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OPINION MCAULIFFE IS CHAMPION FOR VIRGINIA'S UNDERDOGS PAGE 4 NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW FACES AT WESTMORELAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS PAGE 2 POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS FROM AROUND THE REGION PAGE 4 11XED ADG 207 000009 000001 MALL TOW ! PAPERS :: 7 W COTA ST ;HELTON WA 98584-2263 ,.:,d,dirr,,leii,,,dl,ht,q,lh,i.h,dd =hnihlqlll VOLUME 40, NUMBER 36 HELPING YOU RELATE TO YOUR COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY~ SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 50 CENTS Even the sunset smiled on the Colonial story and more photos on Page 7. Beach High School Drifters in their 37- Photo by Erico Terrini 17 opening-game victory over Randolph Henry Friday night. See Beach foundation hosts community gathering for community center RICHARD LEGGITT It was so cool. Cheering, clapping and singing to music of the Swedish pop band Abba while watching an outdoor showing of the movie "Mamma Mia" was a hit with hundreds of Colonial Beach residents Saturday night. The setting was the first of a monthly series of free outdoor movie nights called Cinema on the Green at the Colonial Beach Community Center at 717 Marshall Ave. "It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves," said Karen Grisevich of Colonial Beach Outfitters, which helped organize the event. People attending the outdoor movie showing joyfully sat in row upon row of golf carts and on blan- kets, lawn chairs and benches to view the showing of the musical featuring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. See MOVIE, page 2 Trail seeks to preserve history, promote tourism PHYLLIS COOK A meeting to discuss and gather information to continue to map locations for an online Northern Neck African-American Educa- tion Trail is set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in Montross at the audito- rium of A.T. Johnson High School Museum, 18849 Kings Highway.ning District ornnitssion_ ...... That's one of the first high Thefirst was on Aug. 18 in King schools in the Northern Neck to George, with eight attendees, some educate students of African de- coming from Maryland, and from scent from 1937 to 1969. It has a Caroline County, in addition to museum preserving the history King George. and legacy of African-American Schools in the American South education featuring historical at- remained largely segregated prior tifacts and memorabilia, as well as to several landmark court cases fi- meeting spaces for events, nally forcing desegregation late in The upcoming meeting will be the 1960s. the second in the Northern Neck A number of schools for Afri- called by Lisa Hull, economic de- can-Americans prior to desegrega- velopment and tourism coordina- tor for the Northern Neck Plan- See TRAIL, page2 Photo by Phyllis Cook Urzetta Lewis, left, Gwen- dolyn Lewis and Dr. Lois Harrison-Jones participate in an African-Ameri- can Education Trail discussion meeting on Aug. 18 in King George. WATERFRONT FUN As a salute to the looming end of summer, the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted the Second Annual Waterfest Saturday and Sunday Aug. 28 and 29. Despite the nice weather, crowds for the weekend event were disappointing. "Business has been kind of sparse;' said barbeque vendor Raymond Baylor of Montross. Baylor and more than two dozen other vendors lined the beachfront boardwalk offering food and crafts to those strolling the waterfront. In addition, there were pony rides, an inflatable big bounce and live music. Regina Duller and her 1 -year-old daughter, Catalina, were among visitors to the second annual Colo- nial Beach Waterfest last weekend. Many vendors were disappointed with attendance at the event. Leggitt Tim and Joni Harrington of Stafford were among the several thousand visitors to Colonial Beach for the 50th Annual Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Festival last weekend. Accompanying the Harringtons were their two Labrador Retrievers, J ger, left, and Panzer. RICHARD LEGGITT was turning inside out, said Belfield, who operates G.GI's Dog House sell- Tropical Storm Hermine blew ing Nathan's hot dogs. "Business was through the Northern Neck Saturday good Sunday and Monday, very steady. with high wind gusts that blew away I can't complain." the first day of the 50th Annual Board- After the weather delay Saturday, walk Arts & Crafts Festival at Colonial Belfield and the dozens of other yen- Beach. dors spread in booths along the beach- Organizers of the popular event can- front Boardwalk, offering food, arts celled Saturday's activities and added and crafts, were delighted with the Labor Day to get in the full two-day crowds. Thousands showed up Sunday with tents and competed for customers and prizes in what has become one of the longest running events in Colonial Beach. On display were items including paintings, pottery, jewelry; jams and quilts. "It was good once the weather passed," said Jimmy WiUett of Waldorf, who operated Pat's Ceramics with his wife, Pat. "Saturday was way too windy. It was good that we all agreed to close." event, and Monday to walk, shop and enjoy "I came Saturday/; but I only stayed the be, autiful weather that followed Sat-[ IIl!l!l!i [llll[! !!!11 II , Z1 about five minfftes" said vendor G.G. urdaysstorm. Beheld of Warsaw. Artists and craftsmen participat- 'The Wind was so bad, my mnbrella ing in the festival lined the Boardwalk 6 . j Now you can follow local reaking news daily on our website at