Sunday, December 14, 2008

12/11/08 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” This column begins with music because it is everywhere this time of year, as it should be. I know that your calendar is nearing capacity, but there are a few things that you should try and attend.

As their annual gift to the community, the Hanover Concert Band will present its Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 16th at 7 pm at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. This is a free concert, and right in your backyard! There will be sweet treats, and I promise that everyone will have a wonderful evening. Don’t miss this!

Congratulations to the Ashland Youth Soccer U-8 Champions who won the Western Hanover County U-8 Championship game recently! Peyton Attkisson, Blake Boschen, Andrew Datovech, Jessica Haines, Sean Hartigan, Caleb Kulinowski, Ronny Maier, and Rachel Sheldon were the fast-footed players. Their coaches were Ron Maier, Matt Boschen and Jeff Haines. Way to go!

The Richmond Brass Consort will present a concert of traditional and popular Christmas music for brass and percussion at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ashland on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. The cost of admission is a donation of nonperishable foods or money for the Central Virginia Food Bank, who needs our help so much right now.

Happy Birthday to Lee Sloppy who turned 65 on December 12th. I love it that Lee doesn’t mind telling everyone how old he is!

Come join your neighbors for an afternoon of community sharing. The 3rd Annual Abundance Swap will take place Sunday, December 14th from 2 to 4 pm at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center on Center St. Find 2-3 items in your home that are in good or like-new condition, items that someone else might enjoy, and bring them to the swap! At the Swap, pick the same number of items that you brought. No money is involved, only sharing. No clothing, jewelry, or paperback books, please. Refreshments will be served.

Happy Birthday to Rebecca Cline who celebrated her birthday on December 7!

Wasn’t that snow pretty? It’s amazing how children can instantly become so excited, and try to scoop together a snowball from the flurries. I’m cautiously optimistic that we might get a big snowfall this year. If it’s going to be this cold, it might as well snow, although in this flat town it’s hard to find a hill to sleigh down. Not that I’m complaining! Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a peaceful week!

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