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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
HONORING OUR HEROESCommunity Marks Veterans DayCeremony Commemorates World War I CentenaryBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  11/12/18  HARRISONBURG — A little bit of wind and cold didn’t stop patriotic crowds from flooding downtown streets Sunday afternoon to commemorate Veterans Day and the 100th centenary of the end of fighting in World War I. Many veterans stood on the sidewalks of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2018
Superintendent Scheikl Also RecognizedBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County Public Schools has been recognized for its digital conversion initiative. The division and its superintendent were honored by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. The organization is the state arm of the Consortium for School Networking, the professional association for school ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-RecordROCKINGHAM — Two Rockingham County towns continue to rank among the safest in Virginia.SafeWise, a safety-focused community organization, released its list of the state’s 20 safest cities and towns this week. Bridgewater ranked No. 2, and Broadway followed at No. 3.Bridgewater had been ranked No. 1 for the last two years. It was replaced by Dumfries.“We were excited ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/11/annual-gala-to-feature-jazz-and-wind-ensembles-orchestra-and-choirs/  The fall 2018 music gala at Eastern Mennonite University will highlight the university’s many ensembles – and a “lullaby” requiem. The annual event is 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Lehman Auditorium, with a freewill offering to benefit the music scholarship fund. The first half of the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, November 08, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/11/hershberger-set-to-revisit-update-emu-nursings-sacred-covenant/  The Eastern Mennonite University nursing program’s signature “Sacred Covenant” is getting an update – by its originator and with the help of those who live it. Since 1994, the ethics model has guided and inspired faculty, students and alumni of Eastern Mennonite University’s nursing program. In ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Papers/Research
Thursday, November 08, 2018
On Saturday, November 17, Massanutten Regional Library will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a birthday celebration at the Central Library in downtown Harrisonburg. This family-friendly event will run from 1pm - 3:30 pm in the library’s meeting rooms and children’s youth center. The celebration will feature cake and refreshments, children’s games and activities, and a pop-up museum of library ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce its inclusion in U.S. News® & World Report and Best Lawyers 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings for the Charlottesville Metropolitan area.  Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently high ratings from clients and peers. The 2019 rankings are based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
BUSINESS BRIEFF&M Bank Tops Deposits In Rockingham CountyDNR   11/6/18  TIMBERVILLE — For the second year in a row, Farmers & Merchants Bank reports that it holds the top spot in deposit share in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County market.The bank, in a press release, stated that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s most recent data show that F&M Bank topped all banks in the metropolitan ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
  In Virginia, creating a safe environment goes beyond traditional crime fighting; it also means working to ensure no one is discriminated against based on race, religion, or other personal attributes. As Attorney General Mark R. Herring puts it, “No Virginian should be singled out for abuse, harassment, or mistreatment because of who they are, what they look like, how they worship, where ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, November 05, 2018
JustTech Recognized on 2018 CRN Next-Gen 250 ListAnnual List Recognizes Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies November 5, 2018 – JustTech, a technology company focusing on managed print solutions, managed IT solutions and custom Xerox app solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named JustTech to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list for the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Friday, November 02, 2018
ELECTION 2018 | HARRISONBURG CITY COUNCIL  Harrisonburg voters will be asked to select two members of City Council from among five candidates when they go to the polls Tuesday. Among the five, only one — Democrat Chris Jones — is an incumbent, while just one other —independent Carolyn Frank — has held previous elected office.Jones, 39, is an account executive at WHSV-TV3 who is seeking a second, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, November 02, 2018
ELECTION 2018 | ROCKINGHAM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  District 2 voters will be asked to select one of two candidates running for the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors when they go to the polls Tuesday. Sallie Wolfe-Garrsion, 46, of Mount Clinton, is a part time clerk at the law firm of Clark and Bradshaw, who is running for re-election after being appointed as the district’s supervisor in April ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Friday, November 02, 2018
