Stories tagged with: Kelly Ashby

July 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
2 days 8 hours ago

If you enjoy history and learning about the Civil War, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning a fun event just for you.

The 2nd annual Lorena Sternwheeler Civil War Reenactment will take place August 8th and 9th on the Muskingum River. Uniformed troops will be aboard the Lorena and along the riverbank putting on a show for the passengers to enjoy.

"There will be fun interaction back and forth between the troops that are on the Lorena, and...

July 3, 2014 - 12:44pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

For the first time ever you will be able to get the best seat for Stars and Stripes on the River.

The Lorena Sternwheeler will be open to the public at Zane's Landing Park...and for 10 dollars you will be allowed to board the boat and watch the fireworks.  Seating will begin at 8:30 p.m. Friday..   Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce says seating is limited so boarding will be on a first...

June 6, 2014 - 6:09pm
7 weeks 5 days ago

Zanesville's famed Lorena Sternwheeler is set to be rolling on the river again beginning this weekend.

Kelly Ashby with the Chamber of Commerce said the 70 passenger boat has been a staple of Muskingum County for well over 60 years. In addition to a nice hour long cruise, your ticket to ride comes with plenty of other perks as well.

"This weekend, riding on Saturday, you will get a free crock from Ohio Pottery, and on Sunday is Bloomer Candy," Ashby said.  "So...

May 27, 2014 - 8:07pm
9 weeks 1 day ago

The National Road can expect to see a little extra traffic in the coming days as shoppers try to hunt for a good bargain.

The 11th annual National Road Yard Sale kicks off Wednesday and runs through the weekend.  Here in Zanesville, over 20 businesses will also be participating this Saturday.

"There are a lot of people that will participate, a lot of businesses that are open having specials and having sales, so something for everyone," said Kelly Ashby, the...

May 5, 2014 - 5:05pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

It's national tourism week and the Zanesville- Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau is getting in on the action.

Chamber Vice President, Kelly Ashby says tourism week is a time to thank visitors' for their patronage and educate the public about the attractions our area has to offer. She says this is the perfect time to celebrate tourism.

" It is when all of our museums and attractions are open for the season so lots of places to get out and explore and lots of...

April 8, 2014 - 4:42pm
16 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is focused on promoting three niches Muskingum has to offer to potential tourists, including hunting, exploring the great outdoors, and promoting the county as a women's getaway destination.

"We have new marketing materials, new free standing banners and several trade shows that particularly go after those niches," said Kelly Ashby, VP of the ZMCCC. "So we have been completely focusing on those three...

February 6, 2014 - 7:23pm
24 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville- Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to talk about the Lorena Sternwheeler.

Chamber Vice President, Kelly Ashby, says that every year members of her office will give the commissioners an update on tourism and the economic benefits that the Lorena brings into town. For 2013 the Lorena provided nearly 200 rides.

"We had a great year. We had fantastic charters, school groups, we had leisure travelers from five...

September 24, 2013 - 10:37am
44 weeks 1 day ago

Now that fall is officially here and cooler weather is moving in tourism in our area is expected to pick up.

The Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce said that they typically see a spike in those visiting our area in September and October.

The cooler weather makes for the perfect time to pick pumpkins, take a fall foliage ride on the Lorena Sternwheeler or a safari at the Wilds.

"The rolling hills, the changing of the leaves and the scenery just is perfect for...

August 13, 2013 - 10:44am
50 weeks 1 day ago

There's now a way to visit Zanesville with your smart phone.

The Zanesville Visitor's Bureau has launched a mobile version of their website, visitzanesville.com. The mobile site makes it easier for those visiting the area to connect with information on hotels, attractions and upcoming event through their phone.

"It's the ease of information right at your finger tips," said Vice President of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby. "It allows you to...

May 29, 2013 - 10:37am
1 year 8 weeks ago

It's' time to take to the side roads and pick up some deals all the way from Baltimore, Maryland to St. Louis, Missouri.

The six state National Road Yard Sale hopes to lure motorists from the interstate onto the first federally funded highway. The yard sales being Wednesday in some areas.

"It's a wonderful way to talk about the great attractions and stores and restaurants along the National Road, but also a perfect way to get lots of bargains and sales and just enjoy the...

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