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?

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.