Date Archives May 2010

Memorial Day.

True meaning of Memorial Day The real meaning of Memorial Day is not the start of summer and it’s not merely a three-day weekend . Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have served, fought and died for our country.

…It’s a sacred day to all war veterans: None need to be reminded of the reason that Memorial Day must be commemorated. … By honoring the nation’s war dead, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice in the memories of future generations.

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Bows and Arrows or Wolves? Which Will Dunlora Residents Choose?

An interesting dilemma in a suburban environment : With a proposal to cull deer before their community association, some Dunlora residents are hoping they’ll be able to keep bow hunters out of the bucolic neighborhood. They’re hoping that the board will table the idea or, barring that, put it to a community-wide vote. .. “We do need to limit deer because, in addition to being a problem for people by eating landscape plants and being in the roadways, deer are impacting other species, such as birds that require low-growing plants for habitat. The best way to accomplish this would be for people to learn to live among the coyotes that have moved into Virginia now that the bigger carnivores are mostly gone,” she wrote.

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Where to Watch the World Cup in Charlottesville – 2010

Charlottesville is a good soccer town; we’re privileged to have outstanding soccer teams to watch – UVA Men’s and Women’s , thriving youth and adult programs and pretty good fields on which to play. … I asked the question last time, 2006 , and now I ask it again: Where are the best places to watch the World Cup in 2010? . (The USA’s odds to win are 66/1 ) The Shebeen and McGrady’s Irish Pub led the informal poll on Twitter. – I think Zinc on West Main will be showing the World Cup. (they’re also listed on livesoccertv , so they must , right? – BW3 and Wild Wings surely will. – Fardowner’s in Crozet says they’ll be showing it .

…@JimDuncan – I think Shebeen’s going to be one of the best places for the World Cup this year —

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