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Monday, October 21, 2019
Arts and Events CalendarOct. 21, 2019    Sept. 30 – Oct. 29                        Art Exhibition – Judith Ely: Lower level of the Kline Campus Center “An Eagle’s View” – Judith Ely, a Bridgewater College alumna, will present acrylic paintings that are abstracted landscapes on canvas or board. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday; and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday Free and open to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 18, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/17/19  WEYERS CAVE — Since partnering with SkyWest Airlines, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport continues to increase in passenger traffic, with Executive Director Greg Campbell telling airport commission members Wednesday that the airport could see more employees.Campbell said flight tracking has been “very well,” with the airport expected to be ahead of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Art on Wheels! VMFA Artmobile Visits Harrisonburg Nov 7-9    HARRISONBURG, VA – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile plans a three-day stop in Harrisonburg next month, parking between Duke Hall and the Music Building on the JMU campus. Hours are Thursday, Nov. 7 (3-5 pm), Friday, Nov. 7 (10 am - 6 pm), and Saturday, Nov. 9 (10 am - 2:30 pm). Admission is free. Parking is available in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Board Awarded Economic Equity Grant Program will target underserved, out-of-work populations.    Harrisonburg, VA (October 17, 2019). The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (SVWDB) was recently awarded a $500,000 Workforce Services Expansion to Increase Economic Equity grant from the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The grant ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Eastern Mennonite School will learn about 65-years of Mennonite Central Committee presence in Vietnam as part of the Kennel Charles Lecture Series. The public is invited to a panel session on Monday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. featuring Caleb Schrock-Hurst, EMHS class of  ’14, who recently returned from a year in Hanoi, and Earl Martin, local storyteller who lived in Vietnam during the late 1960s and ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
As more than 1,000 alumni, family and friends converged on the Eastern Mennonite University campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend, the reunion gatherings, fall festival and athletic events were not the only item on the agenda.EMU officially rolled out its new brand tagline “Lead Together” with new campus signage, special banners and a new brand video that aired at the Homecoming welcome ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
   INDY PASS EXPANDS COALITION TO 44 INDEPENDENT RESORTS88 days of skiing at more resorts than any other pass in North America for just $199   MASSANUTTEN, VA -- Organizers of the Indy Pass announced the addition of ten new resorts since it’s launch in August and now provides two days at each of 44 resorts - 88 days of skiing - for just $199. It now offers more resorts in North America than any ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
A new, user-friendly smart phone app “RideShare – Rides & Rewards” has been launched to better assist and reward commuters who reduce single occupancy vehicles and use alternate modes of transportation. This new platform, developed through Agile Mile and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), allows commuters to set up free profiles and be matched with other users ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 14, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/12/19  HARRISONBURG — Arc of Augusta and Arc of Harrisonburg will be hosting a candidate forum Monday, featuring candidates from six districts running for a seat in the General Assembly.Those is attendance will be Republican John Avoli and Democrat Jennifer Lewis, House of Delegates 20th District; Republican Ronnie Campbell and Democrat Christian Worth, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 14, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  10/12/19  MASSANUTTEN — If you find yourself in Massanutten today and notice the lush sounds of nature have been replaced with the rattling strum of blues and rock, do not be alarmed. It is fall festival season, and Massanutten Resort is hosting its annual autumn party all Saturday long.For 21 years, the resort has celebrated fall with a day of food, crafts and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 14, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/14/19  HARRISONBURG — A line of about 30 motorcycles stood waiting in the parking lot of Our Community Place on Saturday morning.Bikers put on their helmets, walked to their rides, and at 11 a.m. they kicked their bikes into gear and one after the other, filed out of the parking lot for an hourlong charity ride.“Are you riding too?” one woman asked Sam ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 11, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/11/19  HARRISONBURG — Oftentimes the best way to learn about an organization or institution of higher learning is to hear it straight from the people directly involved.At an annual community breakfast on Thursday morning, business owners, politicians and other stakeholders heard from a number of former Blue Ridge Community College students via a series of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 11, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/11/19  HARRISONBURG — There was only one reaction as dozens of officials and community members walked into Massanutten Technical Center’s new state-of-the-art cybersecurity classroom and lab on Thursday afternoon: “Wow.”It was an understandable reaction. Upon walking in, to the left it looks like any other classroom, but to the right it’s like the control ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
A free two-day conference Oct. 17-18 at Eastern Mennonite University will bring together community stakeholders for discussions and planning around reducing incarceration and recidivism in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia. The event is a collaboration between EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and The Institute for Reform & Solution, a nonprofit organization that advocates ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Political
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Eastern Mennonite University’s gala concert has always been a musical tour de force, involving all ensembles on campus and often bringing in special guests. But the 2019 event without a doubt tops them all. Metropolitan Opera star Janinah Burnett, currently appearing in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, will be the featured artist. The acclaimed soprano will perform classic arias of Puccini and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/9/19  HARRISONBURG — A year ago, Skyline Literacy was on the verge of closing due to funding sources drying up. Today, the organization is still open and just received a $250,000 grant to ensure that 250 local residents achieve citizenship.Skyline Literacy was awarded a Citizenship and Assimilation Grant from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  10/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Nearly a decade ago, Ben Trumbo was only a beginner brewer tinkering around with a recipe for a semisweet Irish red ale in St. Louis.On Saturday, Trumbo and the other brewers of Harrisonburg’s Pale Fire Brewing received the bronze medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival competition in Colorado for their Red Molly Irish ale.“Having your ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Virginia Commission for the Arts Announces Oct 30 Town Hall Meeting In Harrisonburg HARRISONBURG, VA – The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) will hold a Regional Town Hall meeting Wednesday, Oct 30 in Harrisonburg. Scheduled from 1 to 3 pm at James Madison University’s Ice House, 127 West Bruce Street, the Town Hall is part of VCA’s strategic planning process. Who’s invited?  Arts and ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Harrisonburg, VA – The Arcs of Augusta and Harrisonburg and Rockingham are hosting a Candidate Forum.  This  event follows the release of The Arc of Virginia’s Core Public Policy Platform, outlining the key legislative and fiscal priorities for the organization’s membership. This nonpartisan event will focus on creating open, welcoming spaces for all candidates to hear from individuals and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 07, 2019
