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Ashland – Meriwether Gilmore

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October 1, 2015


And here we are at October. Here begins the cooler temperatures and the blanket of leaves on the sidewalks. Here begins friends sitting around fire pits, pumpkins on front stoops, and warm sweaters. It is a contemplative, but beautiful month. Let’s make the most of it.

Runners and walkers, the registration fees for the Ashland Harvest Run and 1 Mile Pumpkin Walk (benefiting ACES and Hanover Safe Place) will increase after this Friday. Visit for more information and to sign up.

Lots of football opportunities in town this weekend. Lots of chances to sit in the stands with friends and cheer on your hometown team.

The Patrick Henry Varsity Football team will play at home under the lights this Friday night at 7 p.m. against Hanover High. This game will be a “pink-out” in support of breast cancer awareness. Tickets at the gate are $7.

On Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., Randolph-Macon will host Emory and Henry. Tickets for adults are $10 at the gate, while children 12 and under are admitted free.

Holy Toledo, there are so many good things happening at your Ashland Theater! Today, Thursday, Oct. 1, stop by after dinner for an evening of “Wine and Beer Tastings and Tunes” sponsored by the Caboose and part of the First Thursday Fun in Downtown Ashland. There are always some great local bands at the Ironhorse on First Thursdays, as well.

This Saturday, Oct. 3, come see “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.). This event will benefit the Patrick Henry Model UN Club.

Then Monday, Oct. 5, the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Private Violence” sponsored by Randolph-Macon College and Hanover Safe Place. A donation of canned goods or the $5 admission price is welcome.

It is going to be a very busy Saturday because we also have the Hanover Arts and Activities Center’s Off the Rails Beer Festival from 1 to 7 p.m. on the front lawn of the Center. I am so excited because this is the first year that I’m going to get to attend and I have heard nothing but great stories about this event. Tickets are $15 for adults, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Visit to see the line-up of bands, food, and local beer available.

Plan ahead for the ACES Yard Sale Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their location– 507 Caroline St.

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