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 [...]
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Come hear friends and neighbors tell their own stories about the history of Ashland and Hanover. Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:00 at Patrick Henry High School, Untold Stories: Growing Up in Ashland & Hanover—Black and White Experiences will include oral history that is real and personal. Untold Stories is free and open to the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]