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2 Wednesday, Aug. I0, 2016 THE JOURNAL www.joumalpress.com Town, county celebrate From page I State Police, talking with those who attended the Westmoreland County event at Staffs Skateland in Montross were officers from the Virginia Con- servation Police, the Virginia Marine Police, the Virginia Parks Police and the Westmoreland Volunteer De- partment. There was plenty of 'free food and drinks at both locations as well as law enforcement and rescue ve- hicles. Westmoreland County had a "Dunk the Detective" booth with a long line of youngsters lining up to participate. The Colonial Beach Rescue Squad demonstrated a CPR machine, which was especially in- triguing to seniors. At both locations there were games and activities for children and help- ful brochures and safety information for parents. There were boats, motor- cycles and various law enforcement vehicles, and Westmoreland County displayed the large black MRAP that it uses for special emergency situa- tions. "Any time you can have the citi- zens and the police get together in any kind of social situation that is a plus," said Plott. "We wanted Co- lonial Beach to know we are here to serve." "A lot of the time when we inter- act with the public, it is in times of stress," said Westmoreland sheriff's Sgt. Greg Keyser. "This way they can come out and see what we do and how we do it. "It is a good time to interact with everybody and answer questions," said Westmoreland Senior Detective William Lenko. "Today has been ab- solutely great, no question about it." Photos by Richard Leggitt Above, Pat Fitzgerald, center, the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad's assistant chief, demonstrated a CPR machine to Doris Via, left, and Ethel Jenkins at the Colonial Beach Night Out at the Beach's town hall last week. At left, Bill and Carolyn Wilkins of Colonial Beach visited with Colonial Beach Pa- trolman Andrew Myers, right, at Colonial Beach's Night Out. Police Chief Danny Plott said he welcomed the opportunity for his officers to interact with the community at the event last week. Rules furtherat the next meeting with an- fort. MelanieStimmellVanLatumof Murals: other level of research into the mat- Los Angeles has painted four murals ter," Schick said. "I hope the art corn- in Colonial Beach and is planning a | | nonaereo, munity and public comesto weigh in fifth mural. r"--" "-'------'From page l on the subject." Van Latum, who has painted a An internationally known artist, total of 11 murals in Montross over sation and we have asked the plan- who helped revitalize Montross with the past two years, has painted coi- ning department to provide more colorful, detailed acrylic murals de- orful, historical murals on the sides insight on it," said Robin Schick, the picting the town's history, is painting of the Colonial Beach Town Hall, commission's chairwoman, murals in Colonial Beach as a part of the Coldwell Banker Elite building, "The commission will discuss it the Beach's current revitalization ef- Colonial Beach Real Estate and the Renaissance Condominiums. In ad- dition she is scheduled to paint a fifth mural on the new beach public restroom building. In addition, other artists have painted two murals on the sides of Pearson's seafood on Colonial Av- enue, a shark lifting weights has been painted on the side of the River Gym on Washington Avenue and two large beach-style murals have been painted on the fence of the St. John's erty and requires that all murals be Condominiums, also on Washington approved by a review committee. Avenue. Several of the commission mem- Across Virginia, there are only bers last week appeared to believe three jurisdictions that have ordi- that guidelines for citizens and busi- nances regulating murals. One of ness seeking to place murals on their those is Montross. The Montross property would be more appropri- regulation defines a mural, as op- ate than ordinance language. "I am posed to a sign, sets regulations for concerned we are creating a monster businesses or property owners seek- here," said commission member Pa- ing to place a mural on their prop- mela Toler. Photo courtes) Stratford Hall held its largest Grandparent and Grandchild Camp last week. A wide range of activities including a flashlight tour of the Great House at night and colonial activities including brick making, basket weaving, but- ter making, and militia drilling, as well as fossil hunting on the beach are part of the three day camp experience. Crepe: Popular plant panned From page I introduced in the United States in tree or shrub at the beach. The plaa- Charleston, S.C., in 1786. ning commission voted unanimots- Whatever the case, unless the Co- ly to recommend to the council m lonial Beach Town Council sees it amendment to include 25 trees and differently, the crepe myrtle will no shrubs on the town's landscaping list longer be an approved landscaping -- but not the colorful crepe myrtle. You For ARMSTRONG " 1 Shaw "Optimum" ,ft. short nylon plush VINYL FLOORING Startingat ; @ $1.65 sq. ft. 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