Festival reviving interest in Ridgeway cantaloupes

“It’s been a nice little country fair that is growing and more people enjoy it. People from urban areas come and get a feel for a more rural fair. Ernie Fleming said the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival gets bigger every year. Fleming and others from the Ridgeway Historical Society founded the event — now in its ninth year — to preserve the area’s agricultural history. Fleming said the organizers decided it would be a fun opportunity for people who don’t ordinarily attend the fair. The festival, sponsored by the Ridgeway Historical Society and the fire department, begins at 10 a. m. Saturday and lasts until about 4 p. m. There is no admission charge, including for the number of entertainment groups on two stages.

Ruritan Club holding Brunswick stew sale

  1. . Fishersville Baptist Church, 1518 Jefferson Highway, will sell Brunswick stew and host a baked goods beginning at noon Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the church building improvements. The stew will cost 
  2. RAMPS, an organization founded by then-Henrico County high school students to build ramps for local low-income residents who need them, will use the grant to purchase modular wheelchair ramp supplies. These supplies will be used by local high school 
  3. Don't get me wrong. I love the fact that going forward we will have more daylight at the end of the day when we can put it to good use, but for the next couple of days my internal clock will still be operating under the now outdated Central Standard Time.