We have seen lots of birds these days in town. There was a hawk perched behind Town Hall and Bald Eagles spotted on both the east and west sides of Ashland. I am sure they are searching for some tasty autumn field mice- remember to look up when you’re outside!
There is nothing better than a new baby to remind us of the beauty that exists in the world. Elliot Thomas Warren arrived on December 8 th, and has brightened the lives of many people in Ashland recently, especially his great grandparents Catherine and David Willis, his grandparents Charles and Cathy Waldrop, and his doting parents Patrick and Casey! By all accounts, he is a sweet and charming boy.
This Saturday, December 17th, bring your kids and pets by the Ashland Firehouse Theater to visit with Santa beginning at 1pm. Take pictures and give Santa any last minute changes to your Christmas list!
Then come back that evening at 7pm for that wonderful Christmas classic, “The Polar Express.” It’s a perfect movie to help kids & grown ups remember to believe in the unbelievable. As always, tickets are free!
Also this Saturday, there will be a Hansel & Gretel Party at historic Scotchtown for ages 6-12 years old. From 2 pm- 4pm, come decorate a Gingerbread house, and enjoy seasonal refreshments and entertainment. The cost is $25 per person and supplies are included. Call 804-227-3500 for more information.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the most recent production of Randolph-Macon’s “A Christmas Carol.” It is a delight to see it, especially with so many Ashland kids in it. The tickets go on sale right after Thanksgiving, and they always sell out quickly, so if you didn’t see it this year, write a reminder for 2012.
We have some belated birthday wishes for George Stiles who turned 14 on December 9th!
You’re not finished decorating, are you? If the lights still work, then you must hang them up. Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sparkle and shine, COTU, sparkle and shine.