Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2/13/2014 How Much Snow?



If there was an Olympic event called “Train Crossing Planning and Calculations,” then Ashlanders would definitely take the gold.  I know for a fact that almost every citizen in this town can spot the first flashing red light of the crossing arm, and immediately change their route to find an open gate.  I know that they listen for the horn to know what kind of train is stopping, and with that information they can gauge how long the train is, which will tell them where they can cross.  I bet we have grown extra synapses in our brains from having to figure all of this out.  Another reason to love Ashland and the smart people who live here!

Buy your tickets now for the Hanover Arts and Activities Center’s Mardi Gras party on Saturday, March 8th, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm!  It’s $20 per person, or $35 per couple with tickets available at Cross Brothers Grocery or at the door.  Prizes will be given for the best Mardi Gras mask- sounds intriguing!

The season is over, but congratulations are due to all of the Patrick Henry swimmers who went to the Regional Conference at George Mason last week:  Meade Reihl, Madeline Montgomery, Josie Koren., Madison Brown, Marielle Robinson, Thomas Perkins, Ted Schubert, Dalton Nash, Kyle Koren, Austin Davis and Owen Wright.

On Sunday, February 16 from 4:00-5:30 pm, come and hear Ashland and Hanover residents tell their personal stories of growing up.  The topics of education and life as students in different schools will be the focus of this particular program.  This program, called Untold Stories:  Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover—Black and White Experiences, is free and open to the public and will be held at the Center.

The final fundraisers to help send "Cinderella: The Fairy Godmother's Tale" to the New York Children's Theatre Festival will be held February 15 & 16 at the Whistle Stop Theatre at the Ashland Firehouse (201 Duncan Street, Ashland).

Bring your favorite little valentine to an enchanted party! Come dressed in your favorite princess (or prince) costume, or try on some of ours!  Meet the real Cinderella – and enjoy cakes, dancing, stories, and other activities! Times are Saturday, 2/15 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm; Sunday, 2/16 at 4:00 pm.  Tickets are $20 per adult-and-child (4 years and up); $7.50 each additional child (up to 3 children per adult).    Space is limited, so please reserve your places at whistlestoptheatre@gmail.com.  

By the time you read this, you may be buried in a foot of snow.  I hope it is still snowing and the current is still on.  I plan to run to the grocery store as soon as I submit this, and tonight I will find those sleds and snow boots, and put them on the back porch. Take lots of snow pictures!


Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com. xoxo

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