Monthly Archives: March 2009

Alien Invaders?

Not likely, but I am sure that folks from Maryland to Hampton Roads probably imagined they saw some UFOs last night after seeing bright shooting lights and cacophonous explosions in the sky.  I personally was not one of the witnesses to this strange phenomenon, I just found out about this when reading and article in entitled, “Streaming lights, explosions reported all along the coast“.  According to this article, the National Weather Service has not yet released an explanation as to what those light and sounds were.  So far the National Weather Service’s Wakefield office has said that there could be a number of possible explanations for this event and that there are people looking into what was the source of the bright streaking light and the subsequent explosion.

Witnesses to this phenomena claimed it was like an orange fireball that streaked across the night sky followed by a loud explosion.   The American Meteor Society is asking any witnesses to this event to go to fill out their Fireball Reporting Form in hopes of being able to identify what this phenomenon actually was.  If you were a witness to this event, please go to the Fireball Reporting Form and give the details of what you saw.  The form may seem a little intimidating at first to those who are not very familiar with the terminology used in astronomy, but it offers explanations to any terms that may be difficult to understand.  This information provided by witnesses can help scientist find a general location where they can search for any evidence of the occurrence.

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Va Tech remembrance walk/run

While reading an article in just now, I was reminded that the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings is coming up.  According to this article entitled, “Run, walk at VaTech to remember slaying victims”,  Virginia tech will hold a 3.2 mile run/walk on the second anniversary of the VaTech slayings in remembrance of the 32 students who were killed on April 16, 2007.

This “Run for Remembrance”, which will take place on April 16 is free and open to all who wish to participate.  The course will start at the Alumni Mall and stretch 3.2 miles to the Drillfield near the schools memorial for the victims of the April 16 shootings.  This event will begin at 8 a.m. With a balloon release.  There will be a banner for all the participants to sign that will bear the slogan, “I ran 3.2 for the 32”.  At the conclusion of the walk/run organizers will take a group photo of all the runners and walkers.

This is a great opportunity for students, staff and local-area residents to show support for the families of the victims who were murdered in that tragic campus shooting spree.  Pre-registration is recommended.  If you would like to register in advance, you can do so by visiting this registration page.   By pre-registering on that page, you can also request a t-shirt in your size. For more information, please visit the Va Tech Department of Recreational Sports website.

Virginia Tech has suspended all classes on the 16th of April in remembrance of the event that claimed the lives of 32 of its students.


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Change in Real Estate Market in Tidewater Virginia

Today shall we talk about the weather in this area, blowing rain, cold, grey day. Miserable? Not so much! Culpepper Landing one of the neighborhoods I sell in, was very busy with traffic today. People came out in the rain to see the site of Homearama 2009. I also had the privilege of writing a contract for a couple to build a home. They are so excited about the neighborhood they are trying to talk some friends into moving here. Please check out Also, if you aren’t familiar with the neighborhood concept of Traditional Neighborhood Development, google the phrase. This is the way we use to live, before we became clositered in our back yard with a six foot privacy fence and never met the neighbors. You’ll love the concept. The neighborhood will take your breath away.  Since the media continues to print the negative, I’ve decided to take a stand for letting my readers know, what’s happening in my neck of the woods. Please feel free to write your comments, ask questions or just share a thought. My passion has been real estate in some form or fashion most of my life.  I’ve decided to share the passion in a positive and real world way. Enjoy!

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