Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

January 29, 2015


I love how Ashland stays warm in the winter–with lots of indoor, theater activities! Whether you are watching a film at our Ashland Theater, or practicing your choreography for the upcoming Ashland Musical Variety Show, there is plenty to do.

In light of the recent sad news that the old Westhampton Theater in Richmond is closing, your support of the Ashland Theater is more important than ever!

The real life players from the movie ‘Remember the Titans’ will be at the Ashland Theater Saturday, Jan. 31. Movie will show at 3 p.m. This will be followed by Q&A from the players, autograph signing, etc. with Blue, Ray and Petey. They have some great stories from their time playing ball. All area youth football players, middle and high school and R-MC players and cheerleaders get in free to the movie. Email to reserve your seat.

All movie tickets for non-football players are $5 and can be purchased online, at Town Hall, or at The Caboose.  We strongly recommend that you buy your seats ahead of time for this exciting event. Bring your autograph book!

Memberships are still available in the Ashland Film Club! Sponsored by the Ashland Main Street Association, membership will give you tickets to four classic films shown on Sundays at 4:30 p.m.: “Yankee Doodle Dandy” on Feb. 1st, “The Searchers” on Feb. 15th, “To Kill a Mockingbird” on March 1st, and “The Sting” on March 15th. Membership rates are available at

The Ashland Film Club is also hosting an essay contest with a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card for the first place entry! Details are on the website.

Happy retirement to Shirley Lemonavage of Montpelier whose last day (after 30 years of service) at the Ashland Martin’s will be Friday, Jan. 30! Shirley worked four years in the Ukrop’s Oxbridge Square store in Chesterfield before moving to the Ukrops Ashland store. She stayed on after the transition from Ukrop’s to Martin’s. For anyone who has shopped before work or in the early part of the day, you would have certainly seen Shirley as she typically cashiered the early-bird shift. Best wishes to her as she retires!

Make sure you investigate all the fun music that we have in town, especially at the Ironhorse and the Ashland Coffee and Tea. It’s all right in your backyard!

Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, Have a wonderful weekend and keep your fingers crossed for big snow!

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