Monthly Archives: January 2013

Smith Mountain Lake Tree Face

Smith Mountain Lake Tree Face

Click here for the Great Blizzard of 1978

Local recollections:

What was a January thaw rain storm and fog on Wednesday the 25th when we went to bed, turned out to be a blizzard during the night. The winds were so severe during that early Thursday morning of January 26th, we had snow drifts in the attic of our home. The snow had blown up through the air vents of the attic. We shoveled snow into trash cans to remove it. We had blowing winds for all of Thursday and Friday resulting in a ground cover of snow that exceeded 24 inches and drifts that went well up onto the house. When the winds finally subsided we literally had to dig the house out of a snow drift. We did not have school for a week.

We had a family tradition when the kids were growing up. Each child got to pick the restaurant for their birthday dinner. Edgar’s birthday was and still is on January 30th, a Monday that year. He was seven years old. His selection was Creamer’s in the flats of Mansfield so we loaded everyone into the car. On the drive south, we encountered the National Guard plowing snow and cleaning State Route 13 and had to wait a bit to get through. We made it down and back that Monday afternoon and evening. It was a joyous occasion!

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In April 1999, an arsonist set fire to the Greenwich Hotel. The resulting fire took the hotel, the town bank and finally the building to the east of the hotel.

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Grandpa Z’s Weekly Puzzle –

Contest period – January 21 through January 25


Level of Difficulty: 3 of 10


What letter is midway between the letters C and W?




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The correct answer may be viewed on Saturday & Sunday!

This Week’s Puzzle Results: Attempts: 12; Correct: 8;

Persons with the correct answer for this week’s puzzle

Who got it right??

1.)  Alphons O. in Oberöwisheim, Germany

2.)  Dean B. in Sandusky, Ohio

3.)  Gayle B. in Greenwich, Ohio

4.)  Bill L. in Greenwich, Ohio

5.) Carl F. in Halsey, Oregon

6.)  Marlene J. in Greenwich, Ohio

7.)  Tim in Waterford, Pennsylvania

8.) Donna R. in North Fairfield, Ohio

9.) December 17, 2012 * 8 *



The Best Record: Thirty one (31)

February 9, 2007 – Mind Boggler 2 –

The Most Dismal Record: One (1)

January 10, 2011 – Cube the last number

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Back Yard - January 11, 2013

Back Yard – January 11, 2013

The San Francisco Opera Low Brass Section perform excerpts from Wagner’s Lohengrin at the 2012 CSU, East Bay Trombone Day. Featuring Mr. Jeff Budin (acting principal), Don Kennelly (second trombone), David Ridge (principal bass trombone), and Zachariah Spellman (principal tuba).

Sponsored by Dick Akright and A&G Music,
Film courtesy of Dr. Jon Brummel and Bonehead Music.

Cousin Frank at work.

Cousin Frank at work.