Local Links

Because this website is no longer regularly maintained, some of these links may be outdated.

MEDIA

7 Bends — Independent news for the Shenandoah Valley
The Daily News Record — Harrisonburg’s only daily newspaper
WHSV TV 3 — Harrisonburg’s only local news TV station
The Breeze — JMU’s twice-weekly student paper
WSVA 550 — AM talk radio & news for the Valley
Nuevas Raíces — Harrisonburg news en Español
WMRA/WEMC — Harrisonburg’s NPR stations
WXJM — The JMU student-run radio station
Shenandoah Living — A local features and lifestyle magazine

COMMUNITY INFO

Harrisonburg Craigslist — You know, Craigslist
Bridgewater Buzz — A community news website for Bridgewater
Massanutten Regional Library — Harrisonburg’s public library downtown
EMU Eclassifieds — A Craigslist-like buy/sell board for EMU
I 81 live traffic cams — Watch people drive
Harrisonburg Codes and Ordinances — Are you breaking a local law?
Harrisonburg City Council minutes — Agendas and minutes
Harrisonburg Crime Report — An interactive map of local (reported) crimes
cleanstream.org — Helping improve our local waterways

GOVERNMENT

City website — Harrisonburg government
County website — Rockingham County government
Senator Obenshain — State senator from the 26th district
Congressman Goodlatte — U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 6th congressional district
Richmond Sunlight — Tracking Virginia’s state politicians
Virginia Public Access Project — Who’s giving money to Virginia’s state politicians

ORGANIZATIONS

Friendly City Food Co-op — Harrisonburg’s community-owned grocery store
Valley Conservation Council — Promoting sustainable land use in the Shenandoah Valley
Community Alliance for Preservation
Harrisonburg Rescue Squad
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA

PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO

GoLookOn — events and restaurants in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Arts Council of the Valley
Court Square Theater — Downtown Harrisonburg’s theater for indie films and plays
MACRoCk — The Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference
Mennofolk Festival — Art and music created by people from Mennonite backgrounds

RECREATION

Valley League Blog
Our Community Place
Parks & Recreation
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition

SCHOOLS

JMU newsroom
EMU events
Bridgewater College
Harrisonburg City Schools
Rockingham County Schools

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Announcements & Press Releases
  • 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. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. with Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Matt Lohr, Harrisonburg Mayor […]

  • 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. NCGA helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately […]

  • 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. Out of the 45 new applicants that the program received, 21 communities received awards. Harrisonburg was given a bronze‐level Bicycle Friendly Community designation. […]