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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.”

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Flying Pizza

New name on the New York Flying Pizza store. I forgot how to spell the new name but there is a big “grand opening” sign too. Anyone know what’s going on?

Harrisonburg K-Mart closing

The Harrisonburg K-Mart on Market Street is closing. I am sorry for those who will lose jobs and I hope they find new work without too much difficulty. That said, the store closing is part of the natural cycle of moving assets from those who do not use them well to those who do. This was a mismanaged store that — just to name one example — did not have all of its cash registers open, with many customers in line, on the biggest retail day of the year. That’s the last time I was in there. I look forward to new owners developing the potential of a truly prime retail location.

the february 13 snow

stay safe everyone. over here at our house we already seem to have a foot or so. but it is so rounded over everything i cant tell just now. town is doing a good job keeping the street open though.

Air service CHO-to-Orlando ends

downloadAs much as I had hoped otherwise, I guess there’s not enough demand to support airline service to Orlando from around here. First we had Frontier flying from Shenandoah Valley to Orlando, and then after that folded we had Allegiant flying from Charlottesville to Orlando. Now we learn that the CHO service will soon be ending, too. At least we can still go through Dulles.

Bridgewater Historical Society

Visited the historical group in the old town hall on Main St. this week. This was my first visit but won’t be my last. Met some very nice people and had some interesting conversations. Was even able to provide some information. I encourage everyone to visit. They are interested in stories and photos of times gone by.

Top five Bridgewater-area news stories for 2013

What was the top news story in our area for 2013? Here are five nominees, in no particular order:

So, what was the top story? Vote in the poll box at the left!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From your volunteer webmaster:

As 2013 draws to a close, I would like to thank everyone who has had a hand in making bridgewaterva.com a continuing success. When you contribute, or support advertisers, or just view pages, you make the site self-supporting. (Again in 2013, ad revenue more than paid for hosting charges, thanks to you.) So, to everyone, thank you for making Bridgewater a great place to live, and thank you for your contributions to this site. Merry Christmas* and Happy New Year!

*See “The Brits have it right: forget Happy Holidays, just wish people Merry Christmas”