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Community Calendar week of October 23, 2014

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm

October 25 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 dance company. For information on auditions and practice schedules, call (804) 798-0945.   October 27 The Atlee Ruritan Club meets at the Ashcake Volunteer Rescue Squad building at 7 p.m. For more information, call Gil Seigler, president, at

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  • Olde Time Holiday Parade accepting applications

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade

    The Ashland/Hanover Olde Time Holiday Parade has extended their application deadline for this year’s parade to be held Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. The deadline to apply is Oct. 27.

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  • Black Heritage Society celebrates 20th anniversary

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    The Hanover County Black Heritage Society invites you to the first phase of its 20th anniversary celebration. Saturday, Oct. 18, from 4-8 p.m., the HCBHS will induct its first class into the new “Wall of Honor.” Inductees in this first group include some of Hanover County’s most accomplished citizens who attended either the Hanover County Training School or John M. Gandy High School. The schedule of events includes a review

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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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  • Ashland Harvest Run, Pumpkin Walk upcoming

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Fundraising is an important part of the non-profit world. Over the past few years, Hanover Safe Place has experienced great success in partnering with civic organizations for fundraising events. With that thought in mind, HSP has joined forces with the GFWC Ashcake Woman’s Club for a new event Oct. 18. Combining two established runs, they have formed the Ashland Harvest Run and Pumpkin Walk. The event will start at 8

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  • Registration now open for Ashland Railroad Run

    Posted on February 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Come Race the Rail Saturday, April 26. Registration is open for the 36th annual Ashland Railroad Run. Come race the rail at one of Central Virginia’s longest established road races! This certified 10k race is a favorite spring ritual among runners from across the Commonwealth and beyond! This is our sixth year as a green race – and the Green Fair will be back again this year on the lawn.

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Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Richardson, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Wehman all of Ashland, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Cara Winborne Wehman to Nolan Daniel Bradshaw. He is the son of Ms. Margaret Bradshaw of Fredericksburg, and Mr. Richard Bradshaw of Midlothian. Cara is a graduate of Patrick Henry High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Wesleyan College. After many years

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  • Gladstone/Gregory

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harper Gladstone of Doswell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss  Forrest Hagan, to Mr. John Richard Gregory II, son of Ms. Ann M. Reardon and Mr. Richard Wayne Gregory, both of Richmond. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Cameron Hagan, Sr. of Roanoke and the late Dr. Hagan and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Gladstone formerly of Norfolk.

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  • Nusbaum/Roberson

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

    The marriage of Ms. Meredith Tooker Roberson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stewart D. Roberson of Mechanicsville, to Mr. Christian Clark Nusbaum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nusbaum of Williamsburg, took place Sept. 27, 2014, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Brook Hill in Richmond. The Reverend Sara-Scott Wingo officiated. The bride is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Duley and the late Robert Howard Tooker of Richmond

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Pet Stories

‘Growl-O-Ween’ Dog Halloween Fest upcoming

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Celebrate the Halloween season by joining the Hanover Humane Society and the Friends of Hanover Dog Parks Saturday, Oct. 25 at Center of the Universe Brewing Company, 11293 Air Park Road in the Ashland Airpark, for the inaugural “Growl-O-Ween” Dog Halloween Fest. The event is free to the public and runs from 2-5 p.m.; free onsite parking is available. Humans and their favorite canine companions may participate in various contests

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  • Hanover Humane Society holds upcoming fundraisers

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    The Hanover Humane Society will be holding a pair of fundraisers at local restaurants in the coming months. Join the Hanover Humane Society and Marty’s at Rutland Crossing Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Enjoy great meals all day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and Marty’s will donate a portion of the tab to the Hanover Humane Society. Remember to mention Hanover Humane when you get your check. Join the Hanover Humane Society on

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  • Candle sale benefits Humane Society

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Join Hanover Humane Society for its annual Fall Yankee Candle and Flag Fundraiser, which has started and will conclude Oct. 3. Each brochure contains many reasonably priced items, which are perfect for holiday gift-giving. All orders must be prepaid; merchandise will be received back by mid-November. Visit Hanover Humane at to shop via the online catalogues available for viewing and download. Additional information regarding the sale may be obtained

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Citizen's Journalism

Where/When the Debates

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Where are the Debates? It appears during this election campaign the 7th district voters will not have an opportunity to hear a debate between the two candidates. Mr. Brat and/or his handlers have chosen not to debate the issues with Mr. Trammell. The voters in the 7th district need to hear from Mr. Brat and Mr. Trammell on what ideas they may have if elected to get back to doing

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  • Lord of the Bricks robotics team headed to state championship

    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm


    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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  • Former H-P staff writer publishes books

    Posted on December 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Former H-P staff writer and Atlee High School alumnus Daniel Sherrier has launched two fiction series, “Earths in Space” and “RIP.” Previously published as ebooks, the first volumes are now available in print through “Earths in Space” follows a team of explorers traveling through a universe full of alternate human civilizations. Their whimsical leader, Amena, just wants to discover something amazing in outer space, but she faces disappointment upon

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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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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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  • SpookieFun Fest is seeking community partners

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Hanover County Parks and Recreation will host the annual Taylor’s SpookieFun Fest. We are currently looking for child related businesses and/or organizations to be Community Partners at this exciting family event. There are two ways to participate: Hanover Treats – Hand out candy to our little trick-or-treaters; Taylor’s Tricks – Provide games and interactive activities. Children will be entertained with flashlight candy hunts, dancing, games, trick-or-treat booths and will top

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  • RSVP for volunteerism celebration

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Hanover’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration will be Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Hanover High School auditorium. This free event is open to the public. The celebration pays tribute to all volunteers active within the county, as well as honoring Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism award nominees and announcing the 2014 award recipients. This year’s special guest host is Michael Paul Williams, columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and

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