DNR 11/2/18   HARRISONBURG — Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley named Cheryl Dean as a member of the nonprofit’s board, according to an Oct. 19 announcement. Dean, according to a press release, is a brain injury survivor, who spent her career at James Madison University as an academic adviser and career specialist for undeclared majors and special populations. Dean, who grew ...read more
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Date:  November 1, 2018              Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC ranked in 2019 "Best Law Firms"  Harrisonburg -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the ninth consecutive year, announce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 10 practice areas.Firms included in the 2019 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, November 01, 2018
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Mary Golden Hughes, Director of Advancement mhughes@hburgchc.org  or (540) 820-4759           Marie Pokraka, Director, MCH and Advocacy, March of Dimes MPokraka@marchofdimes.org     March of Dimes Awards $20,000 Grant to Harrisonburg Community Health Centerto Improve Pregnancy Health Outcomes Through New Centering Pregnancy Program  (Harrisonburg, VA ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Board Meeting Results In No Decision On StatusBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/31/18  HARRISONBURG — A meeting of the Skyline Literacy board of directors to discuss the fate of the 30-year organization resulted in no firm decisions at this time. After having its federal funding cut two years ago, the Harrisonburg- based organization for adult learners looking to improve their reading ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
By MELISSA TOPEYFor the Daily News-Record          10/30/18  MOUNT JACKSON — Two Holtzman Oil employees drove two road tractors — the kind of heavy-duty truck used to pull or tow trailers on the highway — to Triplett Tech and parked them outside the auto technology classroom.The trucks were not there for repairs by the students. They were donated so that the students could learn about them.“As of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 29, 2018
Event Coincides With Homecoming WeekendBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/27/18  HARRISONBURG — The James Madison University Alumni Association had to cut off registration for its first Day of Service as part of homecoming weekend festivities.“We had over 200 people register, which met and exceeded our expectations,” said Sarah Orem, a 2005 graduate and associate director of alumni relations. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 29, 2018
Schultz Theatre To Present ‘Over The River And Through The Woods’ Starting Nov. 2By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record 10/25/18  BROADWAY — Schultz Theatre will perform the 1998 off-Broadway play “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a heartwarming modern-day story alluding to the classic children’s song about visiting grandparents, starting Nov. 2.In the play, Nick is a young man working in New ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 26, 2018
Brian K. Plum has been elected to lead the Virginia Association of Community Banks as its 2018-19 Chairman.  Plum is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Bank in Luray, and the President & CEO of parent company Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.  “Brian brings an enormous amount of energy and creativity to the table.  His enthusiasm for community banking – his community, his customers and his ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 26, 2018
Bus Passenger Level Exceeds ExpectationsBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  10/26/18  HARRISONBURG — Parth Parikh was walking from class Thursday afternoon when he caught a sight that could make life easier for him and his parents.Being a freshman at James Madison University, Parikh is not allowed to have a vehicle, which makes it hard to get home to Winchester.On Thursday, he came across the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, October 25, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  10/25/18  DN-R File HARRISONBURG — A 5-year-old boxer-mastiff mix named Wagtastic Beast was brought into the Rockingham- Harrisonburg SPCA this past summer with a broken leg and heartworm.The dog received treatment and a leg amputation through the SPCA’s medical fund while staying in a foster care home. Wagtastic Beast was then adopted a week after he returned ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 25, 2018
OPEN FOR BUSINESSBon AppetitMTC Opens Bistro To Hone Culinary SkillsBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/25/18  HARRISONBURG — The culinary arts program at Massanutten Technical Center was in need of a revamp.The kitchen was built in 1972, along with the rest of the building, and it was clear that the program was not meeting the needs of students as a result, Director Kevin Hutton said.“It just ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce has recieved our 2018-2019 Community Porfile and Membership Directories.  Please stop by the Chamber of Commerce to pick up a copy.  
