Wednesday, October 29, 2008

10/31/08 Halloween, Train Day, Public Transportation Survey



If you have a chance, you should go see our new town clock by the Train Station. It’s really beautiful and is keeping excellent time. It really fits the train station, but may lead people to believe that the trains travel on time. Come for the dedication on Saturday, November 8th at 9:30 am.

There are two fun programs coming to the Ashland Library. Local author and historian, Roseanne Shalf, will talk about the relationship between Ashland and its Railroad on Wednesday November 5 at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Then on Friday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m., wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend to a special evening Family Story time. Specifically, milk and cookies will be served. Both of these fun events are sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.





Happy birthday to Hanover Education Foundation Director Robert C. Brown and Parker Marchetti who will both celebrate birthdays on Halloween! I know Parker had 3 candles on his cake, how many did you have, Mr. Brown?

It’s so exciting to hear about Randolph-Macon’s growth and future construction. Robert Lindgren has proven to be an incredible asset to the school and to our town. My congratulations to him on a job well done.

If you’re trick-or-treating on Halloween, remember to stop by the Hanover Arts and Activities Center for treats and some spooky music performed by the Hanover Concert Band. Last year, we felt like we were on a movie set, with ghosts and goblins running past, and the soundtrack drifting from the open doors of HAAC. This year they will be playing on the front lawn, so we should be able to hear them from several blocks away.

The Town website has a survey asking for your opinions on public transportation. Visit http://www.town.ashland.va.us/ and spend a few minutes letting the Town know your ideas about a public transportation system.

The Ashland Farmer’s Market will be open for one last Saturday! Don’t pass up the chance to buy local. It won’t return until April, 2009.

Happy Birthday to Kellan Morris who will turn 7 on November 2nd!

Train Day is coming on November 8th. From 9:30 to 4:00 pm, come downtown and enjoy free train rides, refreshments, children’s activities, and trolley rides. Events will be taking place at the Ashland Library and at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. Call Train Town Toy & Hobby for more information (798-0330) or see the flyer on the community calendar on the town website- http://www.town.ashland.va.us/

Here’s a little lesson in Trick-or-Treating Etiquette. Do not ring the doorbell on a house with front porch lights turned off. Don’t be greedy- take only one piece of candy, and don’t ask for something different than what you’re given. Let smaller kids walk up the steps first. Don’t run, and for goodness sakes, STAY OFF THE TRACKS!!
Call or email me with your Ashland news: 804-310-5320, or ashlandnews@gmail.com. Happy Halloween!

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