Archive for June, 2016

Coming Soon 2: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

By From • Jun 30th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

In a story similar to yesterday’s post, we’ve learned that yet another long-closed restaurant in our area will soon be replaced. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse has plans for the former Bailey’s Pub & Grill in the Central Park shopping area. The current building will be demolished and replaced by a 7,536 square foot restaurant including an outdoor seating area.

BJ’s is a California-based chain that features their own take on Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and handcrafted beer and soda. There are four other BJ’s locations in Virginia. The closest to Fredericksburg currently are in Gainesville and Richmond. The chain also operates six breweries to supply it’s restaurants with their house beer. first reported the news here.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

Coming Soon: Harry’s Alehouse

By From • Jun 29th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

It looks like we may soon have another local option for craft beer and food enjoyment. Signs announcing “Harry’s Alehouse Opening Fall 2016” have appeared in a nearby shopping center. Neither their web site or Facebook page have much in the way of…

Mary, at Sandbridge, Va.

By From • Jun 28th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

Mary, at Sandbridge, Va.

By From • Jun 28th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

Summer Themed IDPA Match

By From • Jun 28th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

The June IDPA match at Cavalier held this past Saturday was a super fun match with summer activity themed stage designs. The pleasant, warm weather added to the enjoyment and made for quite a pleasant morning.

The first stage consisted of two separate strings of fire. We started standing at the grill, “cooking” a steak, with our strong hand on a spatula. There were four targets to be engaged in tactical sequence. For the second string, we took a seat at the table and placed the gun in a lidded box. For this string we shot four more targets, near to far, while seated. The last target of the string was well-hidden behind a barrel requiring a hard lean to hit it.

Moving to the next stage, we found a long clothesline with laundry strung across the bay. Starting with our hands on a laundry basket, when then move across the bay shooting at target down range. Moving around the clothes line, we then moved down range engaging targets from various cover positions.

Next up was a run ’n gun type stage. The movement was more like a USPSA stage than what is usually seen in an IDPA match, but still a fun challenge. The seven targets were arranged behind walls, requiring the shooter to cross back and forth into the corners as he progressed down range.

The last stage was the most challenging in my opinion, but perhaps also the most fun. We started standing behind a lawn mower. Giving the mower a hard shove forward activated a very fast, disappearing up-down target, along with a swinger target. The challenge was to push the mower, then draw the gun and get two hits on the disappearing target before it vanished. Following the two moving targets there were five more targets to be engaged.

Our squad consisted of just seven shooters, so we moved quickly through the match. In addition, the other morning squad was started two stages over so we never ran up against them. Thanks to superb organization, and no delays between stages, all five strings in the four stages were shot in less than two hours.

I felt good about how I shot, and had a great time to boot! Apparently, many other shooters had a good day as well. When the results were posted I was further down in the overall order than I had expected. But, that’s fine too; the only person I really compete with is myself. Nonetheless, it was still a very enjoyable morning at the range. I made it home in time to enjoy lunch with my family and then continue the weekend-long garage cleanup project.

[ This content originated at Musings Over a Pint ]

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

By From • Jun 26th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Politics

We will soon find out.Apparently it’s an Oscar Wilde quote.
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Not a bad spot to be. Sandbridge, VA

By From • Jun 25th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

The Threat of Lone Wolf Attacks

By From • Jun 24th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

How many “lone wolves” does it take to make a pack? The lack of a direct connection to organized terror does not lessen the real threat to America. “He acted alone” is just further misdirection from the left.
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Another Run at the IPDA Classifier

By From • Jun 22nd, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Most people don’t do “tests” for fun, but I opted to shoot the IDPA Classifier at Rivanna last weekend. Since I had just participated in the West Virginia State IDPA match a couple weeks ago, and that counts towards the yearly classification requiremen…

Changes at Spencer Devon Brewing

By From • Jun 20th, 2016 • Category: Blog Entries.Local

Last week, Spencer Devon Brewing announced an upcoming, and major, staff change at the Fredericksburg brewpub.Legume is coming to downtown Fredericksburg and is going to support our vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian friends; which is awesome. What isn’…