • MDA Commonwealth Collection • Meridian Yacht Charters • Military Miniatures • N.N.W. Auto Supply • Newell’s Auto Repair • Newsome’s Restaurant, LLC • Michael D. Nickerson, DDS

• Northern Neck Eye Center OD PC (Kilmarnock, Warsaw & West Point) • Northern Neck Mechanical • Northern Neck Office Equipment • Northern Neck Seamless Gutter Service, Inc. • Northern Neck Security, Inc. • Objects • Open Door Communications • Peggy Evans Garland, Attorney • Pool Side Spas, Inc. • Potomac Breeze Bed & Breakfast • Precision Glass & More • Premier Sailing • Pritchard & Fallin, Inc. • Pritchard & Fallin Properties, LLC • RCC Educational Foundation • R.R. Beasley, Inc. • Randy’s Dunn-Rite Automotive, Inc. – Kilmarnock • Ransone’s Nursery & Maintenance • Rappahannock Foundation • Rappahannock General Hospital • Rappahannock Record, Inc. • Rednex Sporting Goods • Reedville Fishermen’s Museum & Gift Shop

• Regent Point Marina, Inc. • Reuben Burton, Inc. • Rivah Antiques & Accessories • Rivah Consignments • Ross’s Rings and Things, LTD • Rotary on Stamps • Sagittarius Unisex Hair Salon • Sara Brown’s Salon • Seaside Thai & French Cuisine • Shear Pleasure • Sight, Sound, & Data Installations, LLC • Southside Sentinel • Steptoe’s Furniture Store, LLC • Stratford Hall • Symon’s Serves, Inc. • Synergy Global Supply • The Audiology Offices, LLC • The Box Boutique LLC • The Business Center • The Dandelion, Inc. • The Haven Shelter & Services • The Highlander Studios • The Hope & Glory Inn, LLC • The Inn at Levelfields • The Lancaster Players • The Lively Oaks Restaurant • The Monroe Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast

*Receive $1.00 per transaction when you use your Check-n-Advantage® Debit Card at any participating merchant listed in this ad. Cash back will be applied weekly to your checking accounting associated with your Check-n-Advantage Debit Card.

• The Pedestal Accessories & Gifts • The Renaissance Shop • The Rivah Hair Studio • The Wharf • Thomas Beasley Septic Systems • Thomas Store, LLC • Tides Inn • Tina’s Tax Service, Inc. • Town Bistro, LLC • Two Rivers Communication • Virginia Radiation Therapy & Oncology • Warsaw Glass, Inc. • Warsaw Small Engine, Inc. • Waterfields Family Market • Robert S. Westbrook, DDS • Weekends • Westmoreland Players • Whay’s TV • Whichard Consulting, LLC (HudSon Virginia) • White Stone Pharmacy • Windows Direct of Eastern VA • Windows on the Water @ Yankee Point Marina • Yankee Point Marina, Inc. • Zekiah Glass

12-18-2013 Colonial Beach/Westmoreland County Va Journal  

Local News for Colonial Beach/Westmoreland County Virginia for 12-18-2013

12-18-2013 Colonial Beach/Westmoreland County Va Journal  

Local News for Colonial Beach/Westmoreland County Virginia for 12-18-2013