Are you okay with a natural gas pipeline through the Shenandoah Valley

There is a rising cry for support coming from the Shenandoah Valley, and literally all counties from West Virginia to Portsmouth. Dominion Power has quietly been posturing to launch a pipeline across West Virginia and through this part of the valley. There’s a petition to get more information but Dominion is tight lipped until permits are issued. Local residents want answers:

[_] SIGN NOW – Dominion Pipeline: Request a Public Meeting
[_] Would you support Dominion’s natural gas pipeline in Augusta County?
[_] More Details/Proposed Route of Dominion Marcellus to NC Pipeline
[_] Dominion Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline Across Shenandoah Mountain
[_] Judge: Bluegrass Pipeline builders cannot use eminent domain
[_] Seeking legal advice in matters of eminent domain in the U.S.
[_] Pipeline would impact Augusta County, national forest
[_] Augusta County Meeting on Dominion Pipeline June 25
[_] Condemnation Issues Under the Natural Gas Act
[_] Augusta Co. eyes gas line project
[_] Pipeline Info For Landowners
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July 19, 2014

OASIS Fine Arts Gallery Wins Forbes Center Award

OASIS has won a prestigious award in recognition of lifetime achievement in the arts. This is an annual one, awarded by the Forbes Center, JMU College of Visual and Performing Arts and Arts Council of the Valley. It is bestowed on a recipient who has made sustained contributions to arts excellence in the Shenandoah Valley.

August Featured Artist

Brenda Fairweather, OASIS Featured Artist for August 2014, with an exhibit titled “Thrown and woven: Unearthing the connection between fiber and clay.”

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July 9, 2014

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of July

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of July, is exhibiting the works of SVAC member artists, in an exhibition judged by Jim Sconyers, Jr., Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Mary Baldwin College. Artists selected by Sconyers for recognition are: Sue Rosen, Best in Show, Jane Tressel, second place, William Reed, third place and six additional artists received honorable mention awards. The art center is proud that it is a community based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. The collection of artwork will feature the artists’ major works in a variety of media. Please include a visit to the art center in your summer schedule.

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July 2, 2014

Paws to Read – Summer Reading Continues through July

United States CongressThe Augusta County Library system is hosting a summer reading program for children ages birth to 18 now through July 31. The program includes prizes for hours read and a series of weekly programs with the theme Paws to Read. The program’s mascot is Rocket, the dog featured in the award winning and bestselling children’s books by Tad Hills.

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June 28, 2014

Paws to Read Encourages Summer Reading

United States CongressThe Augusta County Library system is hosting a summer reading program for children ages birth to 18 now through July 31. The program includes prizes for hours read and a series of weekly programs with the theme Paws to Read. The program’s mascot is Rocket, the dog featured in the award winning and bestselling children’s books by Tad Hills.

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June 11, 2014

Explore More Discovery Museum

Believe in your regional Discovery Museum at : iExploreMore.com

June 4, 2014

Spring Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley

news from HarrisonburgNews of interest in the Centeral Shenandoah Valley of Virginia including Harrisonburg, Staunton, Rockingham County and surrounding areas. If you’ve got news or a story to tell, just let us know! Here’s to Mother’s Day Weekend, 2014 …
[*] Mrs. T’s hosts Shenandoah Valley students to learn workplace skills
[*] Local Project Works To Raise Awareness About Sexual Abuse
[*] American Shakespeare Award recipient brings words to life
[*] Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in the State
[*] Valley leaders clash over Medicaid expansion
[*] 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market
[*] The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage
[*] Local Impact of Lifted Poultry Ban
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May 10, 2014

What’s up in and around Harrisonburg – April

It happened last week — if you have a news, views or review item to share with harrisonburg readers, please pass it along! Among the better news providers we find WSVA, blogs and others in this week’s news : [*] JMU students accepted into intensive summer medical training program
[*] UNCW’s Adams, JMU’s Brewer Honored as CAA Women’s Golfers of the Week – April 9
[*] Staunton City Council Considering Doubling Cigarette Tax
[*] Mulitple Vehicle Accident Closes US 340 in Virginia
[*] Student Suspended After Alleged Facebook Threats
[*] Teams Volunteer For Blacks Run Cleanup Day
[*] Annual Plane Pull Benefits Fairfield Center
[*] Saturday sunrise in the Shenandoah Valley
[*] Farmers wanted for infrastructure survey
[*] Pamela’s Secrets Building Sold
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April 14, 2014

Harrisonburg receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Awards

Downtown Renaissance for Harrisonburg Virginia On Wednesday, March 19, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the city of Harrisonburg were presented with a Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award for the dedication of over 85,000 volunteer hours to the revitalization of the downtown and for creating an environment that has encouraged more than $55 million in private investment in the city’s historic commercial district. The awards were presented at Richmond’s historic Hippodrome Theater.

April 4, 2014

Stephen Bennett next up in the Music Series at Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater

Stephen Bennett

Whether playing his great-grandfather’s harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a musician to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live performance and on record, his diverse musical influences and interests are joined with a lifelong love affair with the sound of guitar strings. (more…)

April 4, 2014