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Video from July 24th chase

Syndicated From: Storms-R-Us

Upon reviewing and speeding up my dashcam video from July 24th I realized that we may have missed a funnel underneath the original wallcloud. I sent the sped up video clip to NWS Blacksburg for them to review. After looking at the video and checking ra…

Brewer’s Alley: A Return Visit

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

We were up in the Frederick, MD area on Sunday to drop off our son and three of his friends at a camp they are attending this week. After three hours on the car with four active teenage boys I was ready for a beer. Last year when we made this same trip…

Shooting and Craft Beer

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

Visitors to these Musings, know that we frequently follow our shooting range time with the enjoyment of good beer. In fact, we encourage it, in the right order. During our recent visit to Old Ox Brewery, we saw that the Silver Eagle Group indoor range …

BUSTed in late July

Syndicated From: Storms-R-Us

Given a steamy airmass over Virginia, a strong cold front approaching from the west, and significant upper level support providing plenty of shear I was very hopeful for a fruitful chase yesterday (Sunday 7/27). The only flies in the ointment I could s…

Deutschland Downtown

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

Downtown Fredericksburg that is. Deutschland Downtown is a soon-to-be-opened German restaurant in Old Town Fredericksburg. Even before they open, there’s a strong local following as the proprietors have been running a mobile food cart, serving Ger…

Looks like a springtime setup

Syndicated From: Storms-R-Us

The strong cold front and upper level support that is at the leading edge of some very cool air for late July will first bring severe weather to the Mid-Atlantic. A possible (probable?) Mesoscale Convective System will cross West Virginia early tomorro…

A Well-Stocked Beer Fridge

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

After our trip to the range the other day, it was time to enjoy some good beer while a delicious dinner was prepared by Colleen. Our beer fridge is kept well-stocked with a variety of beers, which doesn’t make the decision any easier. It’s a long-runni…

If it ain’t raining…

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

After a month away from the practice range, I finally made it back this week. Adding to the fun, I was joined by Colleen and “Checkered Flag.” I realized it had been two months since we’d all been to the range together. We had made plans to go after wo…

Although I don’t think we chased under any severe watches today there was plenty of action that could (should?) have warranted a watch. After picking my son up in Gretna we wandered around Pittsylvania county for a while awaiting convection. We finally…

Not Many Texting While Driving Tickets

Syndicated From: Andrew Flusche

Last year Virginia law was changed to make texting while driving a primary offense, which means an officer can pull you over solely because thinks you’re texting. But are tickets being written for texting? Not really. According to the Free Lance-Star, a total of 109 people were charged with texting while driving last year in […]


April Fredericksburg Business Forum Event: How to Write and Publish a Book!

Who: If you are a business owner, business development professional, or just interested in what it takes to write and publish a book, this event is for you! What: I have written two books which have generated substantial returns for my business. This session will detail the process that I used to get those books […]


Fredericksburg Business Forum

The Fredericksburg Business Forum is a group of business owners in the Fredericksburg area who want to take their business from good to spectacular. Its purpose is to give business owners the opportunity to network with their peers in order to form relationships and gain knowledge that will allow them to grow their businesses. Each month, […]


Hardywood Park Arrives in Fredericksburg

“Finally.” That was the common refrain heard at Tuesday’s Hardywood Park Brewery release party and Steal the Glass event at Capital Ale House. The Richmond brewery’s beers have been available around the Richmond area, and I even saw them a couple weeks…


Fredericksburg Brew Fest

The first Fredericksburg Brew Fest took place this past Saturday at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. I picked up a couple friends early and we arrived to claim our place near the start of the line before the gates opened. Once in, we picked up our shake…


Blue & Gray Oktoberfest

Colleen was out of town this weekend catching up with friends from college, and our son was spending Saturday with friends doing airsoft. So what’s a guy to do when left to his own devices? The 11th Annual Fredericksburg Oktoberfest at Blue & Gray …



Rappahannock Political Forum 09

Local bloggers are coming to the rescue of local politics again this year in the form of the Bloggers Forum 09. Yours truly is one of several panel members participating in this event to showcase those running for Stafford and Spotsylvania VA superrvisor positions. For more info, click the banner to the right of the [...]


Local Bloggers Pass 4,000 Posts!

Today marks a milestone of sorts. Actually it’s more of a surprise. I was checking some stats and has logged more than 4000 posts from local Fredericksburg, VA area bloggers. Way to go team!
As we grow together, I’m working on changes to the website to group blogs.  You’ll all still end up in the [...]


City Taxes Going UP-UP-UP

For those of you that vote in Fredericksburg VA, here’s who you can thank for higher real estate taxes.
Councilwoman Greenlaw made the final motion to raise the rate to $0.705 of every $100. That’s almost 26% percent. It was seconded by Vice-Mayor Devine.
Councilman Kelly put forward an alternative $.68 of every $100. It was seconded [...]


A few blog changes

First, a new addition. is a photographic view of Fredericksburg, with a bit of history about those places appearing in the shots.
Death of a blog, that’s what happens when things start getting out of hand when ‘friends’ take posts in a direction not intended.  Of course I’m talking about the Fred Vegas Chronicles.  Fredericksburg’s very own [...]


Kindle Mania! Fredericksburg Hits the Big Time

Now get the area’s hottest news delivered direct to your Amazon Kindle! tries to bring together a diverse set of blogging content, and it is now available in more formats than ever.
Hopefully they will drop the price to make getting the local inside story more affordable.