Thursday, July 26, 2007

7/27/07 Losing George, Bluemont, Bright Beginnings, Pool Movie











Our hearts broke last week when we lost George Hansen. We ache for his family and for our town of Ashland who needed a good soul like George. It seems like not so long ago that Jay and Nina left us; all of them gone away too soon.

The first Bluemont Concert of the season is this Sunday, July 29th, at 7 pm on the front lawn of the Hanover Arts and Activities Center (500 S. Center St.). Bring a chair, or a blanket, and listen to award-winning Mary Ann Redmond’s unique rhythm and blues. Tickets are $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont members, and $2 for children under 12. Call the Center at 798-2728 for more information.

The children of Hanover County are fortunate that the YMCA’s “Bright Beginnings” Program has such dedicated volunteers who help hundreds of kids get the school supplies and new clothes that they need to start school. Please help support this program that makes such a difference in the life of a child in your neighborhood. You can give a monetary donation on-line at http://www.ymcarichmond.org/ (go to “branches”, then “Patrick Henry”, then “Bright Beginnings”. You can also drop off donations of school supplies at any YMCA branch. Call 798-0057 to see how you can help.

This Thursday, Aug. 2, the Ashland Library will host Mother Nature’s Travelin’ Road Show at 11:30 where kids can learn about life in the woods and meet some fascinating critters from the Virginia Living Museum.

Friday, Aug. 3rd is the last “Dive-In Movie” at the Ashland Pool. Bring your floats and join your friends to watch “Open Season” beginning at dark.

You can reach me by phone at (804) 310-5320 or email at ashlandnews@gmail.com. Let me know about what’s going on in Ashland for the month of August. Have a great week.

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