Harrisonburg/Rockingham Community:   Skyline Literacy is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Citizenship and Assimilation Grant for $250,000 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Of the over 60 organizations nationwide that applied for the grant, Skyline was one of only 29 organizations out of the 41 awarded to receive full funding and the only recipient in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, October 07, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  10/5/19  HARRISONBURG — With Interstate 81 improvements already underway, the Virginia Department of Transportation lead for the I-81 work, Dave Covington, joined Del. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, a member of the Interstate 81 committee, for a Daily News- Record podcast Friday to discuss funding and what to expect on the roadway in coming months.  ProjectsSome examples ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  10/2/19  HARRISONBURG — After a back and forth discussion Tuesday, the Harrisonburg City School Board approved the final design proposal for a second Harrisonburg high school, which will include a sports stadium but not a canopy-covered walkway.Board member Andy Kohen made a motion to amend the design to cut the stadium, which was supported by Nick Swayne and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  10/2/19  HARRISONBURG — As students young and old visit factories in the Valley to learn about work opportunities, an industry group released a report on Tuesday showing the nation’s manufacturing activity contracted in September.The Institute for Supply Management’s “snapshot” showed the worst reading in a decade, according to The Associated Press. But the report ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  10/3/19  HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg Fire Chief Ian Bennett was named acting director of the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Emergency Communications Center after former Director Jim Junkins was transferred to a new position, according to city staff.Junkins will focus on serving the technology department, working with radio and computer systems, according to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/4/19  HARRISONBURG — When you get a request from NASA, you don’t say no. Students at Harrisonburg High School have been asked to participate in a project with the space agency to help address common science misconceptions.Andy Jackson, co-director of the Governor’s STEM Academy at Harrisonburg High School, received an email solicitation asking that his ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  10/4/19  HARRISONBURG — The crabs are boiling and wine bottles frothing in preparation for the Harrisonburg Seafood Festival tonight at Bluestone Vineyard.For the second year in a row, the Shenandoah Valley Builders Association hosts an evening of fine dining and live music to raise funds for the Central Valley Habitat for Humanity.Habitat for Humanity is a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
The Chambers of Commerce Roundtable unveils their 2019 Election Center to highlight where candidates stand on issues impacting Virginia’s business community.    RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Today, the Chambers of Commerce Roundtable released their 2019 Election Center, an informational resource for Virginia’s business community to learn where candidates for the General Assembly stand on economic ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Equine Therapy Nonprofit Hosts Family DayBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  9/30/19  TIMBERVILLE — For decades, Spence White kept his anger, anxiety and stress deep inside his mind.The 69-year-old Vietnam veteran didn’t talk about the fighting or foreign lands or the way he and other soldiers were treated when they returned from combat.“I was a bundle of knots,” said the Marine, who served from 1968 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  10/1/19  HARRISONBURG — Tonight the Harrisonburg City School Board is expected to accept the final design proposal of a second Harrisonburg high school.School Board Chairwoman Deb Fitzgerald said in a previous interview that there will most likely be amendments that will be proposed and accepted with the final design proposal.“There will be some prelim ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  10/1/19  WEYERS CAVE — Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport will be adding a new flight to Dulles International Airport and changing the departure time of the flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport starting on Dec. 4, according to Heather Ream, communications director of the Weyers Cave airport.Since partnering with SkyWest in April 2018, the airport has ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 30, 2019
  New United Express Flights Coming to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport  Weyers Cave, Virginia, September 30, 2019 - The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) and SkyWest Airlines are pleased to announce two new United Express flights between Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), as well as schedule enhancements for current flights this ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 30, 2019
Arts and Events CalendarSept. 30, 2019    Sept. 30 – Oct. 29                        Art Exhibition – Judith Ely: Lower level of the Kline Campus Center “An Eagle’s View” – Judith Ely, a Bridgewater College alumna, will present acrylic paintings that are abstracted landscapes on canvas or board.Opening Reception: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, KCC, lower levelArtist’s Talk: 6:30 p.m. Monday, ...read more
Categories: Education
Monday, September 30, 2019
Eastern Mennonite University begins the new academic year with gains in new student enrollment, including among transfer students, and a record-high retention rate, according to university officials.  “EMU’s unique educational experience and excellent post-graduate outcomes continue to draw students who seek the skills and knowledge to be unifying leaders in their careers and communities,” said ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Monday, September 30, 2019
Eastern Mennonite University landed in the top third of two rankings reported by this month by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. EMU ranked 299 out of 801 institutions nationally, rising 53 spots over its 2018 ranking. It was also ranked 66th out of 209 institutions in the South region. The WSJ/THE methodology uses 15 individual performance metrics, grouped in four pillars: ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Thursday, September 26, 2019
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Virginia REALTORS® 2020 Leadership Team was installed during the Awards & Installation banquet in conjunction with Momentum 2019: The Virginia REALTORS® Annual Convention at the Williamsburg Lodge. The following Officers of the Board were installed:President: Kemper Funkhouser of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of REALTORS® Kemper is Chief ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  9/21/19  HARRISONBURG — As the architects and designers get closer to a plan for the new high school, commonly referred to as HHS2, the school board is weighing options on how to save money should it come to that.At a meeting this week, the board heard from the architectural firm designing the new high school with help from input from the community, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/23/19  HARRISONBURG — At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, officials will consider renaming a portion of Hillcrest Drive and a supplemental appropriation of $153,000 to purchase additional land for the new high school.Council will consider approving a supplemental appropriation of $153,000 to buy additional land because city staff has determined that it is ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/23/19  HARRISONBURG — Jim Sacco has held the sports editor reins since April 2016 and, starting this week, will be taking on a new position — managing editor of the Daily News-Record.For the last 22 years, Sacco has been fully immersed in the journalism world. He started as a city hall reporter at the Manassas Journal Messenger in 1997 and later moved on to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/24/19  HARRISONBURG — Horizons Edge, the forthcoming $12 million sportsplex located between U. S. 11 and Interstate 81 just south of Exit 251, is now slated for completion in January, according to Jeff Flammang, the general manager.The site includes six cabins, a dormitory, a soccer field, a lodge and a “field house,” which will house a variety of sports ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/26/19  HARRISONBURG — City Council unanimously approved purchasing additional land for a second Harrisonburg high school at Tuesday’s meeting, which is in the works to open for the 2022 academic year.Voting in favor were Mayor Deanna Reed and Councilmen Sal Romero, Chris Jones and Richard Baugh. George Hirschmann was not present.The cost of the 0.75 acres, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Gift That Keeps On GivingUnited Way Hosts Charitable Work DayBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/26/19  HARRISONBURG — For the last four years, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s Day of Caring has been completing projects the Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham couldn’t.The Arc, located at the Lucy Simms Center, is a place where those with intellectual and developmental ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Fair Producers, Buyers Recognized At DinnerBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/19/19  HARRISONBURG — Fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and iced tea made up only a small fraction of the different dishes Rockingham County 4- H and FFA members families piled high on the tables at the annual county fair buyers appreciation dinner on the fairground Wednesday evening.“This is one last thank you to all buyers,” ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/19/19  HARRISONBURG — In 2011, customers of Sheila Helmuth’s Harrisonburg business, Kitchen Kupboard, at the Shenandoah Heritage Market at 121 Carpenters Lane constantly spoke about the need for a toy shop.Later that year, Josh Helmuth, Sheila’s son, and co-owner Wes Dunlap opened Timeless Toys at Shenandoah Heritage Market.After already expanding once within the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/20/19  MOUNT CRAWFORD — Years of planning, 18 months of construction and more than $41.6 million later, the new Inter-Change cold storage facility in Mount Crawford is operational.Gov. Ralph Northam and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Bettina Ring joined state Sens. Emmett Hanger, R- Mount Solon, and Mark Obenshain, R- Rockingham, InterChange ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/20/19  HARRISONBURG — United States Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both D- Va., announced on Wednesday that 11 airports will receive federal funding from the United States Department of Transportation, including Luray Caverns Airport and Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.Funding from DOT surpasses $23 million to support improvement projects across ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  9/20/19  BRIDGEWATER — For the 20th year, John Wayland Elementary School has been recognized as one of the best in the state for environmentally friendly practices by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.Virginia Naturally Schools is the official environmental education school recognition program of the commonwealth. These schools are being recognized ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) hosts the exhibition S even Ceramic Artists during October at downtown Harrisonburg’s Smith House Galleries. The opening reception - hosted by Bo and Sandi Rose - is slated 5 to 8 pm during First Fridays Downtown Oct. 4. ACV's Lead Sponsors are Atlantic Union Bank (First Fridays Downtown) and Kathy Moran Wealth Group (Smith House Galleries ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 23, 2019
