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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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VA’s Waterfront Restaurants

By |June 15th, 2016|

The Damascus Old Mill Restaurant & Inn was just listed as one of Virginia’s top waterfront restaurants in the article titled “A Meal With A View: Virginia’s Waterfront Restaurants” written by Patricia Keppel as it appeared on the Virginia Tourism Corporation website. The article lists 15 of the best waterfront restaurants serving up excellent food […]

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Damascus Library – Bean Bag Bear MISSING

By |April 27th, 2016|

Unfortunately, the Bean Bag Bear at the Damascus Public Library has gone missing. PLEASE, if you hear or find out any information on the whereabouts of the missing bean bag bear contact Lt. Turner of the Damascus Police Department with your information #276-492-7867 or 276-475-3341. The library is offering a $50 reward leading to the […]

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ARC Project Funded

By |April 18th, 2016|

Guess what?! As of today, the Damascus Waterfront Initiative has officially been funded according to a Press Release from governor Terry McAuliffe dated today – April 18, 2016! The Town, aided by the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, applied for nearly $500,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds back at the end of August, 2015. […]

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Friendliest Town on the Trail, the BOOK!

By |April 15th, 2016|

The Friendliest Town on the Trail is a book written by former Damascus resident, Bunny Medeiros, and is filled with historical references on the town’s beginnings and the seven trails that pass through Damascus. There is detailed information about the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Creeper Trail, and the book pays tribute to many of […]

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Washington County Business Challenge Winners!

By |March 24th, 2016|

More than $30,000 in awards was distributed during this year’s Washington County Business Challenge! The awards ceremony was on March 17 at the Washington County Chamber Breakfast. I’m very proud to announce that Damascus had an EXCELLENT presence this year and the Town and community should be very proud of our businesses!

The awards:

First place for […]

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