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Friday, July 13, 2018
DNR 7/13/18  HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, an economic development marketing organization, launched a new website.SVP announced the new site, theshenandoahvalley.com, during its annual meeting Thursday at the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center in Harrisonburg.“Telling the economic development story of the Shenandoah Valley and conveying the work of the SVP ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, July 13, 2018
Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Map Updated  The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) has received an updated City-County map in partnership with Target Marketing and they are now available at the Chamber of Commerce office at no charge. Frank Tamberrino, HRCC President, explains that “we print new maps on an 18 month cycle in order to keep up with new developments in the community ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, July 12, 2018
SPOTLIGHTBy SHELBY MERTENSDNR 7/12/18  BROADWAY — The Schultz Theatre ensemble is bringing the powerful drama “Flowers for Algernon” to life on the stage starting this weekend.Based on the science fiction novel by Daniel Keyes, “Flower for Algernon” tells the story of a mentally disabled man’s quest for intelligence. The play is directed by Richard Clem, who’s also starring as the play’s lead, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, July 12, 2018
 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Launches New Regional Economic Development Website   · www.theshenandoahvalley.com · The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), the region’s premier economic development marketing organization, proudly announces www.theshenandoahvalley.com as its new domain name to accompany a fresh, redesigned website. The website and new URL were unveiled today at the SVP’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Funds raised during annual June event benefit Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media  HARRISONBURG, Va. – Shirley’s summer of 2018 is one for the books. Literally.  In June, Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company of Harrisonburg pledged 100% of sales during Shirley’s annual birthday celebration to Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media. After the day concluded, the store ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  7/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Compared to the decision to build a second city high school, purchasing the land for it was a breeze.After a relatively uneventful and short public hearing, City Council unanimously voted to spend $5 million to buy a 60-acre parcel from James Madison University at its meeting Tuesday.The vote makes the purchase all but a done deal. Council ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (July 1, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater continues on Wednesday, August 1st with a stellar concert from bluegrass icon Lonesome River Band.  Lonesome River Band (LRB) has maintained a reputation as one of the most respected names in Bluegrass music since the release of their breakout album, Carrying The Tradition, in 1991. The band originally included ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Growth, accessibility, and safety prompt change in venue. HARRISONBURG (July 10, 2018) — The Harrisonburg International Festival Planning Committee announced today that Harrisonburg City Council has approved relocation of the annual event to downtown Harrisonburg. Previously held in Harrisonburg’s Hillandale Park, the festival’s popularity and growth has prompted the relocation. Organizers ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, July 06, 2018
Accepting Applications For Leadership ProgramBy DEREK BLYERDaily News-Record  7/6/18  HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg- Rockingham Chamber of Commerce has announced an opportunity for application into its leadership programs this month.The first program, Leadership Harrisonburg-Rockingham, will accept applications through the end of July. According to the chamber, the nine-month program is open to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, July 06, 2018
H-Rock Open Studio Tour, July 28, 10-5:00.From public galleries and hands-on art centers to home studios and remodeled historic buildings, see artists and art educators in their natural environments.  Visit all six locations for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for use at any location. The locations are:  Melanie Schaefer, Gemstone & Sterling JewelryStudio (7750 Glen Hollow Road, Singers ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 05, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News- Record 7/5/18              HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABOVE: A crowd watches fireworks at the Turner Pavilion on Tuesday  HARRISONBURG — Although Karen Robles heard good things, she didn’t attend Valley Fourth’s Independence Day celebration last year.But this year, once she heard that a family friend one a prize in Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s Friendly City Fortune raffle, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 02, 2018
Local Artists and Art Educators Partner to Hold H-Rock Open Studio Tour July 28Public is invited to meet the artists and get a rare glimpse into environments where art is made.From public galleries and hands-on art centers to home studios and remodeled historic buildings, the public is invited to spend July 28 from 10am-5pm visiting artists and art educators in their natural environments during ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Monday, July 02, 2018
Carter Stanley Tribute Mixes Music, StoriesBy JUSTIN McILWEEDaily News-Record  6/30/18  HARRISONBURG — After owning a record label for 30 years, Gary Reid decided it was time to move on.“When the internet came along and people stopped buying music, I realized I needed to do something else,” Reid said.Along with his passion for producing music, Reid also had a love of bluegrass, specifically ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 02, 2018
Explore More’s Farm To City Event Introduces Ag To KidsBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record     7/2/18  HARRISONBURG — Kade Martin, his brother, Colt, and sister, Kylie, tried out some homemade cheese Saturday.Or rather, museum-made.They were a little hesitant to chow down on the cheese crafted by Explore More Discovery Museum’s program manager Melanie Veith.Veith made the cheese by boiling milk and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, July 02, 2018
By KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily News-Record    7/2/18  HARRISONBURG — Valley Fourth, presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, will return for the 17th year this Independence Day, but for the second year in a row, the celebration will not include a parade.In 2017, the organization cited extensive costs to the Harrisonburg Police and Public Works departments, depressed sales at downtown ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Summer Academy Helps Spark Hands-On Interest In StudentsBy KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily News-Record          6/28/18  HARRISONBURG — For Cai Johnstone-Yellin, taking a carpentry class at Massanutten Technical Center’s Summer Academy meant more than just learning to cut, drill and hammer.Cai, a rising sixth-grader at Wilbur Pence Middle School, was inspired to take the class because his late ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Daily News-Record  6/23/18  HARRISONBURG — “The sky is crying, look at the tears roll down the street,” the famous line from blues singer Elmore James, felt appropriate Friday night as people sought shelter under Turner Pavilion to listen to one last Friday On The Square performance as the rain fell down.“It’s very fitting,” said Bob Bersson, a member of Citizens For Downtown, the grass-roots ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Adventure Race Benefits Veterans, Service DogsBy JUSTIN McILWEEDaily News-Record     6/25/18  HARRISONBURG — When participants get ready to take part in an adventure race, they anticipate obstacles during the run.On Saturday, however, as racers and guests started to arrive at the Harper-Presgraves Training Facility, the training grounds for the Harrisonburg Police Department’s SWAT team, for the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
By TED HAYESFor the Daily News-Record    6/25/18  CROSS KEYS — Guests crowded into the CrossKeys Vineyard’s banquet hall and tasting room Friday evening for an evening of gourmet food, wine from the vineyard’s prizewinning collection, and a full evening of jazz by the Tom McKenzie quartet.The event was the Explore More Discovery Museum’s fifth at Cross Keys and one of two major annual museum ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
DNR Online  6/25/18  A regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Harrisonburg was held May 22 at Golden Corral. President Steve Alvis welcomed members and guest Adele Knott of the Shepherdstown, W.Va., Kiwanis Club. Knott is a past lieutenant governor.President Alvis recognized Henry and Loretta Hawkins’ 46th anniversary on May 27. He also noted the good article in the Daily News-Record featuring ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, June 22, 2018
June 21, 2018                                                                   Contact:  Tiffany Fulmer Ott For Immediate Release                                                        tfulmer@tlfexecutiveservices.com                                                                                        404-312-0524 THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES (VACCE)ANNOUNCES ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, June 21, 2018
JMU Partners With City Schools To Build GardensBy ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record  6/21/18  HARRISONBURG — In 2011, Harrisonburg applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for gardens.The entire city was behind the effort — including the city manager’s office, Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Massanutten Regional Library and the Explore More Discovery Museum — but didn’t receive ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 21, 2018
DNR 6/21/18   WEYERS CAVE — Harrisonburg-based ComSonicsInc. announced Wednesday that the electronics firm will invest $615,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Augusta County. The company will purchase new equipment and make improvements to allow for additional space at its Weyers Cave facility, according to a statement from the office of Gov. Ralph Northam announcing the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 21, 2018
SPOTLIGHTBy JUSTIN McILWEEDaily News-Record  6/21/18  HARRISONBURG — If you’ve ever wanted to teach your children how to make cheese or looked at a piece of tractor equipment and wondered what it did, the Explore More Discovery Museum has you covered.On June 30, Explore More will host its third Farm to City-Explore More with Dairy event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.“We’ve been doing dairy days at the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
BUSINESS BRIEFS  First Bank’s Harvard Named VBA ChairmanDNR 6/20/18  STRASBURG — During the 125th annual convention of the Virginia Bankers Association, Scott Harvard, CEO and director of First Bank, Virginia, in Strasburg, was named VBA’s chairman.  Harvard succeeds William Hayter, president and CEO/ director of First Bank & Trust Co., to become VBA’s 126th chairman.  Prior to joining First ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
By KENDRA STRAWDERMAN For the Daily News-Record          6/19/18  HARRISONBURG — After nearly three decades, one downtown concert series is coming to an end following the demise of another whose final run was last year.The last Fridays on the Square concert will take place this week at 6:30 p.m. featuring Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wildhearts and the Nighthawks.The free event had been presented by ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 18, 2018
Forbes Center For The Performing Arts Unveils 2018-19 Masterpiece SeasonBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     6/16/18  HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018-19 Masterpiece season on Thursday, giving season ticket holders a sneak peek into the internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and theater companies that will grace the stage ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Gather Input Before Determining OptionsBy ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record  6/14/18  WEYERS CAVE — Virginia Department of Transportation staff sought help in addressing congestion and other problems along Interstate 81 on Wednesday.About 110 people attended a meeting at Blue Ridge Community College held by VDOT and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.The meeting was the third ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Blue Ridge Christian School Buys Dayton Learning CenterBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Christian School, it appears, has found its next home.After meeting in executive session Wednesday, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to sell the former county schoolhouse to the Christian school that operates out of its Bridgewater headquarters. County ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 14, 2018
