It seems too good to be true.
The weather report for this Saturday doesn't seem normal considering all the clouds and rain that we have had for 2018, BUT the forecast calls for sunshine, clear skies, and a high of 76. It will be a beautiful day for all things Ashland, which means being out and socializing.
A big happy birthday to the place that has raised so many Ashland kids! Kiddie Kingdom will be throwing a big birthday party this Saturday, Sept. 29th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be carnival games, music, food, and lots of fun seeing familiar faces. Bring your kids by to visit the classrooms and teachers that they loved!
It should be a wonderful afternoon on the front lawn of the Arts and Activities Center! This Craft Beer Festival has become so popular in the past few years, and it is easy to see why! Live music will be provided from the Mike Lucci Band, the HD Band, and The Bush League. Visitors will have many breweries to choose from, including Ardent Ales, Hardywood, COTU, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and Devil's Backbone. Yours truly will be pouring at the Legends tent from 3:00 to 5:00, so please stop by and say hi! Tickets are $15 at the door and include a commemorative pint glass.
The Ashland Farmer's Market is a lovely place to visit as fall fruits and vegetables arrive. Make it a part of your weekend routine!
The Hanover County School Board announced that it will combine Henry Clay and John M. Gandy Elementary Schools into one sometimes within the next 3 to 4 years. We hope that they can find a way to keep these school children at a school that is connected to the town by sidewalks. We always enjoyed walking to school when scheduled allowed it. Those minutes were filled with good conversation and frequent stops along the way when the honeysuckle was in bloom.
Keep the Ashland elementary school within the town limits; it's why people move here.
Enjoy this beautiful weekend, Ashlanders! Stay up late with the windows open; you live in a beautiful place.
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