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Community Calendar week of Aug. 28, 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

September 1 The Central VA Masterworks Chorale holds rehearsals every Monday at 7 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland (September through May).  David Sinden is artistic director of the group.  For more information on the Chorale, call (804) 482-0432, email cvmc.director@gmail.com, or visit www.cvamc.org.   The Clay Springs Ruritan Club meets at Slash Christian Church at 7 p.m. If you are looking for fellowship, goodwill and community

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  • Community Calendar week of Aug. 21, 2014

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    August 23 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.   August 25 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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  • 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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Sports

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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Lifestyles

Webb/Foltz

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Webb of Beaverdam, Va. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Meredith Webb, to Zachary Allen Foltz, son of Ms. Kayanne Foltz of Fulks Run, Va. and Mr. Allen Foltz of Sparta, Va. Shelby is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Webb, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va. and the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Meredith Bailes, formerly of Doswell. Zac is

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  • Palm-Forster/Harris

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    The marriage of Leah Michelle Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Harris of Hanover County, to Mieder Anthony Thomas Palm-Forster, son of Dr. Therza Isobel Palm-Forster and the late Anthony Raymond Forster of Bloemfontein, South Africa, took place Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Zion Springs Bed and Breakfast in Hamilton, Va. The bride’s grandmothers, Ann White Leonard, wife of the late John Barry Leonard, of Hanover County, and

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  • Lipford/Seim

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    The marriage of Miss Kristen Elizabeth Seim, daughter of Mr. Marc and Mrs. Robin Seim, to Mr. Bryant Andrew Lipford, son of Mrs. Diana and Joe Leonard, and Mr. Ralph Lipford, took place May 17, 2014 at The Vintager Inn Bed & Breakfast in New Kent, Va. The Pastor Ross Wright of Atlee Community Church in Mechanicsville officiated. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. Gilmer and Mrs. Elizabeth Geer

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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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Citizen's Journalism

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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 Amazon.com. “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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Education

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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  • 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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Volunteering

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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