Friday, November 23, 2007

11/16/07 Hats Off to Town Police, St. James the Less Art Show, Holiday Parade

What a weekend we had here in town recently! The Ashland Police department could hold seminars on “Crowd Control in Small Town Festivals”. Between the Hampton-Sydney tour buses and the minivans full of Train Day kids, our men in blue did an excellent job keeping the traffic moving and the pedestrians safely crossing the streets. The Dedication of the Plaza was wonderful- please stop by and see it soon. It is a real credit to our town planners to create such a lovely space in our “downtown”. And oh, my heart broke for the Randolph-Macon boys. What an incredible season they have had, and a won over Hampton-Sydney would have been the cherry on top. But there is always next year, and basketball will begin soon!

Get all your Christmas shopping done this weekend at the Heavenly Creations Art/Craft/Gourmet Food Show this weekend at St. James the Less Episcopal Church on Beverly Road in Ashland. The show begins on Friday (today) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4”00 p.m., and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Forty exceptional craftsmen, craftswomen, and artists will display their wares while donating a portion of their sales to St. James. Visit the website: for more information.

Many get well wishes to little Ethan Lynn. I hear that he is recovering and will soon be that bundle of energy that his family loves so much.

The Ashland Farmer’s Market only has a few weekends left before it disappears until spring. You know that you’ll miss it over the winter, so be sure and stop by one or two more times.

The place to be this Sunday will be along Thompson St. at 2:30 p.m. for the Ashland Old Time Holiday Parade. I have found that nothing relieves the stresses of modern life like a parade. Let me spend an afternoon cheering for the beauty queens, squealing as the Shriners zoom past in their little cars, and clapping for the Girl Scout troops. My eyes will well up as the Patrick Henry marching band goes past- restoring my faith in the human race and securing the spirit of Christmas in my heart.

That said, have you planned your Thanksgiving menu yet? It is less than a week away!
Send me your Ashland news if you have a minute. My email is, and my cell phone is 804-310-5320. Cheers!

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