Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5/26/11 Dr. Wilson, Father Chris, Goodbyes

I think there were a lot of people who let out a collective sigh of relief when the Hanover County School Board announced that the new superintendent will be Dr. Jamelle Wilson. How fortunate we are to have a new leader who has been a part of our school system and who understands our county, our schools, and the dreams that our parents have for their children. Congratulations to Dr. Wilson!

Happy birthday wishes to Corinna Cline who turns 11 this Friday!

Happy Anniversary to Father Chris at St. Ann’s Catholic Church who recently celebrated 35 years of being a priest. He embodies everything that a religious leader should be- someone who is tolerant, patient, and supportive. If you see him on one of his daily walks around town, please wish him well.

It is so hard to lose a good dog, no matter how old they are, and our hearts go out to the Brown family who had to say goodbye to their sweet puppy Cody. He was 16, and spent a wonderful life here in Ashland.

The Ashland Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday (9 to noon) from now until the fall in its new spot behind Town Hall. Stop by for your pick of the freshest vegetables, fruits, homemade goods, and gorgeous flowers for your home.

It has been a tough week in our house as we said goodbye to my aunt, Nancy Delano Moore who passed away on May 23rd, the same day that her father died 26 years ago. My Aunt Nancy was a wonderful story-teller, and I remember best the stories that she would tell on herself. She was a picky eater, and when she was 6, she ate only crab-meat and drank Coca-Colas for an entire summer. She’ll be buried this Friday in a beautiful cemetery in Westmoreland County, and we will miss her very much.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@hcps.us . Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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