Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

September 11, 2014


Hello, everybody! Hope your first few weeks of September are rolling along nicely. Finally, Mother Nature has decided to play nice and send us some cooling breezes for once. I love to see the riots of golden flowers that have crept into every roadside ditch in town seemingly overnight and look forward to hearing the crunch of acorns underfoot in a couple of weeks. Don’t you?

Looks like the local Grub Kitty will be out of cake candles again this week with all the fine local folks celebrating birthdays around town. Among them are Beth Jeffords, hearing that lovely serenade Sept. 12, Wayne Webster, cutting an extra slice of cake Sept. 13, and to Mariah Elliott, surrounded by family and friends Sept. 17.

From our Ain’t-Love-Grand Department: hearty congratulations go out to three local couples celebrating more than a collective century of marriage this week. Frank and Brenda Muntean enjoyed a slice of Italian cream cake in honor of 31 years of sweet bliss Sept. 3. Lawrence and Shirley Waddy raised a celebratory glass of sparkling cider to 43 years of joy Sept. 11, and Bill and Pat Clowes will take a stroll down memory lane in honor of their 49th anniversary Sept. 18. We wish all these couples many more happy and healthy years together!

Speaking of love (and you’ll have to forgive a mama’s pride here), a lifetime of joy goes out to our son, Kevin Andrew “Snack” Webster of Church Hill and his beautiful new bride, the former Nicole Elizabeth Little of Round Hill, joined in matrimony in a beautiful outdoor evening service at Maymont’s Italian gardens Saturday, Sept. 6. The happy couple set sail for their new life together (or at least the reception) in a hundred-year-old horse-drawn carriage and ventured to Charleston, S.C., for their honeymoon, courtesy of the horsepower of the best man’s vintage Cadillac.

Enjoy creating school science projects? Want a hobby that’s actually important to society? Head over to the Cochrane Rockville Library Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. for their Citizen Science program. Learn how you can contribute to real scientific study and assist real scientists, too. The program is ideal for middle schoolers through adults. Call (804) 749-3146 for details.

Our friends at Keenbell Farm invite one and all to their annual Family Farm Day Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keenbell Farm is located at 18437 Vontay Road, right in the heart of Rockville. See cows and chickens, learn about sustainable farming practices, enjoy wagon rides, farm tours, children’s activities, equipment displays and more. Spend the day with your local farmers at this great free event! Call (804) 767-0530 for more info.

The United Methodist Women of Gum Spring United Methodist Church are holding a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church grounds, 191 Cross Country Road in nearby Gum Spring. Come out for a great cause and find that treasure you never knew you were looking for (but can’t live without). Call (804) 556-3494 for details.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it! Send your news and events (preferably at least two weeks in advance) to or call (804) 749-3401. Enjoy your week!

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