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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

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 Tavern 2017-10-26T16:47:05+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 Bickel 2017-10-26T22:41:17+00:00

Gingerbread Trail 2017

From Wendy Yohman, Chair of the Gingerbread Trail for 2017: We barely have pumpkins out and yet we're talking about Gingerbread Houses.   The Holiday season is approaching quickly and for those of us in retail and service industries, we need to be ready to take advantage of this 4th quarter and finish strong for 2017. [...]

Gingerbread Trail 2017 2017-10-26T18:57:30+00:00

Yellow Jacket Ads

Attention businesses!   If you want to reach students, staff and faculty at Randolph-Macon, consider placing an ad in the "Yellow Jacket," a widely read publication.  Ads are reasonably priced - $20 per issue.  The Yellow Jacket publishes 6 issues a semester.  There are 3 left for this semester (ends in December).  Email Sean Ryan, the [...]

Yellow Jacket Ads 2017-09-28T00:40:10+00:00

Business Spotlight: CapCenter

Photo by Kyle LaFerriere Photography CapCenter knows the value of community relationships.  Jimmy Mouser, a Loan Consultant and Brand Ambassador for CapCenter, knew after coming to the Ashland Train Day last year, that his firm needed to sponsor Ashland Main Street Association.  So CapCenter will have a presence at this year’s Ashland Train [...]

Business Spotlight: CapCenter 2017-10-26T16:49:00+00:00

Light Up the Tracks:  A Season of Holiday Celebrations

IMPORTANT:   Due to safety concerns, there will be NO Grand Illumination “Countdown” for Light Up the Tracks this year.   Please consider coming to Ashland to shop, dine and then stay to enjoy the lights!   Our kick-off event will be held at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center on December 1 at 6pm:  “Light Up the [...]

Light Up the Tracks:  A Season of Holiday Celebrations 2017-11-01T17:08:58+00:00