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Community Calendar week of January 22, 2015

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

January 22 Hanover County Department of Social Services Board meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 27 in the Conference Room, Hanover County Social Services, 12304 Washington Highway, Ashland. This meeting is open to the public.   January 24 The Concert Ballet of Virginia holds rehearsals every Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters in the Hanover Industrial Air Park. The Concert Ballet of Virginia is Hanover’s only resident performing

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  • Hanover Tomato Festival seeking vendors

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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    The Hanover Tomato Festival is in search of vendors who make or sell unique tomato-related products. This fun-filled event highlights Hanover’s prized produce and features children’s activities, crafters, artisans and live entertainment.

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  • Ashland Museum presents program on 19th Century Women’s Clothing

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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    Rosanne Shalf, president of the Ashland Museum, and Sherry Graves, member of the Virginia Homespun Dance Ensemble, will present a program about 19th Century Women’s Clothing Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ashland Museum, located at 105 Hanover Avenue in Ashland.

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Sports

The Hanover Warriors Seniors, Spring Football’s “Impossible Season”

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

The typical Hanover, VA routine was to go all-out in Fall Metro Youth Football, because football usually happens 1 season each year. So when we were notified in 2013 about a new Spring Youth Football team called the Hanover Chargers (named after the nearby Chickahominy Middle School Chargers), we jumped at the chance happily and joined immediately without realizing this team was about to enter a firestorm of events that

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Lifestyles

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Byers celebrates 100th birthday

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Happy 100th Birthday to Francis West Byers from Emmanuel Holiness Church.

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  • Brown/Wehman

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:06 am

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    Miss Emily Kathryne Brown is engaged to Mr. Blake Davis Wehman.

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  • Kern/Moore

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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    The marriage of Ms. Laurie Ann Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Leroy Moore of Duck Hill Farm, King William County, Va., to Vincent Warrick Kern, Jr., son of Mr. Kern of Richmond and Warsaw and the late Mrs. Kern, took place at half past two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Biltmore Baptist Church in Glen Allen. The Rev. Dr. Dennis L. Stamey, minister,

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Pet Stories

Humane Society hosts ‘Pet Photos with Santa’ event

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Dress your pet in his or her holiday finery and join the Hanover Humane Society Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its inaugural “Pet Photos with Santa.”  The event will be held at Hanover Humane’s facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland. For a $10 donation, Hanover Humane will provide a framed digital print of your pet with Santa. As an added bonus, the digital file

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  • Hanover Humane Society holds fundraiser Dec. 23

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Join the Hanover Humane Society Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Stevi B’s, located at the corner of Route 301 and Atlee Road, for a fundraiser. No voucher is needed for this fundraiser – just mention Hanover Humane at the register during check-out.  This fundraiser applies to all dine-in, carry-out, and token sales. The restaurant’s exact address is 9158 Atlee Road. For more dining information, call (804) 723.5035 or

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  • 2nd annual Santa Paws Tree benefits Hanover’s homeless animals

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Would you like to help homeless animals during this holiday season? Last year Hanover residents were extremely generous with their donations to the pound at Hanover Animal Control. Over 3,000 pounds of food was collected, along with many other items including bedding, toys, carriers, and pet beds. Once again, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks will be collecting needed items throughout the month of December. The Santa Paws Tree is decorated

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Citizen's Journalism

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Ashland Train Station benefits from Garden Club’s beautification project

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Members of The Ashland Garden Club are excited about their project to beautify the Ashland Train Station and Ashland/Hanover Visitors Center. Starting mid-November, Greenfield Landscaping, LLC will begin removing hardscape and re-grading the .25 acres that surround the Visitors Center to accommodate new plantings, seating and new patio areas.  Justin Flagg, owner of Greenfield Landscaping, expects, weather permitting, that this initial construction will be completed by January. The concept for

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  • Local Mom Survives Cardiac arrest and releases book to tell story

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Five years ago in July, my heart stopped due to a genetic condition called Long QT Syndrome. My husband, Luke Powell, from Ashland, found me without a pulse and not breathing. He called 911 and started CPR. I spent 3 weeks in the ICU fighting for my life and 3 months in a rehab hospital relearning everything. Doctor’s told my family that if I made it, I would not be

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  • Lord of the Bricks robotics team headed to state championship

    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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    Lord of the Bricks FTC Team 7039 is headed to State Championships! The team competed this past weekend on Saturday, January 11 at the Southwest Virginia FTC Regional Qualifier at Southwest Virginia Community College. The five-member team competed consistently well, advancing in 6th place out of 24 teams into the semi-final rounds. They were a finalist for the PTC Design Award and took home the trophy as the recipient of

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Education

HYSC collects 4,550 items from school supply drive

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Thanks to the generosity of the Hanover community, local students started school with new backpacks, markers, notebooks and much more. The Hanover Youth Service Council’s (HYSC) 17th annual school supply drive collected over 4,550 school supplies. An additional 43 zipper binders were donated thanks to a grant provided by the Youth Philanthropy Project. The collected school supplies were sorted and distributed to all of Hanover’s public schools. Supplies were also

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  • Hanover County offers Adult Education/ESL classes

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Adult Basic Education Adult Basic Education classes are designed to help adults improve their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Classes are also designed to assist adults with basic computer literacy skills needed to pass the GED. Classes are for adults 18 and over and no longer enrolled in public education. Career counseling services are also provided to students. First semester courses are scheduled for Sept. 8 through Jan. 22,

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  • School supply drive runs to Aug. 15

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

    With six weeks left of summer vacation, the Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC) is already preparing to go back to school. The group’s main concern: ensuring that students have the tools needed to succeed academically. HYSC is comprised of 35 middle and high school students from throughout Hanover who perform volunteer work. The group have coordinated a county-wide school supply drive for 16 years. All supplies benefit Hanover’s elementary, middle,

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Volunteering

Habitat for Humanity joins #Giving Tuesday

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Hanover Habitat for Humanity has joined #GivingTuesday. Taking place Dec. 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter

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  • Ashland Train Station benefits from Garden Club’s beautification project

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Garden Club train station

    Members of The Ashland Garden Club are excited about their project to beautify the Ashland Train Station and Ashland/Hanover Visitors Center. Starting mid-November, Greenfield Landscaping, LLC will begin removing hardscape and re-grading the .25 acres that surround the Visitors Center to accommodate new plantings, seating and new patio areas.  Justin Flagg, owner of Greenfield Landscaping, expects, weather permitting, that this initial construction will be completed by January. The concept for

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  • Hanover Safe Place seeks volunteers

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Hanover Safe Place is seeking volunteers to aid in their mission of promoting freedom from domestic and sexual violence. HSP looking for individuals 18 years or older to volunteer with RHART (a hospital accompaniment program), children’s support group, special events and more.  No previous experience is required, however they will provide you with the necessary training. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Hanover Safe Place, please

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