Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

April 30, 2015


As much as I love Central Virginia, it’s this time of year that I want to get away and find some clean air. That pine pollen is everywhere, and there are all kinds of things floating through the air: dandelions, fluff from willow trees, maple seeds, and inchworms. If you find me missing, I may have run away to the sea.

Keep checking the Town of Ashland website to find out updates about the Carter Park pool repairs. I know that the town is doing everything possible to make sure that the pool opens on time, but it is worrisome nonetheless. That pool brings us together in the summer; it employs our youth and makes memories for our families.

Congratulations to the Lady Yellow Jackets and Coach Proffitt for winning the ODAC Softball Conference for the first time! This is a great team to follow; be on the look-out for their next game.

There are two fun events at the Ashland Theater this weekend. Friday, May 1, the movie will be “Mars Attacks” at 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Hanover Humane Society. Then on Saturday at 7 p.m., come to the Ashland Theater’s first Bluegrass Festival featuring “Commonwealth Bluegrass Band” and “Balsam Range.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $25 each (which includes two free drink tickets per person).

That wonderful event, the Ashland Chalk Walk, is returning May 2 with an enlarged area for your creations at the Ashland Library and the Ashland Theater. The Chalk Walk really needs your help right now as a sponsor. Sponsors are wonderful because they allow our young student artists from Hanover County Public Schools and Randolph-Macon to participate for free. Sponsorship levels start at $25. Please visit

The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale has a great idea for your Mother’s Day! Plan on coming to Duncan Memorial on Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. to hear some incredible music. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, or $15 at the door. Students are $5. Tickets can be purchased at Cross Brothers.

Remember, the pre-sale for the 15th Annual Backyard Plant Sale on Howard Street is Friday, May 1 from 3 to 4 p.m., with the sale opening to the public at 4. On Saturday, May 2, the sale is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the website, for all the details.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320, Have a beautiful weekend!

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