High-FlierBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Community College has received $250,000 from state and local coffers to launch a new noncredit program aimed at helping train people to be entry-level cybersecurity analysts.Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, announced Tuesday afternoon that the school will get $200,000 in GO Virginia funding to create its Cyber ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Shenandoah County May Start ProgramBy KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily New-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — It’s obvious to Chris Ray he’s making an impact on his “little brother.”“As soon as I walk in, I see him smile,” said Ray, an officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department who mentors a student at Waterman Elementary School through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg- Rockingham ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
OASIS PRESS RELEASE (for July 2018 Events)   EXHIBITS: Main Gallery:  On First Friday, July we will host a reception for the new show “Series”, in which OASIS artists create a series of small pieces of art.  The First Friday reception, from 5-8, includes light refreshments, live music by Doug Wilcox and is FREE.  The exhibit continues through July 31st, 2018.    Water Street Window Gallery:  ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Massanutten Mountain Perks Provides Summer Savings to Area Residentswith Exclusive Buy-One-Get-One-Free Offers & More    McGaheysville, Va.– June 13, 2018 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, today announce the launch of Massanutten Mountain Perks, a new two-tiered loyalty program focused on area residents.  With these two programs, locals will ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 11, 2018
DNR 6/7/18   HARRISONBURG — Brothers Craft Brewing was the big winner in the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition, and two other local breweries also received awards.   Brothers took the top prize, Best In Show, for its Lil’ Hellion. The beer was judged to be the top entrant in the pale malty European lager category and was selected over all other first-place winners as the competition’s ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 11, 2018
VERONA, VA – June 11, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, announced today that Christopher C. Earhart, the Company’s president, was installed as Chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) on June 4, 2018.  He will serve in this capacity for a one-year term.       “Chris brings a wealth of ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that Dean “Mac” Nichols has joined the law firm as a shareholder in the Harrisonburg office effective June 1, 2018. With over 32 years of law practice experience and a proven track record as an outstanding business and personal attorney, Mac concentrates his practice on business transactions, tax law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 07, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  6/7/18  HARRISONBURG — A project Bill O’Brien helped start now bears his name.About 60 Valley officials gathered in a field off Stone Spring Road on Wednesday to dedicate a portion of the southeast connector to the former county administrator.O’Brien was the second person to hold the post and served from 1977 to 2003. He died in February.In November, the Board of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Shearing Is CaringSchool Collects Ponytails For Cancer Patients’ WigsBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  6/7/18  BROADWAY — Leah Siler wasn’t nervous as she went for her first haircut Wednesday.And rather than let her locks go to waste, the 6-year-old decided to donate them to a good cause.She was among 25 students, parents, teachers and administrators who cut 8 inches of their hair to donate to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Renovation and expansion of stage will benefit festival and community for years to come June 7, 2018 Harrisonburg, Va. – With the help more than 1,000 volunteer-hours, major contributions from four local contractors, and individual donations, the Red Wing Roots Music Festival is significantly renovating and expanding a stage at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Va. The new-and-improved ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
$8.2 Million Project Will Be Renovation, AdditionBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/2/18  HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community has begun an $8.2 million project mainly aimed at its short-term rehabilitation offerings. Maureen Pearson, the community’s director of public relations and outreach, said 48,762 square feet in the Oak Lea building will be renovated and 3,600 square ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 04, 2018
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 04, 2018
