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Community Calendar, week of March 26, 2015

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:47 am

March 28 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 1 The Mechanicsville Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. at O’ Banks Cafe & Grill, 10392 Leadbetter Road, Hanover Industrial Air Park. Contact: David

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  • 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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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

Humbert/Orr

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

Karen June Humbert of Richmond, Va., formerly of St. Charles, Va., and Sidney Patton Orr of Glen Allen, Va. would like to announce their forthcoming wedding May 3, 2015 at The Manor House at Kings Charter in Mechanicsville, Va. The bride is the daughter of the late John M. Jr. and Lorene Humbert of St. Charles, Va. The groom is the son of the late Sidney Otis Orr, formerly of

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  • Ruritan Club hosts Salt Fish Breakfast to benefit Hanover Arc

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The Independence Ruritan Club is excited to invite the community to an “All-you-can-eat Salt Fish Breakfast” Saturday, Feb. 14 from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The benefit breakfast will be held at Independence Ruritan Club Community House at14033 Independence Road Ashland, VA 23005. Also available for take-out, the full breakfast menu includes the following hot and fresh items: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, spiced apples, corn bread, orange

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  • Hicks/Glazebrook

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Benjamin Hicks were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

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Pet Stories

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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  • Humane Society hosts ‘Pet Photos with Santa’ event

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Dress your pet in his or her holiday finery and join the Hanover Humane Society Saturday, Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for its inaugural “Pet Photos with Santa.”  The event will be held at Hanover Humane’s facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland. For a $10 donation, Hanover Humane will provide a framed digital print of your pet with Santa. As an added bonus, the digital file

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  • Hanover Humane Society holds fundraiser Dec. 23

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Join the Hanover Humane Society Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Stevi B’s, located at the corner of Route 301 and Atlee Road, for a fundraiser. No voucher is needed for this fundraiser – just mention Hanover Humane at the register during check-out.  This fundraiser applies to all dine-in, carry-out, and token sales. The restaurant’s exact address is 9158 Atlee Road. For more dining information, call (804) 723.5035 or

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Citizen's Journalism

Concord Baptist continues Cinderella’s Closet

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

As hard as it is to believe, spring is on the way and so is prom season. Cinderella’s Closet, a ministry of Concord Baptist Church, will hold its annual “Shopping Day” Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the church. Concord is located at 15625 Concord Road, not far from the Frog Level Fire Department. All middle and high school-age girls are

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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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  • 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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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

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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  • 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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