News for Community

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Funding to go toward expansion of Pastoral Financial Assistance Program   GOSHEN, Indiana – Everence®, through its affiliate Mennonite Foundation, has received a second grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The initiative supports religious organizations across the United States to reduce or alleviate key ...read more
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Maria By Callas (PG)Dates: Friday, Dec 7 - Thursday, Dec 13Location: Court Square TheaterShowtime: See film schedule at valleyarts.org/filmsTickets: Adult $9.50, Senior/Student $8.50  Never-before-seen footage and performances offer insight into the life and career of renowned opera singer Maria Callas.  Mid90s (R)Dates: Friday, Dec 7 - Thursday, Dec 13Location: Court Square TheaterShowtime: See ...read more
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Monday, December 03, 2018
The 2018/19 Ski & Snowboard Season Begins Saturday at Premier Virginia Resort with Exclusive, ‘First Tracks Session’ on Friday for Season Passholders   McGaheysville, Va.– December 3, 2018 – Massanutten Resort prepares to open their trails to winter sports enthusiasts this Saturday, December 8, with an exclusive soft opening on Friday, December 7, for 2018/19 season passholders. “Our snowmakers ...read more
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Friday, November 30, 2018
SUPERMARKET SWEEPPacking It InShopping Spree Benefits Blue Ridge Area Food BankBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  11/30/18  HARRISONBURG — With one minute on the clock, Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed dashed up and down grocery store aisles tossing cereal, peanut butter and other food into her shopping cart.Reed was among five local celebrities to compete in the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Shop to ...read more
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA firm Yancey & Bowman, LLC, is pleased to announce the joining of their firm with Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP effective December 1, 2018.   With this union, Roanoke, VA based Brown Edwards will have over 350 associates in 10 offices located in Blacksburg, Bristol, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Newport News, Roanoke, and Wytheville, Virginia; Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia; ...read more
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  11/28/18  HARRISONBURG — Roger Austin stood outside the Walmart on John Wayland Highway in the cold for two hours Monday afternoon, ringing his bell and smiling as people dropped cash into the red kettle.For eight years, Austin, a resident of Harrisonburg, has been volunteering for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, the nonprofit's signature holiday season ...read more
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Help empower your community by enrolling in, or contributing to, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative's Operation Round Up. Cooperative member-owners are encouraged to "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar or donate a lump sum amount to the program, with that money flowing into a charitable-giving fund. A few cents a month can go a long way to making a difference. Area nonprofits and ...read more
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Area youth served by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative are encouraged to apply to two programs to further achieve their goals. Scholarship applications are now available for high school seniors whose parents or guardians are member-owners of SVEC. The deadline to apply is Feb. 20. To find an application, please visit www.svec.coop/scholarships.  For high school juniors whose parents or ...read more
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 26, 2018    Contact: ​Mark Finks 540.433.9189 mark@valleyarts.org     Hank Williams, Sr. Tribute slated Dec 28 at Court Square Theater    HARRISONBURG, VA – Hank Williams was a consummate country songwriter, whose six-year recording career created the definition of the perfect country song. That career - and its impact over the past 65+ years, is the focus of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Crowds Turn Out Big For Small Business SaturdayBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     11/26/18  HARRISONBURG — The heavy rain didn’t stop shoppers from supporting local retailers on Small Business Saturday.Following Black Friday — considered the biggest shopping day of the year when people around the country flock to major retailers to score holiday deals after filling their bellies with ...read more
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  11/21/18  HARRISONBURG — About a week ago, Massanutten Resort cranked up its snow-making machines hoping to get an early start to the ski season.The machines shot out the white fluffy stuff for one night, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate.“We hoped to make some last week, but the storm brought some warmer temperatures, so we weren’t able to make snow,” said Kenny ...read more
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library Celebrates 90th AnniversaryBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/19/18  HARRISONBURG — Carol Stickley remembers helping her mother alphabetize the punch cards for books at Massanutten Regional Library on days when she had a dentist or a doctor’s appointment.Her mother, Sandra Monger- Shifflett, was a librarian there for 37 years before retiring in 2014.She and her ...read more
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11-19-18  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham Education Foundation Inc. is kicking off a campaign to raise $25,000 to start an endowment for the supply depot, which saves teachers from having to spend out-of-pocket money on classroom supplies.This is the Foundation’s 25th year as the fundraising arm for Rockingham County Public Schools, and to mark the occasion it ...read more
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Technical Center is in talks with area businesses to create apprenticeship opportunities starting next semester.“The reception from the businesses was very positive,” said Kevin Hutton, MTC director. “By the start of second semester, we are hoping to have signed multiple business sponsorships and work on student ...read more