Eastern Mennonite High School students in environmental science and chemistry classes spent a recent afternoon along the North Fork in Bergton, Virginia, doing chemical analysis and studying macroinvertebrates, organisms that lack a spine and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. They also were introduced to underwater photography. Three professors from Eastern Mennonite University ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, General News Article
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/17/19  HARRISONBURG — United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County has been hosting the annual Day of Caring for more than 20 years — and this year is its largest event to date.The event is sponsored by Merck, Wells Fargo and James Madison University.Day of Caring is an organized volunteer day where community members, local organizations and business ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/19  HARRISONBURG — The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission was chartered in September 1969 to provide planning services and technical assistance to five counties, five cities and 11 towns throughout the Shenandoah Valley.On Tuesday, nearly 50 years later, more than 70 members from local jurisdictions gathered at the Frontier Culture Museum to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  9/18/19  BRIDGEWATER — As a cultural consultant for accredited broadcasts such as Pixar’s “Coco” and Fox’s “Bordertown,” Lalo Alcaraz often combines his heritage and career. His latest recognition? Bridgewater College’s first Showker Visiting Scholar of the school year.Since 2015, the Zane D. Showker Institute for Responsible Leadership has annually hosted one ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
OASIS PRESS RELEASE (for October 2019 Events)    EXHIBITS:    Main Gallery:  In October, the Main Gallery will have a new show by OASIS artists called “Shenandoah Valley”.  There will be a First Friday reception on October 4, from 5-8 pm; this is a free event, with light refreshments and live music by the JMU Jazz Students.  The show will be on exhibit through 31 October 2019.  Water Street ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 16, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/16/19  HARRISONBURG — The city’s Parks and Recreation Department was recently honored for its attainment to help seniors in the community to stay active.The Parks and Rec department’s 50 & Wiser Program, called “Fit and Strong,” was declared the Best Health and Wellness Initiative in Virginia for a midsized city at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 16, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/16/19  BROADWAY — The sun came out and the 55th annual Broadway-Timberville Autumn Festival and Antique Car Show took place Saturday without a hitch.The festival was created to highlight what the local businesses have to offer, while also bringing shoppers in from out of the area and kicking off the fall season.There were more than 150 food, craft, artisan and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 16, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/16/19  HARRISONBURG — Since the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee inception in 2017, the group has awarded more than $54,000 in contributions to local organizations.With its 2019 grant cycle coming to a close, the committee has awarded more than $30,000, with almost $10,000 awarded in late August.Operation Round Up is the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 13, 2019
$231 Million Generated By Visitors In Rockingham CountyBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/13/19  HARRISONBURG — Over $231 million of Rockingham County revenue was generated by tourism in 2018, an increase of 6.1% from 2017 and the most money generated in a Shenandoah Valley locality, according to data from the United States Travel Association.Every locality in the Commonwealth saw an increase in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 13, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/13/19  HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Tourism Department is celebrating its success after bringing in around $131.4 million in tourism dollars in 2018.The number accounts for people staying in hotels, motels, shopping and dining in the city.According to the United States Travel Association, it is a 5.3% increase from 2017.Due to the $131.4 million, the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 12, 2019
ROCKINGHAM – In its latest round of giving, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee awarded nearly $10,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations in late August.   In total, this year’s giving has now surpassed $30,000.   “We were ecstatic to receive word that our organization was selected for a grant,” said Sherry Rawls-Bryce, chair of the Board of Directors ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Residents Weigh In On Future AmenitiesBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/7/19  HARRISONBURG — More than 30 people gathered at the Lucy Simms Center Thursday night for an information session and public input on potential redesigns and upgrades to Purcell Park.Employees were present at the forum from the consultant firm LSG Landscape Architecture and from Greenplay, which acts as a management ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Families and Central Valley Habitat for Humanity workers took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the beginning of the end of the group’s work on Roberts Court in Harrisonburg on Sunday afternoon.The building was already on its way to completion before the ceremonial groundbreaking could commence and David Wenger, the executive ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
DNR 9/9/19  Valley Program for Aging Services received a donation on July 30 from the Rotary Club of Broadway-Timberville to fund support services for older adults living in the Broadway and Timberville area. Rotary Club of Broadway-Timberville President Johnny Garber presented the $4,300 check to Beth Bland, VPAS director of senior services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, and Mia Olsen, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Almost ‘Clear For Takeoff’Explore More Discovery Museum Closes For UpgradesBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  9/10/19  HARRISONBURG — Kids often dream of being astronauts and going to space, but the Explore More Discovery Museum may inspire the next generation to look up at the clouds instead of the stars.Each year, the museum closes after Labor Day to spruce up the interior and bring in new ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
ABINGDON, Va., Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives and Board members of First Bank & Trust Company will participate in a ground breaking ceremony at 1101 Hisey Avenue in Woodstock, Virginia on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The event will take place at 10:00 AM. James D. Whitacre, Vice President and Agricultural Lender will be present as well as Evelyn G. Richard, Administrative Assistant ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
‘It Was Never A Question’MillerCoors Employees Reflect On Women In ManufacturingBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/2/19  ELKTON — In Rockingham County sits the largest producer of American light lagers in the world, where nearly 500 Valley residents work — MillerCoors’ Shenandoah Brewery.Over 100 of those workers are women in roles from engineering to packaging and quality control to vice ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
  A&J Development and Excavation, Inc., of Mt Crawford VA, has announced the recent hire of Frank Oncken of Bridgewater, VA.  He is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and is the former CFO of Skyline Roofing and its associated companies. He will fill the role of Vice President of Administration and Finance at A&J. Oncken also serves as Chair-Elect of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 30, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  8/30/19  HARRISONBURG — Our Community Place recently received a $50,000 grant from the Merck Co. Foundation, which will help assist the homeless in finding housing, health care and employment.The nonprofit applied for the grant in April and was given the money in full last week.Around $35,000 will be put toward expanding the case management program, which ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 30, 2019
