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Upcoming Events

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm

The 48th Annual Olde Time Holiday Parade

November 19 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Downtown News

Crowds fill town for 15th annual Train Day event

Amtrack passenger train passes through Ashland on Train Day. Nick Liberante for The Local Crowds Fill Town for 15th Annual Train Day Event By Logan Barry for The Mechanicsville Local Nov 7, 2017 ASHLAND -- Crowds of people and families sporting old-fashioned “train attire” attended the 15th annual [...]

Friendship Cafe for Seniors

Did you know that there is a program for Seniors in downtown Ashland?  Friendship Cafe operates Monday through Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church on James Street.  Enjoy socializing while playing games, doing exercise, enjoying crafts and eating a hot lunch.  Friendship Cafe is free to qualifying Seniors. Funding for programs [...]

Ashland Train Mural in the News!

From Virginia Main Street - October 18, 2017: The Ashland Main Street Association and its local partners are dedicated to making downtown an amazing destination.  How?  By embracing their transportation history they are improving the visitor experience and creating memorable central gathering spaces. Executive Director Tom Wulf is our guest blogger with [...]

Business Spotlight: England Street Tavern

Todd Bishop, Jesse Keith Whitley (son of Country Music Icons Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley) and Kelley Bishop England Street Tavern on a busy night   Folks who have lived in Hanover County for a while remember “Break Time,” the pool hall with [...]

Artist Spotlight: Vicky Bickel

  Julie and her Dad standing next to the dollhouse that she designed and he built. Julie died unexpectedly before the house was finished.   Vicky Bickel's Gingerbread House, part of the Dickens Christmas in the Town of Skaneateles, NY Ashland dollhouse artist Vicky Bickel has always [...]

Gingerbread Trail 2017

From Wendy Yohman, Chair of the Gingerbread Trail for 2017: We barely have pumpkins out and yet we're talking about Gingerbread Houses.   The Holiday season is approaching quickly and for those of us in retail and service industries, we need to be ready to take advantage of this 4th quarter [...]

Yellow Jacket Ads

Attention businesses!   If you want to reach students, staff and faculty at Randolph-Macon, consider placing an ad in the "Yellow Jacket," a widely read publication.  Ads are reasonably priced - $20 per issue.  The Yellow Jacket publishes 6 issues a semester.  There are 3 left for this semester (ends in [...]

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