Winning team: Congratulations to the Lovettsville Affordable Sheds softball team for winning the Fall 2006 COED Friday Division 2 playoffs. The team came in second place during the regular season and went undefeated in the double-elimination playoff tournament sealing the championship with a 16-15 victory over the Flying Mits on Friday night. Team members are GG Gregg, Pete Chipouras, Keith Furr, Brad Bogle; Linda Armistead, Shelly Morris, Shawn Daugherty, Pete Snyder, Brian Carpenter, Lisa Braun, Robin Harlowe, Karen Lawson, Brian Renda, Anessa Bramhall, Lori Taylor, Neel Taylor, Tim Murphy, Meg Adams, Roe Adams, Melissa McMahill, Janna Sitzler, Lyndon Blake and bat boy Casey Taylor.
Holiday shopping: Attention, holiday shoppers. The Lovettsville Advisory Board is offering an array of stocking stuffers for your holiday pleasure. Lovettsville VA sweatshirts are $18. Long-sleeved T-shirts are $15, "Love Livin' in Lovettsville" magnets $1 and "Love it in Lovettsville" pens are $3. Get them while they last.
Lantern Parade: The Town of Lovettsville and the Lovettsville Community Center would like to invite the community to join in on a great annual event, The Lantern Parade, Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Join in on this joyful traditional German celebration that begins the holiday season. The Lantern Parade will begin at the Lovettsville Community Center and end at Light Street. Bring your own lantern, purchase one of ours or make one at the workshop, 6-7 p.m. The lantern workshop is $6 per person. Registration opened Nov. 21. For information call 540 822-5284.
There will be a holiday singalong and refreshments following the parade
Winter market: Missing the farmers' market in your neighborhood? Make the trip to Leesburg Saturday and visit the winter market. The market will be open through April, every Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. You will still find apples and winter squash as well as the hydroponic lettuce and locally raised meats that brought you to the market all summer. Two special additions to the winter market include oven-fresh bread and baked goods from Bread Ovens @ Quail Creek and fresh pastas.
Consider buying local when you shop for Christmas gifts. You will find jams, preserves, candles, honey and holiday wreaths -- all at the winter market.
I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful turkey day.