Tuesday, October 18, 2011

10/13/11 Mystery Solved, Civil War Historian, Dolly the Listening Dog,

Well, apparently the playground wasn’t abducted by aliens, but it was removed for safety reasons: there were lots of splinters on it. We’ve heard that a new playground has been ordered, but we’re wondering why they didn’t leave the old one there until the new one had arrived. And maybe a sign could have been put up telling everyone the details. Just an idea.

Bob Krick of the National Park Service will be at the Ashland Library on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. He is a recognized authority on the Civil War in the Richmond Area and he will talk about the Civil War’s effect on the Ashland area, including details about everyday life and the impact of the military involvement.

Dolly, the dog who wants to be read to, will be returning to the Ashland Library on October 25th at 7pm. Call the library with more information and to schedule time for your child to read to Dolly: 798-4072.

Let’s wish happy birthday to Corinne Luck, one of our favorite Ashland teachers, who celebrated this past Saturday. She followed it up by running 18 miles the next day- isn’t that a great way to start a new year!

Our Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets will play a little football with Washington and Lee this Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

Come out to cheer on all the runners this Saturday at the 2011 Henry Clay & Gandy Tiger Trot! The kids’ races begin at 8:00am & the 5K begins at 9:00am at Henry Clay Elementary. This is a wonderful fundraiser for our two little schools, so please come out and make it a great event.

The Tiger Trot will be great training for the 8th Annual Ashland Harvest Run on Saturday, October 22, 2011. The 10 K race begins at 9:00, with the 5k following at 9:15. This year, the race proceeds will benefit Hanover Habitat for Humanity and Patrick Henry Family YMCA- two very important organizations. For more information, or to register for the race, please go to http://www.ashlandharvestrun.com/ or call 690-1259.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. The leaves are getting ready to burst into color. Where’s your camera?

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