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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
COLONIAL BEACH, Va. -- "Are you ready for the horses?"That's how lottery clerks at the Riverboat-on-the-Potomac restaurant greeted customers yesterday after the site had been approved as Maryland's fourth off-track betting parlor.The outlet, about 30 minutes south of La Plata on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, is planning to open for horse racing betting on Tuesday, said operators Tom and Penny Flanagan.Despite yesterday's ice storm, members of the state racing commission made the trek to this tiny town to hold a public hearing at what is perhaps the most unique site for a Maryland OTB parlor.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
When a fire significantly damaged Colonial Beach Elementary in Virginia earlier this month, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith went on his Twitter account and called it a “say day,” and said that he had some “great times” in that building.   And he immediately started thinking of other ways to help his former school, which was also used to store equipment and supplies needed by the school district. Through his foundation which provides support to at-risk kids, Smith organized a school supply drive in Fredericksburg, Va. to help replace some of the items lost in the fire.
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May 4, 2003
On May 2, 2003, HELEN THOUR HIMES; 81 of Colonial Beach, VA. and Baltimore, MD., After a long and valiant battle with cancer, passed away. When in Colonial Beach she resided in and maintained the Irving Avenue family home "Endurance", built by her grandfather in 1899. She was an employee of the National Security Agency, when she served as Administrative Asst. to the Assistant Director and later as Program Director for the agency's employment program for disadvantaged Baltimore City youth.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2011
So much of Torrey Smith's life has been defined by his ability to stay calm in moments of chaos. It was true when he was growing up in Colonial Beach, Va., as he helped raise his younger siblings by cooking microwave meals and changing the newborns' diapers, serving as the man of the house while his mother worked multiple jobs and went to school at night. It was true when he arrived at the University of Maryland as a lanky wide receiver who possessed Road Runner speed and was desperate to prove himself.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 10, 1993
Laurel/Pimlico track operators reached a tentative agreement yesterday to send their signal into two new proposed off-track betting parlors in Cambridge on the Eastern Shore and a Colonial Beach, Va., restaurant, which is actually in Southern Maryland.Cambridge is in line to be home to the state's third OTB parlor, followed by the Riverboat on the Potomac restaurant, which has a Virginia address, but is built on pilings in the Maryland waters of Charles County.State harness officials signed a contract selling the Standardbred signal to Greg and Charlene Burton, owners of the Shoals Restaurant and Quality Inn in Cambridge, a couple of weeks ago.The Burtons have submitted an application for licensing approval to the Maryland Racing Commission.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
"Mostly $2 bettors" is how Riverboat-on-the-Potomac operator Tom Flanagan described the crowd yesterday when his Colonial Beach, Va., facility opened as Maryland's fourth off-track betting parlor.Flanagan estimated about 240 people showed up for what he termed the Riverboat's "successful maiden voyage" into pari-mutuel wagering."A lot of people coming in here didn't know how to make a bet, so we spent a lot of time educating them," Flanagan said. "There were no high rollers. We still did about $25,000 in thoroughbred bets, which I thought was excellent."
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By Reed Hellman and Reed Hellman,Special to the Sun | June 18, 2000
Cradled by the Potomac River to the north, the Rappahannock to the south and the lower Chesapeake Bay to the east, Virginia's Northern Neck has long been isolated by geography and its largely agricultural and maritime economy. Change has been slow in coming to the Northern Neck, but that's good for visitors. The area is full of unexpected treasures: little-known historic sites, abundant wetlands and wildlife sanctuaries, and excellent accommodations. On the Neck, as residents refer to it, you can meet some of America's founding families, watch bald eagles, taste vintage wines, shop for local artists' handiwork and dine on sea-food fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. And a variety of resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts and motels cater to all tastes and budgets.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2011
So much of Torrey Smith's life has been defined by his ability to stay calm in moments of chaos. It was true when he was growing up in Colonial Beach, Va., as he helped raise his younger siblings by cooking microwave meals and changing the newborns' diapers, serving as the man of the house while his mother worked multiple jobs and went to school at night. It was true when he arrived at the University of Maryland as a lanky wide receiver who possessed Road Runner speed and was desperate to prove himself.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
When a fire significantly damaged Colonial Beach Elementary in Virginia earlier this month, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith went on his Twitter account and called it a “say day,” and said that he had some “great times” in that building.   And he immediately started thinking of other ways to help his former school, which was also used to store equipment and supplies needed by the school district. Through his foundation which provides support to at-risk kids, Smith organized a school supply drive in Fredericksburg, Va. to help replace some of the items lost in the fire.
