Kai Degner: Hemp in Harrisonburg!

the_hemp_road

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

(more…)

April 12, 2016

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, 2016

Rocktown Beer Fest

MARK YOUR CALENDAR : Saturday April 30, 2016 ~ TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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.

(more…)

April 12, 2016

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.

(more…)

September 11, 2015

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.

(more…)

February 24, 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!

(more…)

December 26, 2014

1411-17 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 :

  • Virginia Health Services to receive Affordable Care Act grant
  • Students and city residents discuss community issues
  • Increased Stormwater Fee Proposed in Harrisonburg
  • Improvements Continuing In Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Tracing History: Uncovering Urban Renewal
  • Maurertown has perfect water for bourbon
  • Public Weighs in On Hotel Madison
  • City hall construction underway
  • Promoting healthy communities

(more…)

November 17, 2014

1411-05 : 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 . . . what’s up :

  • JMU Nation wants FBS: Whether it makes sense or not
  • The Perfect Three-Day Road Trip Through Virginia
  • Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy
  • Staunton, Augusta County study backyard chickens
  • Harrisonburg considers buying founder’s home

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

(more…)

November 5, 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
… and more!

(more…)

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
[*] and more . . . (more…)

April 14, 2014

Heart of the Arts gets Video and Companion Brochure

Art of the Arts

The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) recently obtained a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts through their Cultural Tourism Marketing Program to produce a video and companion brochure showcasing the arts in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The main purpose of this promotion is to familiarize the out-of-town visitor with the vast array of visual and performing arts and cultural venues our area has to offer.

(more…)

March 5, 2014