First- Time Open House Combines Several EventsBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  6/4/18  HARRISONBURG — Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, but Massanutten Technical Center administrators kept a sunny disposition this weekend.The technical center opened its campus for the first community day on a rainy Saturday. The event was a consolidation of several events and fundraisers the school typically holds ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 31, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  5/24/18  HARRISONBURG — It might seem like the television news and poultry business would have little in common, but Alan Shelton disagrees.Shelton, Cargill Inc.’s senior food scientist, said his business has a big commonality with that of his mentee, Jay Webb, news director for WHSV-TV3.“Even though our products are so vastly different ... the problems are the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Second Honey Bee Festival On Tap In McGaheysvilleBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  5/31/18  HARRISONBURG — Hott Apiary is hosting its second annual Honey Bee Festival on June 16 to educate the public on the importance of beekeeping, while also providing entertainment for the whole family.The festival will include 35 local vendors, food trucks, live music, games, beekeeping workshops and, of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Games returns this summer with the theme “Libraries Rock.” Throughout June, July and August, MRL branches will be hosting hundreds of literacy-based programs, STEM activities, movies, musical performances and special events for children of all ages. Registration begins Monday, June 4th at all MRL branches. You do not need to have a library card ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program begins its fourth year on Monday, June 4 and runs through August 6. This summer’s theme is “Library Rocks” and events begin on Monday, June 4 at Central Library with a Wii Mario Kart Tournament at 6:30 PM. Preregistration required: http://mrlib.org/mario/.The Adult Summer Reading Program is open to all area residents eighteen years of age ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Local Chop And Grill House Nabs Best Steak Award With Local Focus, Simplicity  By JUSTIN McILWEE  Daily News-Record  5/30/18  HARRISONBURG — Sometimes, nothing satisfies hunger like a thick, juicy steak.From a skirt steak all the way up to a filet mignon, getting that right cut, paired with the best cooking method and spices, can make for a meal like no other.And when it comes to finding a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
DNR 5/30/18 The hard work that goes into opening up a brand new restaurant seems to be paying off for Chris and Claudia Kay.   Readers chose Magnolia’s Tacos & Tequila Bar as this year’s Best New Restaurant in the Daily News-Record’s annual Best of the Valley survey, which can be seen as a vote of confidence from the community.   “It feels amazing and humbling at the same time,” Chris Kay ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     5/25/18  HARRISONBURG — After jurors sifted through 558 submissions, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community’s 15th annual juried art exhibition is set to showcase 94 pieces from artists across the country.The work will be on display for five weeks, starting Sunday until June 29 in VMRC’s Park Gables Gallery.Three jurors selected this year’s pieces based on ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Harrisonburg, Va. – The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is excited to announce that single-day tickets to this year’s festival will go on sale on Friday, June 1. The three-day festival will be held July 13-15 at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, Va.    Headlined as always by Shenandoah Valley favorites, The Steel Wheels, this year’s festival also features Trampled By Turtles, Josh Ritter, Steep Canyon Rangers, I’m With Her  (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan), Kuinka, The Secret Sisters, John Moreland and many others.    Although three-day passes have nearly sold out, the festival has reserved limited batches of single-day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  To help plan a single-day ticket purchase, a full lineup and daily schedule is available at www.redwingroots.com/2018-line-up/.    Since its debut in 2013, Red Wing has grown steadily, attracting sell-out crowds on Friday and Saturday last year. Because festival organizers are committed to improving the  festival experience without compromising the small, family-friendly feel that makes Red Wing special, capacity crowds are expected once again this year.    In addition to celebrating great music, Red Wing also celebrates the Shenandoah’s Valley’s great outdoors, with organized hikes, bike rides, fun runs, and yoga, as well as,  swimming available all weekend long. This spring, Red Wing’s commitment to sustainability––including the use of steel cups in the beer gardens and a ban on sales of plastic water bottles––earned it an Earth Day Hero award from Earth Day Staunton 2018.    For tickets and lots more information, visit www.redwingroots.com.    ###    To schedule interviews or request more photos, please contact Michael Weaver at Black Bear Productions: 540-820-7847 or press@redwingroots.com     To download photos or the festival logo, please check the media page on the website: www.redwingroots.com/media/  
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  5/18/18  During the summer months, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank sees an increasing need for food donations, as children must eat their meals at home instead of in the school cafeteria.But with vacations and other summer activities that keep people busy, donations tend to fall off this time of year, which is why the Massanutten Regional Library system hosts an ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2018
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WHSV) — It has been a full month since SkyWest-United came to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.The only issue the service has had so far is with severe weather. On Wednesday morning, the board met to discuss progress and other projects they are working on. Greg Campbell, executive director for the airport commission, said this partnership is the best they have ever ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Local Student Awarded with Dixie’s Annual “Buddy Harris” Scholarship  VERONA, VA – May 17, 2018 – Each year, Dixie Gas & Oil recognizes the outstanding achievement and work ethic of a student at Valley Career and Technical Center (VCTC) by awarding a scholarship in memory of Buddy Harris, a long-time Dixie employee.  At the center’s 2018 Recognition Ceremony on May 15, 2018, this year’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
Brothers Craft Brewing Kicking Off American Craft Beer Week With Music FestivalDaily News- Record  5/12/18By SHELBY MERTENS  HARRISONBURG — Brothers Craft Brewing is kicking off American Craft Beer Week with the return of its May Music Festival today to ring in the summer season with live music, food, games and nice cold brews.Entering its fourth year, the brewery’s May Music Festival has evolved ...read more
Monday, May 14, 2018