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated National Philanthropy Day on Monday by hosting a luncheon at Hotel Madison to award community members who have given back to their community this year.The luncheon was attended by about 300 people.Each award was introduced with a video of the person who ...read more
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  TIMBERVILLE — The Timberville Food Lion parking lot will transform into a holiday wonderland for the next month leading up to Christmas.The Christmas Village, located at 14064 Timber Way, is a new event organized by CART, Community Art Recreation of Timberville, a five-member organization that formed this summer to host events in town.Thirty-five ...read more
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  Arts Council of the Valley and Court Square Theater  Schedule of Events     Colette (R) Dates: Now through Thursday, Nov 29 Location: Court Square Theater Showtime: See film schedule at valleyarts.org/films Tickets: Adult $9.50, Senior/Student $8.50   After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband, the ...read more
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Friday, November 16, 2018
JMU Students Collect Items For Food DriveBy PETE DELEADaily News- Record 11/15/18  HARRISONBURG — For the last few weeks, Mac Richard and his fellow students in James Madison University’s College of Business collected food for the needy.In their eighth year collecting, the students gathered more 6,500 items to go to the Harrisonburg Salvation Army.“It feels good,” said Richard, a 20-year-old ...read more
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Friday, November 16, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/16/18  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County Public Schools has created a panel to look at new ways to engage with students and the community.Among things the innovation committee will look at are ways to increase hands-on learning, improving school and community relationships, and how to support the emotional and behavioral needs of students.Formed this year, it ...read more
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  11/13/18  HARRISONBURG — Friendly City Food Co-op will raise its starting wage in 2019.Employees will see their hourly wage increase on Jan. 1, when the minimum wage goes to $11 an hour and $11.50 an hour after a 90-day period. The new starting wage increase affects both new hires and current employees who earn below that amount.“Our team members are the face ...read more
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
HONORING OUR HEROESCommunity Marks Veterans DayCeremony Commemorates World War I CentenaryBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  11/12/18  HARRISONBURG — A little bit of wind and cold didn’t stop patriotic crowds from flooding downtown streets Sunday afternoon to commemorate Veterans Day and the 100th centenary of the end of fighting in World War I. Many veterans stood on the sidewalks of ...read more
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Monday, November 12, 2018
Superintendent Scheikl Also RecognizedBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County Public Schools has been recognized for its digital conversion initiative. The division and its superintendent were honored by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. The organization is the state arm of the Consortium for School Networking, the professional association for school ...read more
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  In Virginia, creating a safe environment goes beyond traditional crime fighting; it also means working to ensure no one is discriminated against based on race, religion, or other personal attributes. As Attorney General Mark R. Herring puts it, “No Virginian should be singled out for abuse, harassment, or mistreatment because of who they are, what they look like, how they worship, where ...read more
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Monday, November 05, 2018
JustTech Recognized on 2018 CRN Next-Gen 250 ListAnnual List Recognizes Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies November 5, 2018 – JustTech, a technology company focusing on managed print solutions, managed IT solutions and custom Xerox app solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named JustTech to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list for the ...read more
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Friday, November 02, 2018
ELECTION 2018 | HARRISONBURG CITY COUNCIL  Harrisonburg voters will be asked to select two members of City Council from among five candidates when they go to the polls Tuesday. Among the five, only one — Democrat Chris Jones — is an incumbent, while just one other —independent Carolyn Frank — has held previous elected office.Jones, 39, is an account executive at WHSV-TV3 who is seeking a second, ...read more
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Friday, November 02, 2018
ELECTION 2018 | ROCKINGHAM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  District 2 voters will be asked to select one of two candidates running for the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors when they go to the polls Tuesday. Sallie Wolfe-Garrsion, 46, of Mount Clinton, is a part time clerk at the law firm of Clark and Bradshaw, who is running for re-election after being appointed as the district’s supervisor in April ...read more
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  10/25/18  DN-R File HARRISONBURG — A 5-year-old boxer-mastiff mix named Wagtastic Beast was brought into the Rockingham- Harrisonburg SPCA this past summer with a broken leg and heartworm.The dog received treatment and a leg amputation through the SPCA’s medical fund while staying in a foster care home. Wagtastic Beast was then adopted a week after he returned ...read more
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
