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Ashtabula Roundtable Discussion hosted by ADDA- September 21, 2016

It was a Fabulous Day Downtown!

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"Help finish restoration of Ashtabeautiful's Fountain!

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EVENTS

September 24, 2016, Noon- 3:00 pm

Blue Lives Matter March

InVESTing in K-9 Officers is assisting to organize this event.  The march will begin at the Ashtabula City Police Department and end at Ashtabula City Hall.  It is about 5K; light refreshements will be served, there will be a blue balloon release in memory of fallen officers, and participants are asked to donate a non-perishable item for a local food pantry.  Come out and show your community support for our law enforcement officers.

September 21, 2016, 5:30-6:30 pm

Ashtabula Round Table Discussion

ADDA is sponsoring a round table discussion with City Manager Jim Timonere.  Individuals can ask questions and Timonere will also provide an update on what's happening in Ashtabula.  Event will be held at in Council Chambers, City Hall, 4717 Main Avenue.

September 11, 2016, 1:0-4:00 pm

Ashtabula Library Grand Opening

The library dedication ceremonies will begin at 1:00pm on the West 44th Street lawn.  Ashtabula High School grad, Ashtabula Library patron, author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz will speak beginning at 1:35pm.

Music will be provided by the NorthEasterly Winds Woodwind Quintet.  There will be tours of the entire building, giveaways, a drawing, and refreshments.  Ashtabula County District Library, 335 W 44th St, Ashtabula, OH 44004, USA.  Contact 440-990-2338 for more information.

September 3, 2016, 3:00- 10:00 pm

Outdoor Art Show Coming to Downtown Ashtabula!

Art in the Alley will take place in the alleys surrounding Dublin Down restaurant on Ashtabula’s Main Avenue and is free to the public. Close to 20 artists are already on board, including several younger artists.  In addition to the art, there will be live music, a 50/50 Raffle drawing, and a Chinese Auction for people to bid on artwork. A video of the art show will be playing after dark on the outdoor big screen at Dublin Down. The ADDA will also be selling little plastic magnetic easels, $3 each or 2 for $5. Purchasers can glue pictures of loved ones, pets, or whatever they choose onto the easels.  Support our local artists and enjoy this great new event!

July, 9, 2016, 2:00 pm

Ashtabula Downtown Pageant This Saturday!!!

Don't miss the ADDA Ashtabula Downtown Pageant!  Come on out and support the contestants vying to gain the privilege to represent Downtown Ashtabula in 6 categories. 

June 29, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm

ADDA Mix N' Mingle

Network with your business neighbors and find out what our downtown merchants have to offer!!   Park Avenue Winery, 4316 Park Avenue.

April 5, 2016

DOWNTOWN LAUGHS-TICKET SALES

Only 10 days left before the comedy event of the year!  For tickets call Rick at 440-997-5161, stop in at Ultimate Appearance, 4702 Main Avenue, Ashtabula, or order online: "Click here to buy tickets"

April 1, 2016

Downtown Laughs

2016 Downtown Laughs will be April 15th.  This year we will feature nationally-touring comedian Kevin Downey Jr. with opening acts by Eric Potts and our won James Mayer and Bill Hyland! 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA!

Join the Easter Bunny for an afternoon of fun!  There will be games and prizes- all at Cornelius Park from 1:30-3:30 pm.

July 25 & 26, 2015

Historic Steam Train Visit

Nickel Plate Road 765, a 1944 steam locomotive, will take passengers on round-trip excursions July 25-26 from Youngstown to Ashtabula as part of Norfolk Southern’s 21st Century Steam Program.  The passengers will be stepping off the train in Downtown Ashtabula and will be eating a meal provided by Casa Capelli in the restaurant and South Park.  St. Peter's Church will have an exhibit of historic artifacts and will be highlighting the music of Phillip Bliss and the artistry of Merv Clary.

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ADDA NEWS

9/11...A Day of Remembrance

September 11, 2016

Join with others in remembrance of September 11 at the Patriot Day Freedom Walk. Opening Ceremony begins at 5 pm at Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd, Ashtabula. The one mile Freedom Walk then proceeds to the Ashtabula Fire Station, then Veterans Park, and back to the funeral home for refreshments. At each location clergy, city police and the American Legion will offer prayers, words or military honors. If you wish to observe the walk, you can watch from the east side of Lt. Cpl. Kevin Cornelius Park between 5:30-6:00 pm.

Great Day Downtown!

