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Ashland Couple Takes Pride in Their New Hometown

Jan 29, 2021 09:50AM ● By Cynthia Whitty

If you are driving along Main Street, from Mill Pond to Chestnut Street, you may see husband and wife team, Jan Poppendieck and Mike Jones, picking up trash. Give them a honk, wave, or “high five” to show your appreciation for their hard work keeping that area, their adopted street, 


looking clean year-round. Poppendieck and Jones relocated to Ashland in May 2017 to be closer to family, and a month later, joined the GreenUp Ashland ‘Adopt A Street.’ The couple finds that being part of a team of volunteers from throughout the town is both good exercise and rewarding. For information and to join the program, visit or