National Night Out August 7th and Funeral for The Wicked Witch of Countryside

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I found a UTube clip titled “Funeral at Countryside”. It gave me the idea to have a ceremony after putting the feed on Tuesday evening. The winner of the naming contest will be announced. The “noname” wicked witch will be present at the ceremony to accept her name/fate. We will then have a procession in […]

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A present for Newt …

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Can you spot them here?. . Easy pickin’s for a skilled golf ball hunter like Newt and his trusty staff. I got tangled up in butterfly bushes and whatever else I have not controled this year due to the demands of my second unpaid job. Newt, you better come get them as it is now […]

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Pilgrims

Monday, July 30, 2007

Pilgrims There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. Annie Dillard A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard penned those words in her Pulitzer Prize book, A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, in 1974. At the time she was writer in residence at Hollins College and spent hours upon hours […]

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Letter to Editor

Friday, July 27, 2007

Jim Skinner of Roanoke had a letter to the editor posted in today’s Roanoke Times.In the letter Jim brings up several excellent points. One of his primary points is that many localities have municipal golf courses for their citizens. According to his research, Virginia Beach alone has eleven courses and Fairfax has nine. Mr. Skinner […]

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Close Encounters at Countryside

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Countryside Neighborhood has been stuck in the Twilight Zone for over 2 years now and it is wearing thin on all of us. We struggle to enjoy this treasured green space while still wondering what will become of us. Though the August 1st deadline looms large and the development team will be meeting with […]

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It’s a foggy night at Countryside

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Runway 6 guide lights flashing towards the 12th green . The Little House on the 13th tee blocks a guide light. Close Encounters of the Third Kind on Runway 6 Approach. This evening was one of those foggy nights here at Countryside Golf Course. The neighborhood was enveloped by very heavy wet air that activates […]

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The People Speak

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Petition For months now, we’ve been trumpeting the message: “SAVE COUNTRYSIDE!” All we can say is that Roanoke has responded! Our community wants to save the course and utilize the green space as a golf and recreational area for the entire city. Our online petition offers a unique public comment area. We’ve taken those […]

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THE HANGING OF THE BANNER!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

This historic event took place today at approximately 4:30 PM. Mark it on your calendar as it will be the day the tide will turn for our community. Countryside Golf Course will have a new lease on life with such commitment and persistence of neighbors like those you see in this video clip – Ken […]

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Tallyho!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lining up a birdie putt on the 6th hole Tallyho! A Commentary “Groundbreaking for the nation’s newest golf retreat will be conducted Thursday. Guess where it’s happening, folks? How about right here.” So opens Randy King, sports reporter at The Roanoke Times, in his weekend feature piece on the new Ballyhack Golf Retreat in Roanoke […]

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Salem Fireman play at Countryside today …

Sunday, July 22, 2007

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PUBLIC WELCOME – anyone can play!

Friday, July 20, 2007

The old Kinsey Dairy Farm barn welcomes all to the Ellis Maples designed 18-hole championship public golf course where anyone can play. Those of us who live on the Countryside fairways and more important those who learned the art and etiquette of golf at a very young age know how heavily this golf course is […]

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Defending a Roanoke Times Reporter

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I bet you have never read a headline like that anywhere. .The Roanoke Times article today written by Mason Adams was very well written and accurate. However, reporters do not and let me emphasize DO NOT write their headlines. The reporter writes his story and their editor attaches the headline. So Mason Adams’ well written […]

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