Kai Degner: Hemp in Harrisonburg!


Hemp can be the source for fuel oil, parachutes the save presidents, batteries – even paper that our Declaration of Independence was written upon.


April 12, 2016

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, 2016

Rocktown Beer Fest


The 6th annual Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents Rocktown Beer & Music Festival. Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it;s always a mighty fine time.


April 12, 2016

Goodlatte criticizes embrace of ‘sanctuary city’ idea

Congressman_Bob_Goodlatte Congressman Bob Goodlatte blasted candidates for Roanoke City Council Friday following the candidates’ endorsement of making Roanoke a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants during a campaign forum.

“It may be April Fool’s Day, but this is no joking matter,” Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, said in an unsolicited statement. “It is extremely alarming that anyone seeking elected office would support this wrongheaded policy.”

Read the whole story at the

Roanoke Times


April 12, 2016

Port Republic Artisans Hold Debut Art Show


The Village Artisans of Port Republic, LLC is holding its Debut Art Show from April 28th through May 1st in the newly renovated Port Republic Town Hall.


April 3, 2016

A Few of My Favorite Things

On First Friday, March 4, 2016, OASIS will host a reception for the exhibit titled “A Few of My Favorite Things”. This exhibit has been created by Natalie Darling, an OASIS member who works with silver and estate silverware. In addition to her collection at OASIS, Natalie is creating new styles and items for this exhibit. It will be a beautiful show! (more…)

February 12, 2016

ACLU of Virginia Opposes Government Cancellation of NFL Team’s Trademark

Washington Redskins

ACLU Asks Appeals Court to Find Trademark Law Unconstitutional Violation of Free Speech

THE ACLU OF VIRGINIA, the ACLU of the National Capitol Area and the national ACLU today filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the cancellation of the Washington National Football League team’s trademarks on the grounds they are ‘disparaging.’

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga said

Quoting  begins The ACLU agrees that the Washington team’s name and trademarks are disparaging to Native Americans, and we have made clear that we believe that the team should change its name and discontinue use of its current trademarks … At the same time, however, we believe that government is prohibited by the First Amendment from denying a trademark on that basis. Quoting  ends

The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit along with the ACLU national organization and the Nation’s Capital affiliate, argues that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s cancellation last year of six trademarks for the team name was unconstitutional. The brief argues that the trademark office’s decision to cancel the Washington team’s trademarks

  • violated the team’s free speech rights because it
  • discriminates against a particular point of view,
  • places a condition on the valuable benefits of trademark registration, and
  • is arbitrary and will lead to arbitrary enforcement.

The ACLU of Virginia filed a similar brief in the team’s original case in U.S. District Court in March. That court ruled against the team in July.

GO Pro-Football-v.-Blackhorse-and-USA-Amicus-Brief.pdf
ACLU of Virginia ~ acluva.org

EDITORS NOTE : Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has the opinion that the team name is disparaging to Native Americans, it has never actually been proven. No actual testifyable proof has been presented beyond the recent hearsay of a small special interest group. Always remember that the court interprets the law and offers opinions on the law but cannot legislate new law. The laws of the land are established only by YOUR selected, duely elected public representitives.

ACLU of VirginiaThe ACLU of Virginia promotes civil liberties and civil rights for everyone in the Commonwealth through public education, litigation, and advocacy with the goal of securing freedom and equality for all. For more information on the ACLU of Virginia go to www.acluva.org





November 12, 2015

Goodlatte: Saying “Thank You” to Our Veterans

United States Congress THANK YOU. To many, these are just two simple words. But to our veterans, they mean much more. Today, we honor the men and women who for generations have served our country with great sacrifice and dedication. We are blessed to live in the United States, and every day I am thankful for the service of our men and women in uniform. (continues)

November 11, 2015

Veterans Invited to Reading And Discussion Program at Library

Augusta County Library has joined forces with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to offer Talking Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans and their families. The program begins in mid-September with the loan of a book to read and will culminate with an interactive discussion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 in the Fishersville Library.


September 23, 2015

Man Sentenced for Orchestrating Nationwide “Cramming” Scheme

Unauthorized Charges Placed on Victims’ Phone Bills

 FBI It’s a problem that has bedeviled landline telephone users for a while now, but is increasingly causing headaches for mobile phone users as well. It’s called cramming, and it involves a third party placing unauthorized charges on your wired, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that cramming has impacted tens of millions of American households. (more…)

September 16, 2015

OASIS Fine Art & Craft : Snuggle Up on October 1st

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley
On October 1st, OASIS will initiate a new show “SNUGGLE UP”. This show features Pat Hoover’s beautiful hand woven wraps, shawls and snugs.


September 11, 2015