Call to Artists : everyone is an artist, everything is art!

Harrisonburg's Court Square Theater part of the Arts Council

unJURIED will be presented by Jon Henry of the Old Furnace Artist Residency; at the Darrin-McHone Gallery

      Everyone is an artist.un_juried
            Everything is art.


February 24, 2015

ACLU of Virginia Victory in Case Striking Down Charlottesville Begging Restrictions in Downtown Mall

Virginia ACLU

On February 20, U.S. District Court Judge Norman K. Moon ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia in a case involving a Charlottesville prohibition on begging in certain parts of the downtown pedestrian mall. Judge Moon’s ruling found the city’s ordinance to be unconstitutional, and ordered the City to stop enforcing the ban. The ACLU of Virginia represented the plaintiffs in the case, homeless men who regularly ask passersby for contributions on the mall.


February 23, 2015

Let’s go to the movies … Best Picture Nominees Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything


Winter won’t hold on much longer, we’re roaring toward the spring with a blue chip line-up of movies and entertainment including two Academy Awards — Best Picture Nominees Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything! Your local community theater is the place to be this winter … (more…)

February 20, 2015

Harrisonburg promo video . . .

February 7, 2015

ACLU of Virginia Celebrates House of Delegates Action to Protect Property of Innocent Virginians

Bill Requiring Conviction before Asset Forfeiture Now Heads to the Senate

In a press conference hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia and the office of Delegate Mark Cole of Spotsylvania County, the organization congratulated the Virginia House of Delegates for passage of a bill that would require a criminal conviction in asset forfeiture cases. (more…)

February 7, 2015

February : The Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of February, as a tribute to art education, is exhibiting the artwork of the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School Visual Arts Department, located in Fishersville since 2002. The school serves gifted junior and senior high school students of the Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro Public Schools.


January 27, 2015

1412-26 : Area news, views and reviews update …

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley We’re back with more news, views and reviews for Harrisonburg, and surrounding areas in the central Shenandoah Valley . . . These in our news department last week :

  • Dominion sues landowners in Va. to survey land for pipeline
  • Lawsuit Filed Following Two Years After Graessle Death
  • Anonymous donor issues kettle challenge in Harrisonburg
  • Wintertime activities in Shenandoah National Park
  • It’s official: The snowy owl is back in Virginia
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Staunton Restaurant
  • Editorial: Taking aim at guns in Virginia
  • Rockingham fairground remains a big draw
  • … and more!

Don’t forget to send in your valley news, views and reviews!


December 26, 2014

Hank Williams Comes to Harrisonburg

Hank Williams
Okay … the next possible best for Hank Williams comes to Harrisonburg! The annual ‘HANK WILLIAMS SR. TRIBUTE CONCERT’ plays The Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

In the history of country music, no songwriter has recorded and penned so many songs that 50+ years later are still sung, recorded and revered as ‘The Bible of classic country music’! Make your reservations NOW!


December 6, 2014

The Top Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

The Most Coveted Electronic Gadgets If you’re still in the dark as to what gift to give your nearest and dearest this Christmas, electronic gadgets and gizmos are sure to do the trick! Tech expert Karl Volkman shares his insight on the most coveted electronics on the market this holiday season: (more…)

November 25, 2014

Junior Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Northeast : from Stanardsville

Trevor Shifflett A U.S. Navy Sailor from Stanardsville, Virginia, assigned to Navy Band Northeast in Newport, Rhode Island was recently selected as the band’s Junior Sailor of the Year for fiscal year 2014.

Musician 2nd Class Trevor Shifflett, a Stanardsville, Virginia native and 2008 graduate of William Monroe High School, joined the Navy as a guitarist in August of 2008. In addition to performing on guitar with Navy Band Northeast’s jazz combo and popular music group, Rhode Island Sound, MU2 Shifflett performs as a percussionist with the band’s Ceremonial Band and Pops Ensemble. Shifflett is also the Unit Leader of Rhode Island Sound and serves also as Navy Band Northeast’s Information Systems Security Officer.


November 25, 2014