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Willow Spring: At the First Brewery in Orange, Every Beer Has A Story

2018-06-15T12:05:22+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

Much like a home-cooked meal, a locally-brewed beer is rich with local flavor and personality. Willow Spring Brewery, the first brewery in the town and county of Orange, Virginia, hand-crafts four distinct beers that draw both locals and visitors to a long and cozy wooden bar. The brewery resides in one of orange’s established restaurants, The [...]

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Help Us Restore Our Playground

2018-06-05T16:17:57+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: News|

We believe Orange is a great place to visit and raise a family, and as such we are lending our support to this community project and Julie Sherman. The Backstory Seventeen years ago, Julie Sherman had a dream. As a 30 year resident of Orange, Virginia and an avid walker, she often strolled past a lonely [...]

Ribs and Brews

2018-06-01T15:58:56+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

By Eric Paddock, OC Magazine Valley Publishing (not affiliated with the weekly  OC Review) Here’s the Town of Orange’s recipe for a great downtown party: Take one part great barbecue ribs, two parts live music, add some interesting beers. Mix it up with some dancing (not required, but recommended for full flavor). Add smiles and good [...]

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Main Street Open House After Hours

2018-05-29T13:33:02+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Events|

The After Hours event will promote awareness with our local Chamber members, Orange Downtown Alliance supporters, county officials, town officials, and other tourism businesses in the county, of the shops and businesses in Downtown Orange. We want to promote our local businesses to the community to remind them that our Main Street shops are not [...]

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9th Annual Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival

2018-05-28T06:31:41+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|

It's the 9th annual Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival, Saturday, June 16th starting at 5 pm until 10 pm. The Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival will take place in downtown Orange on Short Street next to the train station. Bring the family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who want to enjoy specialty ribs, home-cooked food, fantastic dance music, and craft beers.

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American Woodmark Supports ODA Backpack Campaign

2018-05-10T11:52:42+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

Pictured left to right: Greg Conley, Candy Beauchamp, Allen Fotusky, Laurie Leamman, and Amy Hemingway. Not Pictured Lauren Crowell. The American Woodmark Orange Plant Foundation Team is proud to support the Orange County Downtown Alliance (ODA).  On April 17th a check in the amount of $1000 was donated to support the charitable work [...]

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The Orange Downtown Alliance Welcomes New Board Members

2018-04-14T17:08:30+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

Orange Downtown Alliance is honored to welcome the appointment of three new members to our Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Leslie Carter Gregg, Anna Flewelling Watson, Esq., and Emmie Woody.

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Pro Collision Center Celebrates 25 Years!

2018-03-22T19:40:58+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Spotlight|

David and Janelle Rutt, owners of Pro Collision Center, never thought twenty five years ago that they would be running several successful businesses within the community of Orange. It all started in March of 1993 when they opened their doors as Pro Auto Body, hoping to draw in customers by handing out business cards and [...]

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Orange Presents the 10th Annual Downtown Easter Egg Hunt

2018-03-22T19:36:14+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events|

On Saturday, March 31th the ODA, Orange's Sheetz, and Orange Pharmacy will present one of the area's most celebrated annual children's events with a free Easter Egg Hunt. All children ages 6 and under are welcomed to gather the colorful eggs filled with surprises. This year the eggs will be filled with either candy, toys, [...]

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The Tradition of Great Mexican Food Lives in Orange!

2018-02-07T17:05:04+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Spotlight|

Back in 2004, the Plasencia family opened their first restaurant here in Orange and began the hard work of becoming the best Mexican restaurant in Orange County. Since then, the success of our location has spurred the establishment of four other restaurants with a fifth being planned.

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