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Jam, jelly classes offered at Hanover Cannery

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

If you are interested in learning how to make jams and jellies and use the Hanover Cannery, classes will be held July 15 and July 22 at 6:30 p.m. At least 10 people will need to sign up in order to have the class and the cost is $20 per person. The cost covers all supplies needed to can and you will be able to take home your canned goods.

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  • New health program provides free cancer screenings for women

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Don’t let cancer come between you and those you love. Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program administered by the Virginia Department of Health. This program provides access to free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services for low-income and uninsured or underinsured women. EWL provides free routine screening services that include a mammogram and Pap test, as well as diagnostic services and treatment if needed, for

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  • Registration open for July 4th All-American Apple Pie contest

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Submit pies July 4th between 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street, Ashland, along with a registration form. Awards will be given for first, second and third place pies, Most Patriotic Pie and Best Kid’s Pie (under age 11). A panel of judges will pick the winning pies, which will be auctioned off at 12:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Hanover

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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 July 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Mr. and Mrs. William Douglas Hamner of Ashland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shandy Pendleton Hamner to Dr. James Christopher Nederostek, son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Nederostek of Hudson, Ohio. Miss Hamner is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. John Daniel Hamner, Jr. of Ashland, and the late Mrs. Nancye Foscue Hamner of Hopewell and Gloucester, Va. and Mr. Harold Douglas Hamner, Jr. of Lynchburg,

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  • Hanover has another centenarian, Ms. Robnet Huff turns 100

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Robnet Huff of Beaverdam, will celebrate her 100th birthday July 15. Robnet is the “Mother of the Church” and an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Beaverdam. She enjoys reading her Bible, attending church regularly, watching TV and talking on the telephone with her friends. She says the key to longevity is taking her “Jesus Christ” pill daily and treating everyone with love and respect. She said that she

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  • Cowell/Carter

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm


    The engagement of Haley Christine Cowell and Chad Daniel Carter, both of Middletown, Md., has been announced by their parents. Haley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cowell of Doswell. Chad is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carter of Magnolia, Del. The bride-to-be graduated from West Virginia University. She is employed by Mid-Atlantic Tile, Kitchen & Bath as a showroom sales manager and designer. The groom-to-be

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Pet Stories

Registration underway for the Loving Critter Camp at the Hanover Humane Society

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

In July 2014, Hanover Humane will once again offer its “Loving Critter Camp” for animal-loving children 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 eyes of the children enrolled in “Loving Critter Camp,” Ms. Loving’s respect, love, and appreciation for animals will live on. “Loving Critter Camp” is the place where campers will

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  • Workshop for dog owners upcoming

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    With the arrival of spring and nice weather, you and your four-legged best friend may be thinking of visiting your local dog park. Or, perhaps you are considering a doggie daycare or boarding facility while you are away from home. With this in mind, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks is pleased to offer an educational workshop, “Dog Parks, Day Care And Your Dog” Wednesday, March 26 at 6:45 p.m. at

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  • Santa Paws Tree to benefit homeless animals in Hanover

    Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Would you like to help homeless animals this holiday season? During the month of December, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks is sponsoring a Santa Paws tree for the collection of donated items needed for animals housed at the Hanover County Pound. The Pound’s wish list includes: canned and dry dog and cat food; towels, sheets, blankets (these may be used/clean or new), raw hides or other chew treats; new or

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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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  • Former H-P staff writer publishes first novel

    Posted on October 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    In “My Mother’s Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel,” Henryk Frankowski feels compelled to pen his memoir and finally share his poignant story from his hospital bed as he lay dying. His carefree childhood as a Jewish boy in Warsaw, Poland is never far from his mind as he recalls the tumultuous world he endured during the Holocaust. Henryk speaks uninhibitedly about the intense bond he has with his family, particularly

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HCHS Quarterly Meeting

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Hanover County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting Sunday, April 6, 2014: 2:00pm Location: Mechanicsville Branch Pamunkey Regional Library 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111 Topic: Pages from Hanover’s Rich Agricultural Heritage: Edmund Ruffin Speaker: Dr. Walter P. Hempfling, Biologist and Hanover Master Gardener

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  • Deadline set for $1K scholarship

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    The Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Camptown Charities, will award a $1,000, one-year scholarship to an eligible graduating senior at each of Hanover’s four high schools. Scholarships are open to graduating Hanover County high school seniors who intend to continue their education in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, junior college or a vocational training school. This scholarship is available only to students

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  • Hanover Preschool Initiative now accepting applications

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Hanover County Public Schools Hanover Preschool Initiative (HPI) is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. HPI is a free, full-day preschool program with an experienced teaching staff that enables students to engage in an exciting curriculum and a stimulating learning environment. School bus transportation is available in most areas. The program provides meals and supplies with guidelines. HPI is available to children who will be three or four

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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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  • Volunteer tour guides sought for Rural Plains home, battlefield

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    The Rural Plains Foundation seeks new volunteer tour guides for the National Park Service’s Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains in Hanover County. The next training session is Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guides will offer tours of the Rural Plains house and the associated Civil War battlefield on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m., starting April 5. Built in 1723, Rural Plains is the

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  • Western Hanover Relay sets date for 2014 event

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Exciting changes are coming to the 2014 Western Hanover Relay For Life. The community’s 17th annual event, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the grounds of Kings Dominion Camp Wilderness, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the

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