Tag: Downtown Staunton

Staunton Stories Exhibit celebrates 20 years of Staunton Downtown Development Association

The Staunton Downtown Development Association hosted Staunton Stories, a one-day event to celebrate Downtown Staunton.

Get fired up for the Virginia Hot Glass Festival

Flaming torches and fire-breathing dragons are part of the magic of the Virginia Hot Glass Festival, set for Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, at Sunspots Studios in Downtown Staunton.

Staunton busts out for big weekend showcase in April

Downtown Staunton will be buzzing with activity the weekend of April 25, as merchants, community groups and residents gather to celebrate the unique local culture Staunton has to offer.

Third annual Bridge Day Staunton set for April 25

The third annual Bridge Day Staunton will be held Saturday, April 25 from 11am-4pm. Bridge Day Staunton is a celebration of Staunton’s unique culture of local music, arts, history, food, artisans, shopping and community action.

Downtown Staunton craft beer festival on Sept. 27

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is hosting the first annual downtown craft beer and craft festival Saturday, September 27, 1-6pm at its headquarters in the garden of the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art (20 S. New Street) and along Barristers Row in historic downtown Staunton.

North Augusta Street sidewalk repair in Downtown Staunton

The Department of Public Works in Staunton will be repairing the sidewalk on the east side of North Augusta Street, from Frederick Street to Academy Street, replacing it with new brick.


Labor Day government closings, schedule changes

News and notes from the region related to the Labor Day holiday.

Downtown Staunton churches collaborate for Helping Hands Day Camp

From August 11-15, 2014, four Downtown Staunton churches are collaborating on the second annual Helping Hands Day Camp for 60 children from Staunton, Waynesboro, Richmond, and Augusta, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties.

Second annual Bridge Day Staunton set for April 26

A collaboration of local businesses announced today that they will sponsor the second annaul Bridge Day Staunton on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-4pm.

AFP editor Chris Graham to moderate Staunton candidates forum

We know you value the arts, history and preservation, and the local economy. Demonstrate your interest to city leaders by attending the Public Forum on Arts, Culture, and Tourism with Staunton City Council Candidates on Tuesday, April 22.

Staunton Augusta Art Center: March art classes

The Staunton Augusta Art Center and Mary Baldwin College students announce Saturdays-in-March classes for ages 6-10 years, 10:30am-Noon at the R. R. Smith Center, 20 S. New Street in historic Downtown Staunton.

Honey Bear to give free hugs in Downtown Staunton

Honey Bear, the Staunton Parks and Recreation Department mascot, will be giving free hugs on Wednesday, 12.12.12 at the Statler Tribute Stools on the Wharf parking lot in Downtown Staunton.

Spring events in Downtown Staunton

Staunton Augusta Art Center Annual Youth Art Show Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 Gallery located at the Staunton Augusta Art Center galleries in the R. R. Smith Center for History & Art at 20 S. New  Street.  The best art works from all public, private, and independent schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta […]

SDDA plans special shopping, dining event

Two dozen of Staunton’s independent merchants will be showcasing the sights and sounds of a vibrant downtown at the Staunton Downtown Development Association’s annual Sparkles & Sweets shopping and dining event on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-9 p.m. Participating shops and restaurants will pamper guests with delicious treats and sparkling drinks while inviting them to […]

Changes to Augusta Parking Lot to take effect

Beginning Nov. 1, the Augusta Parking Lot in Downtown Staunton will change from a free parking lot to a pay-by-space lot. The Augusta Parking Lot is located between Augusta Street and New Street. A centralized pay station kiosk has been installed near the center island of the lot. All available parking spaces are numbered. The […]

Interactive Fridays in Downtown Staunton

Friday evenings in Downtown Staunton will go interactive on August 26 when the Staunton Downtown Development Associationhosts seven weeks of free live music, art, theater, dance, and games. Activities will be scattered throughout the downtown district every Friday night from 6-9pm through October 7. Friday Nights Downtown is part of the SDDA’s Extended Hours Program, […]

Staunton City Council defers hearing on noise ordinance

Staunton officials announced today that a planned public hearing on a noise ordinance amendment has been postponed. The deferral is designed to explore other possible options. The previously proposed draft amendment, to be advertised for public hearing, would have provided a cut-off time of 11:30 p.m. for outdoor music. There have been numerous complaints this […]

Smith celebrates release of new CD

Bryan Elijah Smith is a local artist from Dayton who just released a new self-produced CD, “Pour On Me.” The album’s release party was held at Byers Street Bistro in Downtown Staunton this past Saturday evening. The party was to begin at 9 p.m. By 8:30 p.m., there was a 40-minute wait to get into […]

Staunton ready to jam

Staunton Jams are once again about to take over Downtown Staunton. Right outside of the Baja Bean, located at 9 W. Beverley St., on Saturday, Sept. 4, will be a stage with performances beginning with the Steal This Band as the opening act, and ending with the Findells who will begin their performance at 8 […]

Downtown Staunton plans special Fridays nights

Heading to Downtown Staunton after 5 on Friday evenings this summer and fall has its rewards, as 33 stores, salons, theaters and restaurants are keeping their doors open until 9 p.m. and offering special bonuses for their customers. Shoppers who spend $25 Fridays after 5 p.m. at participating stores will receive a $5 bonus. The […]

Kids’ Night Out in Staunton

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Staunton Downtown Development Association, in conjunction with local merchants, will celebrate the kickoff of the SDDA’s popular Street Entertainment Program with Kid’s Night Out on Friday, July 9 from 6-9 p.m. Staunton residents and visitors are invited to participate in an evening of free magic, juggling, face painting, […]

Sink-hole repairs to close a block of New Street

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The Staunton Department of Public Works will have New Street closed from Beverley Street to Frederick Street on Thursday, April 1, for repair to a sink hole. The closure is expected to last most of the day. Emergency vehicles will not be able to get through.

Central Ave. project to get going next week

Construction biggest in Downtown Staunton since the Big Dig Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The City of Staunton announces the launch of a major downtown construction project, the largest such undertaking since the Big Dig 10 years ago. The ten-month project will install a new sewer line along Central Avenue from the Wharf Parking Lot […]

Acoustic with a mission

Music Guild Night set for Saturday night Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net The Staunton Music Guild has recently partnered with several local businesses and organizations to benefit community and cultural causes, and on Saturday, Dec. 26, from 7-10 p.m., will join with Mockingbird Roots Music Hall, 123 W. Beverley St., to hold “Staunton Music Guild […]

Guild raises startup funds

  Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net A wide range of music was served up with the pizza at Shenandoah Pizza on Tuesday night as musicians and music lovers of all types gathered to support the startup of a new music organization in Staunton. Professional and amateur musicians, business owners and fans mingled and networked as […]

Dinner with the First Family

Story by Chris Graham newdominion@ntelos.net   Mike Lund found himself a few feet away from the First Couple at the November state dinner held at the White House in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. President Barack Obama broke away from small talk with First Lady Michelle Obama to […]

Success workshop in Staunton

  Staff Report Business news tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Have you ever thought of a goal, only to discover later that you never came close to achieving it? Have you actually gone as far as to write your goals down, but then gave up on them because you had no idea how to make them happen financially? […]