• Captain Dale's SML Fishing Report
      DALE WILSON’S SML GUIDE SERVICE 540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950 www.captaindalewilson.com  
  • Photo of the week: by Jay Sheaffer
  • Photo of the week: by Haley Fredericks
      This week's Photo of the Week was provided by Haley Fredericks.  "It was taken in my Mom's garden on a daisy stem.  It is a Planthopper Nymphs from the Acanaloniidae family.  They are really small, and whenever you touch them, they hop away.  The strands of fuzz might provide protection from predators:  It could be a trick, having the predators attack the wrong part of the insect-the wax breaks off, while the insect jumps to safety."  
  • Young bucks of the ring
      By Mike Forster sports@bedfordbulletin.com   When one thinks of fertile boxing grounds, places such as Philadelphia, Detroit and. New York come to mind. Well, the City of Brotherly Love, Motown and the Big Apple have some company:  Bedford County, Virginia.
  • Photo of the Week: By Ed Wennerstrom
      Ed Wennerstrom provided this week's Photo of the Week. Ed got his shot of this fatigued filly while at the Brook Hill Farm Horse Rescue and Therapeutic Riding Center, in Forest.      This filly was borne to a rescued pregnant mare  at the center. Ed told us, "I was shooting chore activities being performed by equestrian students at the barn, when I just happen to see a big yawn and snapped a photo."
  • Time to go after stripers
      DALE WILSON’S SML GUIDE SERVICE PHONE NO:  540-297-5650 / 540-874-4950 www.captaindalewilson.com   OVERVIEW:   Fishing conditions should start to improve as the days become shorter.. Water temperature will be in the upper 70’s to the lower 80’s. Most bass will feed at night , early morning and late afternoon this month. Fishing for stripers will be good.
  • Midnight for Cinderella
      By Mike Forster sports@bedfordbulletin.com   History is replete with underdogs.  And Americans (who, by the way, had their nation founded by a bunch of them) love underdogs. So, along with all those who faced long odds and earned our admiration, you can include the American Legion Post 217 baseball team.
  • New life for Big Island Post 217
      The dead walk among us! But, fear not.  There's no need to call out the CDC or the Zombie Response Unit. In this case, it's Big Island Post 217's American Legion senior baseball team playing the role of the walking undead. When last we left the Islanders, they were dealing with the fact they'd been eliminated in the District 10 playoffs, a 21-16 loss to Lynchburg Post 16. Lynchburg advanced to the finals, where it was topped by Danville.
  • Camp comes back to JF
      They're baaa-aack! After an absence of a dozen (or so) years, the summer baseball camp at Jefferson Forest is back in business.  As such, Jim Thacker Field (behind Forest Middle School) was alive with the shouts, laughter, pings of the bat and baseball-on-leather sounds associated with our national pastime. Jefferson Forest Head Coach Ryan Gilleland hosted the camp, which drew the vast majority of its 40 participants from the eastern part of our county.
  • Photo of the Week
      This issue's Photo of the Week was taken and sent into us by Becky Roberts, yet another member of the Forest Photography Club. Becky is a former resident of Bedford, now living in Lynchburg, where she has a part-time business called "My Second Chance Photography."  She only needed one chance to get this beaut of a shot of the Humpback Bridge, in Covington.