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Culture in Motion: Fest Showcases World Dance

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Culture in Motion: Fest Showcases World Dance

Anyone who has ever attended Harrisonburg’s International Festival knows that the annual event is six hours of non-stop music, food and dance. Visitors to this year’s festival will get plenty of the first two, along with an extra helping of the latter. Dance has always been an important part of the festival, from the crowd’s spontaneous movement […]

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 […]

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 […]

SVGLA Celebrates 4th Annual Valley Pride

Monday, July 26, 2010

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Yesterday was Gay Pride Day, and the Shenandoah Valley Gay & Lesbian Association (SVGLA) celebrated with fundraiser for the Valley AIDS Network, a private drag show on Saturday night, and a public, family-friendly picnic at Hillandale Park on Sunday.

Thousands Preview New RMH

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Thousands Preview New RMH

Thousands of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents streamed through the halls of the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon to get a glimpse of the recently-constructed, larger facility east of the city.

Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. In the basement of Clementine Cafe, Anne Lorimer and Carl Droms led a workshop to help prepare people for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 21st and for commuting by bicycle any and every day. The workshop was titled “Rules of the […]

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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May is National Bike Month

This is part one of a series of posts about Bike Month and Bike Month events. May is National Bike Month and it’s being celebrated in a big way this year in Harrisonburg. Local organizations including Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, New Community Project, and the Voluntary Gas Tax Group have banded together to put on […]

Zeroing Out Nukes

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Zeroing Out Nukes

Did the threat of nuclear annihilation end with the Cold War? Countdown To Zero, the latest “eco-horror” film from An Inconvenient Truth producer Lawrence Bender, makes the case that the threat of a serious “nuclear incident” is just as high (if not higher) today as it was prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union. […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    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.