Orange Featured in Country Living’s – America’s 15 Best Small Towns for Thanksgiving

2018-09-11T13:09:40+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

CountryLiving.com has featured Orange in their article "America's 15 Best Small Towns for Thanksgiving." The paragraph about Orange: "The sweet-sounding name is just the beginning of this town's appeal. With roots in the Civil War, Orange County is rich in history and beauty, making it an ideal fall destination. James Madison's six-mile Montpelier Trail System [...]

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Sedwick Park Playground – July Update

2018-07-13T10:55:42+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|

A little over a month ago we featured an article on the playground restoration project being headed by Julie Sherman. Below is a brief update from Julie. Help is still needed, so please lend your support to the community project. Last week was filled with excitement for us! Rob and Christine Bodendorf generously came up [...]

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A Special Plea on Behalf of Our Children

2018-07-07T18:49:19+00:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

Even though summer is in full swing, it is time to think about back to school supplies for our struggling families.  School starts August 15th! No child should be faced with the embarrassment of returning to school without proper supplies.  Our kids have enough to deal with without that unnecessary obstacle.  We can easily help. [...]

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

2018-06-15T12:05:22+00:00June 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+00:00June 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 [...]

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Ribs and Brews

2018-06-01T15:58:56+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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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