Eber’s Pharmacy

Businesses come and go in Ashland, but there are few that leave an indelible mark on the town or its citizenry. Maybe it’s the era that they existed, a less technological time perhaps, or it may simply be the business owner that made all the difference. In all fairness to the variety of businesses in town, the ones with a […]

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Romeo’s Plaza

I wish to note the passing of Paul Romeo last week. At 82, Paul was a visible presence in Ashland for well over half a century and I remember him along with his Dad: Santo “Pa” Romeo, Eber Levine, Dr. Morgan, Wally Pearson, Tom Waters, and many others that made Ashland an interesting place to grow up. Paul would constantly […]

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Crosti’s Grove

There have been a lot of restaurants in Ashland over the years. Most have either survived by changing hands, “re-inventing” themselves with new names and owners, or simply faded into history. Many remember Carlo’s, the “88,” the “99,” Marconi’s, Wally’s, Mickey’s, and The Riverside Club. I’m sure there were plenty more, and I will be quickly reminded by veteran Ashlanders […]

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Tin Peddlers

When you hear the word “peddler” what comes to mind? Looking at it from today’s perspective it would probably be someone who sells beverages or hotdogs at a ballgame, or possibly a dealer surrounded by empty boxes displaying his or her wares at a flea market. But over the centuries there were many other varieties of peddlers. One of the […]

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