September 5, 2016

The Art in the Alley event was a huge success!  Many people stopped downtown to see the art and visit with the artists!  The weather was perfect, wonderful food was available at Dublin Down Irish Pub & Eatery, as well as at the new JT's Bagels Shop, and terrific tunes were provided by Smooth Groove!  The first public art installation- 3 Whirligigs- were unveiled on Main Avenue.  Great work and many thanks to the Committee for bringing this first-of-its-kind event to our area.  Also, thank you so much to the local artists who showcased their artworks- we have so many talented individuals in our midst!

Art in the Alley- Today!

September 3, 2016

A great day to see the work of our many talented local artists!  Food, music, fun and art, art, art!!!  This is a mixed media event, including artists who create Photography, Graphite, Ink, Watercolor, Acrylics, Oils, Ceramics, Fiber art and various other 3-D work (this is not a craft show or yard sale).  There will be food available from Dublin Down Irish Pub and Eatery-- including an alcohol-free family dining section.  There will be live music and spectacular lighting for the evening.  Join us Downtown!

Art in the Alley--- Public Art in Downtown Ashtabula!

September 2, 2016

One more day!  The preparations continue as the ADDA prepares to host a fantastic public art event in Downtown Ashtabula!  On Saturday many talented local artists will be showcasing their works in the alleys surrounding the Dublin Down block on Main Avenue.  Also, there will be an unveiling of a public art installation that will offer a unique depiction of the bountiful aspects of the Ashtabula area! 

 

We invite you to join us-- there is no admission fee!

Volunteers Needed for Art in the Alley

August 16, 2016

Art in the Alley is going to be a great event- would you like to help support the effort?  We are in need fo volunteers to help in many ways.  Please check out the sign up below and consider offering a few hours or a complete a specific task.  (IMPORTANT!!! When viewing the sign up be aware this is not an ad-free app- ONLY enter into the schedule- do not click on any other messages that may appear on the site.)

Art in the Alley Sponsorships Available

July 28, 2016

Be a sponsor in this wonderful, first-of-its-kind event in Downtown Ashtabula!  There are sponsorship opportunities at many levels and it is a chance for you or your business to help ADDA showcase the talents of local artists. 

Call to Artists: Art in the Alley Deadline Approaching!

July 6, 2016

There is only a little time left to get your application in to be included in this new public art event in Downtown Ashtabula!  Deadline is July 15th!  This is your chance to showcase your work- so don't miss out!  Art in the Alley will take place September 3, 2016.

Call to Artists for a new ADDA public event: Art in the Alley

June 7, 2016

This new unique event will be held on September 3, 2016.  ADDA developed this event to showcase local artists.  Deadline for applications and pictures of work- July 15, 2016.

ADDA Directory Available!

May 30,2016

The new Downtown Ashtabula Business Directory hit the newstands today in the Star Beacon.  It looks fabulous!  Be sure to grab one of these directories, it is a great reference for our many downtown establishments. 

Library Closed for Renovations

May 30, 2016

The Ashtabula County District Library will be closed from Memorial Day through July 4th to complete the final stages of their renovation.  The new addition will hold many great features- looking forward to the re-opening!  In the meantime, keep up with the Library's activities by clicking below.

Vision for Downtown Ashtabula!

March 28, 2016

The Ashtabula City Council voted to approve the ADDA Master Plan for Downtown Ashtabula at their meeting on Monday, March 21st.  "The ADDA Master Plan builds on previous plans and studies; it's a working plan.  It provides a vision of what a revitalized downtown Ashtabula could be..." Jane Haines ADDA President said.

ADDA Master Plan Approved!

March 8, 2016

At the March 2nd Membership Meeting, the ADDA presented their Downtown Ashtabula Master Plan and received public approval.  It will now be presented to the City of Ashtabula for consideration.  It is a great document and will help guide the development efforts of the Downtown area for the future.

Fountain Flows Again!

August 7, 2015

"Ashtabeautiful's Fountain is back!"
Thank you, Larry Fargo of Fargo Machine Co for working to get this beautiful fountain flowing again.  The fountain was donated to the City of Ashtabula, by Mr. Topky and Larry is leading a group to work on restoring the fountain back to its original glory

River of Many Fish!

July 25, 2015

Ashtabula- “River of Many Fish!”  Thank you Ralph Bacon, the After School Discovery kids, and Cheryl Longden for helping to beautify our downtown windowscape!  These murals flowed across the building windows on Main Avenue to greet the many out-of-town visitors and spectators of the Historic Steam Locomotive visit. 

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CONTACT US

PO BOX 362

Ashtabula, OH 44005-0362

 

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Jane Haines - President

Lynda Annick- Past President

Michelle Joslin - Treasurer

Carol Johnson - Secretary

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