Monday, May 28, 2007

5/18/07 Plant A Row for the Hungry, Street Party,

What a beautiful spring we’re having this year! We’ve had green days of low humidity and over-night showers to keep the pollen down. Irises and azaleas are blooming all over town, and it’s been hard to get the kids to come inside in the evenings.

The Ashland Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday behind the Town Offices from 9:00 am to noon. Get there early to find the sweetest organic strawberries and maybe some spring peas. Those legendary Hanover Tomatoes should be appearing in a few weeks.

Honoring Our Veterans- This Thursday, May 24th at 7:00pm, Delegate Frank Hargrove will be speaking at the Ashland Library. Refreshments will be served and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

As the parking lot in the Hanover Shopping Center is under construction, don’t forget that some restaurants are still open, or “abierto”, for business!

While you’re planting your garden this spring, consider planting a row for the hungry. The Central Virginia Food Bank is asking for gardeners to help stock their shelves with healthy vegetables this summer. Collection boxes will be available throughout the area starting in June. Call Annette Pelliccio for more information: 798-9280.

‘Hope to see everyone tomorrow (Sat.) night from 6pm to 11pm at the 1st Street Party of the summer behind the Ashland Library. There’s hardly a way to have more fun in town on a Saturday night then to come and dance with your neighbors.

Memorial Day is coming up soon, and although it’s usually a great day for picnics and cookouts, think about setting aside some time to remember our veterans who sacrificed their lives so we might live in the wonderful country.

These beautiful days won’t last for long. The heat and humidity of our tropical summers will be upon us shortly. Leave the car at home and walk around your beautiful town while the air is sweet and the flowers are blooming. Drop me a line if you’ve got any Ashland news that you need to spread. Call me at 310-5320 or email ashlandnews@gmail.com Have a great week! Meriwether

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