Predict the first snowfall and win!

It’s time for the annual Bridgewater Buzz snow prediction contest. Here’s how it works:

1. In a reply to this post, enter your guess of the date of our first snowfall of one inch or more — not counting October 29!

2. The snowfall will be measured by the incorruptible Mrs. Webmaster in our front yard in Bridgewater.

3. When the inch of snow has fallen, the webmaster will announce the winner on Bridgewater Buzz and will also send email if an address is available.

4. The prize will include a gift certificate to a local business. We are trying to contact the elusive Treeman to see if a wreath can also be included. If you have a business and would like the free advertising and goodwill that would come from donating a prize, send email to the webmaster.

5. The contest ends December 20. If we have not had a qualifying inch of snow by December 20, the winner will be chosen by a random drawing.

Finally, if you’re a past contributor to Bridgewater Buzz, your user ID may have been lost in the fall hack attack. No personal data was compromised but some IDs were wiped out. If you can’t log on to contribute, send email to the webmaster. Note that you do not need an ID to enter this contest — just enter your guess as a reply to this post. Good luck, guessers, and thank you for supporting Bridgewater Buzz!

Got old photos of Bridgewater?

Posted by Greg as a comment on http://www.bridgewaterva.com/newbuzz/history/:

I would like to suggest that anyone who has old photos of Bridgewater prior to the 1960s–showing street scenes, businesses and storefronts, residences, special events, etc.–scan their photos and submit them via email to the webmaster, who then can post them on the town’s website or on Facebook. The goal is to obtain vintage photos from personal collections that never before have been seen by the pubic, but would be enjoyed by many as a trip down memory lane to the Bridgewater of yesteryear.

Saturday mail in Bridgewater

Joyce asked: “Do you know if the post office has stopped Saturday mail delivery for Bridgewater?” and I think the answer is no, there’s still a lot more legislating to do before that would happen. (See http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/30/pm-post-office-estimates-10-billion-loss/?refid=0). But I have noticed that Saturday delivery is more variable than it used to be, sometimes very early and sometimes late.

Anybody know more about this?