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Diversions week of September 18, 2014

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Crafters Wanted Ashland Volunteer Fire Department is looking for crafters for a craft show Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 for 8×8 space. Please contact Audrey Roberts for more information at (804) 349-5629.   Crafters wanted for the 24th annual Short Pump Ruritan Club Craft Show Saturday, Oct. 25. It will be held at short Pump Middle School – 4701 Pouncey Tract Road. For information, call

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  • Ashland Street Parties declares ‘end of summer’

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Ron Moody performs during a past Ashland Street Party.

    Ashland Street Parties brings its 2014 season to a close Sept. 20 with a performance by Street Party regulars Ron Moody and the Centaurs. The “End of Summer” street party is presented by Ashland Ace Hardware. Music, dancing and fun will be ongoing from 6:30 – 11 p.m., at the Ashland Library Plaza.

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  • Hanover Tavern presents ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Va Rep Dr Ruth

    Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of “Becoming Dr. Ruth” by Mark St. Germain Friday, Sept. 12 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 19. This one-woman biographical account tells the incredible life story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

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  • Heed ‘call to the pork’ at the State Fair

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    At the Kentucky Derby, the horses trot onto the track at the call to the post. At this year’s State Fair of Virginia, Rosaire’s Royal Racers will heed the “call to the pork.” A longtime favorite of fairgoers, the popular porcines will be back this year with speedsters like Harry Hambone, Shakin Bacon, Katy Piggy Perry and others, ready to go snout to snout on their 180-foot racetrack.

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