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Friday, March 22, 2019
REAL ID Information SessionSome upcoming travel changes are quickly approaching that will affect everyone that flies! Beginning on October 1st, 2020, federal regulations will require a new form of identification for all Virginia residents boarding domestic flights called a REAL ID. The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport will be hosting a free Information Session on April 4th from 12-5 pm where the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Friday, March 22, 2019
Post-Session Legislative Breakfast on April 8, 2019 7:30-9:00am at Spotswood Country Club.Click here to Register Chamber Members $15 and Non-Chamber Members $20 The annual Post-Session Legislative Breakfast is youropportunityto hear from our Senators and Delegates on the full impact of the 2019 General Assembly.    Interested about I-81 and where do we go from here?Taxes, tax conformity and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Thursday, March 21, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/21/19  HARRISONBURG — Wayne Harold has been regularly volunteering with Meals on Wheels for six years, and is usually joined by Zeke, his chocolate lab.But on Wednesday, his delivery team member was his son, Josh, the taproom manager of Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg.Over a dozen “Community Champions,” or community leaders, helped deliver food for the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5K Lifts OffBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  3/21/19  HARRISONBURG — It’s not every day you can run on an airport runway, but area children will have the opportunity to do just that on the morning of April 13 for the Run the Runway 5K.The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave will shut down its runway for the second annual event.The 5K race was created last year to support the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 21, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record     3/21/19  DAYTON — After more than two years on the sidelines, Joe Paxton returned to action in local government this year.Dayton Town Council tapped the retired Rockingham County administrator as interim town manager on Jan. 24. He will lead the town until a replacement can be found for Bobby Popowicz, who resigned in early January.Paxton, who has been working ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  3/20/19  HARRISONBURG — With Lori Kizner’s last day with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County coming to an end in two weeks, Greg Lunsford will take over the reins as interim executive director.Lunsford, 50, began his career at the local Boys and Girls Club last Oct. 15 as the director of development. Once he takes over as interim ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce has opened up Early Bird Ticket Sales for ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival 2019.  Early Bird tickets will be on sale from 3/15/19-4/13/19.  Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber Office (Monday - Friday | 8:30am-5:00pm) orClick Here.   General Admission Tickets | $20DD Tickets | $10Kids under 10 years old are Free   
Categories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Make sure to mark your calendars for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce 2019 Golf Tournament.   This years event will be held at Woodstone Meadows Golf Course at Massanutten Resort on September 6, 2019 with start time of 1:00pm.   Additional information coming soon!
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Fun Facts, Press Release
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
GO Virginia State Board Awards Funding for Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center    Contacts: Faith McClintic, 804.347.1877, govareg8pd@gmail.com     Brandon Davis, 540.636.8800, bdavis@nsvregion.org    WINCHESTER (March 18, 2019) – On March 12, 2019 the Growth and Opportunity Virginia State Board awarded approximately $500,000 to Winchester Public Schools (WPS) who will renovate the former ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
24 Hour Project 2019  To Court Square Theater April 12-13    HARRISONBURG, VA – Court Square Theater announces the much-anticipated return of its 24 Hour Project, a 24 hour long, entertainment filled fundraiser to help provide programming at the theater throughout the year. Show starts at 6pm Friday, April 12; the event concludes at 6pm Saturday, April 13.    Tickets are $12 advance and $14 at ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
This year John C. Myers Elementary, Lacey Springs Elementary and Linville-Edom Elementary schools are teaming up to put on the 2nd Annual Color Run/Walk Party that will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Broadway High School to raise money for their schools.   This year the event has expanded to three schools and planning for the May 18th event is underway. Parents, administrators, local ...read more
Categories: Community
Monday, March 18, 2019
