Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10/15/09 Indian Summer, Ashland Kids, Pedro's Boys, Good Eats

Ahh, that wonderful Mid-Atlantic weather: never happy, never content, and constantly changing. Just when you think you know how to dress in the morning, the temperature falls and we’re searching for hats and gloves. I even heard rumors of snow last week- wicked, wicked rumors. Can we go back to those 70 degree days for a little bit? I want a few more chances to sleep with the windows open.

Here’s a funny thing to observe at the Ashland Library. Stand in the children’s area and wait for a train to come by. You’ll see one group of kids yell “Train!” and race to the windows, and then there’s another group of kids who don’t even look up from their puzzles. Which kids are the Ashland kids?

Friday, October 23rd is Teen Game Night at the Ashland Library. Send your middle-schooler over at 6pm for an evening of Wii Games, Guitar Hero, and board games with their friends. Snacks served by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Bring your kids in their Halloween costumes down to the Randolph-Macon Brock Center this Saturday for the Annual Fall Festival from 2 to 4 pm. This is a perfect example of how RMC gives back to our community. Come enjoy food, games, prizes, and a moon bounce with the students!

Well done, Pedro’s Boys- a 19-0 wipe-out against Emory and Henry. Can you smell that Hampton-Sydney game? I just can’t wait for November 14th!
Please mark your calendars to attend the Ashland Town Center grand opening event this Friday, October 23rd at 1pm. This is the largest redevelopment project that has occurred in downtown Ashland, so please come and support Yancey & Jane Jones, and the tenants of the Center.

The 6th Annual Ashland Harvest 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, October 24th, and will benefit the St. James the Less Free Clinic and Western Hanover Emergency Action Team (WHEAT). The St. James Clinic is very successful in providing medical, dental and vision care and is a 100% volunteer organization funded by donations. WHEAT benefits citizens in western Hanover with food, electricity, phone service and clothing. The race will begin and end at Carter Park, where a Community Health Faire will be held. You can register online by visiting http://www.ashlandharvestrun.com/

The Ashland Farmer’s Market is still going strong these days with wonderful fall vegetables, fruits, and flowers. There are also baked goods, fresh eggs & meat, and homemade soaps. The Market is open each Saturday morning from 9 until noon behind Town Hall.

I believe that there are now three new restaurants on the verge of opening in town. Not that I don’t love the ones we already have, but it would be fun to add to the mix. Call me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, or email ashlandnews@gmail.com. Have a wonderful week!

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