Thursday, June 18, 2009

5/28/09 Lunch on the Lawn, Ballet at HAAC, Update on Charlotte Reynolds

I hope your Memorial Day weekend was lovely! The pool was a popular place to be, and the water didn’t seem that frigid. The Ashland Pool will be open on the weekends now until school gets out. Call the Town for more information: 798-9219.

Happy Birthday to Darcy Inge who celebrated last week with much fanfare!

Congratulations to Ross Luck who answered correctly one of the two questions last week- What do the initials "AC" stand for in AC Bruce's name", and "How did Buddha Morris get his nickname?". Apparently Ross would have had to have gone to middle school with Buddha to understand it, but I'll give him a prize anyway. Ross wins an autographed map of Ashland, with some adjustments made to southern boundary lines to include a blue house by the tracks.

Charlotte Reynolds and her parents are home from their big trip to the MD Anderson Clinic in Houston, TX. When you read this, she will have had another surgery on Wednesday to remove more of the brain tumor and chemotherapy could begin again soon after. The fundraiser this past weekend at Ashland Coffee and Tea was a big success, and so important because while the Reynolds have health insurance, there is a lot that is not covered (like the visit to the clinic in Houston). Watch this space for news on the next fundraiser, and keep up with Charlotte’s fight at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/charlottereynolds.

The Summer Reading Program at the Ashland Library will kick-off next Saturday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come sign your kids up for the Summer Reading Program, make bookmarks & other crafts, have your face painted, and listen to stories.This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Lunch on the Lawn continues this week on the front lawn of the Ashland Town Hall. Come out every Wednesday and have lunch with your town! Through the months of May and June, before it gets too hot, bring your lunch and picnic from noon to 1:30 pm.

The Hanover Arts and Activities Center is sponsoring two performances of the ballet, Peter and Wendy, based on the story of Peter Pan. This is a brand new performance of the Storybook series of the Concert Ballet of Virginia. The two performances will be held at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center (500 S. Center St., Ashland) on Sunday, May 31st at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 12 and under. For ticket reservations, please call 804.798.2728. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended.
Good luck to all the Randolph-Macon graduates! I hope you’ll think of Ashland as a home in the years to come. We have all enjoyed you being here. Call or email me with your Ashland news, 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a wonderful week!

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