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Community Calendar week of February 26, 2015

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm

February 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.   March 1 Griefshare recovery seminar and support group meets at First Baptist Church, Ashland at 2 p.m. Griefshare features nationally recognized experts on grief and

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  • Girls State scholarship interviews upcoming in March

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Interviews for scholarships to American Legion Auxiliary Girl’s State will be held this year on Sunday, March 22, from 2-5 p.m. Interviews will be conducted at American Legion Post 175 at 8700 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit sponsors most of the delegates from Hanover County. Candidates must be rising high school seniors as of the end of the current school year. Girl’s State will be held

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  • Program focuses on social lives of teens in the past

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

    If you did not grow up in Ashland or Hanover County between 1940 and 1970 you may have no idea what life was like here in those days. The period between World War II and the waning days of the Vietnam War saw many changes to society, the educational system and everyday life, including desegregation, Rock ‘N’ Roll, fashion trends, employment opportunities, and war and civil rights protests. “Growing Up

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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

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

    Leighanna Elizabeth Glazebrook and Kyle Benjamin Hicks were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at three o’clock in the afternoon on the lawn of the historic Hanover Courthouse in Hanover County. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Darvin Satterwhite. The reception was hosted by the bride’s parents immediately following the ceremony across the street at the Hanover Tavern. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T.

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  • Families needed to host students

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Have an amazing experience this summer! Host a student from Spain or France (ages 13-17) in your home for 3-4 weeks. Learn about their culture while he or she learns about living in an American family. These students are coming to practice their English and be a part of your American family, doing what you do and going where you go. Imagine their excitement of eating a hamburger at the

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Pet Stories

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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  • 2nd annual Santa Paws Tree benefits Hanover’s homeless animals

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Would you like to help homeless animals during this holiday season? Last year Hanover residents were extremely generous with their donations to the pound at Hanover Animal Control. Over 3,000 pounds of food was collected, along with many other items including bedding, toys, carriers, and pet beds. Once again, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks will be collecting needed items throughout the month of December. The Santa Paws Tree is decorated

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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

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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  • PH student finalist in commercial contest

    Posted on January 9, 2014 at 10:37 am

    NOT4ME

    Jake Harris, a Patrick Henry High School student, has been selected as a finalist in the CBS 6 NOT4Me Commercial Contest. Regional students were asked to submit a 20 second video explaining why underage drinking is simply, not for them as part of the NOT4Me video challenge sponsored by Loveland Distributing and CBS 6. The winning video will premier Live during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26. The grand

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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 January 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Hanover Safe Place is seeking volunteers to aid in their mission of promoting freedom from domestic and sexual violence. They are looking for individuals 18 years and older to volunteer with RHART (a hospital accompaniment program), children’s support group, special events and more. No previous experience is required, however volunteers will be provided with the necessary training. The next training starts Jan. 20. If you are interested in learning more

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