Entertainment » Local

Rock band forms ties with Colonial Beach community

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

A fast-rising rock group called “Swamp da’ Wamp” came to the First Annual Colonial Beach Bikefest to open for the nationally known group “Molly Hatchet” and stole the show as founder and lead singer/songwriter Gig Michaels fronted the band known for its unique eclectic mix of Southern rock, blues, classic rock and country sound. The group is now touring the USA, Canada and Europe, but while playing at the Bikefest,

Read Full Story

Local » Older Stories

  • From sweets to Santa: Christmas in Kinsale

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Noah Anderson-Weiskircher and Kevin the Christmas Gorilla.

    Christmas in Kinsale on Dec. 6 was a day of contrasts and miracles, as legions of guardian angels spread their wings overhead and myriad warm-hearted, loving and optimistic visitors opened their hearts with generous smiles here on earth to raise a substantial sum to share with our less fortunate neighbors.  Prior to the event, we went ahead and put checks in the hands of Social Services, WRAR Christmas Wishes, the

    Read Full Story
  • Dinner and Fellowship at First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    December 16, 2014 at 6pm: From First Baptist Church: Pre-Christmas “Feed the Community” Dinner and Fellowship Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m., 619 Jackson St., Colonial Beach, Rev. David Cunningham, Senior Pastor. Info: 804-224-7198.

    Read Full Story
  • Calendar of events, week of December 10

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Every Wednesday Literary Grief Group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Montross Branch Library. Classes facilitated by Ann Rubio. For more information call 804-493-8194.   Wednesday, December 10 The Richmond County Family YMCA and Virginia Delegate Margaret Ransone (R-99th) in partnership with local and state agencies will host a “Be Proud, be Protected” safety program at Northern Neck Technical Center, 13946 History Land Hwy., Warsaw, on Dec. 10, 5:30

    Read Full Story
  • Bird Walk at George Washington Birthplace Monday, December 8

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    On Monday, December 8, the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at George Washington Birthplace National Monument Park on Pope’s Creek between Montross and Oak Grove in Westmoreland County. This is a fascinating time of year to bird watch as the migrating waterfowl are arriving, sometimes in great numbers.  The National Park Service allows visitors to view wildlife at the birthplace of our first president.  In

    Read Full Story
  • Christmas in Kinsale, December 5 and 6

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Christmas 2014 toy chest

    The 14th annual Christmas in Kinsale celebration will take place this weekend and serve as a treat for parents and fun-loving children of all ages. Admission is free.  Proceeds benefit our less fortunate neighbors. The museum asks but two things: to keep praying for good weather, and to think about bringing a gift or non-perishable food to the Museum for senior citizens or toys or books for kids who otherwise

    Read Full Story
  • Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament: Chris Markwith wins with 31-pound catch

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Pictured from left to right are Janet Markwith, Norman Trivett and Chris Markwith with the winning fish (31 lbs, 43.75 inches), which pursed Chris the top prize of $5,000, along with the $600 Calcutta (combined weight of two fish shown in the picture, 41.5 lbs).

    The Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, 2014. A total of 57 boats entered the two-day tournament sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Chris donated $500 of his winnings back to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department as a token of his appreciation for their dedicated service.   — See more results in

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day