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Community Calendar week of Nov. 27, 2014

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

December 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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  • 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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  • Upcoming Holiday Book Fair benefits Humane Society

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    The Hanover Humane Society has partnered with Barnes and Noble at Virginia Center Commons to hold a Holiday Book Fair Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1-5 p.m. By using the code of 14194689 at checkout, customers will be able to direct a percentage of their in-store sales back to the Hanover Humane Society. In addition, Original Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes may be ordered as part of this fundraiser, and payment may be

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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

Parrish-Andrews

Parrish/Andrews

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Elmer and Dorothy Parrish of Ashland, announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Alison Parrish to Philip Andrews of Frederick, Md., son Rick and Linda Shipp of Frederick, Md. and Ed Andrews of Hagerstown, Md. The bride-to-be attended Longwood University, and is currently working as a Technical Recruiter at Apex Systems Inc. The groom-to-be graduated from Randolph-Macon College and is currently working as a Pricing Analyst at Estes-Express Lines. A

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  • Unger family welcomes baby

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Baby Unger

    Heather and Erik Unger, along with big brother Ethan, welcomed Isaac Edward to their family Sept. 28, 2014 at 6:51 p.m. at The Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. Isaac weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 18.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Marc and  Janice Zell of Thorp. Paternal grandparents are Arlene and the late Bruce Unger of Ashland. Great-grandparents are Dave and Betty Zell of Eau Claire.

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  • Downtown merchant, Train Day sponsor, ‘noticed’

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Tiny Tims_uve been noticed

    By BOB BROWN Special to the H-P   We have a new toy store in town to feature in our “You’ve Been Noticed” program. Have you seen it?  The Ashland Main Street Association is proud to introduce everyone to Tiny Tim’s Toys at 104 S. Railroad Avenue in the heart of our historic shopping district. The Hemingway family have exhibited their LEGO Trains at Ashland Train Day for six years.

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Pet Stories

Upcoming Holiday Book Fair benefits Humane Society

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm

The Hanover Humane Society has partnered with Barnes and Noble at Virginia Center Commons to hold a Holiday Book Fair Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1-5 p.m. By using the code of 14194689 at checkout, customers will be able to direct a percentage of their in-store sales back to the Hanover Humane Society. In addition, Original Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes may be ordered as part of this fundraiser, and payment may be

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  • Humane Society holds Brunswick Stew sale

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The Hanover Humane Society will hold its fifth annual Brunswick Stew event Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. until noon at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway, Ashland.    The cost is $8 per quart.  Since a limited number of quarts will be prepared, quarts should be reserved ahead of time. To place your order, please email info@hanoverhumanesociety.org or call (804) 798-8248. The Hanover Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit

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  • Hanover Humane Society celebrates canine birthdays

    Posted on September 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Humane soceity birthdays

    The Hanover Humane Society truly went to the dogs when Chip, a former Humane Society pup, had his fifth birthday party at Hanover Humane’s facility in Ashland. Four of Chip’s siblings were able to join him for the party; his canine mom, Katie, and his brother, Ben, were not able to attend the festivities. Many of Chip’s friends joined him for the party; there were 40 paws and 32 feet

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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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  • Heavenly Creations Arts & Crafts show features Stephen Dalton

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Steven Dalton - Heavenly Creations

    Stephen Dalton is an artist who will be selling his art next weekend at the Heavenly Creations Arts and Crafts Show at St. James the Less Episcopal Church (125 Beverly Road) in Ashland Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. He’s been making mixed-media jewelry, paper, and epoxy jewelry for more than 20 years under the name “Half-Baked Ideas Jewelry.”

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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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