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Shelia Delort gives some one-on-one time with four year old Mandy McHugh during the skating lesson at Stan’s Skateland.

Finding your groove at Stan’s Skateland

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Children of Montross and surrounding areas have been rediscovering the fun of roller skating at Stan’s Skateland during the cold months of winter. Stan Schoppe, owner of Stan’s Skateland and the Dairy Freeze next door, built Skateland in the 1980’s. “I was originally going to build a bowling alley with the idea of adding a skating rink after a few years,” Schoppe said.  “But I ended up building the skating

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  • Wishes and dreams fulfilled at Colonial Beach

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Pat Ralson, Wishes and Dreams owner, with a hand-painted desk by local artist Connie Ihlenseld.

    Two Chief Master Sergeants found their way from the Pentagon to Colonial Beach in 1988.  Gary and Pat Ralston retired from the Air Force and moved to the third generation vacation spot of Gary’s family.  They had spent most of their careers in Arlington, with Gary having 34 years in the military and Pat having 26 years. When the building that is now Wishes and Dreams became available, Gary wasted

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  • ‘Financial Forecasting’ workshop

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop on January 27th from 6-8pm at the Northern Neck Small Business Incubator in Heathsville - Financial Forecasting The objective of this workshop is to learn how to forecast financial results in a small business. Learn to efficiently and accurately produce a view of future financial results.  A six step process will be discussed along with a review of the forms, formats

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  • Visions By Shirl Will Soon Expand Studio and Gallery Space

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Growing Pains sign

    Watch for a Grand Opening Soon!  The small Colonial Beach studio run by Shirley Rush, which is located at 116 Hawthorn St., will soon expand into the larger adjoining building which is now vacant.  For almost four years Colonial Beach artist Shirley Rush has been operating a tiny studio and gallery on Hawthorn St. in a little shop next to the public parking lot by the Colonial Beach Museum and

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  • The Inn at Montross has new Pub

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The newly opened Pub in the cellar of The Inn at Montross is where Westmoreland residents can enjoy the ambiance of a pub and sports bar in the month of January when most pubs and bars are closed. In fact, the pub and Inn were open for dinner and drink on New Year’s Eve when others closed early or were not open at all. Inn owner Cindy Syndergaard reports that

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  • Unique Antiques in King George to feature themed prize-winning events throughout 2015

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

    One of the vintage items at Unique Antiques

    Five years ago, Vicky Enos of Colonial Beach was one of the 140 vendors at the antiques mall located on Route 301 in King George, Va.  Enos repurposed old antique furniture, repairing as needed and giving a new look to worn out pieces with her artistic flair using paint.  The opportunity to buy the business that she had grown to love presented itself and after careful and deliberate consideration, Enos decided

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  • Finding the right connection with local computer expert

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Randy Furrow

    Randy Furrow is a man known not only in Westmoreland County but also in Northumberland, Richmond and Essex Counties as a go-to computer expert. He may not always be at his store because he is making good, old-fashion house calls in order to doctor sick computers. After graduating from Oral Roberts University and becoming a pastor and music director for various churches, Furrow settled in and around the Northern Neck

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