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/30/19  HARRISONBURG — No need for a time machine because the 1960s are alive again tonight at Pale Fire Brewing through stories and songs from the time of Woodstock.From 7:30 to 9 p.m., Mark Berger, author of “Something’s Happening Here: A Sixties Odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock,” will read about his personal experiences as a part of the decade’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Best Lawyers in America Names 8 Attorneys to their Annual ListEight attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition.  Selected by their peers, the attorneys were recognized in the following categories:Daniel L. Fitch – personal injury litigation – defendantsCharles F. Hilton – medical malpractice law - plaintiffs, personal injury ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  8/28/19  HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is holding a public forum next week to gain input from those interested in redesigns and upgrades to Purcell Park.The forum will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Lucy Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave.Parks and Rec hired a consultant firm, LSG Landscape Architecture, to be a part of the process to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/28/19  HARRISONBURG — Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community will kick off its 16th Shenandoah Valley Lyceum season with presentations on the rise of sea levels, the history of the death penalty in Virginia and women in Jamestown.Presenters were selected from a committee comprised of VMRC employees, residents and community members, according to Maureen ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
ROCKINGHAM – As part of “United We Light: Project Bolivia” three Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) linemen will travel abroad in early September to help electrify a South American region for the first time.   Mike Alexander, Roger Pace and JT Jacobs are leaving Sept. 4 for the Oruro region in western Bolivia. Alexander is a lead lineman in SVEC’s Winchester District; Roger Pace is a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/27/19  HARRISONBURG — Hobey Bauhan, president of the Virginia Poultry Federation, has been reappointed to the Virginia Board of Workforce Development for a second four- year term.The Virginia Board of Workforce Development is a panel of 38 business leaders and officials that forms policies to improve the state’s workforce.Bauhan, of Harrisonburg, was originally ...read more
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Monday, August 26, 2019
 Bridgewater College Unveils New Brand Identity  BRIDGEWATER, Va.—Bridgewater College kicked off the 2019-20 academic year—its 140th year of educating students—by ushering in a new brand identity for the College. This strategic communications framework and new visual identity enhance how the College presents itself to the greater community and articulate what makes a Bridgewater education ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, August 23, 2019
August 19, 2019/in Blog Posts /by Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Happy National Aviation Day – a day that we honor the history and continued advances in aviation! President Franklin Theodore Roosevelt first introduced National Aviation Day in 1939. The date of August 19th was chosen because it’s also the birthday of Orville Wright, who along with his brother Wilbur, made early advancements in ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, August 23, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/23/19  BRIDGEWATER — Alicja Pietruszewska had never been on a plane before — until two days ago.To say that it was a big change moving from her home in Northern Ireland to Bridgewater, Virginia, would be an understatement. Pietruszewska is one of about 500 new freshmen who moved into the dorms this week at Bridgewater College. Pietruszewska is an exchange ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, August 23, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/23/19  HARRISONBURG — Eastern Mennonite University has named longtime campus leaders to three new academic dean positions.David Brubaker, Sue Cockley and Tara Kishbaugh each now lead one of three schools as part of EMU’s new academic structure. The design, developed after a year of study and discussion, will enhance opportunities for interdisciplinary ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 22, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/22/19  HARRISONBURG — Pork For The Pantry at the Rockingham County Fair has been providing fresh pork to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank since 2015. This year, Pork For The Pantry was able to provide its largest donation to date.With the conclusion of the 2019 Rockingham County Fair, local businesses and individuals were able to purchase nine hogs to provide ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
ABINGDON, Va., Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bank & Trust Company and its parent holding company, First Bancorp, Inc., today announced that William H. Hayter, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Bank & Trust Company, will transition from his position as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 5, 2019.  The announcement was made by William Hayter at the Bank's 40th anniversary ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 19, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  8/19/19  HARRISONBURG — Leading up to two events Saturday, Huck Hawaz had high hopes that Harrisonburg-area residents would come out in droves to adopt animals.The events, Clear the Shelters and Girls Putts for Pets, led to a record- breaking 29 adoptions at the Harrisonburg- Rockingham SPCA. It shattered the previous record of 11 set in the spring.“It was quite a ...read more
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Will Support Behavioral ServicesBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  8/16/19  HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg Community Health Center was awarded $167,000 in federal funding to support behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder services.U. S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both D-Va., announced this week that the U. S. Department of Health and Human Resources ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/15/19  HARRISONBURG — Eastern Mennonite University is looking ahead at the upcoming school year with intentions of remaining a strong educational institution in the Valley.President Susan Schultz Huxman, along with other members of the higher education community, met with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce this week for the kickoff of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 15, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/15/19  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors got a firsthand look at the work being done at the new InterChange cold storage facility near Mount Crawford on Wednesday, touring the $41.6 million facility.Gov. Ralph Northam announced the 250,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility on Aug. 10, 2018, bringing 88 full-time ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/13/19  HARRISONBURG — The four presidents of area colleges and universities met and spoke at the Spotswood Country Club on Monday during the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Chamber of Commerce meeting.The annual meeting is the unofficial start of the new school year for Presidents Jonathan Alger, from James Madison University; John Downey, from Blue Ridge Community ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, August 12, 2019
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2019 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.  Roanoke, Virginia based Brown Edwards is among the nation’s top 100 firms again this year, moving up eight spots to #87.  The rankings are based on 2018 U.S. net revenue. IPA is the industry’s leading trade newsletter, and the report ...read more
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Friday, August 09, 2019
 BRIDGEWATER, Va.—Bridgewater College’s model of preparing its students for life beyond campus means more than just connecting them with the right career. It means providing them with a quality educational experience at a price they can afford.  Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, released recently its annual “Best College Values, 2019” ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, August 09, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/9/19  HARRISONBURG — It has been more than two months since legislation took effect creating the Interstate 81 Advisory Committee, and by Tuesday afternoon the group will have its first meeting.Per invitation by the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Office of Intermodal Planning and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, August 09, 2019
Ag, Broadband, I-81, Workforce DiscussedBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/9/19  WEYERS CAVE — Local business owners, regional elected officials, and Valley economic development professionals gathered for the seventh annual Valley Business Summit on Thursday at the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave.Bettina Ring, the secretary of agriculture and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, August 09, 2019