Tina Bukoskey receives first quarter award  (Waynesboro, VA) Tina Bukoskey, fulfillment specialist, was recently chosen Employee of the Quarter at McClung Companies. Established in 1992, the award is based on recommendations from fellow workers and recognizes McClung employees who display extraordinary dedication to their jobs.  "Tina has truly come into her own leading our fulfillment center," ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 10, 2018
‘A Real Gift’Hundreds Of Volunteers Tackle Projects At 26 Sites Across City, CountyBy ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record  5/10/18  HARRISONBURG — Wednesday was a record-breaking day for the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County as 629 volunteers came out for the nonprofit’s annual Day of Caring.  Nearly 50 teams tackled 53 projects at 26 sites across the city and county with 175 more ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  5/5/18  BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater College President David Bushman wanted to use construction equipment to break ground on the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons.For the safety of everyone involved, James Walsh, chairman of the school’s board of trustees, instead gave him a shovel and a toy backhoe.More than 200 people came to the groundbreaking ceremony for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record     5/8/18  WEYERS CAVE — When he’d flown in the past, Charles Hendricks said, he’d never used Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.The architect with the Gaines Group’s Harrisonburg office said he tried with a previous carrier once, but his flight was canceled and the airline got him to Washington Dulles International Airport by taxi.Despite that bad experience, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 07, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          5/4/18HARRISONBURG — It was called a groundbreaking ceremony.  “Graveltossing” would have been more appropriate.  Because crews broke ground on a new bioscience building at Blue Ridge Community College a few weeks ago, officials were left Thursday to toss gravel at the construction site on the south end of campus to commemorate the $20.8 million project ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 04, 2018
JoAnne Estes, Bindery Coordinator, retires after 38 years  (Waynesboro, VA) JoAnne Estes was honored by a luncheon on April 23. She retired from McClung after 38 years of service. She was the bindery coordinator and also led the shipping and fulfillment areas. JoAnne not only worked hard at her job but also made everyone feel special at McClung. She put together multiple parties throughout her ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTYBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record   5/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Casey Armstrong, Rockingham County’s director of community development, will now oversee economic development.  Armstrong, 34, was appointed Monday as assistant county administrator, replacing George Anas, who resigned last month for a job in the private sector.  Anas, 53, whose last day was Friday, had a salary of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that Jennifer Erdman Shirkey has been elected as a Fellow of The American College Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Established in 1949, ACTEC is the nation’s premier association of trust and estate lawyers. ACTEC Fellows are peer-elected after demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, April 27, 2018
Hotel Madison, Shenandoah Valley Conference Center Gears Up For Opening DayBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record 4-26-18  HARRISONBURG — The finishing-touches stage remains days away, and in some cases months.  Staff is still being brought on board ahead of its opening.  But the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center is close enough to complete that it’s thrown open its doors to ...read more
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
 Blue Ridge Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Smith as Executive Vice President - Virginia, Mortgage Division.  Smith joined the Blue Ridge Bank team to build and expand its mortgage presence in Virginia. Smith brings over 30 years of experience in commercial and mortgage lending to Blue Ridge Bank.  Mr. Smith was most recently Senior Vice President, Market Executive with First ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Great Community Give Blows Past Funding GoalsBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record   4/19/18 HARRISONBURG — Joe Paxton gazed at the sign in front of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Wednesday afternoon, the sign showing that local charities had received more than $200,000 in a one-day online fundraising drive.   “This is just fantastic,” he said to no one in ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News Record     4/19/18HARRISONBURG — The Sodikoffs have added a third brand to their vehicle dealership family.  The owners of Steven Toyota and Steven Kia have brought Harrisonburg Nissan into their fold, according to Jake Sodikoff, president of the dealership that’s been renamed Steven Nissan. The deal, which closed April 11, included the East Market Street business and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (4/10/18) –PBMares, LLP has hired two new directors based in Hampton Roads.  Risë Flenner works directly with clients in the area of estate planning and Jesse Morton leads the firm’s  business and organizational growth initiatives.  “Both Risë and Jesse have impressive backgrounds,” said Mary Aldrich, COO of PBMares. “Risë has a distinguished reputation for her specialized ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
SkyWest Starts ServiceBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          Apr 3, 2018 The first flight operated by SkyWest Airlines under the United Express brand arrives at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport during a ceremony on Tuesday.​ WEYERS CAVE — At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the event Joe Bowman had wished for years to take place finally happened.That’s when the first jet operated by SkyWest Airlines, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (April 2, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is thrilled to continue aiding community artists and art educators in their pursuit of artistic excellence by awarding three Advancing the Arts grants for its Spring 2018 cycle. ACV’s Advancing the Arts grant program supports artists, art educators, and organizations working in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Funds ...read more
