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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

June 22, 2017

Congratulations to the Ashland Barracudas who defeated the Ashcreek Crocodiles last week by a score of 1138.5 to 920.5!  Christine Datovech broke the team record in 11/12 girls’ 50 butterfly and 50 free style.

Quadruple winners for the night were: Kate Balut, Christine Datovech, Oliver Mudd, Andrew Senfield, Samantha Senfield, Ethan Spencer, and Ben Williams.  Triple winners were: Paul Datovech, Steven Dinger, Estella Gajarsky, Grace Gordon, Ronny Maier, Elizabeth Roberts, Forrest Robinson, and Thomas Senfield.

There is no shortage of music in Ashland during the summer, especially over at the Ashland Town Center breezeway.  Come by this Friday, June 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. to hear Richmond musician Patrick Zampetti with his selection of Dave Matthews and 90’s music.  Then on Sunday come hear The Funky Finger and their bass centric funk/fusion/jazz perform at 2 p.m. Both of these concerts are free and open to the public!

The second meeting of the DC2RVA Ashland/Hanover County Area Community Advisory Committee will be held on Monday, June 26 at 6p.m. in Birdsong Hall (by the football field) at R-MC.  If your schedule permits, I would encourage everyone to come and be informed.

The Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland 2016, a history camp for all rising 2nd – 5th grader history buffs. Curious kid campers will explore how people lived in the 19 and early 20 century in Ashland.  This camp is being held the week of July 31 from 9 to noon.  Call the Center for more information: 804-798-2728.

Tickets are now on sale for Shrek the Musical at the Hanover Tavern June 21 through the 25. You don’t want to miss this fun, fun, fun show with huge amounts of talent! General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Purchase your tickets online at

If you’re doing any cleaning out of closets of bookshelves, bring your books, videos, dvd’s, and cd’s to the Ashland Library for their famous July 4th Book Sale at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center.

Speaking of which, the 4th of July will be here before you know it!  Don’t make any travel plans except to stroll down the sidewalk to the Arts and Activities Center to join your neighbors and friends in all the festivities.  Of course, there’s the book sale- get there early for the best selection, and then there’s the Apple Pie Contest, so be planning out your award winning recipe.  On the lawn there will be performances by the Hanover Concert Band, food for sale, ice cream available, and all kinds of fun things to do.  Bring your picnic blanket and plan to stay awhile.

The non-motorized parade will begin at 9 a.m.  Watching this parade is one of those Ashland moments that makes you wonder if you’re in a Frank Capra movie.  Don’t miss it!

You can reach me at 310-5320, or  Happy first weekend of summer!