Tuesday, October 15, 2013

10/10/13 Pumpkins, Recycling, Harvest Run, & Brew Master



I love this time of year because it’s when Ashland starts to decorate.  We are a town that loves to string up lights, put signs in our front yards, hang up fake cobwebs, and stack jack-o-lanterns on the front steps.  

As you are planning your trick-or-treating route, or pacing your candy purchases, plan on stopping by the Center to hear spooky music from the Hanover Concert Band and to see all the great costumes walking around town.

Do you remember when the town got those new recycling bins and switched to bi-weekly pickup?  There was a flyer that we all got talking about Recycling Perks.  I really didn’t think too much about it, but I’ve heard that you can donate your points to local charities.  In fact, the Hanover Arts and Activities Center is the featured Ashland charity for the month of October!  Visit www.recyclingperks.com and click on “Shop Rewards” for information on how to donate your points. 

We’d like to send our condolences to the family of Sheronda Woody, who left far too early.  Our hearts ache for her husband and their three daughters, but we know that they are surrounded by the support of friends and family. 

The Holy Cross Lutheran Church will have their community yard sale this Saturday from 8:00 am to 1 pm.  Breakfast and baked goods will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ACES.  The church is located on Ashcake Rd, just west of the intersection with Elmont

The Ashland Library will welcome the COTU brew masters to talk about how they brew beer on Wednesday, October 16th. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a tasting of the COTU beers at the Caboose Wine and Cheese Shop. You must be 21 and older to attend.

Sign up now to run in the 10th Annual Ashland Harvest Run to be held on Saturday, October 19th.  This great race benefits several local charities including the Patrick Henry YMCA, ACES, and the Free Clinic. The 10K run starts at 8:00 a.m. at Carter Park, and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:10.  Register online at www.ashlandharvestrun.com.
To all the parents of kids in Hanover County Public Schools: Power School is ok.  I really believe that it will be a great tool once we all get used to it.  All we need is just a little patience, right Axl?

And here’s a belated birthday wish for two of our favorite people, Ross and Corinne Luck, who both celebrated recently!  We can’t imagine the COTU without them.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com.  What are you going to be for Halloween?

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