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Monday, April 02, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA – (March 27, 2018) Harrisonburg City Council has agreed to further explore an unsolicited proposal to build a downtown park from Build Our Park, a community-led nonprofit organization committed to facilitating the creation of a public park in downtown Harrisonburg. Build Our Park submitted a Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) proposal for City ...read more
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Friday, March 23, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          March 23, 2018 HARRISONBURG — Bridgewater Retirement Community thanked some of its supporters Thursday evening and requested more assistance in reaching the organization’s Building Connections campaign goal.Carrie Budd, vice president for development for the Bridgewater Retirement Community Foundation, said Thursday afternoon that those invited to ...read more
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Students Learn Ins, Outs Of IndustryBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          March 16, 2018TIMBERVILLE — Eleven high school seniors spent about four hours Thursday learning about banking and didn’t see a single bit of currency.Farmers & Merchants Bank gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the industry as part of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day program. Each has an opportunity ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (3/13/18) – PBMares Wealth Management, a division of PBMares, LLP, has hired Shelly Braden and Kurt Johnson to help increase the firms’ footprint across the region.  “We are expanding our team to better serve our clients’ increasing needs,” said Rob Klingensmith, director of PBMares Wealth Management. “Shelly and Kurt have strong backgrounds in wealth management and their ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Winery To Debut Vintage With Valley-Grown GrapesBy ELLIE POTTER Daily News-Record                        3/14/18McGAHEYSVILLE — Stephanie Pence said opening her family’s winery has proven to be a lesson in patience.In June, she and her husband Steve Pence opened Brix and Columns Vineyards in McGaheysville. They planted their vines three years ago, and will harvest them this year.In 2019, the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
DNR      Mar 2, 2018    HARRISONBURG — John Downey and Valley Pike Farm Market are among the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards from the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.Downey, president of Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, will receive the Business Leadership Award when they are presented during the chamber’s annual meeting on March 21 at the Holiday Inn ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Marina Barnett | Posted: Fri 6:09 PM, Mar 02, 2018  |   WHSV - http://www.whsv.com/content/news/MeToo-Now-what-475695753.html  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Last year, the #MeToo movement took social media by storm, as women shared stories of their experiences with sexual harassment and assault in daily life, but now what happens moving forward?    Connie Hess, General Manager and Partner ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the preservation of 13.5 acres of core battlefield at New Market - the first step of a multi-stage preservation project at the New Market Battlefield. The newly-preserved land lies within the Town of New Market, just two blocks from the Foundation's headquarters at the Strayer House in the center ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
                  Cobalt Communications President Leslie Harris Named to Board of MASHSMD                   ?MASHSMD is the Mid-Atlantic Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development   HARRISONBURG, VA, March 2018 – Cobalt Communications, Inc., a strategic communications firm focused on healthcare and science-based organizations, is pleased to announce that their president and ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
~ Bipartisan effort will reduce regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions to increase lending to small businesses and families ~~ S.2155 is the first major piece of bipartisan economic growth and consumer protection legislation considered by the Senate during this Congress ~  *Click below to download video/audio/B-roll of interviews with Sen. Warner, Virginia Community Bankers, ...read more
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
March 6, 2018, Timberville, VA ‐‐ Organizational restructuring at F&M Bank leads to various internal promotions.  Following retirement announcements from two longtime executives, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Larry Caplinger; and President and CEO, Dean Withers, F&M Bank is implementing succession planning and departmental restructuring with several internal staff ...read more
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Monday, March 05, 2018
    March 2018 NewsletterCrossKeys' Ali d'Oro Wins Gold at 2018 Va. Governor's Cup        CrossKeys' 2018 Governors Cup Medal Count:1 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze    We are ecstatic to announce that our 2015 Ali d’ Oro is now the “GOLD of the VALLEY,” as it was recently honored with a gold medal at the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup. CrossKeys Vineyards also received the extreme ...read more
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Monday, March 05, 2018
DNR March 2, 2018  HARRISONBURG — First Bank & Trust Co. has announced that it will boost its minimum wage to no less than $15 an hour.In making the announcement Feb. 22, the Abingdon-based financial services company said it’s using 30 percent of its savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that Congress passed in December to up its minimum pay rate for its workers. The legislation reduced ...read more
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