WHSV 8/8/19HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — James Madison University once again made the list as one of the leading four-year institutions in the country. The school was included in Princeton Review's list of 385 Best Colleges for 2020.Colleges are chosen for the list based on academic offerings and surveys from students who are in attendance. JMU said this does not mark the first time its made the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 08, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/8/19  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Fair is one of the largest gatherings within the county and on Wednesday, the newest feature was officially ready to go.More than 60 people braved the morning thunderstorms to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Horticulture building at the fairgrounds.With the help of the community and a willingness to get ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/7/19  WEYERS CAVE — The high-fidelity mannequin purchased this year for the EMS training program at Blue Ridge Community College may not fool anyone by the looks of it. But when you hear what it can do, it becomes clear why this tool is at the top of the line for simulating various medical situations.Scott Vanderkooi, an EMS instructor, demonstrated how the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/7/19  HARRISONBURG — Skyline Roofing is building a new metal workshop and an accompanying warehouse adjacent to its offices at 2389 Grace Chapel Road in Harrisonburg.“It’s an expansion, but it’s really just kind of customized for us,” said Kevin Weaver, owner of operations for Skyline Roofing.Before moving to Grace Chapel Road in early summer, the company was in a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Sheena Armentrout of Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Completes First Year at Institute for Organization ManagementA Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce FoundationWASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Sheena Armentrout, Director ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Monday, August 05, 2019
Community Health Centers are medical clinics and so much more. They are consumer-driven and patient-centered medical homes, local economic engines, and trusted community partners. They form the backbone of America’s health care safety net and play a critical role in improving health outcomes, lowering costs, and ensuring access to high-quality, integrated care. By mission and statute, the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 05, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  8/3/19  HARRISONBURG — Being in a kennel doesn’t always make a dog ready to go into a home, so what does? Fostering.The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA is holding a free foster information night Tuesday at its shelter, 2170 Old Furnace Rd., from 6-7:30 p.m. to talk about what it’s like to foster an animal and the positive effects it has on the animal.“We are really ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 05, 2019
Viewpoint: Robert McFarlandDNR 8/3/19  Many people want to have better relationships at work or at home, but they are unwilling to do what needs to be done to develop them.Good relationships don’t just happen. They have to be carefully cultivated. If you want to have better relationships with others, then you must be intentional and consistent in growing those relationships.Here are five ways you ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 05, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/5/19  BRIDGEWATER — As tickets for the new multipurpose theater, the Sipe Center, went live on Thursday, Jay Litten thought they would sell only a couple of dozen.By midday Sunday, the center had sold about 115 and rising, he said.“The response has been tremendous,” said Litten, Bridgewater’s town manager.The Sipe Center is a $ 1.3 million building for live music, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 05, 2019
HARRISONBURG, VA– Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) announces its Fall 2019 ​ A d v a n cin g t h e A r t s ​ grants funding cycle, with applications due October 11 for projects occurring between November 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.     Two free Grant Information Sessions provide an overview of the submission process and answer applicant questions regarding their proposals. Info sessions are ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Anicira Completes Outdoor Dog Park At Adoption CenterBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  7/29/19  HARRISONBURG — Anicira, an area dog adoption and veterinary organization, hosted an open house to celebrate the completion of its new dog park outside the adoption center in Harrisonburg on Saturday.“This was our vision from when we first opened our adoption center,” said Dan Chavez, operations ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 29, 2019
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) will be among the utilities to benefit from a new partnership between Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America.   ODEC and EDF have entered an agreement to develop and build a 30MW portfolio of distributed solar projects across ODEC’s member service territories in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Chamber Leadership Program Enter 40th Year   The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce has been training future leaders since its inception in 1916, but formalized its role in community leadership training in 1979 when the Community Leadership Program (CLP) was started. In 2012, the program was re-named Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham (LHR) to reflect the geographic connection to the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Date: July 10, 2019 WHSV – In this week’s look at InDemand jobs in the Valley, we’re featuring careers in mechanical work. Jonathan Kisamore, a maintenance mechanic apprentice at Tenneco in Harrisonburg, took a passion for mechanics and turned it into a career. “From a kid on, I’ve always been kind of mechanically inclined and always liked doing mechanical work,” said Kisamore. According to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
FOUR NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED TO BRCC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION BOARD   The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board has recently appointed four new members to fill spaces vacated by outgoing members. They are Dave Metz, Tassie Pippert, Justin Rexrode, and Andy Vanhook.  Dave Metz graduated from Purdue University, served in the Navy as a communications officer and received his MBA ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 15, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  7/11/19  HARRISONBURG — On Wednesday, Virginia was named the top state for business in America by CNBC, a news business outlet, for the first time since 2011.Good showings on business ranking lists contribute to economic development, said Frank Tamberrino, president and CEO of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.Companies go through what’s called a site ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, July 11, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  7/11/19  HARRISONBURG — Missy Hensley comes to Harrisonburg High School from Central High School in Woodstock and said she is excited to accept the opportunity and challenge of serving as the principal.Hensley is taking the reins from Cynthia Prieto, who retired after 34 years in education with the last five as principal of HHS.Hensley has 24 years of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/10/19  BRIDGEWATER — What started as plain construction walls now has a fresh coat of “downrush midnight” paint.Bridgewater Town Manager Jay Litten gave a tour of the construction site for the town’s new $ 1.3 million multipurpose theater Tuesday, giving council members and visitors a fresh glimpse of the interior and exterior of the Sipe Center.In his ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 7/9/2019  DAYTON — After a job interview in May, Angela Lawrence went for a hike, one of her favorite activities, before heading back to Chase City to continue her work as a town manager.That interview was successful, and Lawrence began in her new position as the town superintendent of Dayton on Monday.Lawrence, 56, grew up in Lenexa, Kansas, but was born in Battle ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 08, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  7/6/19  HARRISONBURG — A local business owner has raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society, specifically for breast cancer research and awareness — and he plans to raise more this year.Two years ago, the group came to speak to the Harrisonburg Rotary Club, of which Paul Riner, owner of Riner Rentals, is a member. They talked about a campaign to raise ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 05, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/28/19  HARRISONBURG — An advocate for agriculture, a representative for Rockingham County, but most importantly, a humorous friend.Charles “Chuck” Ahrend, 93, of Harrisonburg, died on Monday at Oak Lea Nursing Home. But the former member of the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors established his legacy long before then.Ahrend was first elected to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 05, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  6/28/19  HARRISONBURG — The search is over. The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County named Sandra Quigg as the new executive director.Quigg will replace Lori Kizner, who served as the executive director for about four years but resigned in April to join her husband, Scott Kizner, who took the superintendent post in Stafford County last ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
 Harrisonburg City Public Schools is pleased to announce the selection of candidates for three principal positions. At its July 2, 2019 meeting, the Harrisonburg City School Board approved the following appointments: Ms. Deb Cook, principal of Spotswood Elementary SchoolMr. Mark Miller, principal of Keister Elementary SchoolMs. Melissa Hensley, principal of Harrisonburg High School  Ms. Cook has ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/1/19  VERONA — The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides more than 25.3 million pounds of food a year to those in need. On Friday, through a generous donation, the food bank was able to fund 40,000 of those meals.Patrick Blevins, a State Farm insurance agent covering parts of the Shenandoah Valley, donated $10,000 to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to feed ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  7/2/19  HARRISONBURG — F&M Bank, a locally owned and operated financial institution, has started collecting votes for its first “Local Business You Love” contest, where the winner will receive $10,000 from the bank.“We thought it’d be a fun way for us to learn a little more about other local businesses,” said Mark Hanna, president and CEO of Timberville-based F&M ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 01, 2019