Lenhart Pettit Announces Name Change to Flora PettitFollowing the retirement of Jeff Lenhart, a shareholder in its Harrisonburg office, the law firm has announced that its new name is Flora Pettit, effective March 18, 2019.  John W. Flora, whose is now recognized in the firm name, is a founding shareholder who practices primarily in the law firm’s Harrisonburg office. Flora has vast experience ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 18, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/15/19  HARRISONBURG— The Daily News-Record’s Senior Expo will bring together the latest products and resources for older adults in an effort to try and match up the community with different services in the area.On Sunday, the Rockingham County Fairgrounds main exhibit hall will be filled with local vendors offering a variety of services.“We are excited about ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 18, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 3/16/19  HARRISONBURG— United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will roll out a centralized database for local health and human service providers to improve quality of referrals to clients on Wednesday.The system, called Empower Harrisonburg Rockingham, uses software from the New York based Unite Us company.Unite Us, founded in 2013, was originally created to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 14, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/13/19  BRIDGEWATER— Bridgewater College will bring together historians to discuss Civil War battles and campaigns fought in the Shenandoah Valley during 1864.The school will host the 12th annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute on March 23.The one-day event will host five lectures exploring the theme of “Endgame: The Valley in 1864.”Jeffery D. Wert, a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 14, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  3/13/19  HARRISONBURG — Brian Bogan will arrive at Bluestone Vineyard on March 30 ready to defend his title as “Top Chef” in Harrisonburg.“I thrive off of challenges,” said Bogan, who competed for Local Chop & Grill House last year and will represent Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza this year.Top Chef Harrisonburg, based off the reality cooking competition ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 14, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/14/19  HARRISONBURG — Clarissa Cottrill began writing before she knew how to write, drawing pictures on napkins to express herself. Continuing her writing and diving into the journalism industry, Cottrill made her way to becoming the Daily News-Record’s newest editor.“I always wanted to be a writer and as I got older I saw journalism as this great industry ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 14, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  3/14/19  HARRISONBURG — Three years ago, Chad Layman started the Fine Earth Adventure Race to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.With three successful races under his belt, it was time for Layman, the owner of Harrisonburg’s Fine Earth landscaping, to hand the reins over to another organization, the Harrisonburg Police Foundation, according ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, March 14, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/14/19  BRIDGEWATER— Bridgewater Town Manager Jay Litten gave a tour of the construction site for the town’s new $1.3 million multipurpose theater Tuesday, followed by an update on performances coming up for the center’s first season.In his report to Town Council, Litten said construction continues to run ahead of schedule, despite the “incessant poor ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 11, 2019
Two craft galleries, one on each side of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park, are joining to strengthen shared ties of art and community. Thanks to a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, Elkton, Virginia and Noon Whistle Pottery, Stanardsville, Virginia are hosting Bridge the Gap for Art with an opening weekend featuring local artists, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 07, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  3/7/19  HARRISONBURG — Merciel Bujitu is getting ready to be the star of the show after being picked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County 2019 Youth of the Year award.Merciel, a 15-year-old sophomore at Harrisonburg High School, moved to the Valley from the Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2017 not knowing a word of English, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Organization Looks To Replace Executive DirectorBy LAINE GRIFFINDNR 3/4/19  Daily News-Record HARRISONBURG— A well-known face to Harrisonburg is about to say goodbye and the process to find her replacement is set to begin within the next week.Lori Kizner, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, announced her resignation on Jan. 31 saying, she will ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/5/19  HARRISONBURG — Members of four local Rotary clubs gave not only their time over the weekend, but their money — donating $100,000 for playground equipment at Rockingham Park at the Crossroads.Over 60 members from the Rotary clubs of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Bridgewater and Harrisonburg- Massanutten pitched in hours of time spreading wood carpet ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record 3/5/19  HARRISONBURG— Get those trash bags ready; the 22nd annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day is coming up.Each spring, hundreds of people gather to help clean up the heavily polluted waterway and downtown properties.Registration opened Monday for people to sign up to volunteer.The Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day will take place April 13. To ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  3/6/19  HARRISONBURG — Michael Richards, former chief of staff for Loudoun County Public Schools, will be the next superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools.After a five-month search, the School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Richards, who attended the board’s Tuesday night meeting, where he and Chairwoman Deb Fitzgerald signed his ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  3/6/19  HARRISONBURG — Shenandoah Valley Organic is collaborating with Rocktown Kitchen to host a multicourse farm-to-table dinner to showcase local farmers and businesses.SVO’s sixth Valley Dish will be held on March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rocktown Kitchen, located at 217 S. Liberty St. in the Ice House complex.The dinner will also pair beer and wine from Pale ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
