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“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 Facebook2017-11-30T16:41:56+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 Facebook2017-11-27T23:07:47+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 Saturday2017-11-27T15:45:42+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 event2017-11-09T17:58:32+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 Seniors2017-10-26T21:12:01+00:00

Ashland Train Mural in the News!

From Virginia Main Street - October 18, 2017: The Ashland Main Street Association and its local partners are dedicated to making downtown an amazing destination.  How?  By embracing their transportation history they are improving the visitor experience and creating memorable central gathering spaces. Executive Director Tom Wulf is our guest blogger with the details.     Earlier in [...]

Ashland Train Mural in the News!2017-10-26T16:46:42+00:00

Business Spotlight: England Street Tavern

Todd Bishop, Jesse Keith Whitley (son of Country Music Icons Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley) and Kelley Bishop England Street Tavern on a busy night   Folks who have lived in Hanover County for a while remember “Break Time,” the pool hall with a reputation for bar fights [...]

Business Spotlight: England Street Tavern2017-10-26T16:47:05+00:00

Artist Spotlight: Vicky Bickel

  Julie and her Dad standing next to the dollhouse that she designed and he built. Julie died unexpectedly before the house was finished.   Vicky Bickel's Gingerbread House, part of the Dickens Christmas in the Town of Skaneateles, NY Ashland dollhouse artist Vicky Bickel has always loved tiny things.  Her first [...]

Artist Spotlight: Vicky Bickel2017-10-26T22:41:17+00:00