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Hanover Safe Place to offer training

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

Hanover Safe Place will be hosting a volunteer training in May. The nonprofit organization is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in helping victims of domestic and/or sexual violence in Hanover County.  Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, hospital accompaniment, office tasks, fundraising events, and outreach events. Volunteers must complete the appropriate level of training based on the task they wish to volunteer for. Training will start

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  • Community Calendar, week of April 16, 2015

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

    April 17 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.   April 18 Put Kids First Rally VEA/PTA. Virginia schools 10th in per capita spending but 35th in school spending. Let’s talk about: under-funding, over-testing, class

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  • Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism celebration open to the public

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

    May 12, Hanover will be celebrating “big hearts” in a big way and everyone is invited to attend. Hanover’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism celebration will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Hanover High School auditorium. This free event is open to the public and celebrates the generosity of daily contributions that volunteers make within our community. It is a gathering for all volunteers, within various organizations

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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

Bill and Cheryl Pearce

Pearces celebrate Golden Anniversary

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:46 am

Bill and Cheryl Pearce, formally from Rockville and Mechanicsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 11.

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  • Fowler/Buchanan

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Fowler-Buchanan

    Mr. and Mrs. Charlie F. Fowler III, of Mechanicsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Ann Fowler, to Mr. Christopher James Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buchanan, of Caroline County, and Wendy Farrow, of Deltaville, Va. The couple currently reside in Mechanicsville. An August 2015 wedding is planned.

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  • Art & Music on the Green

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education presents “Art & Music on the Green” Saturday, April 25th from 11a-4:30pm at 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192. “Art & Music on the Green” is an outdoor fish & wildlife themed art exhibition featuring sculpture and artwork from internationally renowned artists David Turner & Barrie Kaufman. The music program will feature The TRADOC U.S. Army Band Jazz Ensemble. Food and drink will

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Pet Stories

K-9 Heroes Pooch Pursuit

K-9 Heroes Day featuring Pooch Pursuit April 18

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

Start the morning off with the Pooch Pursuit 5K/1-mile walk fun run. The start time is 9 a.m., with all registered participants receiving a human and dog-friendly treat bag. Immediately following the pursuit, the K-9 Heroes Day kicks off at 10 a.m. This free event, open to the public, honors our K-9 Veterans.

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  • Paws for a Cause costume film event takes place May 1

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Gather your friends and favorite pet and join the Hanover Humane Society May 1 for its first annual “Paws for a Cause”  Costume Film Event. The costume film event will be held at the Historic Ashland Theater at 205 England Street. Doors open to the public at 7 p.m. with the film “Mars Attacks” beginning at 7:30 p.m.; tickets will be available at the door. Dress yourself (and your pet)

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  • Hanover Humane to offer ‘Loving Critter Camp’

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The Hanover Humane Society will once again offer its “Loving Critter Camp” this July for animal-loving children (rising third through fifth graders) during summer vacation. Hanover Humane has dedicated this educational program for children in honor of Ms. Diana Lynn Loving, one of Hanover Humane’s patrons. Through the eyes of the children enrolled in “Loving Critter Camp,” Loving’s respect, love, and appreciation for animals will live on. “Loving Critter Camp”

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Citizen's Journalism

Garden Club train station

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

Instrument donation drive underway

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Hanover County Public Schools is celebrating “Music in Our Schools Month” by holding an instrument donation drive.  During the month of March, anyone interested in donating band or orchestra instruments in good working condition or in need of minor repair is encouraged to drop them off at any HCPS school during normal business hours. All donations that are accepted are tax-deductible. These donations will allow students to have access to

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  • Hanover Humane to offer ‘Loving Critter Camp’

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The Hanover Humane Society will once again offer its “Loving Critter Camp” this July for animal-loving children (rising third through fifth graders) during summer vacation. Hanover Humane has dedicated this educational program for children in honor of Ms. Diana Lynn Loving, one of Hanover Humane’s patrons. Through the eyes of the children enrolled in “Loving Critter Camp,” Loving’s respect, love, and appreciation for animals will live on. “Loving Critter Camp”

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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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Volunteering

Hanover Safe Place to offer training

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

Hanover Safe Place will be hosting a volunteer training in May. The nonprofit organization is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in helping victims of domestic and/or sexual violence in Hanover County.  Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, hospital accompaniment, office tasks, fundraising events, and outreach events. Volunteers must complete the appropriate level of training based on the task they wish to volunteer for. Training will start

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  • Hanover’s Spirit of Volunteerism celebration open to the public

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

    May 12, Hanover will be celebrating “big hearts” in a big way and everyone is invited to attend. Hanover’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism celebration will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Hanover High School auditorium. This free event is open to the public and celebrates the generosity of daily contributions that volunteers make within our community. It is a gathering for all volunteers, within various organizations

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  • American Red Cross in need of platelet donations

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Following round after round of snow, freezing rain, and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in nearly 7,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. This shortfall follows more than 26,400 uncollected blood and platelet donations

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