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  10/20/18  HARRISONBURG — The word mealymouthed means “not plain or straightforward: devious,” according to Merriam Webster. Dexterity is the ease and quickness in which a person completes a manual task.John Ros and Robert Mertens, both artists and faculty at James Madison University, titled their latest exhibition at Smith House Galleries “Mealymouth Dexterity” ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/22/18  HARRISONBURG — Two years ago Becky Brooks found herself dealing with circumstances involving her adult children that were beyond her control. Brooks became homeless.At first, she stayed in hotels, but when her savings ran out she didn’t know what to do.Thanks to a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Staunton, Brooks found herself at Mercy House with ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
FOREST OF FEARGhouls On The GoHundreds Outrun Zombies For Brain Injury ServicesBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 10/22/18  HARRISONBURG — While the annual Zombie Run for Brains event at Fear Forest has been a popular event since its start four years ago, this year’s fundraiser saw a big jump in participants.Saturday’s turnout of 200 people who had registered plus another 30 who showed up the day ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
School Receives $ 200,000 Cybersecurity GrantBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/23/18  WEYERS CAVE — Thanks to a $200,000 Go Virginia Cyber Security grant awarded to Blue Ridge Community College, selected individuals will receive cybersecurity training.The program was highlighted Monday during the Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity during a session on economic development, which was ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 10/23/18  HARRISONBURG — The city is looking for volunteers to help plant trees this weekend.Staff with the Harrisonburg Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments are asking for help to plant 32 trees at Heritage Forest and Gardens on Saturday from 9 to 11 a. m.Heritage Forest was started in 1993 and was supposed to be a dedicated forest area, but wasn’t ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 22, 2018
ROCKINGHAM – As interest in distributed energy from renewable resources mounts, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues working to increase its participation and be a leader in sustainable initiatives. The cooperative is progressing its studies to investigate the best practices for power from renewable sources, including leading the way on the regulatory and legislative ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, October 22, 2018
By WHSV newsroomPosted: Mon 2:16 PM, Oct 01, 2018  Sponsored - A leadership conference with some very special guests is coming up in Harrisonburg this month!  LIVE2LEAD is a premier leadership and personal development event happening for the fourth year in the Shenandoah Valley on October 19.The event, which features a simulcast of world-class leadership experts who will be presenting to other ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, October 19, 2018
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Newport News practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman effective October 31, 2018.  DHG Partners Hugh Barlow and Leslie Roberts along with most of the staff located in Newport News will become part of the Brown Edwards team and a significant number of DHG’s clients are expected to transition to Brown Edwards.  As Brown Edwards has a substantial ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, October 19, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (October 2, 2018) – Renowned folksinger John McCutcheon will return to Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater on Friday, November 2nd to wow audiences once again with the rare and beautiful dulcimer.  Johnny Cash once described McCutcheon as “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard,” and the people have yet to disagree. The Wisconsin native began playing ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, October 19, 2018
By MAX THORNBERRYFor the Daily News-Record          10/19/18  NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has a vision for New Market.Keven Walker, chief executive of the foundation, told Town Council on Monday he envisions a 3-mile greenway walking trail that fits into comprehensive plan.Walker said the foundation is looking at some space it owns along the eastern side of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, October 18, 2018
OUT TO LUNCHMake A Meal Of ItFourth-Graders Meet BRC Residents For Monthly LunchesBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/18/18  BRIDGEWATER — Fourth-graders Dillan Kiracofe and Cora McCombe stare intently at Odile Proctor as she talks about growing up in New York City.Proctor is a resident of the Bridgewater Retirement Community, and Dillan and Cora are students at John Wayland Elementary ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
NewsInBriefVa. Teacher Of The Year NamedDNR 10/18/18  FULKS RUN — A Fulks Run Elementary School teacher who made it to the regional level for Teacher of the Year was not chosen as the statewide winner.Chris Grim, a first- grade and math teacher of 29 years, was one of eight teachers up for this year’s Virginia Teacher of the Year. Grim represented Region 5.Rodney A. Robinson, a history teacher at ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Brews InfusedBrothers Craft Brewing To Host Fourth Annual Coffee, Fall FestivalBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  10/17/18  HARRISONBURG — Brothers Craft Brewing rescheduled the fourth annual Coffee Fest to October as a precaution against Hurricane Florence in September.The brewery was also planning to host its first fall festival in October, so the two events were fused together to create Fall ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) Executive Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jay A. Langston, Ph.D., as the new executive director of the organization. Dr. Langston is coming to the SVP from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) where he serves as the Managing Director of Business Retention and Expansion. In this role Dr. Langston ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 10/12/18  HARRISONBURG — Don’t be alarmed if the sound of airplanes passing overhead increases in the Valley.On Oct. 4, nonstop service began from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport through SkyWest Airlines.SkyWest began serving the Weyers Cave airport in April, but until last week, the flight to Chicago included a stop in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, October 15, 2018