NEWS
February 5, 2005
On February 2, 2005, of Severna Park, MD, beloved wife of he late Leroy A. Ditzel, devoted mother of Leroy A. Ditzel Jr., Jerry J. Ditzel and Ronald P. Ditzel, loving grandmother of eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Barranco & Sons, P.A., Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson Road on Monday 6 to 8 P.M, with Memorial Service at 7:30 P.M. A Memorial Mass will also be held at The St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, POB 175, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443.
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May 4, 2003
On May 2, 2003, HELEN THOUR HIMES; 81 of Colonial Beach, VA. and Baltimore, MD., After a long and valiant battle with cancer, passed away. When in Colonial Beach she resided in and maintained the Irving Avenue family home "Endurance", built by her grandfather in 1899. She was an employee of the National Security Agency, when she served as Administrative Asst. to the Assistant Director and later as Program Director for the agency's employment program for disadvantaged Baltimore City youth.
TRAVEL
By Reed Hellman and Reed Hellman,Special to the Sun | June 18, 2000
Cradled by the Potomac River to the north, the Rappahannock to the south and the lower Chesapeake Bay to the east, Virginia's Northern Neck has long been isolated by geography and its largely agricultural and maritime economy. Change has been slow in coming to the Northern Neck, but that's good for visitors. The area is full of unexpected treasures: little-known historic sites, abundant wetlands and wildlife sanctuaries, and excellent accommodations. On the Neck, as residents refer to it, you can meet some of America's founding families, watch bald eagles, taste vintage wines, shop for local artists' handiwork and dine on sea-food fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. And a variety of resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts and motels cater to all tastes and budgets.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 16, 1994
"Mostly $2 bettors" is how Riverboat-on-the-Potomac operator Tom Flanagan described the crowd yesterday when his Colonial Beach, Va., facility opened as Maryland's fourth off-track betting parlor.Flanagan estimated about 240 people showed up for what he termed the Riverboat's "successful maiden voyage" into pari-mutuel wagering."A lot of people coming in here didn't know how to make a bet, so we spent a lot of time educating them," Flanagan said. "There were no high rollers. We still did about $25,000 in thoroughbred bets, which I thought was excellent."
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
COLONIAL BEACH, Va. -- "Are you ready for the horses?"That's how lottery clerks at the Riverboat-on-the-Potomac restaurant greeted customers yesterday after the site had been approved as Maryland's fourth off-track betting parlor.The outlet, about 30 minutes south of La Plata on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, is planning to open for horse racing betting on Tuesday, said operators Tom and Penny Flanagan.Despite yesterday's ice storm, members of the state racing commission made the trek to this tiny town to hold a public hearing at what is perhaps the most unique site for a Maryland OTB parlor.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 10, 1993
Laurel/Pimlico track operators reached a tentative agreement yesterday to send their signal into two new proposed off-track betting parlors in Cambridge on the Eastern Shore and a Colonial Beach, Va., restaurant, which is actually in Southern Maryland.Cambridge is in line to be home to the state's third OTB parlor, followed by the Riverboat on the Potomac restaurant, which has a Virginia address, but is built on pilings in the Maryland waters of Charles County.State harness officials signed a contract selling the Standardbred signal to Greg and Charlene Burton, owners of the Shoals Restaurant and Quality Inn in Cambridge, a couple of weeks ago.The Burtons have submitted an application for licensing approval to the Maryland Racing Commission.
NEWS
May 30, 2004
On May 27, 2004 CLAYTON E., of Colonial Beach, VA., formerly of Finksburg (Ret. Captain Baltimore County Fire Dept), beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (nee Lindsay) Moreland and father of Clayton R., Curtis R., and Chad R. Moreland and brother of Louise Lindsay, Connie (Barrie) Moreland and Linda Thomas. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Services from the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Rd (Franklin Blvd) Wednesday 11 A.M. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. If desired, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive.
NEWS
August 9, 1994
County police are looking for a man who dragged a 21-year-old Riviera Beach woman into woods near Colonial Beach Road and Woodland Beach Road and tried to rape her Sunday afternoon, police said.The woman told police she was walking along Colonial Beach Road about 3 p.m. after fighting with her boyfriend when a car pulled up beside her. A man got out and forced her into the woods as the car drove off, police said.The man tried to fondle her, but she punched him in the face, the woman told police.
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