 Sentara RMH Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition Again  Recognition for the second time reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence    HARRISONBURG, VA – Sentara RMH Medical Center attained Magnet recognition again in June, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, June 27, 2019
(WHSV) — It's a technological job that you can thrive in if you describe yourself as a "people person.""Some people see computer jobs as 'sit at your desk all day,' working on computers," said Josh King, a network engineer with IT Decisions. "That's not what this job is. You're working, out talking to people, meeting new people all the time."It's a job that offers you a "home base" with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  6/24/19  HARRISONBURG — Over the past few years, Shannon Lokey ran a few obstacle races in several states, but for the last three years, mid- June has been dedicated to a Harrisonburg race.Lokey, 49, of Penn Laird, was among several hundred people to participate in the annual Harrisonburg Police Foundation Adventure Race at the Harper-Presgraves Training Facility ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Local Politicians Disagree With ConclusionsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  6/22/19  HARRISONBURG — The upcoming $ 2.2 billion in improvements on Interstate 81 were included in a report called “Highway Boondoggles 5” put forward by think- tanks Frontier Group and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. “The term boondoggle and why we decided to apply it to this sort of highway project is it’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Monday, June 24, 2019
~ More than one-third of all trucks that drive through Virginia travel on I-81, which suffers from traffic delays and more than 2,000 crashes annually ~     WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today requested additional funding for vital improvements to Interstate 81 (I-81) that would enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion.   In a pair of letters to the ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Friday, June 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2019CONTACT   Neil MowbrayBrand Engagement Consultant540-564-7205; 540-689-1000nwmowbra@sentara.com      Sentara RMH Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition Again  Recognition for the second time reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence    HARRISONBURG, VA – Sentara RMH Medical Center attained Magnet recognition again in June, a testament to its ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Harrisonburg, Va. – Organizers of the Red Wing Roots Music Festival are excited to announce the addition of a fifth stage for this year’s festival, held July 12-14 at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, Va. Built in a small natural amphitheater with a view across the Shenandoah Valley, the Hill Stage will provide festivalgoers a new venue to enjoy some of the more-than 40 bands that will ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 20, 2019
By MELISSA TOPEYFor the Daily News-Record   6/20/19  Motorists in counties along, or even near, Interstate 81 will begin paying more for fuel starting July 1.In a special session in April, the Virginia General Assembly approved a gas sales tax increase of 7.6 cents per gallon for unleaded gasoline and 7.7 cents per gallon of diesel fuel to help fund $2 billion in improvements along the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  6/19/19  BRIDGEWATER — For years the Bridgewater Retirement Community hosted a large annual yard sale to raise money for BRC by selling items donated to them by members of the community.The storage of the items has moved locations over the years and will get a new home once again this summer.In 2016, donations began being stored in the old Bridgewater Rescue ...read more
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
‘The World From A Different Angle’Valley Regional Airport Hosts Women Can Fly EventBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  6/17/19  WEYERS CAVE — Although her father’s a pilot, Rebeca Haun doesn’t pass up the opportunity to jump in a plane for some sightseeing.She said she enjoys seeing the Shenandoah Valley from up above.“It’s nice to see the world from a different angle,” said Haun, 18, of Rockingham ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 17, 2019
WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) — Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport partnered with the volunteer organization Women Can Fly on Saturday afternoon to offer a special aviation education day for women.The airport is one of six others in the commonwealth to give participants a closer look at different aircraft, meet pilots and learn about the different parts of a plane.According to the Center for Aviation, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 14, 2019
If you’ve lived in the Valley for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of Blue Ridge Architects. And if the name isn’t familiar, you’ve definitely experienced their work. A long-time Downtown Harrisonburg resident, Blue Ridge Architects — recently rebranded as “Blueline” — was founded 15 years ago and has had a hand in designing and building such prominent Downtown fixtures as Turner ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, June 13, 2019
L’Esperance Comes From Eastern Carolina UniversityBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  6/13/19  HARRISONBURG — When Mark L’Esperance began telling people he was going to be working at James Madison University, the response he often got was, “that’s a great place for teacher preparation.”As the person who will be taking over the leadership of the College of Education, this is exactly what ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, June 10, 2019
Brown Edwards & Company, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of Kelli Vance, CPA to the Partnership.  Anthony Carpenter, CPA, Emily Signorelli, CPA, Megan Meador, CPA and Clarence Rhudy, CPA have become Directors.  Brown Edwards is a full-service regional accounting firm with offices in three states and recognized as one of the top 100 firms in the nation.  In addition to the traditional ...read more
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Friday, June 07, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  6/7/19  HARRISONBURG — The Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter held its 15th annual Alzheimer’s Research Education Program conference Thursday, with about 100 attendees.Annie Marrs, the family services director of the Alzheimer’s Association, said normally the conference, which aligns with Alzheimer and Brain Awareness Month in June, ...read more
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  6/6/19  HARRISONBURG — Dozens of business leaders learned about the tax grants and incentives available to those who hire a diverse workforce at a Harrisonburg- Rockingham Chamber of Commerce event at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center on Wednesday afternoon.The first-of-its-kind chamber event, “Diversity in Business: Diversify Your Workforce to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, June 06, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  6/6/19  DAYTON — Friends and family of Blue Ridge Christian School parent, Tami Wyse, wanted to do something in her honor after she died in November 2017, and in her memory were able to give $200,000 to the school where Wyse’s children still attend.Karen Shomo has been at Blue Ridge Christian School for five years and the last three as head of the school.She ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Mayor Reflects On ‘Strong Woman’ RecognitionBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  5/24/19  HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg isn’t done celebrating Mayor Deanna Reed’s recent accomplishment of being named one of the seven recipients of the 2019 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History awards. Although she was already honored in February at the Richmond Marriott award ceremony, at 7 p.m. Thursday she will ...read more
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
‘Barney Google And Snuffy Smith’ Comic Celebrates 100 YearsBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  5/24/19  HARRISONBURG — Award-winning Daily News-Record cartoonist John Rose is sharing a collection of his popular comic strips spanning two decades at the Arts Council of the Valley’s Smith House Galleries.“A Bodacious Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Retrospective” opens June 7.Rose, 55, began his ...read more
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Annual Fundraising Event Returns To Massanutten Resort This SaturdayDN-R Staff Reports 5/24/19  McGAHEYSVILLE — Thousands of people will converge on the slopes at Massanutten Resort this weekend for what is, to some, the unofficial start to summer.ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, an annual fundraiser for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, goes Saturday from noon to 7 p. m. and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 30, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  5/25/19  BRIDGEWATER — One of the first things Rev. Russ Barb remembers about C. D. Lantz was how during a Church of the Brethren Service, Lantz advocated for what would become Bridgewater Retirement Community.Now, Barb, the director of pastoral care for BRC, is beginning a chaplaincy institute at BRC with help from Lantz’s daughter, Carolyn Hatcher, who gave a gift ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 30, 2019
