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, just below, called “Bridgewater Buzz.”
here are two things to like. one is the new airport road bridge at mt crawford. and the other is the tree of light that has been put up and gets lit up every night. beautiful.
They fired Mickey. That’s wrong…..just wrong. Warning to other coaches….don’t win a National Championship unless you can do it every year.
Just received our copy of the DNR pictorial history book. Nice little peek in to the past. Wife noted that everyone certainly looked different back then. The more we thought about it, the clothing styles and facial hair/grooming not withstanding, we realized that the biggest difference was……nearly everyone was thin. Didn’t seem to be much rotundness back in the day.
Thank you, Veterans. Some may belittle your dedication and efforts but most of us admire and respect you. Stand proud.
Vote early and vote often.
Bridgewater Buzz contributors: Here is the Town’s video on the proposed Generations Park with restaurant and skating rink on Main Street. Have a look and add your comments! (Or go here for more information on the project and to study the design.)
I finally figured out what has bothered me all along about the “Bridgewater Bypass” idea that seems to be moving toward construction. It is not a bypass. Here is the definition I found online for bypass: “a road passing around a town or its center to provide an alternative route for through traffic.” Through traffic in Bridgewater is on Va. 42. A true bypass would branch away from 42 south of town, go out through the country, and rejoin 42 north of town. (That’s probably infeasible.)
In medicine, if you have a coronary bypass, it goes around the blockage and rejoins the same artery.
None of this says the Bridgewater project is good or bad, just that the proposed road is not actually a bypass.
The current fake budget crisis in Washington illustrates, better than most such episodes, that the big struggle in our nation today is not Republicans vs. Democrats. Rather, it’s the Ruling Class vs. the rest of us.
The Ruling Class has found it convenient to buy votes and reward its cronies with government spending. Democrats and Republicans alike have joined in, taking government far beyond its constitutional role. But they’ve also gotten so fat and lazy that they can’t even pass their budget on time — and therefore the government “runs out of money” unless a stopgap measure is passed. Dire things will happen, we are told, if the spending is slowed.
The only dire thing that actually happens in these government shutdowns is that a lot of money is wasted shutting down, and then giving federal workers back pay for staying home after they all come back, post-crisis. So I shake a symbolic fist and say (if the First Amendment hasn’t yet been repealed), “a plague on both your houses.”
Watched JMU and Akron on ESPN3. A 4″ x 6″ screen with nose on the computer. Hope Mom was wrong about sitting too close to the TV. Very good game, unfortunately, JMU lost by 2.
Here is the Monday morning quarterbacking part…….game was lost by a bad side line call in the last seconds. They were within field goal range with 20 seconds but coaches elected to run one more play and time ran out.
That not withstanding, JMU appears to be a really good team this year.
The annual bridgewaterva.com 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.