Kai Degner: Hemp in Harrisonburg!

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

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April 12, 2016

Rockingham County: Turkey Capital of the World (This is the rest of the story)

This was posted on Facebook in honor of National Poultry Day, which was March 19th. So many people wanted to view the whole story, we decided to host the article here. Enjoy!

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March 20, 2015

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

Holiday greetings …

Holiday Greetings

Seasons to all from Harrisonburg Virginia, in the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley

December 17, 2012

Shenandoah Valley Farmhouse Goes Historic

Jeanine Herbst writes for American University Radio and filed this audio report:
“Virginia is recognizing the Shenandoah Valley farmhouse where Grandma Moses lived briefly with her family long before she gained fame for her folk-art painting.” . . . (more…)

July 9, 2012

Civil War history for iPad

Civil War Zoomable Media has announced the release of “The Last Full Measure” for Apple’s iBooks 2 app on iPads running iOS 5 or above. The Last Full Measure is an electronic text book designed for use with students in grades 7-12, and for the enjoyment of anyone who enjoys American Civil War history. Subtitled “101 Keys to Understanding the American Civil War,” the title features descriptions of 101 essential events, people, places, and concepts of the Civil War, and is copiously illustrated with high resolution pictures and maps, each including audio captions of interesting facts and little-known details of the war.
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April 20, 2012

Victorian Valentine’s Day Celebration

February 4 : Register now to join in the fun at the “Victorian Valentine’s Day Celebration!” at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum!  Children, ages 7 to 12 will create their  own fashionable hat suitable for the most elegant Victorian Tea Party, make a scented sachet, and go on an exciting scavenger hunt.  Enjoy crafts, games, social dances of the period, and etiquette of both the Victorian era and present day. Girls are invited to bring any doll for the event that they would like.
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January 19, 2012

Virginia’s Oldest Family Business

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As one of Virginia’s oldest family-owned businesses, Suter’s Handcrafted Furniture in Harrisonburg has seen its fair share of changes since the company began crafting cabinetry and furniture in 1839. During the course of more than 160 years since the company’s inception, Harrisonburg has grown from a very small farming community to a mid-sized town known for its poultry companies and James Madison University, named as one of the top universities in the U.S. (more…)

January 17, 2012

Civil War Era History, West of the Mississippi

“Luck’s Wild: A Civil War Story” is the historical novel G. Russell Peterman wanted to read, but couldn’t find. . .  he was searching for a historical literary novel set west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Finding few options, this retired schoolteacher with a master’s degree in American History from Vanderbilt, and a bachelor’s in Education, decided to write it himself. (more…)

December 16, 2011