Archive for February, 2012

What Next To “Belgianize”?

By From • Feb 29th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

There’s a trend among brewers to create new beers that are a blend of traditional styles. The cider makers are picking up on that too. The folks at Woodchuck Cidery have added a new product to their Private Reserves lineup. They’ve added a belgian…

Low-Point Chicken and Green Bean Casserole

By From • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

No need to make any side dishes for this entrée. With your protein, vegetables, and starch all combined into one amazing casserole, you can enjoy a flavorful meal that’s very easy to make.Low-Point Chicken and Green Bean CasseroleIngredients:- 3 …

Gnat Shooting

By From • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Sports

Now this looks like fun. In a twist on shooting clays, “Gnat” shooting lets participants take aim at a specially designed remote controlled airplane. The sport was developed in, of all places, the United Kingdom. The target plane, which flies at s…

Police Don’t Send the Radar for Calibration

By From • Feb 27th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

It’s a simple point, but one that folks misunderstand. When talking about radar calibrations, we’re not talking about the police sending the radar unit somewhere. The radar devices stay in the police cars. But what IS calibrated then? Law enforcement officers have tuning forks that they use before and after their shift to verify the […]

There Goes Your Tip

By From • Feb 27th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

At an Ash Wednesday celebration meeting, a waiter accidentally spilled several beers down the back of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Chancellor appears to have taken it in stride. The waiter was reportedly serving the beer as a fav…

Feast of St. Gabriel Possenti

By From • Feb 27th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

February 27 is the Feast Day of St. Gabriel Possenti. The Saint is honored as “the gun Saint” due to the marksmanship skills he is said to have displayed when rescuing his Italian village from a band of violent soldiers in 1860. Tradition states…

Great Lakes Beer Dinner

By From • Feb 26th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Events

It’s finally here! The much-anticipated entry of Great Lakes Brewery into the Virginia market officially begins on February 27. There are several “tap takeover” events taking place around Northern VA. The first official Great Lakes Beer Dinner wil…

Saintly Wisdom

By From • Feb 26th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

From Saint Josemaría Escrivá:

It is not true that there is opposition between being a good Catholic and serving civil society faithfully. In the same way there is no reason why the Church and the State should clash when they proceed with the lawful…

Sunday Liquor Sales

By From • Feb 25th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

In Virginia, liquor cannot be sold on Sundays. Well, except where it can be sold. In an inexplicable twist of logic, Sunday liquor sales are allowed in urban areas, but forbidden in the rural parts of the state. Fredericksburg is one of those rural are…

Redneck Lent

By From • Feb 24th, 2012 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a venison steak. But, all of Bubba’s neighbors were Catholic. Since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.

The delicious aroma from the grilled venison …