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"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
Mother Teresa
Candidates Forums
The Colonial Beach Community Foundation and Chamber of Commerce are hosting candidates forums so you can get to know the men and women running for local offices. This is the 12th local election that the two organizations have teamed up to host forums. The forums give candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves and their platforms, and residents an opportunity to ask questions.

The forums will be held at Colonial Beach Elementary School on First Street and broadcast live via the Town of CBVA Facebook Page and WWER 88.1 FM on the radio or Internet. Social distancing and masks are required for those attending in person.

Submit your question(s) no later than noon the day of the appropriate forum via Facebook Messenger to Colonial Beach Foundation or via email to

See details below for the date and time of each forum.
Mayoral Candidates Forum
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Monday, September 14, 2020
6 until 8 PM
Colonial Beach Elementary School, First St
Facebook Live (Town of CBVA)
Town Council Candidates Forum
COUNCIL ELECTIONS red Rubber Stamp over a white background.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6 until 8 PM
Colonial Beach Elementary School, First St
Facebook Live (Town of CBVA)
Voting & Voting Options with Dawn Jenkins, General Registrar & Director of Elections for Westmoreland County, on Town Matters (WWER 88.1 FM)
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During the last week of August, WWER 88.1 FM featured an interview with Dawn Jenkins, General Registrar and Director of Elections for Westmoreland County, on its Town Matters talk show. If you missed it, and want to learn about voting in Westmoreland County and voting options, you can catch the interview online. It just ran, so if it isn't yet posted, check back in a couple of days.

Sherryl Woods on the Porch
WWER 88.1 FM is Pleased to Welcome Sherryl Woods to Porch Talk
WWER Station Manager, Ted Tait, recently visited Sherryl Woods on the porch of her Colonial Beach home. Ms. Woods is a prolific #1 New York Times Bestselling author with a strong, close-to-lifelong connection to Colonial Beach. You might be familiar with the new Netflix original series, Sweet Magnolias, and Hallmark Channel's Chesapeake Shores ... Both are based on book series written by Ms. Woods.

Porch Talk featuring Ms. Woods debuted Monday, August 31. If you missed it, don't worry. WWER will replay it for the next few weeks because you will want to listen. You can hear Porch Talk every Monday at 8 PM on 88.1 FM or listen live on the Internet.

You'll enjoy hearing about Ms. Woods's childhood summers in Colonial Beach, and why she stills owns and enjoys the family home; learning about the road she traveled from Colonial Beach and Arlington, Virginia to bestselling author; and, experiencing her down-to-earth outlook on life. You'll also enjoy firsthand the reason why she is so successful ... she's an engaging storyteller.

Visit Ms. Woods online or follow her on Facebook.
Your Community Radio Station Needs You
WWER 88.1 FM is Looking for Volunteers, On Air & Staff
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WWER, our local community radio station, needs you! They'll provide the training if you'll provide the ambition. If you are interested in being a part of the WWER team, send an email to or leave a message at (804) 214-6226.

We are very fortunate to have several people with professional radio experience in our community who are generous with their talent, knowledge, and time to bring us WWER 88.1 FM. However, they can't do everything by themselves; they need your help.

Currently, they have immediate needs in these areas:

  • Talks shows (Porch Talk, Town Matters) - arranging, preparing for, and conducting interviews
  • Underwriting - seeking financial support from businesses who are then recognized on the air
  • Website updates - maintaining WWER's website using Wordpress
  • Grant writing - seeking opportunities, writing grant proposals/applications, and navigating the grant process
Alexa, Play W W E R
WWER 88.1 FM Now Available on Amazon Echo
You now can listen to WWER 88.1 FM on your Amazon Echo device(s). Follow these instructions to enable the skill using your Amazon account or Alexa app.

Once the skill is enabled, a simple "Alexa, play W W E R," will have you enjoying the eclectic mix of music along with the local news, weather, tides, and talk shows that WWER offers.

For you Beach Music lovers, check out Craig Jennings on Sundays from 6 until 7 PM.

You also can listen live on the Internet.
CARES Act Assistance Program
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The Westmoreland Department of Social Services (WDSS) will be at the Colonial Beach Community Center (717 Marshall Ave on the Point) on Thursday, September 10, from 10 AM until 2 PM to distribute forms and receive applications from persons seeking assistance through the county's CARES Act Assistance Program.
WDSS is operating a short-term assistance program for households experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. Assistance is available in multiple areas including rent/mortgage; car payments, car repair, and other transportation-related needs; utilities; and other needs that threaten health, safety, or stability in housing. Funding limits, required documents, and allowable expenses are specific to the type of assistance requested. Call (804) 493-9305 to have an Intake Form mailed to you or you may pick up one at the WDSS offices (18849 Kings Highway in Montross).

Completed forms are to be returned in person. If you are unable to get to the agency's offices in Montross, the agency will be at the Colonial Beach Community Center from 10 AM until 2 PM on Thursday, September 10, to give out/receive Intake Forms and receive applications. The agency is working on scheduling additional intake events in the community. Please call WDSS offices for updated information on dates and locations (804-493-9305). Persons screened as eligible will be given a full application package to complete.

Funding for this program is limited and households will be processed in the order applications are received. Not all eligible households will qualify for all areas of assistance. Households must be in the towns of Colonial Beach or Montross, or in Westmoreland unincorporated.

Learn more about the Westmoreland County Department of Social Services (WDSS).
Yard Sale Benefiting CB Kids (Christmas) & CB Performing Arts Association
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Saturday, September 5, 2020
7 AM until 2 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Corner of Washington Ave & Dennison St (Washington Ave side)

If you can help out for a hour or so, please drop by. If you have items to donate, please bring them.
Cinema on the Green
We regret to inform you that Cinema on the Green, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled due to the condition of the Community Center's grounds.
Beach Music Festival?
Beach Music, Yes. Festival, No.
We're sad to say that the 3rd Annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival has been postponed until 2021. However, on Saturday, September 19, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity for "shaggin' in the daytime" during An Afternoon of Beach Music with the Band of Oz.

Yes, you read that correctly. The Foundation invites you to a socially distanced afternoon of beach music on the grounds of the Colonial Beach Moose Lodge, featuring the Band of Oz.

To keep all of our performers, volunteers, guests, and vendors as safe as possible, we're limiting attendance and hours, and designating spots for you and your bubble to enjoy the music. We also require masks. Don't worry, you can still kick off your shoes and dance, or just sit back and listen to some great music while enjoying a cold beverage. Select the button below to learn more.
Members Enjoy 10% Off
Foundation members receive a 10% discount on admission to An Afternoon of Beach Music with The Band of Oz. You already should have received a discount code in your email.

Not member? Join now and you too will receive the discount code to save 10% when you purchase tickets. Discounts on Foundation events are a perk for active members. You'll also get a window decal and a floating key chain. Take advantage of this opportunity to join the Foundation, supporting its work in our community, and save money. Want to learn more about us first? Visit our website. You can join from there too.
Thank You ...
Dabney Vaccaro of Dabney Vaccaro, LLC and Rooted in Wellness, and Sam Triandos for being Foundation Friends.
Superintendent Dashan Turner, the Colonial Beach School Board, and Colonial Beach Elementary School staff and teachers for allowing us to host the candidates forums at the elementary school.

Nancy Duggan for the cover photograph.

Everyone who has donated to our food pantries and WWER.
Support our local food pantries.

Become a member of WWER 88.1 FM Colonial Beach.