  By JOSH JANNEY For The Daily News-Record         5/30/19   WINCHESTER — The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber has hired a new chief executive officer to succeed Richard Kennedy, who is stepping down Friday for personal and family reasons, the organization announced Tuesday. Cynthia Schneider, the chamber’s current chief operating officer, will become CEO effective Saturday. The 62-year-old ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 23, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  5/23/19  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY — In an otherwise quiet field, a barn in Rockingham County resounded with applause and laughter multiple times Wednesday evening as the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham held its second U*Nite to honor “community leaders and unsung heroes,” said Laura Toni-Holsinger, executive director.“These are all people that I am lucky to get ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Sarah Elson, of Massanutten Resort, was recently recognized by the Central Virginia chapter of the American Marketing Association. Elson, director of business relations for the McGaheysville resort, was named Marketer of the Year at the organization’s 2019 Excellence in Marketing Awards gala on Thursday, according to a press release. The award recognizes someone who stands out ...read more
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Making A SplashCity Unveils New Pool Features At Ribbon-CuttingBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/21/19  HARRISONBURG — It’s time to get your swimsuits out because Harrisonburg is ready to splash into summer.Westover Pool is ready to beat the heat with the addition of the first splash pad in Rockingham County and other pool renovations.The new features were unveiled Monday with a special ...read more
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Friday, May 17, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  5/17/19  HARRISONBURG — Two teachers were named 2020 Teachers of the Year for Harrisonburg City Public Schools and Rockingham County Public Schools, during a joint ceremony at the Lucy Simms Continuing Education Center on Thursday evening.The 2020 Lucy F. Simms Educator of the Year ceremony is hosted by both the Harrisonburg Education Foundation and the ...read more
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Mini- Golf Tournament Welcomes Retirement Home ResidentsBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  5/17/19  HARRISONBURG — Merv Wunderlich watched as his bright orange golf ball weaved around boulders, avoided sand traps and came within inches of falling into the hole.While he was itching for a hole-in-one, the 67-year-old Bridgewater Retirement Community resident was more focused on meeting new friends ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 17, 2019
DNR 5/17/19HARRISONBURG — Local state legislators received awards from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce during the chamber’s annual dinner Wednesday.Recognized were Dels. Tony Wilt, R-Broadway, Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, and Sens. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, and Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham.The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy ...read more
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Friday, May 17, 2019
Harrisonburg- Delegate Tony Wilt (R-Broadway) has received the Free Enterprise Award for Small Business from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented Wednesday evening in Richmond at the organization’s annual dinner. “I am honored to be named a Chamber Free Enterprise Award recipient for our work to find solutions to lower health care costs for small businesses and their ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today named the recipients of the Free Enterprise Award for their support of pro-business policies during the 2019 legislative session. The Free Enterprise Award recognizes legislators for their support for the principles and initiatives outlined in the Chamber’s long-term economic development plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025. “At the Virginia Chamber, we recognize ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 17, 2019
RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce named Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Chairman of the House Education Committee and Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a recipient of the “Lifetime Service Award, Career Focused K-12 Education Award, and the Fiscal Stewardship Award. The awards were presented to Del. Landes at the Chamber’s 2019 Annual Dinner held in Richmond ...read more
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Roanoke and Lynchburg practices of Cherry Bekaert, LLP effective June 1, 2019.  Cherry Bekaert Partners Randy Burton and Richard Hedley in Roanoke will be joining Brown Edwards, as will most of the staff located in both offices.  A significant number of Cherry Bekaert’s clients are expected to transition to Brown Edwards as well.  With ...read more
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Thursday, May 09, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni visited Harrisonburg High School on Wednesday to learn about the computer science program offered at the school.Qarni later visited Bluestone Elementary, stopping by classrooms and discussing student-centered instructional practices with teachers and the school’s leadership team.Computer science ...read more
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Almost 100 Jobs Coming To Elkton-Area PlantBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/7/19  ELKTON — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam visited Elkton on Monday afternoon to announce that global health care leader Merck & Co. plans to invest $1 billion in stages over the next three years to expand its manufacturing operations.Merck has close to 69,000 employees and delivers health solutions through its ...read more
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
First Bank & Trust Company Appoints Government Lending Specialist   ABINGDON, Va., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bank & Trust Company and its parent holding company, First Bancorp, Inc., today announced that John Rock, Senior Vice President, has been appointed to manage the Government Lending Division of First Bank & Trust Company, specializing in USDA Business & Industry and SBA loans.  ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Monday, May 06, 2019
Staff Members See Benefit In Free Comics For CommunityBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  5/6/19  HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Regional Library hosted its third annual Comic Con on Saturday, stocked with over 1,000 free comic books, games and activities, guest speakers from the comic world, all in an event that draws over 200 people.MRL’s Comic Con, held at the Central Branch in Harrisonburg, coincides ...read more
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  4/30/19  HARRISONBURG — Over 250 people sang “Happy Birthday” to Mike Goertzen, of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council and Serco Inc., to celebrate his 50th birthday, but they were gathered in the Festival Ballroom of James Madison University for a different reason Monday evening.The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council held Tech-Nite 19 with guests ...read more
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
NewsInBriefPark View Federal Credit Union Honored With Excellence AwardDNR 4/30/19  HARRISONBURG — Park View Federal Credit Union in Harrisonburg, Virginia was recently honored with an Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding human resource/training and development achievements in the credit union industry, according to a press release.The award was presented by the Credit Union ...read more
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is giving new life to trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. The “Out of the Ashes” urban wood utilization video was officially unveiled to the public this week on the City’s Youtube channel. The video helps raise awareness of how City staff better utilizes wood from ash trees that have been affected by the invasive insect, so the wood does ...read more
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  4/24/19  HARRISONBURG — Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community has opened its new Transitional Care Center in the Oak Lea building, the result of a $6.2 million investment with $1.4 million collected from donations.VMRC is having an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday to formally open the new center, which is 3,600 square feet and part of a 35,500-square foot space ...read more
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
 Comcast Business Now Offers New Video Service to Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Gyms and More  Features Like Voice Control and Sports App Ideally Suited For Public Viewing Events Like the NCAA Basketball Tournament  PHILADELPHIA – Comcast Business today announced that millions of bars, restaurants, hotels and gyms now have access to the company’s award-winning X1 video platform. X1 for Business ...read more
