Tuesday, February 4, 2014

1/30/2014 Winter Continues, Hanover Schools Lead, Valentines Birthdays, Casino Night



It is my hope for you that the pipes in your house are well insulated and you have plenty of wood/propane/oil/electricity to make it though this bitter winter.  I can’t remember a colder season.  Personally I like snow and/or 32 degrees- that’s as cold as I can comfortably tolerate.  Check on your neighbors during these cold Arctic blasts; shovel their walks and lend a hand if you can.

Congratulations to all of the Hanover Idol Finalists!  The list of names is really impressive and we can’t wait to see them perform. The 2014 Hanover Idols Junior Competition will take place Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 3:30 at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center.  Doors will open at 3:00pm.  Then the  Hanover Idols Competition will take place later at 7:00 pm.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm and $7.00 donations will be accepted at the door.
Congratulations to our Superintendent, Dr. Jamelle Wilson, who was recently selected as one of the nine YWCA of Richmond’s 2014 Outstanding Women Award recipients. It was so inspiring to read about the path that took Dr. Wilson from being a Beaverdam student to the first African-American woman to lead Hanover County’s schools.  It gives me a great deal of comfort and satisfaction to know that our children are being educated under her leadership.
Congratulations are also due to Donald Latham, principal at Liberty Middle School, has been named the 2013 Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Librarians! 
The Pollard home is getting ready for some birthday festivities in the next few weeks.  Talon Pollard will turn 4 years old on February 3rd, and Claire Foreman will turn 2 on Valentines Day.  Great-grandmother Marilyn Pollard must have some exciting presents waiting to be unwrapped!
Mark your calendars for February 22nd and the St. Ann’s Catholic Church Casino Night.  There is hardly a better way to break those mid-winter blues than a party in the parish hall!

We are all anxiously waiting for Rodney Bardwell to get better and come home. Randolph-Macon and the Center of the Universe are not the same without him.

And lastly, we love the tree house that is being constructed in the Mercer back-yard on Virginia St.  We expect it to be open during Garden Week!


Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, ashlandnews@gmail.com.  Stay warm and close, COTU.