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Community Calendar week of January 22, 2015

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

January 22 Hanover County Department of Social Services Board meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 27 in the Conference Room, Hanover County Social Services, 12304 Washington Highway, Ashland. This meeting is open to the public.   January 24 The Concert Ballet of Virginia holds rehearsals every Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters in the Hanover Industrial Air Park. The Concert Ballet of Virginia is Hanover’s only resident performing

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  • Hanover Tomato Festival seeking vendors

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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    The Hanover Tomato Festival is in search of vendors who make or sell unique tomato-related products. This fun-filled event highlights Hanover’s prized produce and features children’s activities, crafters, artisans and live entertainment.

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  • Ashland Museum presents program on 19th Century Women’s Clothing

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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    Rosanne Shalf, president of the Ashland Museum, and Sherry Graves, member of the Virginia Homespun Dance Ensemble, will present a program about 19th Century Women’s Clothing Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ashland Museum, located at 105 Hanover Avenue in Ashland.

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  • SWCD Scholarships available to Hanover seniors

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Two scholarship opportunities offered through Hanover-Caroline SWCD. Two 2015 scholarship opportunities are available to Hanover and Caroline County high school seniors through the Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District and the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD). The Hanover-Caroline SWCD announces two $5,000 scholarships to be awarded to outstanding high school seniors in each of Hanover and Caroline counties, respectively. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in conservation

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  • Hanover Rotary Club hosts essay contest for fifth graders in county

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:17 am

    The Rotary Club of Hanover County is pleased to announce the second annual Essay Contest for interested fifth grade students in Hanover County. The topic of this year’s contest is “Rotary’s Motto – Service Above Self: What It Means to the Conduct of my Daily Life.” In 1911, Rotarian Frank Collins, a fruit merchant from Minneapolis, gave a speech at the second annual Rotary Convention. He told the audience how

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  • Annual ‘Deck the Halls!’ event supports Hanover Safe Place

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This holiday season, decorating your home for Christmas can double as a way to give back to the community. This year’s “Deck the Halls!” supports Hanover Safe Place and will be held Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Farm, the home of Carolyn and Jerry Peart, 12438 Elmont Road, Ashland. Guests can make as many decorations to take home as they wish. Organizers supply

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  • Habitat for Humanity joins #Giving Tuesday

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Hanover Habitat for Humanity has joined #GivingTuesday. Taking place Dec. 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter

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