Bruce Johnson, of Dragonfly Farms, sells vegetable plants during a recent “renegade market” in Ashland. The official market season kicks off May 3.

Annual farmers market pairs consumer, farmer

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

During peak season last year, the Ashland Farmers Market drew an estimated 700 consumers to downtown Ashland during its three-hour, Saturday morning window. With the official season set to begin May 3, organizers and vendors are excited about this year’s prospects.

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  • Worst. Winter. Ever? Not so fast, volunteer weatherman says

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    John Newell with his backyard rain gauge in Ashland.

    To most, the winter season that just ended was the worst in years. But according to John Newell, a volunteer weather observer for the National Weather Service, the town has not received as much winter weather as one would think. “It wasn’t an unusual winter for snow,” Newell said. According to Newell’s data, Ashland has seen 20.9 inches from December 2013 to now, only slightly more than the town’s “normal

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  • Man’s best friend and a trusted ally

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    A Belgian Malinois Shepherd takes down a man in a protective suit during a demonstration Saturday at Courthouse Park as part of the second annual Hanover K-9 Heroes Day.

    Last Saturday, all types of canines that serve citizens and the community were recognized at the second annual Hanover K-9 Heroes Day at Courthouse Park. Hanover Hounds partners with the county’s Parks and Recreation department to educate the public and showcase dogs like Parish’s that provide search and rescue services for individuals and also canines that provide therapy or police or military work.

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Lee-Davis hosts 40th arts, sciences festival

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

Hanover County Public Schools will present the 40th annual Festival of the Arts and Sciences Saturday, April 26 at Lee-Davis High School. The community is invited to see performances and curriculum exhibits including music, theater, fine arts, and physical education as well as individual school exhibits including language arts, math, science, social studies, and career and technical education. The opening ceremony will be held in the auditorium at 10 a.m.

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  • Schools weighing digitized dialogue

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:21 am


    After hearing the need for two-way dialogue between the public and school board, representatives are tossing around new and “old” ideas to receive citizen input. Mechanicsville District School Board member Glenn T. Millican Jr. urged at a work session last month that the board use more interactive ways to engage with citizens. “The easier we can make [communication with citizens], the better our system will be,” Millican said in a

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  • Deadline set for $1K scholarship

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Camptown Charities, will award a $1,000, one-year scholarship to an eligible graduating senior at each of Hanover’s four high schools. Scholarships are open to graduating Hanover County high school seniors who intend to continue their education in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, junior college or a vocational training school. This scholarship is available only to students

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Church News week of April 24, 2014

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Jerusalem Baptist Church Jerusalem Baptist Church is asking everyone to come out to the Ashland Wendy’s Thursday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m. Receive a free frosty! Come enjoy a night of fellowship, and activities for the kids and dining for the whole family. 15 percent of all sales during these hours will be donated to Jerusalem Baptist Church’s Medical Fund for Chad and Tamika Shelton Kidney Transplant.   Union Baptist

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  • Church News week of March 6, 2014

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Duncan Memorial UMC Our Family’s Outing will be Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Come meet author and church musician Leigh Anne Taylor as she shares her unique story. When Joe (pastor/husband/father) faced the truth about his sexuality and came out as a gay man, Leigh Anne began a journey that eventually led her to acceptance and forgiveness. This presentation is not a debate about homosexuality but rather a poignant,

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  • Church News week of February 20, 2014

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

    New Deacons

    Winn’s Baptist Church Winn’s Baptist Church will be host for a gospel music concert Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Ministering to us with their music will be Smokey Wilson and Master’s Hand Quartet. Winn’s is located at 12320 Winns Church Road, Glen Allen. A love offering will be taken. For more information, please call (804) 798-5512, (804) 798-5513, (804) 798-6179 or Carlton at (804) 651-4544.   Black Creek Baptist

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Registration now open for Ashland Railroad Run

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Come Race the Rail Saturday, April 26. Registration is open for the 36th annual Ashland Railroad Run. Come race the rail at one of Central Virginia’s longest established road races! This certified 10k race is a favorite spring ritual among runners from across the Commonwealth and beyond! This is our sixth year as a green race – and the Green Fair will be back again this year on the lawn.

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  • Diabetes education program slated Jan. 27

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Greg Pfaff will be delivering a free educational program at Beaverdam Ruritan Club to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and his personal experience living with diabetes. Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club, 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam. For more information, please call Corrine Dixon at (804) 513-0704. Greg is a member of the A1C Champions® Program, supported by Sanofi, which is

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  • Companion Extraordinaire offering free Chronic Disease Self Management Program

    Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Companion Extraordinaire is offering a free Chronic Disease Self Management Program. The program is six weeks, meeting each Monday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 13 through Feb. 17, 2014 at Companion Extraordinaire Class Room, 112 England Street, Ashland. Open to the public while space is available. Class is limited to 16. For those with chronic disease, family members, loved ones and caregivers. Are your health problems telling

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