Lifestyles

Visiting Food Fanatics chef Tom Macrina stands behind the Gallina family who own and operate Giuseppe’s: Brianna Knoff, Lia Gallina, Sal Gallina, Rosie Gallina, and Angela Collins.

Giuseppe’s is finalist in US Foods competition

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in Ladysmith is one of the best family-friendly restaurants in the nation, according to US Foods Food Fanatics Top Family Friendly Restaurants Contest. The restaurant near Ladysmith Road and Route 1 was named one of 10 finalists in the contest Aug. 11. Last Thursday, Tom Macrina, a Food Fanatics chef who resides in Philadelphia, visited Giuseppe’s to compile a report for the

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  • Local Public Servant Spotlight — Amy Meyer: Fire-Rescue colleagues are like family

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Firefighting is full of challenges, and Amy Meyer, a volunteer at the Port Royal station, is just the type of person to rise to meet them—and then inspire others to do the same. Born in New Jersey, Meyer studied physics and international relations with a focus on the Middle East at Boston University before a job offer from the federal government to work at

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  • Firefighters improve their health in new Caroline Family YMCA program

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Firefighting class YMCA

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The recent uptick in fitness among Ladysmith’s fire and rescue personnel is partially due to accident—two in particular. Last April, Caroline Family YMCA community relations specialist Jan Henicheck was in a high-speed crash on I-295 when a vehicle traveling over 70 miles per hour ran into her car’s passenger side, causing it to roll over several times before coming to rest in the median.

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Travel

State Police to increase traffic enforcement Labor Day weekend

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through the Commonwealth this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. Troopers will provide stationary and roving patrols across Virginia’s roads looking for impaired drivers. Last year, Virginia experienced nine traffic deaths during the four-day holiday statistical counting period. Six individuals were killed in traffic crashes in 2012. The stepped-up

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  • I-95 clear but patches of ice and snow remain on some primary and key secondary routes

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

    As temperatures dropped well below freezing overnight, crews plowed and treated I-95 and primary routes throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg district. However secondary routes and subdivision streets remain snow and ice covered, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Motorists are urged to delay their morning commute, if possible. However, if you have to go out remember to: Allow extra time for travel. Reduce your speed Keep a safe distance of

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  • You can track on-line the location of VDOT snowplows

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snowplows are out in full force. You can track their location and see their progress at: http://vdotplows.org/. This website also provides numerous webcams to view live roadway conditions. Plows are working on the most frequently traveled roads first. It may be a day or two before all neighborhood streets are plowed, especially as snow continues before tapering off later today.  

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Education

Caroline High School renovations scaled back to original scope

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board took steps at a special called meeting Monday night to scale the Caroline High School renovations back to the original scope outlined to the public for the November 2013 bond referendum that allotted approximately $26 million for renovations and upgrades to both the high school and Madison Elementary School. “I think we need to bid this project as close as we

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  • New teachers come to Caroline County Public Schools

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    New teachers find their name badges at a luncheon at Caroline High School on Monday.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   After a summer spent getting the county’s five school buildings back into grade-A shape, the schools are finally starting to fill up again with people—and the first wave to come in are the county’s new teachers, who began their orientation Monday and were formally welcomed to their new home at a luncheon at Caroline High School. Caroline County Public Schools has hired about 75

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  • Caroline County Public Schools bus routes for 2014-15

    Posted on August 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    All students need to be at their stops approximately 10 minutes before pick-up. BOWLING GREEN, MILFORD AREA: Bus No. 65 Students: 6-12 Drivers Name: BARBARA GUY Students 6-12, First pickup at approximately at 6:15 a.m. Travel on Rt. 207(W. Broaddus Ave.) to Rt. 619 (Milford St.) then travel to Rt.1210 (Martin St). Leave Rt. 1210 (Martin St). Take left on Rt. 207 (W. Broaddus Ave) take a left on Rt.

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Religion

Church Calendar, week of August 28

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Ongoing *St. James Baptist Church, Milford, Women’s Club Ministry is sponsoring a three-day, two-night trip to Lancaster, Pa. from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. The trip includes breakfast, buffet dinner, tour, admission to “Moses” at the Sight and Sound Theater, shopping, and more. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (804) 633-7132. *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is holding Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All

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  • Church Calendar, week of August 21

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Ongoing *St. James Baptist Church, Milford, Women’s Club Ministry is sponsoring a three-day, two-night trip to Lancaster, Pa. from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. The trip includes breakfast, buffet dinner, tour, admission to “Moses” at the Sight and Sound Theater, shopping, and more. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (804) 633-7132. *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is holding Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All

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  • Church Calendar, week of August 14

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Ongoing *St. James Baptist Church, Milford, Women’s Club Ministry is sponsoring a three-day, two-night trip to Lancaster, Pa. from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. The trip includes breakfast, buffet dinner, tour, admission to “Moses” at the Sight and Sound Theater, shopping, and more. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (804) 633-7132. *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is holding Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All

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Health

Fire and rescue and law enforcement representatives receive recognition

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

“You do not serve alone,” the Rev. Antonio Clinkscales said at the First Responders Appreciation Service at Mr. Tabor Baptist Church on Sunday, March 9. Clinkscales took his text from I Peter 4:11 as he spoke words of encouragement to those who serve faithfully in our community under the honorable badges of police, fire, and rescue. He said God furnishes the fearless strength for service and those who serve others

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  • Caroline County lacks doctors and dentists, study shows

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Caroline County ranks 56 out of 133 Virginia localities in health outcomes, researchers have found. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their fifth annual “County Health Rankings” report last week. According to countyhealthrankings.org, rankings are compiled within each state to raise awareness of factors that influence health. Most data comes from public sources. One of the most striking findings about Caroline is its

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  • State environmental officials answer questions on sludge for Caroline

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    State environmental quality officials answered questions Feb. 25 from residents concerned about the proposed increase of treated municipal waste on farmland in Caroline County. Steve McMahon, technical services manager for Synagro, said the company has been land-applying biosolids in Caroline for at least 10 years. “We spread the biosolids as a fertilizer in accordance with nutrient management plans. Basically, the nutrient management plan requires that you analyze the biosolids for

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