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2018 Pitch Competition for $10,000!

The 2018 Pitch Competition hosted by the Dominion Energy Innovation Center in partnership with Randolph-Macon College on Tuesday, February 20th, will feature 3 emerging technology startups vying for a $10,000 award and membership to the Dominion Energy Innovation Center. In conjunction, there will be a separate award for participating student teams representing Randolph-Macon College. Selected [...]

2018 Pitch Competition for $10,000! 2018-01-16T09:53:41+00:00

A main street full of memories

Maggie Beal Longest A Main Street full of memories Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm By John Harvey Maggie Beal Longest spent countless hours of her childhood exploring downtown Ashland and enjoying everything it had to offer. Starting Jan. 2, 2018, Longest will be responsible for the continued growth of [...]

A main street full of memories 2018-01-04T16:47:02+00:00

Business Spotlight: Henry Clay Inn – “Ashland’s Jewel”

The hospitality business can be challenging, but the new management team at the Henry Clay Inn sees a bright future.   With a background in interior architecture, Garry LaCombe is spearheading renovations to the Drawing Room, guest rooms and public spaces.  “We want the Henry Clay Inn to be the jewel of the town,” says [...]

Business Spotlight: Henry Clay Inn – “Ashland’s Jewel” 2017-12-29T23:53:12+00:00

Artist Spotlight: Kerry Lucinda Brown

Ashland is full of artists, artisans and craftspeople but we are also fortunate to have some residents with careers in arts education.  Meet Kerry Lucinda Brown.  She is an art history educator and a “new” Ashland resident. Thirty-nine year old Kerry lives in town with her husband, Ryan Mashayekh, and their almost five year [...]

Artist Spotlight: Kerry Lucinda Brown 2018-01-02T02:06:39+00:00


The Ashland Theatre Foundation is in the thick of their RAISE THE CURTAIN fundraising campaign.  Visit their website to make a donation.  All funds raised by the campaign will be matched up to $150,000 by the Cabell Foundation - so it is a great time to double your impact with a gift to bring life [...]

RAISE THE CURTAIN! 2017-12-28T18:12:33+00:00

Ashland Sweet Frog to receive Art McKinney Historic Preservation Stewardship Award – Dec 7

ASHLAND, VA – The Ashland Museum and the Ashland Main Street Association (AMSA) are proud to announce that Ashland Sweet Frog will be the second recipient of the Art McKinney Historic Preservation Stewardship Award.   The award honors business and property owners who have demonstrated good stewardship of historic structures by rehabilitating and repurposing them for [...]

Ashland Sweet Frog to receive Art McKinney Historic Preservation Stewardship Award – Dec 7 2017-12-01T14:23:06+00:00

Business Spotlight: Trackside Grill

Adam Hinckle was a fan of Trackside Grill long before he took ownership of it on November 1 of this year.  "Matt Hammon was ready to retire," said Adam.  Timing is everything--he was at the right place at the right time for the purchase. Although this is Adam's first ownership experience, he has [...]

Business Spotlight: Trackside Grill 2017-11-30T16:19:32+00:00

Artist Spotlight: William Harrison

Longmire House - part of the Ashland series self portrait William Harrison was born in Newport News and first became acquainted with the Town of Ashland when he attended Randolph Macon College in the 1960’s. At RMC he majored in English and was a member of Phi Delta [...]

Artist Spotlight: William Harrison 2017-11-29T22:59:36+00:00