"When we talk about saying, I want to be the next iteration of myself that is the better iteration of myself, then we can't continue to put the same inputs in. We have to do something different to get better results at the individual leader level or at the organization level." - Dave Urso ('03, '05M), President-Elect of the JMU Alumni Association Board of Directors JMU Alumni Association Madison ...read more
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Eddie Edwards Signs and JMU Athletics have partnered together to introduce an exciting opportunity for small businesses in Virginia. The Small Business Game Changer campaign will award one business with a JMU Athletics marketing package valued at $20,000. Submissions can be made at (www.jmusports.com/gamechanger), where they will be reviewed by a panel of judges based on creativity, originality, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Chamber
Monday, March 04, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/2/19  WEYERS CAVE — The opening of a new bioscience building at Blue Ridge Community College remains on track for this fall.With more than 41,000 square feet, the $20.8 million two- story structure will house the nursing program with labs, hospital room simulation areas and classrooms, according to Bridget Baylor, the director of public relations at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 04, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  3/2/19  HARRISONBURG — While the students are away on spring break, downtown Harrisonburg chefs have a chance to experiment with new menu items.Taste of Downtown, the city’s restaurant week, will run Monday through March 10 with 22 participating restaurants.“There’s a wide range of offerings,” said Kim Kirk, chief marketing officer for Harrisonburg Downtown ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, March 04, 2019
Make Medicare an easy step with our workshop  HARRISONBURG, Va. – Moving onto Medicare can be confusing and complex. If you or someone you know thinking of retiring soon, you have many Medicare rules and enrollment periods to understand.  Everence Financial will continue its popular series of Medicare education workshops for the public on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. The events provide important ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 01, 2019
Rehearsals of Eastern Mennonite University's production of "Beauty and the Beast" are in full swing. For a complicated scene change, actors push a steep staircase, large table and oversized chairs on stage. Director Justin Poole's choreographed movements create the illusion the set pieces are dancing as they pass one another ever so closely. Before another scene, actors wait for their cue from ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Friday, March 01, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) announced on Friday (February 1) the opening of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award application. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. “This program recognizes small businesses, non-profit organizations, and large companies for their leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans,” a release from the DoL ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The Reserve at Stone Port Luxury Apartment Community Wins Prestigious Customer Experience Best in Class Award    Harrisonburg, VA- Feb. 18, 2019  - The Cathcart Group is proud to announce The Reserve at Stone Port is a winner of the 2018 Ellis Customer Experience Best in Class Award for Resident Surveys, an award that recognizes the highest community performers on the Ellis Survey Program. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
 Sentara RMH Cardiologists Respond to Recent Report that Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Disease   HARRISONBURG, VA –.According to a report by the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly 48 percent of all U.S. adults have some form of heart disease or blood vessel disease. The report was published in late January in the AHA journal Circulation.             The report also revealed that ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Red Wing Roots Announces Headliners for Seventh Annual Festival Harrisonburg, Va. – The Red Wing Roots Music Festival will return to Natural Chimneys Park in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley for the seventh time this summer – featuring, as always, local favorites and festival hosts, The Steel Wheels . The 2019 festival will take place from July 12-14 in Mount Solon, Va. Festival organizers are ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, February 14, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  2/14/19  HARRISONBURG — Renovations are underway to prepare Eastern Mennonite School’s new building to bring the school’s elementary classes onto its campus permanently.The city granted the school a building permit for the renovations on Feb. 6.Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Drive, is a religious elementary, middle and high school in the Anabaptist-Mennonite ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  2/12/19  HARRISONBURG— When Deanna Reed attended a Harrisonburg City Council meeting for the first time five years ago, her main concern was school overcrowding.However, when she looked around the council chambers, she noticed a consistent theme: men.As someone who mentors youth as a passion and a career, she said, something needed to change. She lobbied women she ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENS Daily News-Record 2/12/19   HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Quilt Museum is launching its 2019 season on Feb. 19 with four exhibits that will run until the summer. The downtown Harrisonburg museum, 301 S. Main St., closed since Dec. 16, reopens with exhibits that will showcase local, regional and internationally made quilts representing a range of styles and techniques. “It’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  2/13/19  HARRISONBURG — After offering after-school programs at Rockingham County elementary schools for more than two decades, the Parks and Recreation Department is planning to expand to the middle schools as well.According to the department, 470 children are enrolled in after-school care at Cub Run, Mountain View, McGaheysville, John Wayland, Fulks Run, John ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
