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Community Calendar week of Aug. 21, 2014

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

August 23 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 dance company. For information on auditions and practice schedules, call (804) 798-0945.   August 25 The Atlee Ruritan Club meets at the Ashcake Volunteer Rescue Squad building at 7 p.m. For more information, call Gil Seigler, president, at

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  • School supply drive runs to Aug. 15

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

    With six weeks left of summer vacation, the Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC) is already preparing to go back to school. The group’s main concern: ensuring that students have the tools needed to succeed academically. HYSC is comprised of 35 middle and high school students from throughout Hanover who perform volunteer work. The group have coordinated a county-wide school supply drive for 16 years. All supplies benefit Hanover’s elementary, middle,

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  • Ashland Harvest Run, Pumpkin Walk upcoming

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Fundraising is an important part of the non-profit world. Over the past few years, Hanover Safe Place has experienced great success in partnering with civic organizations for fundraising events. With that thought in mind, HSP has joined forces with the GFWC Ashcake Woman’s Club for a new event Oct. 18. Combining two established runs, they have formed the Ashland Harvest Run and Pumpkin Walk. The event will start at 8

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  • Sales tax holiday upcoming

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Are you thinking about preparing for the upcoming school year – kindergarten, college, or somewhere in between?  Or maybe you’ve finished school, but want to refresh your wardrobe or stock up on office supplies?  If so, you may want to make a list because Virginia’s most popular sales tax holiday is just around the corner. For the ninth straight year, many clothing items, footwear, and school and office supplies will

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  • Jam, jelly classes offered at Hanover Cannery

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    If you are interested in learning how to make jams and jellies and use the Hanover Cannery, classes will be held July 15 and July 22 at 6:30 p.m. At least 10 people will need to sign up in order to have the class and the cost is $20 per person. The cost covers all supplies needed to can and you will be able to take home your canned goods.

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  • New health program provides free cancer screenings for women

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Don’t let cancer come between you and those you love. Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program administered by the Virginia Department of Health. This program provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured or underinsured women. EWL provides free routine screening services that include a mammogram and Pap test, as well as diagnostic services and treatment if needed, for

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  • Registration open for July 4th All-American Apple Pie contest

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Submit pies July 4th between 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street, Ashland, along with a registration form. Awards will be given for first, second and third place pies, Most Patriotic Pie and Best Kid’s Pie (under age 11). A panel of judges will pick the winning pies, which will be auctioned off at 12:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Hanover

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