Oh, I hate taking down Christmas decorations. The houses look so bare and bleak without them. I was trying to think of some kind of January ornaments that we could hang around the eaves, but only snowflakes come to mind. But some of that white stuff wouldn’t be too bad! I love the way our town looks after a snowfall- truly spectacular. Look for some of those trains from up north to come through town carrying some snow on their decks.
If you’re feeling the need to get some exercise after a indulgant holiday, come out to participate in a fun, unofficial 10 miler on Saturday, January 7th. This race begins at 9 am at Railside Trail behind the Brock Center at R-MC, and will wind it’s way around the town. “Uniffocial” means no closed roads or police support, so bear that in mind when planning. A donation of $10 per person will benefit the charity “Faces of Hope” which fights childhood obesity.
Birthday wishes go out to Caitlin Rutherford who tore open her presents on January 4th!
There will be a lot happening at the Arts & Activities Center this winter, so mark your calendars for some great events. On Sunday, January 8th, the Richmond Jazz Society’s “Make Music With Me” program will kick off the first event of the Children’s Culture and Concert series. Bring your kids over at 3:30pm and introduce them to some wonderful music and instruments. Tickets are $5 per person in advance, or $8 at the door. To make a reservation, email info@ hanoverarts.org or call 798-2728.
Start practicing now for the 2012 Hanover Idol competition! Auditions will be held January 22nd at the Center. For more information and a registration form, visit http://www.hanoverarts.org/.
We forgot to wish Ellen Wulf a happy birthday last week, but we’re sure that she had a wonderful New Year’s Eve.
We’re in a cold snap mid-week, so check in on your older neighbors and make sure they’re warm. Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great first weekend!