OPEN FOR BUSINESSBon AppetitMTC Opens Bistro To Hone Culinary SkillsBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/25/18  HARRISONBURG — The culinary arts program at Massanutten Technical Center was in need of a revamp.The kitchen was built in 1972, along with the rest of the building, and it was clear that the program was not meeting the needs of students as a result, Director Kevin Hutton said.“It just ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  10/20/18  HARRISONBURG — The word mealymouthed means “not plain or straightforward: devious,” according to Merriam Webster. Dexterity is the ease and quickness in which a person completes a manual task.John Ros and Robert Mertens, both artists and faculty at James Madison University, titled their latest exhibition at Smith House Galleries “Mealymouth Dexterity” ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/22/18  HARRISONBURG — Two years ago Becky Brooks found herself dealing with circumstances involving her adult children that were beyond her control. Brooks became homeless.At first, she stayed in hotels, but when her savings ran out she didn’t know what to do.Thanks to a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Staunton, Brooks found herself at Mercy House with ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
FOREST OF FEARGhouls On The GoHundreds Outrun Zombies For Brain Injury ServicesBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 10/22/18  HARRISONBURG — While the annual Zombie Run for Brains event at Fear Forest has been a popular event since its start four years ago, this year’s fundraiser saw a big jump in participants.Saturday’s turnout of 200 people who had registered plus another 30 who showed up the day ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
School Receives $ 200,000 Cybersecurity GrantBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/23/18  WEYERS CAVE — Thanks to a $200,000 Go Virginia Cyber Security grant awarded to Blue Ridge Community College, selected individuals will receive cybersecurity training.The program was highlighted Monday during the Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity during a session on economic development, which was ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 10/23/18  HARRISONBURG — The city is looking for volunteers to help plant trees this weekend.Staff with the Harrisonburg Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments are asking for help to plant 32 trees at Heritage Forest and Gardens on Saturday from 9 to 11 a. m.Heritage Forest was started in 1993 and was supposed to be a dedicated forest area, but wasn’t ...read more
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Monday, October 22, 2018
ROCKINGHAM – As interest in distributed energy from renewable resources mounts, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues working to increase its participation and be a leader in sustainable initiatives. The cooperative is progressing its studies to investigate the best practices for power from renewable sources, including leading the way on the regulatory and legislative ...read more
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Newport News practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman effective October 31, 2018.  DHG Partners Hugh Barlow and Leslie Roberts along with most of the staff located in Newport News will become part of the Brown Edwards team and a significant number of DHG’s clients are expected to transition to Brown Edwards.  As Brown Edwards has a substantial ...read more
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Friday, October 19, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (October 2, 2018) – Renowned folksinger John McCutcheon will return to Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater on Friday, November 2nd to wow audiences once again with the rare and beautiful dulcimer.  Johnny Cash once described McCutcheon as “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard,” and the people have yet to disagree. The Wisconsin native began playing ...read more
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Friday, October 19, 2018
By MAX THORNBERRYFor the Daily News-Record          10/19/18  NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has a vision for New Market.Keven Walker, chief executive of the foundation, told Town Council on Monday he envisions a 3-mile greenway walking trail that fits into comprehensive plan.Walker said the foundation is looking at some space it owns along the eastern side of ...read more
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
OUT TO LUNCHMake A Meal Of ItFourth-Graders Meet BRC Residents For Monthly LunchesBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/18/18  BRIDGEWATER — Fourth-graders Dillan Kiracofe and Cora McCombe stare intently at Odile Proctor as she talks about growing up in New York City.Proctor is a resident of the Bridgewater Retirement Community, and Dillan and Cora are students at John Wayland Elementary ...read more
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
NewsInBriefVa. Teacher Of The Year NamedDNR 10/18/18  FULKS RUN — A Fulks Run Elementary School teacher who made it to the regional level for Teacher of the Year was not chosen as the statewide winner.Chris Grim, a first- grade and math teacher of 29 years, was one of eight teachers up for this year’s Virginia Teacher of the Year. Grim represented Region 5.Rodney A. Robinson, a history teacher at ...read more
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) Executive Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jay A. Langston, Ph.D., as the new executive director of the organization. Dr. Langston is coming to the SVP from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) where he serves as the Managing Director of Business Retention and Expansion. In this role Dr. Langston ...read more
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF HARRISONBURG AND ROCKINGHAMProgram Celebrates New BrandingBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County serves hundreds of area youth, and some of the participants on both sides of those mentorships spoke at a luncheon on Wednesday to help launch the organization’s new branding. Alejandra ...read more
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
   Harrisonburg, VA (September 12, 2018) -- Arts Council of the Valley (ACV), Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR), and Harrisonburg City Public Schools have teamed together to commission a public art installation designed to embody our community’s diversity. Building on the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign, the project will ask artists to consider how ideas of inclusivity and ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley (September 10, 2018) – The Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership(SVTP), a collaborative effort among 11 tourism offices up and down the Valley, today announced the 2017 economic impacts of tourism in the region. This report showcased direct tourism spending in excess of $1.45 billion and local tax revenues of $43.2 million. Collectively, this tourism spending ...read more
