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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

August 17, 2017

It almost feels like those girls of August (hazy, hot, and humid) have skipped town early this year.  The weather has been decidedly New-England-ish, and no one is complaining.  I’d like to think that we are rolling straight towards fall, but I’ve lived here long enough to know that you can’t pull our winter clothes until late October.

Your Patrick Henry marching band is trying to raise the funds needed to travel and march in the New York City Veteran’s Day Parade this November 11th.  The cost, per musician, is almost $700, which is not easy for many families to spend.  Please consider donating to their trip by either taking a check by the front office at Patrick Henry, or visiting their GoFundMe website:

This Sunday, August 20th at 6:00 PM, come hear the Daryl Davis and Josh Christina Band as they perform an evening full of rhythm and blues (think Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry).  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and listen to music under the stars: tickets are 5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & seniors, $2 kids under 12. There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.

At the time publication, I still hadn’t heard of a location for the DC2RVA meeting is coming up on Monday, August 28th at 6:00 PM. Please try and attend this meeting- this issue affects all of us and the future of our home.

The last Dive-In Movie at Carter Park Pool will be Saturday, August 26th at 8:30 PM.  Admission will be $7 for non-members, and free for members.  The movie will be “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Your Ashland Library is also trying to fill the void as renovations continue on the Theater.  Tonight, August 17th, stop by the library for Family Movie Night beginning at 4:00 PM.  End the summer with a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Then tomorrow (Friday) is Teen Movie Night at the Ashland Library from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  For ages 11-16, rising middle schoolers- bring your friends and see a great movie on the big screen in the library.  Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Plan on dancing under the stars this Saturday at the August Street Party featuring “Premiere Band” beginning at 6:30.  Tickets are available in advance a most businesses along the tracks, and online; $10 each in advance and $20 at the gate.

There are a few weeks of summer left, kids.  Do you know that most schools around the country have already opened?

If I was you, I’d spend every last day at the Ashland pool.  Stay up late, sleep in, and eat popsicles for breakfast.  That’s what I’d do if I didn’t have to be an adult.  Call or email me with your Ashland news: 310-5320,  Have a lazy, lazy week.