DNR 2/13/19  ROCKINGHAM — The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee awarded more than $14,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in January.Operation Round Up, which launched in fall 2017, is the cooperative’s charitable giving program that addresses crucial needs within their service area, according to the SVEC press release.The cooperative serves around ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 07, 2019
‘Forgivable’ Loan To Be Used For Affordable HousingBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News- Record 2/6/19  HARRISONBURG — The Central Valley Habitat of Humanity was awarded a $ 500,000 “forgivable” loan Friday to be used for providing affordable housing to low- income individuals.David Wenger, executive director of the nonprofit, said the organization applied for the loan in October to help pay for upcoming ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 07, 2019
NewsInBriefInterstate 81 Bills AdvanceDNR 2/6/19  HARRISONBURG — Two bills that would create a yearlong study identifying funding for Interstate 81 improvements passed with little opposition in the House of Delegates and state Senate on Tuesday.Del. Steve Landes, R- Weyers Cave, and Sen. Mark Obenshain, R- Rockingham, proposed almost identical substitutes to their original bills last week in an ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 07, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  2/6/19  HARRISONBURG — Hotel Madison is offering a immersive weekend experience for wine aficionados and connoisseurs that includes educational workshops, tastings and food pairings.The inaugural Winter Wine Weekend, taking place Feb. 22-24 in the hotel’s conference center, will showcase over 20 wineries based in the Shenandoah Valley region, in partnership ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, February 07, 2019
ROCKINGHAM – In January, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee awarded more than $14,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations.   Operation Round Up is the cooperative’s charitable giving program that addresses crucial needs within our service territory. Member-owners voluntarily round up their monthly bills to the next even dollar, with funds accumulating in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Monday, February 04, 2019
DNR 2/2/19  RICHMOND — Drivers on Interstate 81 in Virginia aren’t likely to have pay tolls anytime soon.The General Assembly has made clear recently that there is little appetite to move forward with a plan Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and some Republican lawmakers tentatively backed before the session started to add tolls to Virginia’s 325-mile stretch of the interstate.Legislators are moving ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Friday, February 01, 2019
YOUR HOMETOWNELKTON‘Mr. Elkton’ Settles Into New Role25-Year-Old Gooden Moves Into Mayor’s PostBy LAINE GRIFFINDNR 1/31/19  Daily News- Record ELKTON — If you had asked Josh Gooden 10 years ago if he would want to be mayor of Elkton, he probably would’ve said no.Now, Gooden said, he couldn’t imagine serving his community in any better way.“I’ve always been interested in community service, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, February 01, 2019
BUSINESSBRIEFSCallahan Named Partner At City FirmDNR 2/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Clark & Bradshaw PC announced Quinton B. Callahan as a new partner of the law firm.Callahan, who joined the firm in 2014, practices state and federal civil litigation, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation, according to a Tuesday press release from Clark & Bradshaw. He also serves as a corporate counsel ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, January 31, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Dean Brothers Inc., a Harrisonburg commercial, industrial and residential electrical company, will welcome Adam Roberson as its new CEO in March.Roberson, who has experience with strategic planning while working for a Minnesota- based commercial printing company now called Navitor, has spent the past 10 years as an executive and program director of a medical nonprofit and is in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/23/19  HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Technical Center’s high school automotive training course welcomed a new car into its fleet Tuesday morning.The 2013 Ford Focus was donated by Harrisonburg Ford and will be the studied in- depth by students.The donation system is a simple process, said Kevin Hutton, MTC’s director.“We try to make it as easy as we can,” he ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  1/22/19  HARRISONBURG — Amy Snider is ready to get to work.Snider will take on the role as assistant to City Manager Eric Campbell by the end of this month. Along with other tasks, Snider will be in charge of customer service and citizen complaints, project coordination, special projects and City Council-city manager relations.Her salary with the city will be ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/18/19  HARRISONBURG — Legislation filed this week outlines where lawmakers will begin their deliberations on proposed tolls for Interstate 81.On Tuesday, state Sens. Mark Obenshain, R- Rockingham, and Bill Carrico, R-Grayson, introduced a bill that would fund improvements to the heavily traveled interstate. Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, filed companion ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/18/19  HARRISONBURG — Business leaders, taking time away from their everyday work to do a bit of socializing, chatted around the pool area of the DoubleTree by Hilton on Thursday evening. The event, sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, had a serious purpose beyond food and drinks, though.The business community was invited to attend the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, January 17, 2019
