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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

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October 8, 2015


We were certainly spared the wrath of a wicked Nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin this weekend. Most of our weekend events were canceled, but it is sometimes rather a relief when the bad weather forces you to slow down.
The sidewalks in front of Cross Brothers look beautiful! We can’t wait to see it when the landscaping is finished.
The Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival that was supposed to be held last weekend has been rescheduled Saturday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 8 p.m. This is going to be a busy weekend in town, as it is also the same day as the Randolph-Macon vs. Hampden-Sydney game.
Do not be alarmed if you see spooks walking on our streets this Saturday. It’s just the England Street Tavern’s Ashland Monster Walk and Haunted Car Show! Come dress as your favorite ghoul and prowl the streets of Ashland, or decorate your car and be a part of the fun! Food and drink specials will be available from the Tavern, along with other specials from local businesses. This event will benefit Faces of Virginia, an adoption and foster care advocacy organization. Visit
Be sure to cap off your Saturday with a movie at the Ashland Theater! This Saturday will be, appropriately enough, “Ghostbusters.” Doors open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. showing of this classic movie. Tickets are $5 each, with refreshments available.
If you’ve ever seen a clip of the British Parliament, then you know that they have some mad debating skills. Come see it for yourself when the Randolph-Macon College Franklin Debating Society hosts the touring British debaters Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Washington Room, Washington-Franklin Hall (102 College Avenue). The British team will debate against the R-MC team of Derek Dittmar and Emily Durando. This event is free and open to the public.
Remember the great yard sales this Saturday! The ACES Yard Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their location– 507 Caroline Street, and the AARP Hanover Chapter #5335 will hold their yard sale at the corner of Route 1 and College Avenue.
There is always something interesting going on at your neighborhood library; sign up by Oct. 19 for “Journal Decorating for Teens” Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Seriously, every teenager needs a way to safely express themselves and keeping a journal is a perfect answer. This workshop is designed for ages 11 to 16 with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.
Call or email me with your Ashland News: (804) 310-5320, Have a wonderful weekend!