The Ashland Redevelopment Authority had a public forum on September 23rd to update the community on its activities. During that forum, a substantial amount of the audience wanted to see more events in town. They felt that the current events that we have are too far apart. Having heard this, the ARA will be testing the viability of a music festival with possible addition of an arts festival.
The ARA is seeking volunteers in the community that are interested in volunteering to be part of a 5-7 person group to:
1) Test the customer demand in town for this event
2) Develop a short plan on how it could be executed
3) Develop and present a budget, schedule, and critical task list.… Read the rest
Ashland is moving towards making a better and improved downtown. The successful Farmer’s
Market has led to heightened interest in ways to improve the downtown using traditional and
We have an initiative to do a number of improvements for the downtown in the immediate 2013-2014 time frame and longer term future. The ARA invites all Ashland
residents and interested parties to a Public Forum on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Ashland High School Library from 6:30-8:00 PM.… Read the rest
Ashland revs up for rediscovery. Framingham aims for a renaissance. Holliston strolls. Marlborough seeks more culture.
Throughout the region, communities look for traditional and untraditional ways to keep shoppers and diners close to home.
The focus of Rediscover Ashland extends beyond downtown to include home-based businesses, those along routes 126 and 135, community organizations, the Warren Center and nonprofits.
“They all make Ashland better,’’ said Nadine Heaps, Rediscover’s chairwoman.
Read more: Spitz: Big ideas for better downtowns – Ashland, MA – Ashland TAB
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Pictures of the Half Marathon 2012 are still available !… Read the rest
The Ashland Redevelopment Authority, www.ashlandredevelopment.com is working towards developing a Marathon Hall of Fame. We are holding our first “Half Marathon” October 28, 2012 starting at “Marathon Park” on Pleasant Street in Ashland. www.ashlandhalfmarathon.com
On April 19, 1897 at 12:19 p.m., 15 men took off from the starting line in front of Metcalf’s Mill on Pleasant Street in Ashland, MA. The starting official had no gun but purely shouted “Go” to start the first BAA Marathon from Ashland to Boston. … Read the rest
Local runners have a chance to pound some pavement this fall without the sweltering temperatures.
Registration for the inaugural Ashland Half Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 28, is open and available online at www.ashlandhalfmarathon.com
Bill Goldberg, owner of Ashland Wine and Spirits, was the first runner to register.