Tuesday, May 18, 2010

5/13/10 Home Again, Home Again; Safe Routes Grant Success, Another Secret Shop


Hey Ashland, I missed you! Bavaria was beautiful, but you all weren't there. No one invited me to a party, or asked me to serve on a committee. No one asked me out to lunch, or called my name from across the street. It it good to know that you belong somewhere.

Summer is creeping up on us! Did you know that the first Street Party of 2010 is fast approaching? Get your ticket now to come and hear King Edward and the B.D.'s play lots of great dancing music this Saturday, May 15th at 6pm. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $10 at the door, and you can purchase your tickets at lots of places in town: Cross Brothers, The Caboose, Train Town, and Ace Hardware. Come and see the beautiful "Chalk Walk" pictures that will be displayed!

Congratulations to Shelly Adair (the Yowell Road Runner) who recently competed in the National Duathalon in Richmond and who qualified in her age group to compete in the World Duathalon Championship to be held in Scotland in September! Shelly is really excited about representing Team USA and Ashland- and we'll be excited to hear about her adventure.

The movie at the Firehouse Theater this weekend is an absolute classic: "Cassablanca" with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. There is nothing like seeing this on the big screen, and to make the evening really fun, there will be a 15 minute Charlie Chaplin short film: "Easy Street." Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids- see you at the movies!

Hapy belated birthday to our local maniac runner, Dave Klisz! Dave is planning on running a 50 mile race in June with Rodney Bardwell and Tom Grant. You know, an Ironman race is only running 26.2 miles, biking 112 miles, and then swimming 2.4 miles. Boys, don't you think you need one of those medals?

I've heard that there will be tons of wonderful fresh produce and baked goods at this Saturday's Farmer's Market! Come hear David McKenney serenade you as you fill your basket with asparagus, free-range eggs, warm muffins & scones, early tomatoes, and bouquets of flowers to grace you table. The market is open from 9 to noon, and is THE place to be on a Saturday morning.

Congratulations to Chris Holloway and all the people who helped with the Safe Routes to School Grant. The Town of Ashland has been awarded almost $50,000.00 for sidewalk construction and $1590 for crossing guard training! In a small town like this, the children should have the joy of walking to school and this is certainly a big step towards that. Well done!



And in case you were stumped two weeks ago, the Ashland business with the "good sense of humor" was The Station Cafe on the tracks downtown next to the library. Kellan and Rosie Morris quickly figured this out and won the $10 gift certificate! I hope they filled up on ice cream, or maybe an excellent hot dog. Stop by The Station Cafe anytime- don't wait for a presidential sighting!

To resume the contest this week, here is your clue: This business has food, medicine, and bedding for sale, and you can buy it, but the food is not for you to eat. The medicine might make you sick if you took it, and if you slept on the bedding, you'd wake up itchy. If you think you know what shop this is, run on over and say the secret word- "Doolittle." Good Luck!

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