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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

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September 3, 2015


I think summer is past. The grass has turned dry in the late August heat, and the afternoons are still with the chirping of crickets. These days, it always seemed as if the ground was just waiting for a big storm. I know that hurricane season started long ago, but all of our storms seem to come when school begins– or at least when the State Fair comes to town.

Mark your calendars now for the End of Summer Street Party with Ron Moody & the Centaurs Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. behind the Library. Tickets are available from many merchants in town, or by visiting

The stadium at Patrick Henry is looking great these days after some tough clean-up. Many thanks to all the players, parents, and staff who turned out to help the Patrick Henry Athletic Teams Supporters this past weekend!

The first home football game will be Friday, Sept. 11 when your Patriots take on Glen Allen at 7 p.m.

The Diane Hale School of Dance is still accepting registrations for their upcoming season. Classes start Sept. 12, and are available for dancers from age 2 to 92! Please visit for more information.

The Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival is returning to the Arts and Activities Center Oct. 3. This has become an incredible event that you won’t want to miss. There will be live music, tons of food, and lots of great local beer. Visit for more information and ticket prices.

Bring your little ones to the Ashland Library Saturday, Sept. 12 for a Breakfast Storytime from 10 to 11 a.m. Open to ages 0 to 10; stay in your PJs for a special Saturday morning treat! Breakfast pastries and beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

School starts Tuesday, Sept. 8, so keep an eye out for all those kids getting on and off buses!

Call or email me with your Ashland news: (804) 310-5320, Have a wonderful weekend, you sweet town!