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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

“I Love Ashland” on Facebook

Imagine waking up to Ashland's own "Robin Williams" every morning as the train pulls out of the station.  We have our own "Robin" in Page Brothers, one of three admins for the "I Love Ashland" Facebook page.   As of this posting, the "I Love Ashland" page has more than 1,000 members and growing each day.  [...]

“I Love Ashland” on Facebook 2017-11-30T16:41:56+00:00

Ashland, VA Canines on Facebook

Local dog lovers unite!  Ashland favorite, Jenny Schontag, start a Facebook page about pooches called Ashland, VA Canines.   The rules are simple:  dog topics only; any off-topic posts and comments will be pooper-scooped and thrown into the trash.  Play nice! Growling and bristling posts will be deleted, aggressive behavior will get you put in time out, and [...]

Ashland, VA Canines on Facebook 2017-11-27T23:07:47+00:00

Small Business Saturday

Shop Ashland First on Small Business Saturday, and YOU could win a $100 Town Gift Certificate!   Kids, teens and adults welcome to participate. Snap a photo in an Ashland restaurant or business "Check-In" location on Facebook Tag #ShopAshlandFirst Enter as many times as you like!  Creativity encouraged!  Winner will be announced by Big Z on [...]

Small Business Saturday 2017-11-27T15:45:42+00:00

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 “Ashland Train Day” along the [...]

Crowds fill town for 15th annual Train Day event 2017-11-09T17:58:32+00:00

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 such as Friendship Cafe is [...]

Friendship Cafe for Seniors 2017-10-26T21:12:01+00:00