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Candle sale benefits Humane Society

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Join Hanover Humane Society for its annual Fall Yankee Candle and Flag Fundraiser, which has started and will conclude Oct. 3. Each brochure contains many reasonably priced items, which are perfect for holiday gift-giving. All orders must be prepaid; merchandise will be received back by mid-November. Visit Hanover Humane at www.hanoverhumanesociety.org to shop via the online catalogues available for viewing and download. Additional information regarding the sale may be obtained

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  • Community Calendar week of September 18, 2014

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    September 20 The Doswell Ruritan Club has a Saltfish Breakfast at the Doswell Community Center from 6:30 – 9 a.m. The menu includes: fish, bacon, eggs, potatoes, apples, corn bread, biscuits, coffee and juice. Adults are $8; children 4-10 are $4.   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

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  • Hanover Sheriff’s Office hosting Fall Fellowship Festival, Oct. 18

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    The Hanover Sheriff’s Office invites the public to join them at their first-ever Fall Fellowship Festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hanover County Government Complex. This event is designed to celebrate volunteerism and partnerships in our community, which is what continues to make Hanover County a safe place in which to live and work. Local faith-based, non-profit, and community organizations will

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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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  • 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

Orndorff/Brown

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The marriage of Miss Robin Katelyn Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Brown of Glen Allen to Mr. Craig Leroy Orndorff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Orndorff of Woodstock, Va. took place July 12, 2014 at The Barn at Aspen Grove in Elkton, Va. The Pastor Robert Hoskins, Jr. of Woodstock United Methodist Church officiated. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.

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  • AARP hosts Senior Health Fair Sept. 13

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Mechanicsville AARP Chapter 5407 will be hosting its first annual Mechanicsville AARP Senior Health Fair it will be held at the Richmond East Moose Lodge No. 1947 located at 7167 Flag Lane, just past Home Depot, Martin’s and Target on Bell Creek Road. Although it is primarily for folks 50 years of age or older, everyone is welcome. Walgreen’s will

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  • 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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Pet Stories

Candle sale benefits Humane Society

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Join Hanover Humane Society for its annual Fall Yankee Candle and Flag Fundraiser, which has started and will conclude Oct. 3. Each brochure contains many reasonably priced items, which are perfect for holiday gift-giving. All orders must be prepaid; merchandise will be received back by mid-November. Visit Hanover Humane at www.hanoverhumanesociety.org to shop via the online catalogues available for viewing and download. Additional information regarding the sale may be obtained

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  • 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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Citizen's Journalism

Where/When the Debates

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Where are the Debates? It appears during this election campaign the 7th district voters will not have an opportunity to hear a debate between the two candidates. Mr. Brat and/or his handlers have chosen not to debate the issues with Mr. Trammell. The voters in the 7th district need to hear from Mr. Brat and Mr. Trammell on what ideas they may have if elected to get back to doing

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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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  • 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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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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