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Community Calendar, week of May 21, 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:18 am

May 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.   May 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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  • Ashland Strawberry Faire seeks vendors

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    The 34th Ashland Strawberry Faire is right around the corner, Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the streets surrounding Randolph-Macon College. The Faire is one of the area’s largest charitable events, and there is no entrance fee. People far and near have made this their family tradition since 1982, so come on out and begin or continue your tradition. So much to see and do with

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  • Old Church Garden Fair features plants, bees, music and BBQ May 2

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Shop for deals on garden plants and homemade baked goods, discover beekeeping and enjoy live music, homemade pulled chicken barbeque, historic church tours, and kids’ activities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 3263 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville. You’ll find old fashioned perennials and cuttings from the gardens of parishioners as well as a variety of bedding plants, herbs, shrubs and trees at the

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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

Jerry and Art McKinney.

McKinneys celebrate 50th anniversary

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Art and Jerry McKinney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary early with a trip to New York City with children and granddaughter. Art McKinney is a principle in McKinney and Company, an engineering firm in Ashland. Jerry is retired from the Department of Pharmacology, MCV. Their actual anniversary date is May 1.

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  • Pearces celebrate Golden Anniversary

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Bill and Cheryl Pearce

    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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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

Local Woman Certified to Speak on Mental Illness

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

On May 3, 2015, Andi Chrisman became a certified presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ program “In Our Own Voice”. Andi will now travel around Central Virginia, telling her story of severe mental illness, how she overcame it, and why she now works as an advocate to help others struggling with mental illness. The presentation is also given to end stigma and discrimination of the mentally ill. Call

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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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  • 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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