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Monday, September 10, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  9/10/18  MOUNT CRAWFORD — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative unveiled its new $25 million complex just north of Mount Crawford Saturday afternoon.Michael Hastings, SVEC’s president and CEO, said he’s proud the cooperative was able to keep its headquarters in Rockingham County.“ We’re very fortunate to be in the community,” Hastings said during a media ...read more
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONRoom To GrowNewly Renovated Clinical Lab Opens At Eastern Mennonite UniversityBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 9/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Snowy Zhao stepped into the newly renovated clinical lab at Eastern Mennonite University Thursday and was in complete awe.Zhao, an undergraduate in the prelicensure nursing program at EMU, was one of 96 students in the clinical program who ...read more
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record     9/1/18  BROADWAY — Longtime Broadway resident David Jordan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Broadway Town Council Thursday evening.Jordan, 59, will finish out Fred Olson’s term, which will end in 2019.Broadway Mayor Tim Proctor said he has known Jordan for years and is confident that with his outstanding record of achievement, he will bring many new ...read more
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Lakeview Golf Course Seeks Rezoning For Pro ShopBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  9/3/18  HARRISONBURG — The new owner of an iconic building in Mauzy is planning some changes to a 19-year-old business.The Rockingham County Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone the Shoppes at Mauzy property during its meeting on Tuesday.The main building on the 3-acre property, along U.S. 11 near ...read more
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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
TOWN OF NEW MARKETFoundation Seeks OK On Building ChangesWants To Create Museum, Gift ShopBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News- Record    9/3/18  NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation wants to convert a former New Market parsonage into an archive facility, museum and gift shop.Town Council will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to consider a conditional-use permit ...read more
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Friday, August 31, 2018
MASSANUTTEN, Virginia (August 28, 2018) — Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located outside of Harrisonburg, VA in the famed Shenandoah Valley, is launching their Massanutten Mountain Perks program as a way of saying thanks to loyal guests. The new rewards program will introduce the $50 annual Massanutten Play Pass. The $50 Play Pass comes pre-loaded with fifteen exclusive Buy-One-Get-One ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Butterflies. To some people they represent hope and the miracle of transformation. To others they represent change,  joy and color. There is no doubt the butterfly has a significant meaning for each of us. This is certainly true for SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.    As part of a grant awarded to SoLace Studios by the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through a program called Bricks and ...read more
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Customer-focused plan allows propane to be purchased as it is usedEliminates large-volume purchases, delivery fees and tank rentals  VERONA, VA – August 29, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, today announced that the Company now offers customers a metered service option for propane.  With this service, ...read more
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Dr. Maureen Silva, vice president for institutional advancement at Bridgewater College, has been named to the board of directors of the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Silva, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in development and campaign leadership in higher education, serves as chief development officer at Bridgewater and is a member of the President’s ...read more
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College welcomes four new full-time faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. The faculty members, who will arrive on campus in mid-August for meetings before the start of classes on Aug. 28, will join the departments of economics and business administration, mathematics and computer science, music and psychology. The new faculty members, announced by Leona ...read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
               The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board has recently appointed four new members to fill spaces vacated by outgoing members. They are Ken Boward, Tom Mendez, Ruth Jones Turner and Sacha Purciful.  Ken Boward currently serves as treasurer and CFO of Sunnyside Communities, a life plan community catering to seniors at three campuses in Virginia. He also serves as ...read more
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
WELCOME TO THE TEAMTo Be First Black Man To Hold PositionBy PETE DeLEADaily News-Record     8/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Last year, Harrisonburg City Council appointed its first black female mayor, Deanna Reed.Earlier this year, Reed helped select the city’s first black city manager, Eric Campbell.On Tuesday, Campbell tapped Eric English as the city’s first black police chief.“My goal was to pick the ...read more
