Towns & Villages Column by Virginia Copeland
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2013
New business now open in Calverton
I received some phone calls to help complete our list of high school or college graduates. We add Cassie Vanbuskirk, Daniel Heflin, Erik Gager and Erin Mullins. Congratulations to these young people, and to all who have reached this milestone in their lives.
There will be a workshop at Casanova Grace Church parish hall on Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Using the "Stop Hunger Now" rice bags, we will be shown how to recycle these bags into very attractive totes.
If you are interested in helping with this project, you will need to bring your supplies: poster board (1 sheet), sewing notions, scissors that will cut cardboard, as well as sewing scissors and a portable sewing machine.
Remember, Mount Carmel Baptist Church invites all to its Vacation Bible School, June 23-27, 6-8:30 p.m. Classes are for all ages, including youth and adult. We will enjoy Bible study, music, crafts and snacks. For more information, call (540) 788-9924.
Zoar Baptist Church will have its Vacation Bible School, also starting Sunday, June 23, through Thursday, June 27, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Youth at least 3 years of age through the completion of sixth grade are invited to attend.
The theme is Son West Roundup. Each evening will have a time of Bible study, crafts, music and refreshments. For registration forms or more information, call (540) 788-9750.
Country Corner Woodworking and Antiques is located at the corner of Catlett Road and Bastable Mill Road. I stopped by this new business in Calverton over the weekend and was impressed with the overall store.
After checking out the items, there is something for everyone in this store. The grand opening will be held Saturday, June 29. Stop by and look around and visit with owners Amy and Butch. You will not be sorry.
There is also a new business in Catlett, Samantha’s Thrift Store. This store is located on Elk Run Road just across from Catlett Service Center. More information later.
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013
Town hall meeting in Catlett
Flag Day is not an official federal holiday but it is celebrated on June 14 to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777.
Many of our larger cities have parades along with citywide festivities. Most of us fly flags in our front yards all year, but we especially want to fly them on Friday, June 14, to celebrate America’s national flag and everything it represents.
Several of our youth received their certificates for finishing high school or college. Some have plans for furthering their education by attending college, while others have plans for work.
When you see these youths, be sure to congratulate them and encourage them in their future plans whatever they choose.
These are the ones I know: Renee Tapscott, Renee Mullins, Amber Gray, Kreg Smith, Wesley Miller, Eddie Stringfellow, and Grace Ott. If you know of others, please contact me so they can be included next week.
Don’t forget the Heartland Town Hall meeting tonight at the Cedar Run Building on Catlett Road. This meeting will include a group from AECOM to get our thoughts on the JULS (Joint Land Use Study) that is being done in partnership with Prince William and Stafford counties and Quantico.
This meeting will start at 6 p.m. (not 7 p.m.). Be sure you come to be better informed on what’s happening. For more information, contact our supervisor, Lee Sherbeyn.
The Christian Women’s Club of Warrenton invites us to its "Glass Slipper" brunch on Thursday, June 13, at the fellowship hall at Warrenton Presbyterian Church.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, call Yvonne at (540) 347-1317 or Pat, (540) 347-7417.
They will be featuring Peebles Shoe Department, music by Kim Payne and speaker Dee Billing from Allamuchy, N.J., who will tell her Cinderella story. Come and enjoy a morning of food, fun and fellowship.
It’s that time of year again. Mount Carmel Baptist Church invites all to their Vacation Bible School June 23 through June 27, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There are Classes for all ages, including youth and adult. Attendees will enjoy Bible study, music, crafts and snacks. For more information, call (540) 788-9924.
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013
Heartland town hall meeting to be June 12
Karen Caron recently made a trip to Carlsbad, Calif. She went to visit her son, Justin and his wife Kelly. The special part of this visit was to meet her granddaughter, Annabelle Faith.
This is the first baby for Kelly and Justin. Karen writes, "It was a joyous visit, but all too short." Congratulations to all.
I missed getting to you the St. Stephens Episcopal Church chicken barbeque on the "green" between BB&T and Catlett Market & Deli, that was held Saturday, June 1.
Hope you saw their tent and stopped by. Keep in mind that for the summer, it is always the first Saturday of the month. I will remind you next month of the time and date.
I received a note from Grace Church Casanova and St. Andrew the Apostle who would like to thank all who helped with "Stop Hunger Now" packaging on Saturday.
While getting these 21,000 meals packaged, they worked hard but had fun at the same time. Last year, their meals went to Haiti and Cambodia.
If you would like to be a part of this ministry, which involves the chili cook-off in the spring, keep it in mind. It will be repeated again next year.
Catlett History Day committee will meet on Tuesday, June 11, at the Cedar Run Building at 7 p.m.
This year, the committee has chosen to feature "Turn of the Century" (1866-1918).
Emphasis is being put on Catlett families during that period. Some families have responded already to put up a display on Oct. 5 of their family.
If you have family history or any information (documents, pictures, etc.) of Catlett during this period (or before) and would like to share with the community, contact (540) 788-4609, or (540) 788-4232.
We invite Calverton and Casanova to share in this day with us. So much of Catlett history includes these two communities, also.
The Heartland town hall meeting will be Wednesday, June 12, at the Cedar Run Building on Catlett Road. This meeting will include a group from AECOM to get our thoughts on the JULS (Joint Land Use Study) that is being done in partnership with Prince William and Stafford counties and Quantico.
This meeting will start at 6 p.m. (not 7 p.m.). Be sure you come to be better informed on what’s happening.
For more information, contact Supervisor Lee Sherbeyn.