Tuesday, October 5, 2010

9/23/10 Hollywood comes to COTU, World Class Athletes

Beautiful weather these days, citizens of Ashland! It is the perfect time of year to be outside and enjoy anything: a game, a concert, a cook-out, anything! I would add a sleeping porch to my house if it was in my budget, for it is delightful sleeping weather.

There were lots of birthdays recently, most notably Lorie Foley and Jen Burch who share September 20th ! Cake was also consumed at the Proffitt household for Kip’s 13th birthday on the 14th. I hope all of you have a wonderful year.

This Saturday, September 25th, bring your unused, unneeded, and expired prescription medications to the Ashland Police Department from 10am to 2pm. The APD is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency in this first, nationwide prescription drug take-back. This is a great way to get rid of those old medicines without throwing them in a landfill or contaminating our ground water.

Congratulations to Shelly Adair who recently returned from competing in the Duathlon World Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland! Shelly had a wonderful biking the very hilly Scottish countryside which included an extinct volcano.

Did you all see all the fuss in town this past Monday? I love it when Hollywood finds our picturesque little town. We’ll have to stay tuned to see when this Lifetime Movie will be available for viewing!

This cooler weather is perfect for getting outside and the 7th Annual Harvest Run will be held on Saturday, October 16th. The 10K will begin at 9:00am and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:10 from Carter Park. This very important event benefits the Hanover Safe Place, and WHEAT (Western Hanover Emergency Action Team). You can register online at www.ashlandharvestrun.com

The fourth annual Tiger Trot for John M. Gandy and Henry Clay Elementary Schools is open for registrations! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 23, and save money by registering early. This is a wonderful 5K run through our fair streets to support the PTAs of our elementary schools. Our town is unique because we have two schools to serve the K-5th grade population. While this makes our schools small and cozy, there are also two PTAs to support. Visit http://www.townhound.com/ for a registration form.

The last Street Party of the year was a great party- but does that surprise anyone? Hank Lowery and his team of volunteers have created an indispensible event that we look forward to every summer. Not only do we get to have fun and laugh with our friends, but the money that’s made goes directly back to our community. The Street Party Organization has been very generous, and we thank them so much. Look forward next May for the first sign of summer.

Good Luck to Corinne Luck who will compete in the Naylor’s Beach Olympic Triathlon this weekend at Naylor’s Beach in the Northern Neck. This race consists of a one mile swim in the Rappahannock River, then a 26 mile bike ride, then a 6.2 run through the back roads and gullies of Richmond County. Ashland loves you, Corinne- have a great race!

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com . Have an wonderful week!

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