HARRISONBURG, VA – Right now there are 150 children in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County that are victims of abuse and neglect and have been placed in foster care without the benefit of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). In response to this urgent need, Blue Ridge CASA is seeking 30 residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County to come to the aid of these local children by November ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record     10/15/18  HARRISONBURG — About 10 years ago, Bridgewater resident Mary Kay Adams started to notice little things about her husband, Gary Adams.The most obvious was forgetfulness, which was unusual for the Bridgewater College professor emeritus of music, now 74.In 2016, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.“Emotionally, it is very difficult,” his 64-year-old ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, October 15, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/15/18  HARRISONBURG — For all those people who say “I’ll only run if I’m being chased,” there is a perfect event for you and for a good cause.Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley Inc. is sponsoring the fourth annual Zombie Run for Brains to be held Saturday at 11 a.m.The event is held every year at Fear Forest, 6340 Oak Shade Road, Harrisonburg, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 11, 2018
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF HARRISONBURG AND ROCKINGHAMProgram Celebrates New BrandingBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County serves hundreds of area youth, and some of the participants on both sides of those mentorships spoke at a luncheon on Wednesday to help launch the organization’s new branding. Alejandra ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, October 04, 2018
BUSINESSBRIEFLocal Realtor Receives Management AwardDNR 10/4/18  HARRISONBURG — A local real estate professional has been selected as the state’s top property manager.Steven Stein, senior property manager of Mountain Valley Property Management, received the Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award, according to a press release.The Virginia Realtors association presented Stein the award ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, September 13, 2018
   Harrisonburg, VA (September 12, 2018) -- Arts Council of the Valley (ACV), Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR), and Harrisonburg City Public Schools have teamed together to commission a public art installation designed to embody our community’s diversity. Building on the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign, the project will ask artists to consider how ideas of inclusivity and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley (September 10, 2018) – The Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership(SVTP), a collaborative effort among 11 tourism offices up and down the Valley, today announced the 2017 economic impacts of tourism in the region. This report showcased direct tourism spending in excess of $1.45 billion and local tax revenues of $43.2 million. Collectively, this tourism spending ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  9/10/18  MOUNT CRAWFORD — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative unveiled its new $25 million complex just north of Mount Crawford Saturday afternoon.Michael Hastings, SVEC’s president and CEO, said he’s proud the cooperative was able to keep its headquarters in Rockingham County.“ We’re very fortunate to be in the community,” Hastings said during a media ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONRoom To GrowNewly Renovated Clinical Lab Opens At Eastern Mennonite UniversityBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 9/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Snowy Zhao stepped into the newly renovated clinical lab at Eastern Mennonite University Thursday and was in complete awe.Zhao, an undergraduate in the prelicensure nursing program at EMU, was one of 96 students in the clinical program who ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record     9/1/18  BROADWAY — Longtime Broadway resident David Jordan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Broadway Town Council Thursday evening.Jordan, 59, will finish out Fred Olson’s term, which will end in 2019.Broadway Mayor Tim Proctor said he has known Jordan for years and is confident that with his outstanding record of achievement, he will bring many new ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Lakeview Golf Course Seeks Rezoning For Pro ShopBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  9/3/18  HARRISONBURG — The new owner of an iconic building in Mauzy is planning some changes to a 19-year-old business.The Rockingham County Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone the Shoppes at Mauzy property during its meeting on Tuesday.The main building on the 3-acre property, along U.S. 11 near ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
TOWN OF NEW MARKETFoundation Seeks OK On Building ChangesWants To Create Museum, Gift ShopBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News- Record    9/3/18  NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation wants to convert a former New Market parsonage into an archive facility, museum and gift shop.Town Council will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to consider a conditional-use permit ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, August 31, 2018
MASSANUTTEN, Virginia (August 28, 2018) — Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located outside of Harrisonburg, VA in the famed Shenandoah Valley, is launching their Massanutten Mountain Perks program as a way of saying thanks to loyal guests. The new rewards program will introduce the $50 annual Massanutten Play Pass. The $50 Play Pass comes pre-loaded with fifteen exclusive Buy-One-Get-One ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Thursday, August 30, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record 8/29/18  HARRISONBURG — James Madison University is getting a high-profile faculty member.Bill Bolling, a former Republican state senator and two-term lieutenant governor, posted on Facebook on Monday that he will start a three-year stint as a senior fellow in residence for public service on Oct. 1.Bolling, 61, said his position is an administrative faculty ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
TIMBERVILLE, VA ‐‐ Current F&M Bank President Appointed Additional Title  At the July 2018 Board of Directors meeting, chairman of the board Ellen Fitzwater appointed Mark Hanna to CEO of the organization. Mr. Hanna joined F&M as its incoming president on December 1, 2017 following the retirement announcement of Dean Withers, who served as F&M Bank’s President and CEO for the previous ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Butterflies. To some people they represent hope and the miracle of transformation. To others they represent change,  joy and color. There is no doubt the butterfly has a significant meaning for each of us. This is certainly true for SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.    As part of a grant awarded to SoLace Studios by the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through a program called Bricks and ...read more