DN-R Staff        Feb 26, 2018     HARRISONBURG — Kroger is giving out fresh fruit to children younger than 12 each time they visit the store.According to a press release, the grocer's mid-Atlantic division is seeking to encourage healthy eating habits in children.A child-size display will be set up in each store for children to pick out their choice of a banana, apple or orange, the release ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Two new videos from Everence® – called Giving moments of grace – illustrate how much a man’s end-of-life planning meant to his family.The videos feature interviews with the family of Daryl Garber, a former member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church who died at 81 in March 2016. Daryl made sure that Lila, his wife of more than 60 years, and their sons and daughters-in-law knew his wishes, and ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
·        By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record  2/22/18    HARRISONBURG — Old Hill Cider plans to improve its facilities outside Timberville, and the business will receive $50,000 in state and local grant money to help with that effort.Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday afternoon that the Rockingham County business will receive $25,000 from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Daily News Record 2/22/18Many people work their entire lives to achieve a lifelong dream. Some don’t achieve it at all.For Jeff Moon, however, it only took 27 years before he was able to put a big fat check next to one item on his bucket list: owning his own brewery. In November, Moon bought Wolfe Street Brewing from its previous owners and, as of Saturday, Feb. 24, the brewery will run under the ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Bridgewater, Va., February 2018 –  Effective January 2018, Joel Shank stepped into the role as Chair of the Board of Director’s with the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Shank’s chief responsibility is providing leadership and oversight to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In this role, Shank will be the Community Spokesperson for the Chamber, attending all community ...read more
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Friday, February 16, 2018
Breaking News: James Madison University is now an official partner university of the Peace Corps Prep program – “a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?”   This partnership was made possible through a collaborative effort between the Center for Global Engagement, JMU Outreach ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Richmond, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Virginia Wine Competition judging is final, and the list of golds are announced. Ninety-nine Virginia wines have been awarded gold medals in the 2018 Virginia wine competition, which was held over a four-week period during late January and early February. Now in its 36th year, the competition was revamped in 2012 to ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
LENHART PETTIT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. “This is an exciting time for Lenhart Pettit,” said Mike Derdeyn, “we are deepening our bench in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg to respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clients.  I am happy to contribute what I can to ...read more
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
   Do you want to be informed? If so, register for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert today! Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County are asked to sign up for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert. The emergency alert will notify you in the event of an emergency situation or life-threatening weather event taking place in your ...read more
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/02/microgrid-to-boost-savings-energy-resilience/  With a new microgrid for campus, Eastern Mennonite University is increasing its energy resilience and enhancing its sustainability culture.The microgrid, set to come online during week of March 12-16, will use three new 500-kilowatt natural gas-fired generators to strengthen EMU’s ability to respond during periods of ...read more
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
“You can’t spell ‘heart’ without ‘art.’”  When Dawn Murray talks about her passion for art and people, it’s easy to see that she’s the personification of her own phrase. That’s why it’s no surprise Murray took that passion and ran with it.She opened the Village Arts Center in Broadway in July 2016 as a way to bring children and adults together through art, movie and game nights and other social ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
On Saturday, February 3, 2018 the Valley Olive and Leaf Company held its official ribbon cutting with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Owners Christina He'bert and Daniel Mclaughlin opened in December and according they carry the highest quality imported and U.S. gourmet extra virgin olive oils, infused and fused olive oils, and balsamic vinegar selection. The business offers ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, the Front Royal- Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce have formed an Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition. The coalition was formed because of the significant need for improvements to increase safety and relieve congestion on I-81. ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Welcome  B R A D   R E E S E  TO Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate   540 578 1494brad.reese@outlook.com    Brad brings a successful background in customer service.Combined with his business acumen, Brad mirrors Melinda's quest to provide exemplary client service with attention to details, timely response and local real estate market knowledge.  Brad also embraces the responsibility ...read more
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Friday, February 02, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday morning, leaders with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance shared the results of a market analysis.  It highlighted how venues like the Agora Market help out small businesses, and can even lead to opportunities to expand their own business.The Agora Market in downtown Harrisonburg is officially full, and with stores like the Isle Co., Bluestone Running, New ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Elkton Store Specializes In Flavored Oils, VinegarsELKTON — Of Valley Olive and Leaf’s 28 flavors of oils and vinegars, one of the most popular is the butter-flavored olive oil, co-owner Christina Hebert said.“It tastes just like what you put on your popcorn, but there’s no fat in it, so it’s guilt-free,” she said.Hebert and her partner, Daniel McLaughlin, both 38, marked the soft opening of their ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