WARM WISHESA ‘Revolutionary’ FriendshipFriendship Industries President Retires After 43 YearsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/17/19  HARRISONBURG — George Homan’s 1974 skiing accident didn’t stop him from becoming a CEO.“[The accident] resulted in me needing to change careers,” Homan said, and that’s how he found himself at Friendship Industries, where he would work and lead for more than four ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
HARRISONBURG, VA – The Virginia Quilt Museum will be opening for the season on Tuesday February 19, 2019. The museum will showcase quilts from the museum’s private collection as well as 25 quilts from the Houston International Festival which will include some of the most famous names in contemporary quilt art as well as emerging artists whose innovative work has caught many collector’s attention. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  1/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Gov. Ralph Northam rolled out a bipartisan proposal Tuesday for $2.2 billion in improvements along Interstate 81, which would be paid for in part by highway tolls.To make that happen, legislation establishing the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund must make its way through the General Assembly, which convenes today for the 2019 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  1/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Anticipation continues to build for Valley business leaders as state officials suggested tolls Tuesday to pay for improvements to Interstate 81.Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announced draft legislation to generate $2.2 billion for projects identified last year in a plan by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.An announcement from Northam’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Hit The Ground RunningCampbell Completes First Year Leading HarrisonburgBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record 1/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Eric Campbell has spent a memorable fi rst year as Harrisonburg city manager and says his passion for local government has only grown.From Petersburg to Portsmouth to Charlotte, N.C., to Dallas, Campbell is no stranger to the world of city governance — he’s been doing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
ArtWorks Gallery is excited for some changes coming to the Spring 2019 Semester at James Madison University! Gallery Director, Therese Smith is joined by Assistant Director, Caley English, and Graduate Advisor, Mallory Burrell. Therese Smith served as Co-Director during the Fall 2018 Semester. She is a Graphic Design Major in The School of Art, Design and Art History. Caley English was a ...read more
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
2. Bridgewater Source: Public domainOverall SnackAbility  7/10 Population: 5,906Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)Median Home Value: $209,200 (23rd best)Unemployment Rate: 3.3% (4th best)More on Bridgewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos Bridgewater is just about as close to a perfect area as you can get. Residents here are gainfully employed, and the schools are some of the best in the state. It’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, January 07, 2019
DNR 1/3/2019  HARRISONBURG — Farmers & Merchants Bank announced promotions for employees at several of its branches in the Shenandoah Valley.Jonah Pence was promoted to senior vice president and market leader for F&M Bank’s Harrisonburg and Rockingham County offices, according to a bank press release.Pence, who lives in Cross Keys, has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech as well as ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  1/5/19  HARRISONBURG — With most of its patients now covered by Medicaid, the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Free Clinic has changed its income eligibility requirements.The nonprofit health center’s board voted Dec. 28 to increase its income threshold for patients from 200 percent to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.In 2018, the federal poverty level for ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
EXCEPTIONAL EXECUTIVELiving Life To The FullestRole Models, Challenges Shape Lori KiznerBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  12/31/18  HARRISONBURG — Everything is different in Lori Kizner’s world.To her, it’s about mentoring college students and helping young kids reach their full potential. But it’s also about living.Living her life to its fullest potential.Kizner is known to most people in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDNR 1/2/2019  Daily News-Record  ELKTON — After almost three years with no one in the position, Elkton is now formally searching for a town manager.When Josh Gooden was elected mayor in November, he said he wanted to find a full-time town manager as soon as possible.“Filling the position is a top priority because it is needed for the long-term and the short-term planning of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
