Thursday, June 18, 2009

6/4/09 Strawberry Faire, Updated Town Plan, Summer Reading Program

I am having a very hard time coming to work Monday mornings. The weekends are just too pretty, and there are too many fun things to do. This weekend is no different. The Strawberry Faire will be held on the streets around Randolph-Macon from 10am to 5pm this Saturday, June 6th. I would advise you to bring a wagon, because you’ll need it to help carry all the plants, crafts, and beautiful strawberries. There will be music, food, crafts, including Sunny Girl Signs and Locust Farm Windsor Chairs.

Happy Birthday to Katelynn Brown who will blow out eight candles on June 8th! Katelynn is one of the newest team members of the Richmond Kickers U9 Girls Travel Team. Ahem, maybe she deserves some extra presents, Tracy.

Your Ashland Town Planners have worked hard on integrating all your comments and suggestions for the updated comprehensive plan, and will have an open house to show the final plan on Thursday, June 4th from 6- 9pm, and Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm. You could stop by Town Hall before you visit the Farmer’s Market, or the Strawberry Faire.

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! This event is sponsored by the Ashland Main Street Association. Through the months of May and June, before it gets too hot, bring your lunch and picnic from noon to 1:30 pm.

Charlotte Reynolds’ surgery went well this past week, as did a following MRI that didn’t show any growth of the tumor into other areas. By the time you read this, this sweet little girl will have started another round of chemo, or maybe radiation this time. I am so impressed with her strength and stamina- what a fighter. You can read about Charlotte at

There will be a series of Thursday night concerts at the Virginia Center Common’s Chick-fil-a beginning June 11th with The Taters and Chris Mottley. The music starts at 5:30 in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A, with donations being accepted for the VA Food Bank and Charlotte Reynolds.

Happy Birthday to Lisa Funk who will celebrate her birthday on June 7th!

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.

Watch out, I’m standing on my soap box and yelling really loud: “Look around at this wonderful town we have here! Good grief, are we lucky to be living here!” There is so much to do, that I’ve decided that I’m going to stop sleeping. It is just a waste of time, especially since the night is so beautiful around here. At 5 am on a Sunday morning, it is so quiet- no train noise, no “hum” from 95, and the birds aren’t awake yet. I would highly recommend the early morning hours. At the end of my life, will I wish that I had spent more time with my sweet town? More early morning hours, more middle-of-the-afternoons, and less time cleaning my kitchen floor? Call or email me with your Ashland news, 310-5320, Have a wonderful week!

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