The complete transformation of Ashland’s only downtown hotel is complete. It will officially open July 3 and the property now includes a new upscale restaurant and bourbon bar, a guitar-shaped bar and a coffee shop in addition to 152-guest rooms and suites, conference and banquet space and an outdoor patio that owners expect will become a gathering place for visitors and locals alike.
This issue was delayed getting to your mailbox because it includes a large spread on the long-awaited opening of the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Ashland Downtown. We wanted to make sure to give our readers a tantilizing sneak-peek into the transformed interior and provided the most up-to-date information on the businesses opening.
Twenty years ago, I was 16 on top of the teenage mountain looking out at the rest of my life. My relay team had won a state title and I had just gotten my driver’s license.
Whenever I travel, I like to check out restaurants that serve local specialties and favorites. Those local dishes can cover the entire spectrum of foods, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Sometimes I leave underwhelmed, but often I find new favorites. I’d like to help you find a new favorite or two, also.
A central component of Braidy Industries’ vision is to maximize its economic impact, but minimize its environmental impact, both locally and globally. On a national and international scale, Braidy is pioneering a generational and industry-wide shift in the production of low-carbon, high-value and low-cost aluminum sheet. Its $1.7B rolling mill will be the first greenfield aluminum manufacturing facility built in the U.S. in 37 years, and, upon completion, will be the 13th largest building in the world. Greenfield construction allows for near-zero maintenance and environmental remediation costs, and higher production efficiency for all products. The Braidy Atlas mill is the first mill with a design optimized for automotive-grade production and the company expects to realize industry-leading efficiency in man hours per ton. As the “greenest” aluminum rolling mill in the United States, it is the only aluminum rolling mill to achieve a “low emissions” air…
On the corner of 16th Street and Winchester Avenue, sits First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, one of the town's oldest structures.
He's never ridden a bull named Fu Manchu or climbed the Rocky Mountains, but skydiving isn’t out of the question, nor is anything else most people would consider dangerous. He’s also awesome at straightening teeth and providing amazing customer service.
With her outgoing personality, exotic accent, and intense energy, electrophysiologist Ola Khraisha, M.D., would shine in any field of endeavor. But as a woman in a specialty that’s 80 percent male, Dr. Khraisha really stands out.
Dave Daniel of Ashland can attest to the power of social media. About six years ago, he was looking at the Gallup Sharecare Wellbeing Index and was shocked to find that the Ashland, Huntington, Charleston area rated dead last. His immediate reaction was, “How can that be? This place is awesome! I’ve got to do something!” He took what he perceived as an insult from the Gallup Poll and launched a Facebook page he called “Build Ashland.”
A support group for children with parents or other family members behind bars has grown dramatically in the Russell school district in the past two years, and organizers say it’s making a noticeable difference in the lives of those involved. You might even say they’re krushing it.
For some of us, working every single day with our family is not our idea of a good time. But, for the owners of the Coal Grove Freezette, it’s a wonderful experience to not only see each other every day, but also to see the customers and staff whom they now consider family as well.
Annual Concert Series Begins in July
By Tim Gibbs, President Ashland Alliance
'Tis the season when parents pack up their kids and head out on a family vacation.