Stories tagged with: Kelly Ashby

July 22, 2016 - 1:57pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Area residents have the chance to come aboard the Lorena and sail back into time.

The 4th Annual Lorena Sternwheeler Civil War Reenactment and Encampment takes place July 29th and July 30th on the Muskingum River. Uniformed troops will be aboard the Lorena and along the Riverbank putting on a show for the passengers and on-lookers to enjoy.

"Lots of fun activities that are focused around this. We have entertainment on the Lorena on the...

July 7, 2016 - 2:39pm
7 weeks 3 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Oh- America's longest running pottery gathering is just days away.

Thousands of local residents and visitors are gearing up for the 2016 'Pottery Lovers Week.' Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said this a great way to celebrate our heritage.

"Pottery companies have been in Muskingum County for many, many, many years and this is just a wonderful time of year to reacquainted with pottery friends,...

June 21, 2016 - 12:44pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

Zanesville, Ohio- Sail off on the Lorena Sternwheeler Friday.

This dinner cruise will feature music from Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra's Dr. Laura Schumann.

"Dr. Laura Schumann is the entertainment," said Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kelly Ashby. "We are just absolutely trilled that she will be apart of our entertainment series this season on the Lorena Sternwheeler. She will be playing her skull violin."

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June 2, 2016 - 4:07pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

The Lorena Sternwheeler announces it will be opening for public cruises this Saturday.

Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said they are excited to introduce the new events held on the Lorena this summer.

"There's a Luau planned, a Halloween Costume Ride planned, the Wayfarers are playing on the Lorena Sternwheeler this year, the Lah-di-dah's. Just a lot of fun activities happening this year," said Ashby.

Ashby said...

May 3, 2016 - 4:50pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

Kelly Ashby, Vice President at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, said that it’s a great way for them to talk about all of the wonderful things to see and do in Muskingum County. It’s also an opportunity for them to talk about the impacts of tourism.

“It’s a huge economic impact. We have 3,100 employees in the hospitality industry in Muskingum County. Its over a $200 million impact on Muskingum County’s economy when travelers come into...

March 24, 2016 - 4:51pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

With Jack Frost no longer nipping at our nose and many schools out for spring break, it's time to start thinking about some fun outdoor activities.

Zanesville has several tourist attractions which are highlighted in the Zanesville Visitor's Guide.

"Spring is a great time for us to promote tourism. There is lots of great attentions that we have right here in Muskingum County. With our wonderful museums, John and Anne Glen Museums, National Road Zanes Grey Museum. Things...

November 20, 2015 - 4:54pm
40 weeks 1 day ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitor's Bureau received a very prestigious honor this week.

The bureau won two statewide Ruby awards for outstanding tourism marketing in Muskingum County. Vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said the bureau was specifically recognized for its children's activity book that is provided to tourists at local hotels and attractions, as well as, its newest publication-- a motorcycle brochure that highlights the best local...

October 5, 2015 - 5:12pm
46 weeks 6 days ago

The beautiful colors of fall foliage seen around the area will further emerge as the season progresses.

As the winter months near, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all of the fun activities autumn has to offer. Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said there are plenty of fall events on tap this season.

"This weekend, 40-East Fall Festival, hit all of the shops between here and New Concord and enjoy the specials, and...

September 17, 2015 - 12:01pm
49 weeks 3 days ago

Farm City Day is back in Zanesville.

The 21st annual event will bring a taste of farm life to the city by highlighting the importance of agriculture in our local economy. This year's theme is soybeans, and Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said there will be lots of fun festivities involving the famous bean, including a cooking demonstration.

"There will be a lot of hands-on activities with soybeans, soybean plants, so you...

July 30, 2015 - 5:10pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

All of the heavy rain this season caused local river levels to rise, resulting in problems for area businesses.

The Lorena Sternwheeler was one most-affected by the high water levels, but Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Vice-president, Kelly Ashby, said business is now functioning as normal.

"The Lorena Sternwheeler is definitely seasonal, and it is very much weather-permitting, and so we did have a couple of weeks of high water due to the rain, but the...

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