Ashby Pool turns 50!

Asbhy Recreational is celebrating 50 years from 1962 to 2012. We are inviting locals to come and share stories and check us out for the first time, if you are new to the area. June 3, 2012 1 pm to 5 pm. Pricing for the day will reflect 1960’s.

We also are excepting new members at a special price this summer only. We have reduced the one time membership fee to reflect 50 years. Check us out at

Budget time in Bridgewater

It’s budget time in Bridgewater, with a public hearing set for Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall. Here are highlights from the proposed budget:

  • A one percentage-point increase in the meals tax, going to 6 percent.
  • A cigarette tax of 20 cents per pack.
  • The creation of a stormwater utility and accompanying fee. The town says the fee would start next June and would be about $1 per month for single-family homes. Other properties would pay higher fees.
  • An inflation adjustment of 3.16 percent for water, sewer and sanitation fees.

Here’s a link to the meeting notice and here’s the Shenandoah Journal’s coverage.

Relaunch: Happy New Year!

A note from the Webmaster:

As 2011 draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone who visited and posted at Bridgewater Buzz this year. This is a part-time, volunteer community website and your contributions are much appreciated. As some of you are aware, a hack attack from a Russian server took the site down this fall. No sensitive information was compromised (we don’t have any credit card information, addresses or Social Security numbers), but it was a pain all the same. Recently I have been able to restore most of the lost content. So whether you want to check the best local gas prices, see weather readings from our own John Wayland Elementary School or contribute the latest buzz from around Bridgewater, it’s all on the home page at Happy New Year!

We have a winner!

It’s now December 20 and there has been no snow for our snow contest, and so the incorruptible Mrs. Webmaster has drawn a name at random to receive the prize package, consisting of a hand-crafted keepsake box and a fresh wreath from Ford’s Wintergreens. As you can see below, the winner is: Tink. Congratulations, Tink, and you’ll be getting email about how to claim the prize package. Thanks to all who participated, and special thanks to Treeman and an anonymous local artisan who donated the keepsake box (additional boxes like that one are available at Silver Lake Mill).