Main Street in the News 2017-08-24T19:02:36+00:00

Ashland Main Street in the News

Welcome Aboard!

Ashland Main Street Association welcomes five new members of the Board of Directors. Grant Azdell of Randolph-Macon College, Tom Checkosky of Pepicelli's Pizza, Ian Kirkland of Caboose Market & Cafe, Tom Wulf of WulfTeam Productions, [...]

For a day trip, check out Ashland. Great eats, eclectic shops, a growing beer scene, live music and its very own celebrity eccentric

Businesses along S. Railroad Avenue in Ashland, Virginia (P.Kevin Morley/Times-Dispatch By LIZ BECKER • Special correspondent ( Many Richmonders have only glimpsed Ashland through the windows of a northbound train, a quaint blur [...]

Ashland’s Bike Gardens are Positively Richmond

Tom Wulf applauds businesses and residents for embracing this project. "It's just testimony to the kind of community engagement that Ashland has." September 18, 2015 - By Amy Lacey, WRIC 8 News ASHLAND, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Decorating Underway for Light Up the Tracks in Ashland

Article - By DEBBIE TRUONG Richmond Times-Dispatch Nov 5, 2015   Lauren Thompson, a member of the Ashland Main Street Association, decorates a tree located along the train tracks for Light Up the Tracks. [...]

Light up the Tracks in Ashland This Saturday

Article -  - December 2, 2016 Location: Ashland, VA Update: Ashland "turns on" for the holidays with "Light Up the Tracks." TEXT: The town of Ashland is decking itself out for the holidays as "a mile-long [...]

Ashland’s Holiday Lights Give Back to Train Passengers By Tracey Smith  Published: December 7, 2016, 11:24 pm TEXT: ASHLAND, Va. (WRIC) — More than 60 trains pass through the town of Ashland every 24 hours. Now, during the holidays, there is even more for passengers to [...]

Ashland Main Street Representatives Recognized for Superior Work

Herald-Progress article July 20, 2017 - "Ashland Main Street Representatives Recognized for Superior Work" The AMSA led the 2nd Annual "Light Up the Tracks" retail promotion, designed to attract visitors to downtown shopping and [...]

Ashland Main Street Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Hot off the presses!  The Ashland Main Street Annual Report 2016 - 2017.  

Washington Post Article on December 22, 2016

Washington Post article "Ashland’s gift to train travelers: a holiday light spectacular along the tracks" By Andrea Sachs December 22, 2016  TEXT: Five nights before Christmas, Mary Hayden Stehle is so deep into her Kindle jigsaw-puzzle [...]

Ashland’s Magic Mile – Ch 6

Check out Mark Holmberg's report on "Ashland's Magic Mile!" TEXT: ASHLAND, Va. -- Long before Ashland became known as "the center of the universe," it has been proud of being a quaint, picture-postcard railroad town. "We [...]

Ashland Main Street Third Rail Resolution