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Little Free Library: Adults!

By |September 7th, 2017|

As many may know, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Donovan, Damascus has been home to a Little Free Library for several months, which is located in the Town Park between the gazebo and the playground. This library features children’s books – you take a book, you leave a book, pretty simple!

Now, they’ve done it again, only […]

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Local Resident, Business Owner, Radio Host!

By |August 16th, 2017|

Our own Paul Gaudola, owner of Iron Mountain Endurance in Damascus, is the radio host for WEHC’s the Neighborhood Well, where they dive into how we can achieve “superior wellness” while balancing all the other aspects of our daily lives, and daily aspects that contribute to the wellness of ourselves and others.

Please, tune in to […]

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Top Adventure Towns

By |August 16th, 2017|

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine has announced that Damascus, VA has been selected to be in their annual Top Adventure Towns Contest! The Top Adventure Town, nominated by popular vote, will be featured in the November edition of their magazine. Not only is the contest a fun way to celebrate our region and its outdoor culture, […]

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Damascus as a “True Hidden Gem”

By |May 11th, 2017|

OnlyInYourState.com recently featured an excellent article about Damascus, written by Beth on March 08, 2017. I think we should feel proud as a community for others to view Damascus as a “hidden gem”. It’s not a bad thing to be nestled comfortably into the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by beauty.

Click HERE to read the full article!

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Damascus Sidewalk Project Article

By |March 3rd, 2017|

The Bristol Herald Courier had a great article in the Sunday, February 25, 2017 edition regarding one of our projects here in Damascus. The article, “Damascus sidewalk project links history and community”, written by Damean Mathews, photos by Earl Neikirk, was an excellent tribute to the spirit of what is happening in Damascus.  And even […]

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SWVA Craft Breweries!

By |November 9th, 2016|

For those of you who don’t keep up with Virginia’s Travel Blog, which can be found on the Virginia Is For Lovers website, you might be missing out on some quite fascinating stories! In a recent post, breweries around SWVA were mentioned, which I know spells out some awesome trips around the region. Our very […]

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The Town Weeps for Lost Councilwoman

By |July 28th, 2016|

The Town of Damascus mourns the loss of a Council Member, and wishes to lovingly recognize the years of service that Shirley has put into our beautiful and amazing, though challenging Town. She enjoyed life to the fullest, and will be profoundly missed. This is truly a great loss to our Town Government, and to […]

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Small Town For Outdoor Lovers

By |June 30th, 2016|

According to Virginia’s Travel Blog, written thanks to the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Damascus is one of 8 of Virginia’s small town’s for outdoor lovers – the article “8 Small Towns For Outdoor Lovers”, written by Danielle Emerson, says so. I personally know Danielle, and she speaks the truth. I would, however, have to say that SWVA is […]

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1 of 10 Best 2-3 Day Backpacking Trips is Here!

By |June 30th, 2016|

According to a recent article on the Virginia Tourism Corporation website titled “10 Best 2-3 Day Backpacking Trips On The Appalachian Trail”, written by Johnny Molloy, the Appalachian Trail-Creeper Trail Loop is top 10 status. Basically, 2 great trails + 1 awesome Town = a whole lotta classic backpacking joy. We aren’t called Trail Town […]

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VTC’s Best Hikes on the A.T. in VA

By |June 30th, 2016|

Damascus was just listed as one of Virginia’s best hikes on the VA section of the Appalachian Trail in the article titled “Best Hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia” written by Johnny Molloy as it appeared on the Virginia Tourism Corporation website. The article lists 10 of the best hikes, and the section through […]

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