Bridgewater is a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Our town is home to Bridgewater College, varied industries and stores, and comfortable residential neighborhoods. bridgewaterva.com is a community website with an open discussion board called “Bridgewater Buzz” (posts just below):buzznew1

Generations Park

Wife and I went to the soft opening today. All the town dignitaries where there. Whole bunch of vendors….some with great looking products, some with questionable things. One vendor had some absolutely great bratwurst. All in all, it was pretty nice. Restaurant is bigger than I thought. The personalized bricks weren’t was well displayed as they could have been. We wish this endeavor well.

TA football schedule

From the Virginia High School League, here’s the Turner Ashby High School football schedule for 2015. The Knights open at home on August 28 against Staunton River. Other home games include Monticello on September 11, R.E. Lee on September 25 and Fort Defiance on October 9. The regular season ends with a home game against traditional rival Harrisonburg on November 6. All games kick off at 7 p.m.


Natural ice rink?

The ice rink at Generations Park has mechanical refrigeration. (DN-R reported: “The rink at Generations Park is comprised of a gravel base and concrete; several coils are placed within the concrete and will channel refrigerant through them to make the top layer cold enough to form the icy surface for skating, Holton said.”) That only seems proper, because of how short the skating season would be without it. But why did so many of us think this was going to be a natural ice rink?

Independence Day: on tyranny

First, thank you Webmaster for the new look. It shows up fine on my phone.

Recent events in our nation remind me that some people are fine with tyranny because they think they have the tyrant’s favor, even out here in Shenandoah Valley flyover country. But don’t count on it. The only defense against tyranny is liberty, and the tyrant who oppresses your enemy today can turn on you tomorrow.

The founders of our nation understood that. Will we?

yet another olive garden rumor

this rumor says the olive garden is coming to the intersection of 280 and u.s. 33. that is where the new road that goes past the hospital runs in to 33. the road is almost done. the olive garden may never be.

Nigerian choir concert set

There will be a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College, presented by the Women’s Fellowship Choir from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Nigerian group’s visit is being coordinated by the Shenandoah District of the Church of the Brethren.