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October is Last ‘First Friday’ of 2010 Season

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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The final Harrisonburg First Fridays Downtown of the 2010 season will be October 1, 5pm – 7pm.  The event schedule, provided by The Arts Council of the Valley, is listed below.  Friday, October 1st is JMU Family Weekend as well as a host of other local events.  

Viva el Spaghetti: Local music fest celebrates eighth year

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Viva el Spaghetti: Local music fest celebrates eighth year

As a rising senior music major at JMU Mickey Glago asked himself the question that every artist faces: “How can I make my work matter?” For Glago the answer was to shift his focus from solely performance and move into the business side of the entertainment industry. His new major required an internship and Glago […]

First Fridays Downtown: September

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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The Arts Council of the Valley First Fridays Downtown for this month is Friday, September 3, 5 – 7pm.  Scheduled events are listed in the following press release:

Library Closing Branches, Reducing Hours

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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On Monday, Massanutten Regional Library announced they will be closing their Bergton and Stanley branches, and reducing hours at the downtown Harrisonburg library.

Summer’s End: The Rockingham County Fair in Pictures

Friday, August 20, 2010

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Summer’s End: The Rockingham County Fair in Pictures

Another Rockingham County summer comes to a crescendo in the week-long festivities of a county fair. The fair is a place where the idyllic pageantry of the cattle barn collides with the realities of the midway. Where home-canned pickles are awarded blue ribbons as trash cans fill with empty Coke bottles. Where blacksmiths form iron […]

Bell’s Paintings Re-examine Everyday Images

Friday, August 6, 2010

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BRCC art professor John M. Bell will exhibit his works in oil and acrylic August 6 – 31 at the The Artful Dodger in downtown Harrisonburg. A reception will be held Friday, August 6 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

VDACS Photo Contest Seeks to Highlight Farmers’ Markets

Thursday, August 5, 2010

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VDACS Photo Contest Seeks to Highlight Farmers’ Markets

Carrying your camera along when you visit the Harrisonburg Farmers Market could help put the market on the map. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced a photo contest for pictures submitted from farmers’ markets around the state. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top entry in three age groups. In […]

Guerilla Gardeners Seed Bomb the City

Friday, August 7, 2009

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You might have seen them on your way to work, but had no idea what they were. Piles of dirt and pastel colored carts sprouting with herbs and vegetables have been spotted in the most (seemingly) random places in Harrisonburg. It’s all part of a collaborative art gardening project called Flexible Geography.

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.