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Hello, everybody! Top of a mid-May mornin’ to you! To say we’ve gotten a lot of rain recently would be a slight understatement. No kidding, the other day I saw two ducks and a half a gaggle of Canadian geese on the pond, and every last one of them wore little yellow slickers and water-repellant hats.
That glow you might be seeing in our skies this week isn’t necessarily from a brilliant late spring sunset, but from all the candles adorning local birthday cakes. Happy hometown wishes go out to Caleb Pearce, rocking that paper chapeau May 17 and to Beth Buckles, surrounded by loving family and friends May 19.
I saw Anne Wiltshire the other day, and she’s sporting one of the biggest smiles in town this week. She’s doubly proud of her grandson, Jeb Weymouth, who’s set to graduate from Randolph-Macon College this year after a stellar baseball career there. Jeb will turn his tassel as the school’s all-time leader in runs scored (145, as of this writing) and at-bats (598).
As if that’s not impressive enough, the talented center fielder has 149 starts and is currently second in the school’s history with 205 hits and nearly 300 bases. Way to go, Jeb! Watch those baseball trading cards over the next few years—I have a feeling we’ll have another local star in our midst!
Speaking of sports, our friends at Patrick Henry High School plan to host a girls basketball camp Aug. 19, 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to noon daily at the school on Route 54 in Ashland. Camp costs $50 (including a cool T-shirt) and is open to young ladies ages 6 to 14. Camp brochures are available at South Anna Elementary, Liberty Middle and Patrick Henry High front offices. Email Phillip Cobb with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Hanover County Parks and Recreation for their workshop “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College” Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Knoll Middle School. Cost is $25. Spouses can attend for free. Learn how to send your child to the school of his dreams without bankrupting your nest egg. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 22. To register, visit www.co.hanover.va.us/parksrec/registration-form.pdf. Course number is 6335.
Don’t miss the Friends of the Rockville Library’s big Book Sale Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at the Cochrane Rockville Library. Thursday’s sale runs 4 to 7 p.m., Friday’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday’s sale runs 8 a.m. to noon. Thousands of new and gently used books, paperbacks, DVDs, children’s titles and more are available at rock-bottom prices. Call (804) 749-3146 for details.
All Pamunkey Regional Library branches will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27. Branches observe normal operating hours Friday and Tuesday.
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