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Customer-focused plan allows propane to be purchased as it is usedEliminates large-volume purchases, delivery fees and tank rentals  VERONA, VA – August 29, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, today announced that the Company now offers customers a metered service option for propane.  With this service, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMESBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News- Record        8/28/18  WEYERS CAVE — Blue Ridge Community College is getting some help to keep up with an ever- changing world of technology.About 50 people gathered at the college on Monday for the dedication of the Charles B. Cook Automotive Analysis and Repair Laboratory.The dedication was in recognition of a $ 250,000 donation to the Blue ...read more
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
While popping corks for a celebration is a regular occurrence at CrossKeys Vineyards, today we're celebrating with the best Rosé on the Atlantic seaboard!  We are proud to announce that our 2017 Fiore recently earned the Best of Show Award at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association's 14th annual wine competition in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Over the years, we've brought home a lot of ...read more
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Dr. Maureen Silva, vice president for institutional advancement at Bridgewater College, has been named to the board of directors of the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Silva, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in development and campaign leadership in higher education, serves as chief development officer at Bridgewater and is a member of the President’s ...read more
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College welcomes four new full-time faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. The faculty members, who will arrive on campus in mid-August for meetings before the start of classes on Aug. 28, will join the departments of economics and business administration, mathematics and computer science, music and psychology. The new faculty members, announced by Leona ...read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
               The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board has recently appointed four new members to fill spaces vacated by outgoing members. They are Ken Boward, Tom Mendez, Ruth Jones Turner and Sacha Purciful.  Ken Boward currently serves as treasurer and CFO of Sunnyside Communities, a life plan community catering to seniors at three campuses in Virginia. He also serves as ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2018 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms. Roanoke, Virginia based Brown Edwards is among the group of the nation’s top 100 firms again this year, moving up four spots to #95. With the move up the list, Brown Edwards is now one of the largest locally owned firms in Virginia ...read more
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
WELCOME TO THE TEAMTo Be First Black Man To Hold PositionBy PETE DeLEADaily News-Record     8/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Last year, Harrisonburg City Council appointed its first black female mayor, Deanna Reed.Earlier this year, Reed helped select the city’s first black city manager, Eric Campbell.On Tuesday, Campbell tapped Eric English as the city’s first black police chief.“My goal was to pick the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 12, 2018
 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Launches New Regional Economic Development Website   · www.theshenandoahvalley.com · The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), the region’s premier economic development marketing organization, proudly announces www.theshenandoahvalley.com as its new domain name to accompany a fresh, redesigned website. The website and new URL were unveiled today at the SVP’s ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Funds raised during annual June event benefit Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media  HARRISONBURG, Va. – Shirley’s summer of 2018 is one for the books. Literally.  In June, Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company of Harrisonburg pledged 100% of sales during Shirley’s annual birthday celebration to Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media. After the day concluded, the store ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  7/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Compared to the decision to build a second city high school, purchasing the land for it was a breeze.After a relatively uneventful and short public hearing, City Council unanimously voted to spend $5 million to buy a 60-acre parcel from James Madison University at its meeting Tuesday.The vote makes the purchase all but a done deal. Council ...read more
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
BUSINESS BRIEFS  First Bank’s Harvard Named VBA ChairmanDNR 6/20/18  STRASBURG — During the 125th annual convention of the Virginia Bankers Association, Scott Harvard, CEO and director of First Bank, Virginia, in Strasburg, was named VBA’s chairman.  Harvard succeeds William Hayter, president and CEO/ director of First Bank & Trust Co., to become VBA’s 126th chairman.  Prior to joining First ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 18, 2018
Forbes Center For The Performing Arts Unveils 2018-19 Masterpiece SeasonBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     6/16/18  HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018-19 Masterpiece season on Thursday, giving season ticket holders a sneak peek into the internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and theater companies that will grace the stage ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Gather Input Before Determining OptionsBy ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record  6/14/18  WEYERS CAVE — Virginia Department of Transportation staff sought help in addressing congestion and other problems along Interstate 81 on Wednesday.About 110 people attended a meeting at Blue Ridge Community College held by VDOT and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.The meeting was the third ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Blue Ridge Christian School Buys Dayton Learning CenterBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Christian School, it appears, has found its next home.After meeting in executive session Wednesday, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to sell the former county schoolhouse to the Christian school that operates out of its Bridgewater headquarters. County ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Shenandoah County May Start ProgramBy KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily New-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — It’s obvious to Chris Ray he’s making an impact on his “little brother.”“As soon as I walk in, I see him smile,” said Ray, an officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department who mentors a student at Waterman Elementary School through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg- Rockingham ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
