Thursday, July 17, 2008

7/17/08 Lazy Summer Days: All of Ashland Either on Vacation or at the Pool

There doesn’t seem to be very much going on in our sweet town this week, and that’s exactly how it should be in the middle of summer. There should be children bored in the backyard, dogs sleeping in the middle of the street, and people reading by the pool. We should all be on some sort of vacation if only on our back porch. Do you remember what “lazy” feels like?

Congratulations to the following dogs that placed in the Patriotic Pet Contest held at the Arts and Activities Center on the 4th of July! Lilly, a Standard Poodle was awarded first; Felix, a bloodhound, won second place; and Brady, a Shih Poo took 3rd.

The second Street Party of the summer is this Saturday, July 19th behind the library from 6 to 10:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for adults, and children under 12 get in free with a paying adult. You can buy tickets at the gate and at Cross Brothers, Ace Hardware, Princess Cleaners, and Train Town Toy and Hobby. Hope to see you there!

Next Friday, July 25th at 10:30am, come catch the reading bug at the Ashland Library with Rob Westcott who uses magic, puppetry, and old-fashioned storytelling to bring his audience along on a fast-paced adventure about making healthy choices. Hmmm...”healthy choices”... Would that be deciding between “Tom Sawyer” or “Hannah Montana”?

The Bluemont Concerts will return to the front lawn of the Hanover Arts and Activities Center in a few weeks. Mark your calendars for “Oretea Knicely” who’ll bring us music from the Andes on Sunday, July 27th at 7pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and settle in for an evening of outdoor music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for kids. Please no alcoholic beverages, smoking, or pets. I promise that it will be one of those evenings that will remind you of how lucky you are to be living in this town.

If you can think of anything exciting that’s going on in town, let me know. I’ll take stories of interesting sunsets, wildlife, what restaurant you went to last night- I’m not picky these days. You can reach me at 310-5320, or email You can find yesterday’s news at Have a lovely week!

No comments:

6/14/2018 An Open Letter to WHAN, Feed the Life Guards, Local Kids Earn Their PHDs

We have been without a local newspaper now for two months and the void is still there.  It hasn't been without effort, though.  I hav...