Despite a winter that saw bone-chilling nighttime lows across Central Virginia, a sputtering, snowy start to spring and a late-season freeze last week, the area’s peach crop appears to have come out mostly unscathed.
To preview the coming gridlock on U.S. 29, wade through the McIntire Road work at the Route 250 Bypass at rush hour. But then realize U.S. 29 carries four times the traffic. And also realize there is no commercial activity at the McIntire-250 intersection. Try also to imagine fighting that traffic to get to Fashion Square Mall or ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center.
“When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” -from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 14.