CANINE CONNECTIONLocal SPCA Hires New DirectorBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  1/3/19  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA has hired a new executive director who wants to lower the shelter’s high euthanasia rate.Huck Nawaz replaces Anne Anderson, who retired at the end of the year after 22 years. Nawaz officially takes over as executive director this month.Nawaz, 36, most recently ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  1/4/19  HARRISONBURG — Kristo and Mira Papa had a dream to open their own restaurant.Often, they would stay up until 4 a.m. planning and building Rocktown Kitchen inside the Ice House complex in downtown Harrisonburg.“I remember the nights when we bought chalk and drew out the entire restaurant on the floor,” Mira Papa said in a video played at the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, January 04, 2019
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce officers and new Board members for 2019 elected at the January 3rd Annual Banquet, held at the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. This year’s Executive Committee introduced at the Annual Banquet includes:Dr. John Downey, BRCC –ChairFrank Oncken, Skyline Roofing – Chair-ElectJoel ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 12/29/18  HARRISONBURG — Janice Shanholtzer was just out of high school when she applied for a job at Truck and Equipment doing parts inventory.There isn’t a special or meaningful story about why she applied for the job she did. Shanholtzer was just ready to start working.But what is special and meaningful was that she stayed. After taking the job in 1962, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, December 28, 2018
‘SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO’Field ExperienceNew Fair Manager’s Ag Roots Run DeepBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News- Record 12/28/18  HARRISONBURG — Rebecca Holloway grew up on a farm in Grottoes and started showing market steers and hogs at the Rockingham County Fair at the age of 11.Her family has a long history at the fair, and she won several awards for livestock in her youth. She looked ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, December 27, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/24/18  HARRISONBURG — Today would likely be a stressful one for hundreds of families in the area as they prepare for Christmas morning.But volunteers and donors helped to ensure presents are under the tree.For two long weeks this month, 82-year-old Margie Miller weaved through rows of thousands of toys piled into the Rockingham County Fairgrounds’ exhibit hall ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, December 27, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  12/27/18  HARRISONBURG — Terry Burkholder, who was tasked with reviving First Night Harrisonburg eight years ago, is retiring in the new year, making way for a new executive director.The community New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday will be Burkholder’s last. Michael John Betts will take the reins on Jan. 1. “This is my eighth year and First Night continues to ...read more
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/20/18  HARRISONBURG — For the past few days, New Market resident Pam Presgrave packed up pencils, notebooks, toothpaste and other items that most people take for granted.Over the next few days, more than 5,000 packages will be delivered to Virginia inmates provided by Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach in Harrisonburg.“It makes me feel good knowing that they’re ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Longtime Faculty Member Had Been Serving In Interim CapacityBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  12/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Mike Busing got his first taste of the business world working in his family’s meat packaging company in Indiana. Busing said that’s where he believes he got his work ethic.But after years of working in the business, Busing’s dad told him to work hard in school so that he ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, December 20, 2018
NewsInBriefRockingham County Recognized For Annual Financial ReportingDNR Online 12/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association for its excellence in financial reporting. The county earned its 36th Certificate of Achievement for Excellence.The Board of Supervisors released to the public the Rockingham County Comprehensive Annual ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  12/19/18  HARRISONBURG — Starting next year, James Madison University will offer a new cybersecurity noncredit professional development certificate program for business leaders who want to learn how to better protect company and consumer data.The 20-hour introductory course consists of two full days of class in Harrisonburg and Roanoke, and two morning online ...read more
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  12/18/18  HARRISONBURG — Like many high school seniors, 16-year-old Irene Liu faces the challenge of picking her future career.To help with that, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County schools joined together Monday for the inaugural “Rockingham-Harrisonburg Works” working luncheon held at the James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center.The luncheon ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, December 17, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, VA. — Bridgewater College has announced a one-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation, in Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the new hub of learning on campus, the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $250,000 in cash ...read more