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Launches New Regional Economic Development Website   · www.theshenandoahvalley.com · The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), the region’s premier economic development marketing organization, proudly announces www.theshenandoahvalley.com as its new domain name to accompany a fresh, redesigned website. The website and new URL were unveiled today at the SVP’s ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Funds raised during annual June event benefit Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media  HARRISONBURG, Va. – Shirley’s summer of 2018 is one for the books. Literally.  In June, Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company of Harrisonburg pledged 100% of sales during Shirley’s annual birthday celebration to Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media. After the day concluded, the store ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  7/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Compared to the decision to build a second city high school, purchasing the land for it was a breeze.After a relatively uneventful and short public hearing, City Council unanimously voted to spend $5 million to buy a 60-acre parcel from James Madison University at its meeting Tuesday.The vote makes the purchase all but a done deal. Council ...read more
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Forbes Center For The Performing Arts Unveils 2018-19 Masterpiece SeasonBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     6/16/18  HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018-19 Masterpiece season on Thursday, giving season ticket holders a sneak peek into the internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and theater companies that will grace the stage ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Gather Input Before Determining OptionsBy ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record  6/14/18  WEYERS CAVE — Virginia Department of Transportation staff sought help in addressing congestion and other problems along Interstate 81 on Wednesday.About 110 people attended a meeting at Blue Ridge Community College held by VDOT and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.The meeting was the third ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Blue Ridge Christian School Buys Dayton Learning CenterBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Christian School, it appears, has found its next home.After meeting in executive session Wednesday, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to sell the former county schoolhouse to the Christian school that operates out of its Bridgewater headquarters. County ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Shenandoah County May Start ProgramBy KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily New-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — It’s obvious to Chris Ray he’s making an impact on his “little brother.”“As soon as I walk in, I see him smile,” said Ray, an officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department who mentors a student at Waterman Elementary School through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg- Rockingham ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
VERONA, VA – June 11, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, announced today that Christopher C. Earhart, the Company’s president, was installed as Chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) on June 4, 2018.  He will serve in this capacity for a one-year term.       “Chris brings a wealth of ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that Dean “Mac” Nichols has joined the law firm as a shareholder in the Harrisonburg office effective June 1, 2018. With over 32 years of law practice experience and a proven track record as an outstanding business and personal attorney, Mac concentrates his practice on business transactions, tax law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTYBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record   5/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Casey Armstrong, Rockingham County’s director of community development, will now oversee economic development.  Armstrong, 34, was appointed Monday as assistant county administrator, replacing George Anas, who resigned last month for a job in the private sector.  Anas, 53, whose last day was Friday, had a salary of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (4/10/18) –PBMares, LLP has hired two new directors based in Hampton Roads.  Risë Flenner works directly with clients in the area of estate planning and Jesse Morton leads the firm’s  business and organizational growth initiatives.  “Both Risë and Jesse have impressive backgrounds,” said Mary Aldrich, COO of PBMares. “Risë has a distinguished reputation for her specialized ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the preservation of 13.5 acres of core battlefield at New Market - the first step of a multi-stage preservation project at the New Market Battlefield. The newly-preserved land lies within the Town of New Market, just two blocks from the Foundation's headquarters at the Strayer House in the center ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
LENHART PETTIT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. “This is an exciting time for Lenhart Pettit,” said Mike Derdeyn, “we are deepening our bench in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg to respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clients.  I am happy to contribute what I can to ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, the Front Royal- Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce have formed an Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition. The coalition was formed because of the significant need for improvements to increase safety and relieve congestion on I-81. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, December 07, 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (December, 07, 2017) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. Exhibition submissions are accepted year-round and are reviewed in late fall by board members on ACV’s Exhibitions Committee. The Council is pleased to announce its full slate for the upcoming 2018 season: • February – Photography ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College has released its biennial Speakers Bureau, which features a list of faculty and staff who are available to give presentations on a wide range of topics to clubs, schools, churches and organizations. Bridgewater’s Speakers Bureau is a service to the local community and there is no charge for the presentation. The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau may be viewed on the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release