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A Jewel: The Heart of Downtown

Robert Moses is a Premier Goldsmith and Master Jeweler, but he refers to himself simply as “the man in the window.” That’s because if you visit Bowen Jewelry Company at 829 Main Street, you’ll see Robert through the glass, creating custom jewelry pieces destined to become treasured family heirlooms. “I sit down with the customer and find out exactly what they…

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Deck the Hills FAQ

With the very first Deck the Hills event just around the corner, we want to make sure to get all your questions answered. Here is what you need to know.  What time is the event? The event begins at 4pm and ends at 8pm. The voting for the best Christmas Tree will end at 7pm to allow us to talley…

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Start Your Holiday Season this Weekend in Downtown Lynchburg

With December’s arrival, the Christmas season is officially underway—and Downtown Lynchburg is offering plenty of celebration to mark the occasion! For the truly ambitious, you can even make a whole day out of it if you want and then come back next weekend for more! Start with a morning visit to Santa at the market (make sure to enjoy some…

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Made for Family: Lorraine Bakery Brings European Flavor to Community Market

When Petra Hackman first arrived in Lynchburg, she was disappointed at the lack of good bread; it was nowhere to be found. “I never made bread in Germany because there were bakers  everywhere,” Petra says. “So, when I came here [in 1985], I trained myself to do it!” Petra’s newfound skills may have been enjoyed only by her husband and five…

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Main Street Bridge Construction: What You Should Know

Progress is messy. It is often disruptive, but in the end, leaves you with something better than what you had before.  The same is true for the upcoming Main Street Bridge Replacement project, beginning Monday, November 13. At that time, the section of Main Street that crosses over the Lynchburg Expressway will be demolished and rebuilt, better than before. So…

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Oxide Pottery: An Ancient Art with a Modern Touch

Justin Rice had no interest in pottery until he took a class during his final semester of art school. He connected with the medium and didn’t look back. “I caught the bug,” he says. When he eventually found himself freezing in his garage one winter, boiling water just to continue working, he knew he needed to pursue his passion professionally….

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8 Ways to Get Your Spook On Downtown

With the arrival of cooler weather, Downtown is offering plenty of creepy, boo-worthy amusements to help you usher in the Halloween season. Scare up some good times with these upcoming events sure to spook and delight you Downtown! 1. Catch Frightening Flicks at Riverviews Artspace Jump-start the fearful season and your inner film critic with a viewing of “Dawn of…

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Shredded: Upcycling with Skateboards

Jeff Gray remembers skateboarding in a downtown parking garage in the 1990s. In his teenage opinion, the relatively deserted area seemed as good a place as any to skate and hang out with friends. When someone broke a skateboard, they could just throw it in a heap on one of the fire escapes. Eventually, dozens of boards piled up there….

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Downtown Lynchburg: Where the Makers Are

Lynchburg has plenty of shopping options, but for those in the market for something unique and skillfully crafted, Downtown Lynchburg is the place to go. Only along Main Street will you find a local jeweler who has forged wedding bands and family heirlooms for more than 80 years. Only at the Lynchburg Community Market will you find a family working…

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Join Our Team

DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 General Position Overview: Downtown Lynchburg Association is looking for a part-time Development and Administrative Assistant to manage the day-to-day fundraising and administrative functions of the organization. We are looking for someone who LOVES downtown, enjoys a fast-paced work environment, and can hit the ground running. This is a part-time 20-25…

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