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 12/13/18  HARRISONBURG — Skyline Literacy has raised enough money to keep its doors open at least through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.After having its federal funding cut in recent years, the Harrisonburg-based organization for adults looking to improve their reading skills, attain citizenship, earn a GED or other ...read more
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Funding to go toward expansion of Pastoral Financial Assistance Program   GOSHEN, Indiana – Everence®, through its affiliate Mennonite Foundation, has received a second grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. The initiative supports religious organizations across the United States to reduce or alleviate key ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
By MAX LEEFor the Daily News-Record          12/10/18  The New Market- based Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced the preservation of 16 acres in an event in Staunton on Thursday.The 16- acre acquisition is part of the McDowell Battlefield. Terry Heder, the director of interpretation, education and history for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, said in a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
DNR 12/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Park View Federal Credit Union announced that Sherwyn Smeltzer, a financial adviser, is now a certified financial planner as authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.According to a Park View press release, Smeltzer is a certified public accountant at the nonprofit, member-owned cooperative credit union based in Harrisonburg.The certified ...read more
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
On November 29, 2018, Ellen R. Fitzwater retired as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of F & M Bank Corp. after 19 years of service. The Board of Directors of F&M Bank Corp. appointed Michael W. Pugh as the new Board Chair.  Mr. Pugh has served as a director of the Company for the past 24 years.   Attachment: “Passing of the gavel” from Ellen Fitzwater (right) to newly elected Chairman, ...read more
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Thursday, December 06, 2018
By IAN MUNROFor the Daily News-Record          12/6/18  HARRISONBURG — Three state lawmakers representing parts of the Shenandoah Valley discussed a wide range of issues they hope to tackle in the upcoming General Assembly session with local business leaders on Wednesday.Dels. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, and Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, spoke to about 50 people ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, November 30, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA firm Yancey & Bowman, LLC, is pleased to announce the joining of their firm with Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP effective December 1, 2018.   With this union, Roanoke, VA based Brown Edwards will have over 350 associates in 10 offices located in Blacksburg, Bristol, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Newport News, Roanoke, and Wytheville, Virginia; Charleston and Bluefield, West Virginia; ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library Celebrates 90th AnniversaryBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/19/18  HARRISONBURG — Carol Stickley remembers helping her mother alphabetize the punch cards for books at Massanutten Regional Library on days when she had a dentist or a doctor’s appointment.Her mother, Sandra Monger- Shifflett, was a librarian there for 37 years before retiring in 2014.She and her ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11-19-18  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham Education Foundation Inc. is kicking off a campaign to raise $25,000 to start an endowment for the supply depot, which saves teachers from having to spend out-of-pocket money on classroom supplies.This is the Foundation’s 25th year as the fundraising arm for Rockingham County Public Schools, and to mark the occasion it ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Technical Center is in talks with area businesses to create apprenticeship opportunities starting next semester.“The reception from the businesses was very positive,” said Kevin Hutton, MTC director. “By the start of second semester, we are hoping to have signed multiple business sponsorships and work on student ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  11/20/18  HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrated National Philanthropy Day on Monday by hosting a luncheon at Hotel Madison to award community members who have given back to their community this year.The luncheon was attended by about 300 people.Each award was introduced with a video of the person who ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, November 16, 2018
Longtime Volunteer Named As General ManagerDNR 11/15/18  ROCKINGHAM — A Grottoes native and veteran Rockingham County agriculture teacher was named general manager of the Rockingham County Fair Association on Wednesday.Rebecca Holloway, 38, of Grottoes, will take the helm of the organization, its board of directors announced in a press release.Holloway has been involved with the fair for decades, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  11/13/18  HARRISONBURG — Friendly City Food Co-op will raise its starting wage in 2019.Employees will see their hourly wage increase on Jan. 1, when the minimum wage goes to $11 an hour and $11.50 an hour after a 90-day period. The new starting wage increase affects both new hires and current employees who earn below that amount.“Our team members are the face ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, 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
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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: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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
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