VERONA, VA – June 11, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, announced today that Christopher C. Earhart, the Company’s president, was installed as Chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) on June 4, 2018.  He will serve in this capacity for a one-year term.       “Chris brings a wealth of ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that Dean “Mac” Nichols has joined the law firm as a shareholder in the Harrisonburg office effective June 1, 2018. With over 32 years of law practice experience and a proven track record as an outstanding business and personal attorney, Mac concentrates his practice on business transactions, tax law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTYBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record   5/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Casey Armstrong, Rockingham County’s director of community development, will now oversee economic development.  Armstrong, 34, was appointed Monday as assistant county administrator, replacing George Anas, who resigned last month for a job in the private sector.  Anas, 53, whose last day was Friday, had a salary of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
 Blue Ridge Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Smith as Executive Vice President - Virginia, Mortgage Division.  Smith joined the Blue Ridge Bank team to build and expand its mortgage presence in Virginia. Smith brings over 30 years of experience in commercial and mortgage lending to Blue Ridge Bank.  Mr. Smith was most recently Senior Vice President, Market Executive with First ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Great Community Give Blows Past Funding GoalsBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record   4/19/18 HARRISONBURG — Joe Paxton gazed at the sign in front of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Wednesday afternoon, the sign showing that local charities had received more than $200,000 in a one-day online fundraising drive.   “This is just fantastic,” he said to no one in ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News Record     4/19/18HARRISONBURG — The Sodikoffs have added a third brand to their vehicle dealership family.  The owners of Steven Toyota and Steven Kia have brought Harrisonburg Nissan into their fold, according to Jake Sodikoff, president of the dealership that’s been renamed Steven Nissan. The deal, which closed April 11, included the East Market Street business and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (4/10/18) –PBMares, LLP has hired two new directors based in Hampton Roads.  Risë Flenner works directly with clients in the area of estate planning and Jesse Morton leads the firm’s  business and organizational growth initiatives.  “Both Risë and Jesse have impressive backgrounds,” said Mary Aldrich, COO of PBMares. “Risë has a distinguished reputation for her specialized ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the preservation of 13.5 acres of core battlefield at New Market - the first step of a multi-stage preservation project at the New Market Battlefield. The newly-preserved land lies within the Town of New Market, just two blocks from the Foundation's headquarters at the Strayer House in the center ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
                  Cobalt Communications President Leslie Harris Named to Board of MASHSMD                   ?MASHSMD is the Mid-Atlantic Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development   HARRISONBURG, VA, March 2018 – Cobalt Communications, Inc., a strategic communications firm focused on healthcare and science-based organizations, is pleased to announce that their president and ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
~ Bipartisan effort will reduce regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions to increase lending to small businesses and families ~~ S.2155 is the first major piece of bipartisan economic growth and consumer protection legislation considered by the Senate during this Congress ~  *Click below to download video/audio/B-roll of interviews with Sen. Warner, Virginia Community Bankers, ...read more
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Monday, March 05, 2018
    March 2018 NewsletterCrossKeys' Ali d'Oro Wins Gold at 2018 Va. Governor's Cup        CrossKeys' 2018 Governors Cup Medal Count:1 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze    We are ecstatic to announce that our 2015 Ali d’ Oro is now the “GOLD of the VALLEY,” as it was recently honored with a gold medal at the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup. CrossKeys Vineyards also received the extreme ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
LENHART PETTIT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. “This is an exciting time for Lenhart Pettit,” said Mike Derdeyn, “we are deepening our bench in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg to respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clients.  I am happy to contribute what I can to ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, the Front Royal- Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce have formed an Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition. The coalition was formed because of the significant need for improvements to increase safety and relieve congestion on I-81. ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College has announced a two-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation (MMPF) of Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $500,000 in cash and pledges by November 2018. “The Mary Morton Parsons ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tickets available today at www.united.com     Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago ...read more
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (December, 07, 2017) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. Exhibition submissions are accepted year-round and are reviewed in late fall by board members on ACV’s Exhibitions Committee. The Council is pleased to announce its full slate for the upcoming 2018 season: • February – Photography ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College has released its biennial Speakers Bureau, which features a list of faculty and staff who are available to give presentations on a wide range of topics to clubs, schools, churches and organizations. Bridgewater’s Speakers Bureau is a service to the local community and there is no charge for the presentation. The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau may be viewed on the ...read more
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