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  4/20/19  HARRISONBURG — When Chaz Haywood asked Michael Richards to come to the front of the room to be sworn in as the next superintendent of Harrisonburg City Schools, the Rockingham Circuit Court clerk commented on the moment being a special one, because it was a full family affair.Standing by his side while he swore to execute the duties of superintendent, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record   ELKTON — Kim Alexander is ready to get to know Elkton and all it has to offer.On May 1, Alexander will begin her position as Elkton’s new town manager.“I think this is a great point of time for the town of Elkton,” Alexander, 41, of Harrisonburg, said in an interview Monday. “There seems to be a lot of things changing — there’s a big corner to be turned, and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record   HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Technical Center’s annual job fair has found a new home after out growing its old location.Each year the technical center invites businesses from all over the Valley to talk to second- year students about the job opportunities that exist once they graduate. The event was previously held at Massanutten Technical Center, however, there ...read more
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Monday, April 22, 2019
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) will award 10 high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships this spring.   The cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee selected the following recipients:   Hannah Adams, HighlandGina Alfred, HandleyDaniel Croyle, MillbrookLauren Gibson, SpotswoodMorgan Hamilton, LurayCaroline Hayes, Eastern MennoniteCaleb Jones, Ridgeview ...read more
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Monday, April 22, 2019
Accounting Today released their Special Report: “Inside the Top 100 Firms” which recognizes Brown Edwards as one of the four most successful accounting firms in the country.   “We have and maintain the feel — to the clients, to the staff, to the partners — of a large local firm because we are a 10-office firm, and we’d like to try to keep that culture, that feel, as we continue to grow.” said ...read more
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Friday, April 19, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/19/19  HARRISONBURG — Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday the recipients of the Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grants worth $2.2 million, including local nonprofit Mercy House.Through a competitive process, 30 projects that target efforts to reduce homelessness were selected for the funds.Mercy House was awarded the maximum grant of ...read more
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Friday, April 19, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/19/19  HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Recreation Commission met Thursday, presenting updates on Rockingham Park at the Crossroads along with upcoming events.The park remains on track for a grand opening on June 2, accompanied with bounce houses, food trucks and athletic activities.The recently installed playground continues to be a big hit for ...read more
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News- Record 4/15/19  HARRISONBURG — For Maria Simonetti of the Collins Center and Child Advocacy Center, the Great Community Give is about more than just raising money — it’s about raising awareness.She said many people don’t know that Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have a nonprofit geared toward helping sexual abuse survivors.“It introduces them to us,” said Simonetti, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  4/15/19  HARRISONBURG — More people joined together for the 22nd Blacks Run Clean Up Day than Rebecca Stimson ever remembers in her three years working as the city’s public works stormwater compliance specialist.More than 700 people showed up Saturday morning to pick up trash on the city streets and at Blacks Run.“Usually we pick up around 3-4 tons of trash, but ...read more
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  4/13/19  HARRISONBURG — Six staff members of the Daily News-Record were recently honored for their work.At the 2018 Virginia Press Association competitions, 11 awards were given to six staff members for exceptional work in advertising, editorial and photography work.The DN- R competed in the midsize daily division.John Rose, a cartoonist who has worked with the ...read more
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
Five Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named VirginiaSuper Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2019.  Three attorneys were named Super Lawyers, which is an annual publication only selecting five percent of the attorneys in the state to be included in their select list.  WAW also had two attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for ...read more
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  4/6/19  HARRISONBURG — This week marks one year since the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport partnered with SkyWest Airlines and officials have seen some of the best business in two decades.SkyWest “has exceeded our expectations in their performance and the reception in the community has been positive,” said Greg Campbell, the executive director of SVRA.After one ...read more
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/9/19  HARRISONBURG — Scandals, taxes and Interstate 81 were the topics of interest during Monday’s post-legislative breakfast at Spotswood Country Club.Hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, the event featured an overview of the 2019 General Assembly session by Sens. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, and Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, along ...read more
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
AP and staff reportsDNR 4/4/19  RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly has approved increasing truck registration fees and regional gas tax increases to pay for improvements to Interstate 81.Both the House and the Senate voted Wednesday to accept amendments proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam that included the tax and fee increases.Supporters said the increases would raise prices on gas in areas ...read more
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/4/19  TIMBERVILLE — Although it had a lot of competition nationwide, Timberville cracked the list of the top 100 safest small towns in America. SafeWise, a safety-focused community organization, released its list Tuesday. Timberville ranked No. 36. Police Chief J. R. Dodd said that while he’s pleased the town was recognized, he doesn’t put a whole lot of weight ...read more
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
New ‘Gallery Hop’ Showcases Scenery, Local ArtBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  4/4/19   ELKTON — It’s all about supporting local artists and taking the scenic route from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend.The inaugural Bridge the Gap for Art event, which is a gallery hop between SoLace Fine Handcrafts in Elkton and Noon Whistle Pottery in Stanardsville, is set for Saturday and Sunday.SoLace owner, ...read more
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Daily News-Record  4/2/19  BRIDGEWATER — Two area colleges are working together to make a bachelor’s degree more accessible to students.Bridgewater College and Blue Ridge Community College signed a new guaranteed admission agreement allowing students meeting certain requirements to transfer directly from the community college to Bridgewater’s bachelor’s degree program and enter with junior ...read more
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  4/2/19  MOUNT CRAWFORD — The InterChange Group formally unveiled its $3 million solar array systems that pepper the rooftops of four facilities across the Valley on Tuesday.The system is the largest of its kind at any Virginia logistics firm and is the culmination of two years of work. The speakers for the unveiling were Devon Anders, president of InterChange Group; ...read more
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Monday, April 01, 2019
Cooking For A CauseTop Chef Harrisonburg Raises Money For CASABy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  4/1/19  HARRISONBURG — Top Chef Harrisonburg took place at Bluestone Vineyard Saturday night and included chefs from Bella Luna Wood- Fired Pizza, Cuban Burger, Food.Bar.Food, Joshua Wilton House, Local Chop and Grill House, Vito’s Italian Kitchen and Montpelier Restaurant and Bar.The winner was Tom ...read more
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Friday, March 29, 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/27/19  HARRISONBURG — The 2018 inaugural Great Community Give fundraiser blew organizers’ expectations out of the water, as the goal was met in the first hours of the event. This year, they’re setting sights even higher.The Great Community Give is an online fundraising drive featuring incentives to help local nonprofits meet goals to help fund their operations. It ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  3/27/19  HARRISONBURG — Traverse through downtown Harrisonburg on April 5 in search of chocolate goods at the 21 stops featured in this year’s Chocolate Walk.The eighth annual Chocolate Walk is organized by the Collins Center, a nonprofit that supports victims of sexual assault.Participants visit each of the designated stops downtown to collect chocolate ...read more
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
 The former Holiday Inn General Manager of the Year brings nearly 20 years of management experience to the comprehensive hospitality management companyBrent C Jackson President | Jackson Hotel Management   March 20, 2019, Harrisonburg, VA – Jackson Hotel Management welcomes Brent C Jackson as President of their company. Brent joins the company with nearly 20 years of management experience in ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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