Chester Gap Column

Chester Gap column for Oct. 16

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Oct. 16

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office offers one of its annual medication disposal days, while an old access road saves a hiker’s life, in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for Sept. 25

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Sept. 25

Naughty Girls Donut Shop offers delicious sweets (and generates some controversy), and the CGVFD opens its doors for an open house in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for Sept. 11

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Sept. 11

The CGFVD holds an open house (and still has tickets available for its gun raffle), while Rappahannock Cellars’ wine is featured in Skyland Lodge’s monthly wine dinner in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for Aug. 21

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Aug. 21

If you’ve visited Rappahannock Cellars lately, you may have noticed the construction underway in the back of the building. The long awaited unveiling takes place this weekend (Aug. 23-24), in this week's Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for Aug. 14

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Aug. 14

Spend a few hours with Lisa and Scott Jenkins, the current owners of Mountain Home Bed & Breakfast in Front Royal, across from the entrance to Lake Front Royal, in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for July 31

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July 31

A tour of Chester Gap Cellars (and its fine tasting offerings), looking out for triathletes in training and the fire department’s monthly meeting in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for July 24

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July 24

The CGVFD’s brush truck wins first place in the Front Royal Fireman’s Parade, tickets are still available for the department’s gun raffle, bird watching season is in full swing on the mountaintop and more in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for July 17

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July 17

Introducing the newest Chester Gap columnist Dolores Crooke, who takes over from Chris Ubben, in this week’s Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for March 7

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March 7, 2013

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Departments holds its annual Honorary Fire Chief Pageant and Easter Egg hunt (with a visit from the Easter Bunny) inside this week's Chester Gap column.
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Chester Gap column for Aug. 2

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Aug. 2, 2012

CGFR to host various events The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department would like to invite everyone out to their upcoming events. On Aug. 11, they will be holding a Back to School Bingo for the children with prizes for all winners. The bingo will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and refreshments...
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Chester Gap column for April 19

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April 19, 2012

The beauty(s) of Chester Gap Last Saturday (April 14) saw Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosting its annual beauty pageant – with more than 50 contestants participating. The pageant was the result of much hard work and perseverance on the parts of Ashley Settle, Angie Norman and Tabitha Swain. They in turn wished...
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Chester Gap column for March 1

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March 1, 2012
THREE YOUNG Chester Gap residents at the Rappahannock County Cub Scout Pack 123’s Blue and Gold Banquet last Saturday night show off new badges they received. From left: Cole Stocks, wolf badge; Luke Ubben and J.T. Drebelis, each with a bobcat badge.

Annual awards Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosted their annual awards banquet Feb. 4 at the station – with a very strong attendance for the department’s premiere community celebration, where neighbors and friends come out in force and bring their favorite recipes to share. Board of supervisors chairman and Wakefield district representative Roger...
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Chester Gap column for Jan. 13

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Jan. 13, 2011

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be hosting its annual awards banquet Jan. 29. The banquet begins at 5 p.m. with an hour of socializing, with the meal starting at 6.
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Chester Gap column for Dec. 16

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Dec. 16, 2010

Two finishing training Two new members of the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department are set to finish their Firefighter I and II training this month. Kurt Feldmeyer and Randy Norman have proven to be invaluable assets to the department. Both have completed E.V.O.C. training, which allows them to drive fire trucks from...
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Chester Gap: Work detail a huge success

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Aug. 5, 2010
Fire Chief Clint Wines, Zach Fogle, Floyd Lilly and Kirk Feldwymer work on the wall. Photo by Stephanie Crawford.

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department’s work detail over this past weekend to replace the retaining wall in front of the station was a huge success. The turnout from the membership was inspiring to see and allowed multiple tasks to be accomplished at the same time.
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Chester Gap: Saying goodbye to a friend

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July 29, 2010

It is with a heavy heart friends that I write of the passing of our own James Wines – better known as Jimmy to those who knew him.. Jimmy went home to be with the Lord on July 22. He was the son of the late Albert Wines and the surviving Ruby Wines. Born...
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Chester Gap: Baptist church awards honors

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June 17, 2010

The Chester Gap Baptist church presented two new awards this past Sunday at the morning service. At the start of the school year Pastor David Johnson and Youth Group leader Teresa North told the boys and girls that they would be watching them to see who exemplified the behaviors Christ has asked of us...
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Chester Gap: You did it once, let’s do it again!

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May 27, 2010
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First I’d like to congratulate you folks on your prayers and support for our own Jimmy Wines. I’m very happy to report that he has made some great progress and has been taken off the ventilator. Now, though, I’d like to ask you to show that same faith and to pray for native son...
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New firehouse plans

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May 20, 2010
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A meeting has been scheduled for 2 p.m. June 6 at the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire Department’s banquet hall to discuss plans and considerations for the proposed new firehouse to be constructed. Department Vice President Mike Wolnevich will be on hand with different sets of plans as well as a large rendering of what...
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Historical markers, and that’s just for starters

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May 6, 2010
Photo by Chris Ubben

If you haven’t noticed them yet, and you’d be hard-pressed not to, there are two brand spanking new historical markers down at the foot of the mountain right across from the Appalachian Inn.
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Chester Gap: Local contestants make good

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April 22, 2010
Sheriff Deputy/Dispatcher Katie Burke, a one-time Chester Gap resident who won the Ms. Rappahannock title last weekend, photographed at her day job.

Local beauty pageant legacy Alexandra Phillips has competed in her first pageant in the Miss Rappahannock Friends category and secured her first win as well. Allie, as she is known to friends and family, is the daughter of multiple pageant winner, most notably as the former Mrs. Virginia, Janie Phillips, and local volunteer fireman...
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Chester Gap: Going strong at 50

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April 1, 2010
Chester Gap: Going strong at 50

The Chester Gap Fire & Rescue Department celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Saturday evening. The department had been working very hard for several months to ensure that it would be a special night, and the only concern was how much of a turnout from the community to expect, what with the cold and...
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Chester Gap: New utility truck purchased

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March 25, 2010
Chester Gap: New utility truck purchased

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are the proud new owners of a 2010 Ford F-350 four-door pickup truck. The new piece of emergency response equipment was purchased with a grant from the Loeb Foundation. The pick-up with its four-wheel-drive capabilities and eight-foot cargo bed is just what was need by this...
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Chester Gap: Fire department hits 50

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March 11, 2010

The Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be not only hosting its annual awards banquet this March 27 with a fellowship hour at 6 and dinner at 7, but will also be celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary. Chester Gap Fire and Rescue was established March 13, 1960 by several local gentlemen who...
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Chester Gap: Treasure in the backyard

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Jan. 28, 2010
Chester Gap: Treasure in the backyard

That’s right folks, there is indeed a treasure right here in our backyard. You see the top of our mountain borders right up to Shenandoah National Park, giving those of us who are willing access to nearly 196,000 acres of parkland — with 79,579 acres of that classified as wilderness. Betcha didn’t know that,...
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Annual Christmas play was full of merriment

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Jan. 21, 2010
Annual Christmas play was full of merriment

Well friends, sorry for the long wait but let’s us see if we can’t make up for the lost time, shall we? The annual Christmas play was presented at the Chester Gap Baptist Church on Dec. 26 and 27 with a turnout that was right pleasant – if not downright remarkable, considering the arctic-like...
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