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Artist Spotlight: Dan Bartges

Meet Dan Bartges, Ashland resident and painter. Capturing nature's rich colors in the "plein air" style in oils is Dan's specialty and will be featured in "1 Pond + 4 Acres," his latest show at Gallery Flux.  The Opening Reception is March 1 from 5:30-8:00pm.  Dan will also be featured at a Gallery Flux [...]

Artist Spotlight: Dan Bartges 2018-02-28T17:50:05+00:00

Bricks & Clicks Workshop

Opportunity for Downtown Businesses:   Ashland Main Street Association will provide free transportation and registration for the upcoming marketing workshop, titled "Bricks & Clicks: Becoming a Dynamic Online & Offline Destination," to one downtown business.  Workshop Info: http://downtownharrisonburg.org/bricks-clicks/ In addition, we will offer free transportation to Harrisonburg for any and all Ashland businesses who wish to [...]

Bricks & Clicks Workshop 2018-02-06T19:45:39+00:00

Business Spotlight: Keys & Associates

Archie and Francine Keys operate the insurance brokerage Keys & Associates in downtown Ashland, Virginia. They offer group benefit packages for businesses, along with health, life, and annuity coverage for individuals and families. You can find them online at www.keysbrokerage.com or in the Hanover bank building at 104 North Railroad Avenue, Suite B. Archie [...]

Business Spotlight: Keys & Associates 2018-02-01T12:05:15+00:00

Artist Spotlight: Brian K. Westerlund – Off And Dancing!

Westerlund’s professional dance partner is Marylander Dawn Garrish.  The two get together once a month to prepare for dance competitions. Brian Westerlund’s journey to a dance career is not a typical one.  A former football player and volleyball player, Brian is a large man with an even bigger presence.  He discovered dance [...]

Artist Spotlight: Brian K. Westerlund – Off And Dancing! 2018-01-30T15:12:48+00:00

Ashland Theatre Casts New President and CEO

Doug Love, a stage and television producer, takes on community theater role by Harry Kollatz Jr.  January 26, 2018 Doug Love is the new director of the Ashland Theatre. (Photo by Clinton Brandhagen) As a youth, Doug Love, the new president and CEO of the resurgent Ashland Theatre, was the youngest performer in the Milwaukee Players troupe that produced shows in the [...]

Ashland Theatre Casts New President and CEO 2018-01-29T18:18:39+00:00

Hanover Idol Finalists Announced!

On Sunday, January 20, finalists were chosen from about 45 contestants to be a part of a live public competition, sponsored by the Hanover Arts and Activities Center.  These finalists were chosen by a panel of judges who spent an entertaining afternoon listening to the singers and then deciding which singers will go on to [...]

Hanover Idol Finalists Announced! 2018-01-29T18:21:35+00:00

Ashland Main Street Association Announces New Executive Director

December 18, 2017 ASHLAND, VA – The Ashland Main Street Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce it has selected a new executive director.   Margaret (Maggie) Longest was chosen from more than 80 candidates who applied for the position.  Longest is an Ashland resident with an M.S. in Economics who most recently worked in economic development [...]

Ashland Main Street Association Announces New Executive Director 2018-01-17T16:01:32+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