Tag: Downtown Waynesboro

A mixed-use parking garage for Downtown Waynesboro?

Standing in Downtown Waynesboro can give one the impression that you are in a town somewhere in the Wild West.


Main Street bridge in Waynesboro closing Wednesday for repairs

Part of Main Street (Route 340) in downtown Waynesboro will close Wednesday for a bridge replacement.


Street closures in Downtown Waynesboro this weekend with Fall Foliage Festival

Beginning 3 pm on Friday to 8 pm on Sunday, several streets in Downtown Waynesboro will be closed for the 44th annual Fall Foliage Festival.

Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show on tap for weekend in Downtown Waynesboro

The ever popular 44th Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show will be held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, in Downtown Waynesboro. And good news: the weather looks like it will cooperate, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s both days.

City of Waynesboro to begin improvements at Constitution Park

The City of Waynesboro is set to begin improvements at Constitution Park beginning Monday, June 1. Specific improvements include brick sidewalk pavers at the Main Street entry to the park, a handicap ramp, improved concrete steps and handrail, street crosswalk and extensive landscaping.

Video: Wayne Theatre Alliance announces final phase of renovation effort

The Wayne Theatre Alliance announced on Wednesday that it has secured funding to proceed with the final phase of the effort to renovate the 89-year-old Downtown Waynesboro landmark. Video from Augusta Free Press with comments from executive director Clair Myers, WTA board member John Curry, Waynesboro City Councilman Tim Williams and Waynesboro city manager Mike Hamp.

Partnership to begin final renovation of Wayne Theatre

The I’s have been dotted, the t’s crossed, and the final phase of the restoration of the Wayne Theatre is set to begin.

Street closures in Downtown Waynesboro for Halloween event

From 3-6 p.m. on Friday, October 31, the following downtown streets will be closed for Trick or Treat in Downtown Waynesboro hosted by Waynesboro Kiwanis Club, sponsored by Waynesboro Downtown Development, Inc.

Wayne Theatre Friday fundraiser canceled

The Wayne Theatre-sponsored Boogie Kings/Scott Helmer fundraising performance at Constitution Park in Downtown Waynesboro scheduled for Friday evening has been canceled.


Street closures in Waynesboro for Fall Foliage Festival

Beginning 3:30 pm on Friday, October 10 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, October 12, the following streets in Downtown Waynesboro will be closed for the 43rd annual Fall Foliage Festival.

Augusta Free Press produces informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.

Augusta Free Press has produced an informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. promoting a WDDI effort to locate an informational kiosk in the heart of the downtown business district.

Downtown Waynesboro kiosk effort limping along

The effort to crowdfund a new information kiosk to promote business and events in Downtown Waynesboro is limping along in the direction of its goal: at $710 raised as of Tuesday afternoon, with a $5,000 goal.

Wayne Theatre fundraising effort still $257K short

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is still working at closing another funding gap that has stalled work on the renovation of the Downtown Waynesboro landmark.

Waynesboro Cultural Commission asking for public input

The purpose of the Waynesboro Cultural Commission is to support the arts and culture in Waynesboro. One of the worst things a group can do is commit time and energy to something simply because “we’ve always done it.”

WDDI launching crowdfunding effort to place kiosk downtown

Waynesboro’s Main Street organization, WDDI, is tapping into a new fundraising source to jumpstart a project to locate an information kiosk in the heart of Downtown Waynesboro.

Virginia Museum of Natural History, City of Waynesboro ready to take next step on interpretive facility plans

The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the City of Waynesboro announced today that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro.

Virginia Museum of Natural History, City of Waynesboro to announce milestone for proposed natural history interpretive center

Representatives from the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the City of Waynesboro will announce a completed milestone for a proposed natural history interpretive center to be located in Downtown Waynesboro.

Hamner Theater featured this weekend at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

WTA’s Gateway and the Hamner Theater join forces once again to present “Lovers and Other (Familiar) Strangers”. The performances are scheduled for 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, May 9 – 10 at 329 West Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro.

Music, theatre and show biz at the Richard Adams Variety Show

Music, theatre and show biz will tap off the Friday, May 2nd Richard Adams Variety Show at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.

Construction halted on Wayne Theatre: Issues with loan

Construction on the renovation of the Wayne Theatre has been halted, with the Wayne Theatre Alliance, which is leading the $7 million-plus project to rebuild the Downtown Waynesboro landmark citing an issue with closing on a construction loan as being the key reason.

WrestleMania 30 viewing party at Jake’s Bar and Grill in Waynesboro

Watch WrestleMania 30 live this Sunday at Jake’s Bar and Grill in Downtown Waynesboro. Tickets available at Jake’s for this closed event.

Gabby Haze to perform Saturday at WTA’s Gateway

The popular musical group Gabby Haze returns to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, April 5 with their mix of musical genres. After their first appearance in December of 2011, the fans keep asking for them to return.

Bluegrass Night at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway presents an evening devoted exclusively to traditional bluegrass music on Friday, March 28. Back by popular demand is Blue Mountain Sunrise. The performance will begin at 8 pm at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.

Drama added to Downtown Waynesboro DUI arrest

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man on multiple charges after a hit and run accident in Downtown over the weekend.

