GreenUp Ashland will hold its annual event to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to noon. All residents are invited to participate. Individuals and groups will clean up parks and neighborhoods, and along streets and rivers. In addition, several Ashland “green” groups will have exhibits at the Stone Park Pavilion, on the corner of Cherry and Summer streets.
Under sunny skies, but with a 21-degree wind chill, several hundred runners took part in the first Ashland Marathon Park Prep on the morning of March 14th. Master of Ceremonies Bernie Corbett asked the gathered crowd at the starting line for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the terrorist attack at last year’s Boston Marathon, for which the race in Ashland is a key warm-up test. Ashland picked up the sponsorship for the half-marathon trek when Quincy, Mass decided to reduce the number of road races in that city.