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Signature events like the Strawberry Faire, Ashland Street Parties and the Railroad Run have become synonymous with the Center of the Universe. But a heavy special event schedule has also taken its toll on town resources, according to Ashland officials. Tuesday night, a draft “special events policy” came before town council, aimed at taking Ashland out of the event production business. Vice-mayor George Spagna worked to develop the draft plan
The Hanover Sheriff’s Office arrested the man suspected of robbing a Mechanicsville convenience store this morning just hours after seeking the public’s help. In a notice to media outlets, Sgt. Chris Whitley said that Hanover authorities arrested Christopher T. Davis, 35, of the 5300 block of Mollie Schools Lane in New Kent, in connection to the robbery . Davis was located by Hanover investigators at a residence in the 2900 block of
A county supervisor’s former campaign manager will replace a 20-year member of the Hanover School Board. On June 12, the Board of Supervisors appointed Norman Sulser to the Cold Harbor District school board seat. Sulser will replace 20-year school board member Robert L. Wood and worked for Cold Harbor Supervisor Elton Wade Sr.’s campaign eight years ago, Wade said. Sulser was appointed with a 6-0-1. Chickahominy supervisor Angela Kelly-Wiecek abstained,
A beleaguered supervisor has stepped down from his post as a school crossing guard, following reports that he earned twice the pay of his peers. During last Wednesday’s meeting of the board of supervisors, Cold Harbor Supervisor Elton Wade Sr. announced he would be retiring from the post he has held since 1988, ending more than 50 years of service to the school system. Figures received from Central Office prior
When the fly ball to right field landed in Chris Gilliam’s glove Sunday afternoon, the decade-long journey to introduce the Hanover Hawks baseball team to the state championship had finally come to fruition. Ecstatic Hawks flew into one another, forming a pile of humanity near the first base line. Gone was the shock of losing to Varina. Gone was the disappointment of not winning the Capital District or Central Region
When the American Legion District 11 baseball schedule for this year came out a few weeks back, Ashland Post 206 was nowhere to be found. There were rumors Post 206 would join Glen Allen Post 244 on the sidelines, Post 244 having not fielded a team in 2012. But a faithful group of young men were determined to keep Post 206 on the field, and they succeeded, with one major
While Hanover baseball reached the pinnacle of team success with their Group AAA state championship Sunday, many individual honors have been bestowed upon county student-athletes in all spring sports. Four Hawks baseball players earned first-team All-Central Region: Trevor Denton (third base), Keith Searles (catcher), Andrew Knizner (shortstop) and Derek Casey (pitcher). They are joined on the first team by two Atlee Raiders, Kenner Berry (outfield) and Luke Bolka (designated hitter).
Mrs. Gayle Dunn and the late Mr. George Edward Dunn, Sr. of Tappahannock are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle, to Brandon Gardner Samuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Samuel of Ruther Glen. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Bruce of Tappahannock and the late Mr. Herbert L. Perkins of Mechanicsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn of Tappahannock. The prospective
The marriage of Miss Kelley Darlene Pollard of Montpelier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Len Francis and the late Mr. Thomas F. Pollard Jr. to Mr. Kyle Brandon Williams of Milford, son of Ms. Barbara Byrd and Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Williams took place April 6, 2013 at the King William Ruritan Club in King William. Frederick A. Hodnett Jr. officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her brother Thomas
Community members of all ages enjoyed a day of fun in the sun at Shiloh United Methodist Church’s second annual Spring Carnival Saturday, June 1. The day was centered on food, fun, and a unique contest with hopes of raising awareness and funds for the church’s growing children’s ministry. This fun-filled event included a dunk tank, face painting by a clown, games, and none other than the highlight of the
It’s an Independence Day tradition! The Ashland 4th of July Celebration, sponsored by the Hanover Arts & Activities Center (the Center), will include a walking parade, patriotic concert, lawn games, an apple pie contest and the ever-popular patriotic pet contest. All events will be held Thursday, July 4. Parade: Ashland’s quirky, non-motorized walking parade is a small-town favorite. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will feature bicycles, basset hounds,
As soon as the Fourth of July parade has passed through town, the Hanover Arts & Activities Center is sponsoring its seventh Summer Theatre Camp program. The three-week Summer Theatre Camp is open to rising first through fifth graders and runs July 8-25, Monday through Thursday from noon-2:30 p.m. The Camp Showcase is scheduled for Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Participants will take classes in acting, improv, music, dance
Accepting Donations The Richard S. Gillis Library in Ashland is now accepting books for their July 4th book sale. Please bring books in good condition to the library at 201 S. Railroad Avenue. We ask that you not drop off more than one carton or two bags of books at a time. The book sale will be held at the Gillis Library July 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.