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.

New look coming

Hi, everyone, this is your volunteer webmaster checking in. Within the next week or two I’ll be upgrading and refreshing the software that runs this site. The new software is “mobile-first,” meaning it’s designed primarily to look good on mobile devices — it will still be fine on laptops and desktops, but there will be less information crammed onto the home page. Thanks are due to all who have posted and will post!

(And one more note: This has never been a high-traffic site but I’m happy to keep offering it as along as people benefit from it — subject, of course, to the fact that this is a hobby site and I have to put my day job first!)

Football time!

The annual football poll is now open! Cast your vote to predict which of our area teams will have the highest winning percentage: Redskins, Dukes, Cavaliers, Hokies or Eagles. Look for the poll on the home page. Last year, by a narrow margin voters correctly predicted the best record: that of the Virginia Tech Hokies (and the only team in the poll with a record better than .500). Here are poll results and season results from last year:

  • 29 percent picked BC Eagles (went 4-6)
  • 19 percent picked Washington Redskins (went 3-13)
  • 0 percent picked Virginia Cavaliers (went 2-10)
  • 21 percent picked JMU Dukes (went 6-6)
  • 31 percent picked Virginia Tech Hokies (went 8-5)

Bridgewater ranks high! (at

This is from Chad Stiffney of

Hey guys. This is Chad at Movoto, the real estate brokerage site. In the past we have ranked the best cities and suburbs and have decided to find the best small towns in the nation. We looked at towns with populations between 5,000 and 20,000 ranking them on criteria such as amenities, quality of life, crime, weather, etc.

Bridgewater ranked as the 3rd best small town in the country:

I thought this would be great news for Bridgewater residents.