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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 CEO2018-01-29T18:18:39+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 Director2018-01-17T16:01:32+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 memories2018-01-04T16:47:02+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 Brown2018-01-02T02:06:39+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 72017-12-01T14:23:06+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 Grill2017-11-30T16:19:32+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 Harrison2017-11-29T22:59:36+00:00