Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

January 29, 2015


Hope you all survived the big blizzard on Tuesday! There may be another shot at it beginning of next week, guess time will tell! Some good things coming up so here you go.

Shirley Lemonavage of Montpelier retires from the Ashland Martin’s on Friday, Jan. 30 after 30 years of service. Shirley worked four years in the Ukrop’s Oxbridge Square store in Chesterfield before moving to the Ukrop’s 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!

The Montpelier Ruritan Club will have a chili sale Jan. 31; the price is $7 per quart and you will need to pre-order by calling either Charles Stanley at (804) 303-7744 or Dick Jones at (804) 883-6670. This will be great to have for your super bowl gathering!

This is a little ways off but in case you plan way ahead there is an all-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon, spiced apples, biscuits, cornbread, potatoes, juice and coffee on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Doswell Community Center on 16433 N. Washington Highway, in Doswell. Cost for adults $9 and age 4-10 $4.50.

The Farrington Ruritan Club’s Brunswick stew sale is coming up this Saturday, Jan. 31 from noon until sold out and the cost is $7/quart. This event is located at the Old Farrington Firehouse, 12300 Farrington Road, Ashland.

The dates listed in my column last week were incorrect, so please correct your calendars as the Hunter Safety classes will begin at the Montpelier Ruritan building soon. Mark your calendars for the following classes: March 5, 12, and 19. Class times are 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the instructor is Frank Overbey. To register go to

Casino Night is coming and is sponsored by P-H Patriot Athletic Teams Supporters, this Saturday, Jan. 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a live auction/”Fund a Cause” is at 6:45-7:30 p.m. then a silent auction/gaming: 7:30-10 p.m. Evening prizes distributed: 10 p.m. (door prizes awarded each half hour). This will all take place at the Montpelier Center, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier. All Proceeds Benefit P-H Patriot Athletic Teams Supporters.

Please let me know if you have news you’d like to share, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.

Have a great week!