THUMBS-UP: To the town of Dayton, which after seeing its Redbud Festival canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, jumped back into the fray this past weekend by opening its downtown to throngs of festivalgoers.

The fest, which usually takes place in mid-April when the redbuds start to bloom, was postponed this year with the hopes Gov. Ralph Northam would lift attendance caps by June. That gamble paid off.

THUMBS-DOWN: Over Memorial Day weekend, the Virginia State Police say there were 14 fatal crashes in the commonwealth. Sadly, with holiday traffic comes the increased likelihood of crashes and with those crashes, the loss of life.

Of those, two were riding motorcycles and eight were not wearing seat belts.

The latter is a problem that shouldn’t be a problem. It’s been too long since the words “wear your seat belts” entered our everyday lexicon. Let’s keep heeding that call.

THUMBS-UP: Hearty thumbs-up to the folks behind an Elvis impersonator fundraiser for Tucker Dean and his family. We’ve written about Tucker and his family before; he’s the son of a Dayton police officer and is currently fighting leukodystrophy, a rare disorder impacting the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

The event is slated to be held at Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater on June 16.

Show Tucker and his family a big hunk of burning love.

(2) comments

posumcop

"Over Memorial Day weekend, the Virginia State Police say there were 14 fatal crashes in the commonwealth. Sadly, with holiday traffic comes the increased likelihood of crashes and with those crashes, the loss of life." Yet no cry from the dems/libs/progs/socs to ban the assault motorized transportation machines.

bootsielawson

Good to see we are coming back. Too bad we have a racist governor. Who shut our state down! Look at republican states for proper government. They only have crooks to run. Mcauliff is another crook! Bagman for LOCK HER UP. Bribed the asst. FBI director with $650,000. He's driving a Porsche and crooked still doesnt have her orange jump suit! Let me see, sold RUSSIA uranium, took bribes from anyone, stole Haitian relief money, bragged about being invited to PUTIN'S lodge, kept SECRET government documents on her home server. The Chinese were listening to everything on her unsecured server. She had her emails destroyed so congress couldn't see them with hammers and hard drives destroyed. Don't forget the out of date AIDS medication she gave Africans. Demonkkkrats sure hate brown people!

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