Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2/11/10 Snow Snow Snow Snow

I am at a loss. I just am stunned at the amount of snow that keeps falling from the sky. The snow that's on the ground doesn't have time to melt before the next batch arrives. Sleds that used to last for years are getting worn out in two weeks, and the Ace Hardware can't keep snow shovels on the shelf. If you haven't already, take lots of pictures of this white stuff. Our sweet town is absolutely stunning in white, and who knows when it will come again like this.

Casino Night at St. Ann's Catholic Church is this Saturday, Feb. 13th! Come dressing in your fin disco clothes and bid on some of the amazing auction items that Jackie Plank has been collecting. There are ski vacations, Flying Squirrel tickets, tennis lessons- all kinds of fun things. Tickets are $20 per person and available at the door. The party begins at 6pm!

If you see Rosie Morris this week, please wish her a happy birthday! Rosie turned 5 on February 5th and I think there's a big party being planned for this weekend. Have you noticed how many important people are born in Feb? Lincoln, Washington, Galileo, Monica, Rosie...

I know it's hard to think of spring these days, but it will get here eventually, and it will be time for the Ashland Railroad Run! Think of that brilliant green that we see in the early spring! Think of the Red bud trees, the dogwoods- do you remember the Azaleas? What I'm getting at is think of how beautiful our streets will look when you run or walk down them in the Railroad Run. Entry forms are now available on line at http://www.hanoverarts.org/. It will be a wonderful event!

The Ashland Library is always warm on a cold afternoon! Come dressed in your snow boots and jammies for Slumbertime Story time on Wednesday, Feb. 24th at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Did you hear that George Will is coming to Randolph-Macon on March 4th at 7pm? I'm sure it will be standing-room-only at Blackwell, but find a way to squeeze in if you can. I'm excited to hear what he talks about!

Happy Valentines Day Ashland! I sure do love you. If I was rich, I'd build all kinds of things for you: playgrounds, sidewalks, movie theaters, bandstands. But until I win the lottery, these love letters will have to do.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: ashlandnews@gmail.com, 310-5320. xoxo

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