Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

December 18, 2014


The speed and intensity with which the Ashland Movie Theater has triumphantly awoken shows just how much we needed this. People are walking down the street from their homes, and others are making the drive from Richmond to experience this small town gem. I really can’t say enough about all the volunteers (Chopper Dawson, Becky McGowan, Clark and Kelly Mercer, especially), the town, and the Whitakers for making this happen. I think we got one of the best Christmas presents ever.

Another fabulous weekend of movies awaits us! This Saturday you can catch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” at 7:30 p.m., and then “Elf” for the Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. I would strongly advise getting your tickets ahead of time because these movies have been selling out. Tickets are $5 each and available at The Caboose Wine & Cheese, or online at

You can save tons of time by buying your presents in Ashland, and especially at the Renegade Farmer’s Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by Saturday morning, behind Town Hall, to find all kinds of homemade, organic, and local gifts.

Do you have your ticket to the Ball yet? What are you waiting for? You really do not want to miss out on this opportunity to support our men and women in blue, and have a great evening. The tickets to this fundraiser are $50 each with all proceeds going to the Ashland Police Foundation, a non-profit which seeks to provide support to all the members of our law enforcement community.

Tickets can be purchased at The Caboose, Cross Brothers, Thrill of the Hunt, EVB, TSI, Off and Dancing, and Union First Market (across from Sheetz). They can also be bought online at Come see Chief Goodman show off his dancing skills!

There is a really fascinating show going on right now at your Gallery Flux: The third annual Miniature Show. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. You could find some Christmas presents here!

The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will present their Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at Duncan Memorial. This is a “must-do” tradition for many, and it would be worth your while to come and listen. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for students. Please call (804) 798-3999 for more information.

If you have extra cookies or baked goods this holiday, you might want to think about dropping them off at your Ashland Firehouse, Rescue Squad, Police Station, or Town Hall. These civil servants and volunteers do so much to make this town the great place that it is.

Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320,

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