HARRISONBURG — A local food truck owner who opened a restaurant has begun offering catering and event-planning services.Diane Roll, owner of Dayton Tavern and the Mama’s Caboose food truck, recently announced that the two businesses have teamed to form Dayton Catering Co. & Event Planning. The enterprise offers services ranging from pick-up and drop-off orders to full-service catering.Using Mama ...read more
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
HARRISONBURG — Less than three weeks into 2018, Rocktown Realty already is set up to add a significant amount of new revenue to its books.Bernard Hamann, co-owner and chief marketing officer for the company, said it has struck deals to take over management of 180 rental properties in Harrisonburg and 10 property owners associations in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Franklin County.“For us,” ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/emu-awarded-record-breaking-total-3-3-million-grants-2017/  In 2017, Eastern Mennonite University was awarded grants in excess of $3.3 million, including more than $2.2 million in federal funding.The grants support the health and wellbeing of local and state residents through such initiatives as improving behavioral health treatment and counseling to underserved ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College has announced a two-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation (MMPF) of Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $500,000 in cash and pledges by November 2018. “The Mary Morton Parsons ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/emu-receives-672000-bequest-virginia-college-fund/  Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has received a portion of a $2.7 million bequest from the Virginia College Fund.The university will receive $672,000, primarily to be used for student scholarships and capital improvement, according to President Susan Schultz Huxman.“We are thrilled with this very generous gift ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/cjp-alumni-cooperative-design-facilitate-lexington-church-name-change/  When R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia, embarked on a long and difficult exploration of what it might mean to change its name, two alumni of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University walked alongside them.Barbara Robbins MA ’11 and The ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/early-learning-center-teaches-children-future-educators/  Free to pursue their interests, the seven two-year-olds spread about the room, some pushing toy cars and trucks across the floor, others shaping green playdough at a low table.And at another table, early elementary education practicum student Kelsey Troyer led a lesson: Her own.Eastern Mennonite University ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
IN THE NEWS - DNR ARTICLE  Many late nights of pizza, Chinese takeout, beer and academic stress took a toll on Stephanie Walker when she was a student at James Madison University.After graduating in 2003, Walker realized she gained almost 50 pounds and needed to get in shape.  "I wasn't eating well and I wasn't exercising," she said. "I was an English major at the time, so I was staying up late ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced Saturday it was able to preserve an additional 158 acres of the Cedar Creek Battlefield — a move that the organization touts as a major victory.The 158-acre parcel lies in Warren County and was where Confederates under Gen. Joseph Kershaw and Gen. John B. Gordon launched a predawn assault on the morning of Oct. 19, 1864 — the day ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — A new business is open in Elkton, specializing in balsamic vinegars and olive oils!Valley Olive & Leaf is a "try before you buy" fusti bar, and they have 28 flavors of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.The shop has almost any flavor you can think of, and each product is infused with fruit, botanical ingredients and herbs.Christina Herbert and Daniel McLaughlin are ...read more
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Friday, January 19, 2018
The Virginia College Fund, a Richmond based nonprofit was the recipient of a $2,700,000 gift from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust. The gift is the largest in the history of the organization.  The funding will be used for scholarships and general support at the member institutions, noted Jim Dill, Executive Director, and President.  “This is a transformational gift for The VCF.  We are grateful ...read more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lenhart Pettit proudly announces that Brian A. Craddock, Seth J. Ragosta and Andrew B. Stockment were elected shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2018.  Brian Craddock concentrates his practice on business transactions, advising business clients at all stages and specifically focusing on entity formation; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; regulatory compliance; and drafting and ...read more
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tickets available today at www.united.com     Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago ...read more
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (December, 07, 2017) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. Exhibition submissions are accepted year-round and are reviewed in late fall by board members on ACV’s Exhibitions Committee. The Council is pleased to announce its full slate for the upcoming 2018 season: • February – Photography ...read more
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College has released its biennial Speakers Bureau, which features a list of faculty and staff who are available to give presentations on a wide range of topics to clubs, schools, churches and organizations. Bridgewater’s Speakers Bureau is a service to the local community and there is no charge for the presentation. The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau may be viewed on the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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