Bluegrass, Singers and Writers at Richard Adams Variety Show

As always Richard Adams has gathered an eclectic array of talent for his March Variety Show. Bluegrass and old-time music from Bourbon Barrel Congress, singer/songwriter Jake Sweet, actress/writer Rosemarie Harper with Lauren Ernst, and Collin Wheeler, the puppet man.

Sixth Talent Night Competition at WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway will host the sixth round of the Open Mic Talent Night Competition on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. The prize for the winner will be a $50 cash prize and a chance to participate in the final competition in June.

The Rainier Trio to perform at WTA Gateway

Awakening audiences to the blending of music from violin, viola and piano, the Rainier Trio will look to Hollywood in this performance with music from Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List, Lara’s Theme and other audience favorites. The Trio will make their first appearance on WTA’s Gateway stage on Saturday, March 1. The performance begins at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro, VA.

The Dumbwaiters Improv Group at WTA’s Gateway

The Dumbwaiters Improv Group will make their first appearance on WTA’s Gateway stage on Saturday, Feb. 22. The performance begins at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St. in Downtown Waynesboro, Va.

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic starts registration for 21st annual race

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic registrations has begun for the annual Soap Box Derby race to be run this year on Saturday, May 10th on Eleventh Street, between Pine and Wayne Avenues in Downtown Waynesboro.

Return of Gateway Open Mic Talent Night this weekend in Waynesboro

Half the contestants have been chosen for WTA’s Open Mic Talent Night finals in June. The Thursday, February 6th round begins at 7:00 pm at WTA’s Gateway, 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.

Wilson Fairchild at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Since the Gateway opened in 2011, there has been intense lobbying to bring the country duo Wilson Fairchild to the venue. This fall, Clair Myers, WTA’s Executive Director was finally able to get the job done.

2014 Countdown for WTA’s Talent Night in Waynesboro

Host Lorie Strother, the Dreaded Blues Lady, is preparing for the final five rounds of the WTA’s Open Mic Talent Night. The winner of the January Talent Night will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to return for the Talent Night Finale on Saturday, June 7.


Waynesboro streetscape project update

Waynesboro city officials are hoping this is a big week with respect to progress on the downtown streetscape project. An email from city planning director Michael Barnes indicated that the focus of work this week will be on milling and repaving Wayne Avenue, finishing the installation of brick pavers in front of the LB&B building and the tree pits along Wayne.

Chris Graham: Thinking of Creigh Deeds

A lot has changed since the last time I had coffee with Creigh Deeds at the Starbucks just off the interstate in Waynesboro in December 2008. At that point, Deeds was running a distant third in a three-way race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, a race that he would eventually win.

It’s Ooey, Gooye at WTA’s Gateway with the Barefoot Puppets

Barefoot Puppet returns to WTA’s Gateway with its newest production, Ooey Gooye Poetry. Sometimes characters end up in sticky situations… Heidi and Sam Rugg, of Barefoot Puppet Theatre, breathe new life into a host of characters unearthed from classical literature with just a dash of Victoriana.

Waynesboro Florist has new website from Augusta Free Press

Augusta Free Press has designed a new website for Waynesboro Florist.

Jake’s Bar and Grill now online with Augusta Free Press website

Augusta Free Press has produced a new website for Jake’s Bar and Grill, a Downtown Waynesboro foodspot set to open in November 2013.

No trick, no treat: City cancels Halloween event

Safety concerns related to ongoing streetscape work in Downtown Waynesboro has led to the cancellation of the annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Halloween event.

Mill Street Ramblers bring Dixieland jazz to Gateway Theatre

WTA’s Gateway has become known for its Custin Jazz Series. National jazz artists have brought everything from the great American songbook to Cool Jazz sounds to the Gateway’s audience. Now the series brings the fountainhead of American jazz. On Saturday, the Mill Street Ramblers Dixieland Band will perform the music that made New Orleans famous.

Want to participate in the Waynesboro Christmas Parade?

For just $25 (or free if you are a non-profit or community group), you can get your name in front of the more than 2,500 people that line the streets of Downtown Waynesboro to watch the decorated floats, marching bands, cloggers and Santa parade by during the annual Waynesboro Christmas Parade.

Green businesses transform Downtown Waynesboro

When the South River Fly Shop opened in Waynesboro, the proximity to the South River, the downtown walking environment and the Waynesboro community were all their greatest assets.

New website features downtown improvements

A new website developed by Augusta Free Press LLC for is your one-stop shop for news and detailed information on the ongoing downtown-improvement project in Waynesboro

Mojo Saturday Night: The best-kept secret in Waynesboro

The June 16 installment of Mojo Saturday Night features blues journeyman Jack Roy, The Lascivious Deacons and blues piano master Roddy Barnes

Local Vocals tune WTA’s Gateway

The acoustic trio Local Vocals will bring their vocal stylings to WTA’s Gateway on Friday, June 22

Spring Fashion Debut: All the rave

It’s a new fad that women of every age are embracing. “You should stop by my booth so I can fill you in on the new rave on hair feathers,” said Ashley Ruleman. Ruleman will be one of more than 20 vendors participating in the Feb. 11 Love is in the Air: Spring Fashion Debut […]