Archive for August, 2011

The Officer’s Word May Be Enough

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

If you’re charged with a traffic or criminal offense, listen up: The officer’s WORD may be enough to convict you. Yes, you read that right. The officer’s sworn testimony alone may be the only evidence against you. And it may lead to a conviction. Clients seem surprised to learn this. I suppose TV has convinced […]



The Family That Shoots Together…

By From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Aug 31st, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Saving my views on self-defense and preparedness for later, this post is about spending time outdoors with family. While I visit the range fairly often, I truly enjoy the times when it’s a family outing. Recently I had a fun visit to the range accompan…



Low-Point Bagel Pizzas

By From http://www.pointsinmylife.com/ • Aug 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The only thing better than pizza is low-point pizza!!! These very low-point delicious pizzas, made two different ways, are perfect for a light lunch or supper. Bon Appetit! Cheesy-Chicken PizzaIngredients:- 1, Thomas Bagel Thins bagel- 1, 4 oz. bo…



Spotsylvania Trails

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Aug 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The post-Hurricane Irene weather has been beautiful, and we spent some time yesterday exploring the Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail in Spotsylvania. This 1.75 mile trail was completed last summer, the first project of the Spotsylvania Greenways Initiative, an organization devoted to creating a system of trails throughout the county. The trailhead is at the rear of the River Run Business Park, just off Rt. 1 across from Massaponax High School. It’s an easy trail through the woods, no huffing and puffing required, suitable for kids and dogs. Nice and shady for a summer walk. And we even saw a salamander.

Below: Shady trail, Farm Pond, wild morning glories.

We’ve also been taking walks on the paths created behind the Lick Run Community Center on Rt. 3 West, on the Mullins Farm property just past Chancellor Elementary. These paths wind through land on which the Battle of Chancellorsville was fought, and there are exhibits and signs along the way that describe how the battle unfolded. The rolling hills are dotted with mature trees, and hundreds of young trees have been planted. Save this walk for a cool day, since it’s mostly open land with little shade.

Below: Lick Run Community Center, history display, rolling farmland.




Spotsylvania Trails

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Aug 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The post-Hurricane Irene weather has been beautiful, and we spent some time yesterday exploring the Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail in Spotsylvania. This 1.75 mile trail was completed last summer, the first project of the Spotsylvania Greenways Initiative, an organization devoted to creating a system of trails throughout the county. The trailhead is at the rear of the River Run Business Park, just off Rt. 1 across from Massaponax High School. It’s an easy trail through the woods, no huffing and puffing required, suitable for kids and dogs. Nice and shady for a summer walk. And we even saw a salamander.

Below: Shady trail, Farm Pond, wild morning glories.

We’ve also been taking walks on the paths created behind the Lick Run Community Center on Rt. 3 West, on the Mullins Farm property just past Chancellor Elementary. These paths wind through land on which the Battle of Chancellorsville was fought, and there are exhibits and signs along the way that describe how the battle unfolded. The rolling hills are dotted with mature trees, and hundreds of young trees have been planted. Save this walk for a cool day, since it’s mostly open land with little shade.

Below: Lick Run Community Center, history display, rolling farmland.




Spotsylvania Trails

By From http://fredericksblogger.blogspot.com/ • Aug 30th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The post-Hurricane Irene weather has been beautiful, and we spent some time yesterday exploring the Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail in Spotsylvania. This 1.75 mile trail was completed last summer, the first project of the Spotsylvania Greenways…



The World’s Best Selling Beer

By From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Aug 29th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Craft beer fans know they are in the minority when it comes to beer preferences. But, the gap is so much greater than we can imagine. When it comes to popular factory beers, we often think of the likes of Miller Light, Coors, Budweiser, and Mich Ultra….



Is Google becoming the next iteration of AOL?

By From http://www.odonnellweb.com • Aug 28th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

I was initially a big fan of Google+, and I still think it is a more privacy friendly social networking platform than Facebook. However, Google’s insistence on real names in the service is concerning. I’ve always used my real name online, but I certainly understand that for many people, there are very good reasons to […]



Internal Derangement & Degeneration

By From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Aug 28th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Subtitle: Growing old isn’t for sissies.

Last weekend I participated in the monthly USPSA match held by North Mountain Practical Shooters. I was looking forward to the match as I haven’t been able to shoot in a match since the July 3 Fredericksburg ev…



Don’t Drive in a Hurricane

By From http://www.andrewflusche.com • Aug 27th, 2011 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

As of 4pm today, Hurricane Irene had already caused 152 vehicle crashes on Virginia’s roadways. And those are just the ones handled by the Virginia State Police. The Fredericksburg area is in Division II, which had 17 of those 152 crashes. I’m sure there are many more by now and other incidents that were handled […]