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Posted by: | Posted on: April 13, 2015

Sheriff “Tony” Lippa speaks at Chamber Breakfast

Thanks to Sheriff Lippa and Major Scott Moser for presenting the many programs the Caroline Sheriff’s Office offers for the public and businesses of the county, most importantly as the businesses develop and how their law enforcement agency will continue their commitment to the community.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 23, 2015

Donna Tyson to speak on Wednesday, March 25

Donna Tyson PhotoJoin Wright’s Chapel in welcoming Donna Tyson for an “Evening of Inspiration.” Step away the crazy pace of life and be encouraged and empowered by the lessons Donna has experienced from her missionary work in Haiti and her journey through cancer.

Donna Tyson is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, missionary to Haiti and a recent Triple Negative Breast cancer survivor.   Donna will be speaking at Wright’s Chapel, Wednesday, March 26, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to hear Donna speak but there will be an offering taken to support the Church’s mission trip to Haiti in June.  Prior to Donna’s presentation, Wright’s Chapel will hold their monthly spaghetti dinner.

Spaghetti dinner available for purchase, starts at 5:30 p.m.

The public is welcome.

For more information contact Wright’s Chapel at 804-448-1251 or Kim Napier at 540-841-1618

Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2015

Breakfast Meeting March 11• 8 am

Please join us for the first Breakfast meeting for 2015. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. David Meyer, commander at Fort A.P. Hill. Food will be catered by D&J Meats, sponsored by DP Plumbing.

8 a.m.-9 a.m. Bring a co-worker or friend. Held at Caroline Visitors Center in Carmel Church.

Lt. Col. David Meyer

Lt. Col. David Meyer

Posted by: | Posted on: February 16, 2015

After hours at Russell Stover

Many thanks to our host Russell Stover Outlet in Carmel Church who showed us their distribution, candy sales and transportation. Barbara Miller and her staff graciously opened the store to the chamber for Valentines Day shopping as well as gave away several door prizes. Other door prizes were donated from STA Title, YMCA, Romas Restaurant, Timbers Restaurant and Wagon Wheel Creations.DSC_0510DSC_0514  DSC_0515DSC_0509

Posted by: | Posted on: February 6, 2015

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Here are a few local events this weekend:

Rod & Custom Car Classic Presented by Asphalt Angels at Meadow Event Park, Doswell:

Starting on Friday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. Show runs through Sunday. See The Caroline Progress for a $1 off admission on the advertisement.











Friday, Feb 6: Shannon Peterson, singer and guitarist, performing at Timbers Restaurant, Ladysmith from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. No cover charge.







WINE TASTING @ Grapes of Taste: Friday, February 6, Ladies’ Night Wine Tasting ~ 5:00 – 7:00 pm ~ Brian Fairtile with Siema Wines will be tasting the following wines.  The guys are more than welcome to come but don’t forget that we offer a 10% discount to all of the ladies.

  • Villa Mottura Negroamaro (Italy)
  • LeGiuse Primitivo (Italy)
  • Boeger Estate Zinfandel (California)
  • Little Bosco Malvasia (Italy)

WINE TASTING @ Grapes of Taste: Saturday, February 7, Wine Tasting ~ 4:00 – 7:00 ~Wayne will be in the shop tasting the following wines:

  • Lake Anna Barrel Select Chardonnay (Virginia)
  • Dr. Loosen Riesling (Germany)
  • Vina Altaba Bobal Rose (Spain)
  • Bricco Dei Tati Barbera (Italy)
  • Luca Primitivo (Italy)
  • Bricco Riella Moscato D’Asti (Italy)

PAINT CLASS @ Grapes of Taste: Saturday, February 7, 1 – 3 ~ Paint Class with Amy Nichols with Company N Canvas will be the shop for another paint class.   The cost is $25 per person and all supplies are provided as you paint step by step.  No skills needed.  Space is limited so if you’re interested, please give Amy a call (740-278-6100) or email (  The wine shop will be offering a special wine tasting plus you can stick around afterwards for the regular Saturday wine tasting.

Saturday, Feb. 7: Polar Bear Plunge, Lake Land’or Beach/Clubhouse. Starting at 11 a.m. Fundraiser for Wright’s Chapel UMC, money raised goes towards helping local residents pay their heating bill.










Saturday, Feb. 7: Benefit Concert featuring Saving Abel at Hard Times Cafe, 4-Mile Fork, Fredericksburg. Enjoy Southern rock-inspired music while donating to an organization that gives back to military veterans. Hard Times Café at Four-Mile Fork will be hosting a concert in association with the National Act to Benefit Veterans and MANARC (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Reserve and Coast Guard), a local nonprofit organization that supports veterans.

Saving Abel Flyer









Saturday, Feb 7, Gospelfest: The University of Mary Washington will host Gospelfest at 3 p.m.  In Dodd Auditorium and features gospel choirs and praise dance teams from Virginia Colleges and Universities.


Wednesday, Feb. 11: Mark your calendars for the Chamber After Hours at Russell Stovers in Carmel Church at 6 p.m. Attendees receive 10% Valentine Merchandise. Don’t forget your business cards for door prize drawing.

Feb. 14: Valentines Day!!!

Feb. 17: Fat Tuesday at Rusty Beaver Brewery, Ladysmith. 4_8 p.m. They will release a new double IPA.