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Monday, September 21, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/19/20  Virginia employers created 68,000 jobs in August as the economy attempted to rebuild itself, said Joe Mengedoth, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, citing Virginia Employment Commission data.The commonwealth lost a total of 440,000 jobs in March and April, but has now added back 188,000 jobs, or roughly 43% of the jobs lost, according ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, September 21, 2020
Dynamic Aviation To Help With Effort To Find Amelia Earhart’s Final Resting PlaceBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/21/20  As a physical education teacher at Turner Ashby High School for more than 20 years, Cindy Ferek of Broadway watched and taught high schoolers to run laps.Now, as a certified flight instructor, Ferek teaches fl ying students to lap airports and everything else involved in the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 18, 2020
The Harrisonburg CARES Fund at The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (TCFHR) was created for the purpose of supporting Harrisonburg City individuals and families via nonprofits by addressing necessary expenditures due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. In June 2020, funding was made available to the City of Harrisonburg under section 601(a) of the Social ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 18, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record 9/16/20  During lazy summer days, Phil Duntemann would experimentally roast coffee beans on his porch. Within three years, those dog days of hobby roasting evolved into an operational cafe serving downtown Harrisonburg pedestrian traffic through Agora Market.Over the years, Broad Porch Coffee Co. has played an instrumental role in creating a homey feeling for ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 18, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  9/17/20  Mount Crawford- based logistics, transportation and development firm InterChange Group became part owner of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad last week, according to Lance Arey, the general manager of the railway firm.Arey said InterChange Group’s addition to the railroad partnership will “definitely bring [opportunity] to the Valley and more movement of cars ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 18, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/20  Involved, caring and a person of integrity are all words Elroy Miller used to describe Nancy Hopkins-Garriss.“She has been a remarkable director,” said Miller, former Pleasant View board president.For the last 35 years, Hopkins-Garriss has brought new life to Pleasant View and for the individuals who call it home. And while she has shared numerous ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 18, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/18/20  As part of its Hometown Strong initiative, Pilgrim’s announced Tuesday it will invest $350,000 in Broadway and Timberville to support the communities.Projects that will be funded include upgrades to both of the towns’ parks, such as new playground equipment at Heritage Park in Broadway, and the construction of a basketball court, pickleball court and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 17, 2020
For the first time since 2017, two Eastern Mennonite High School students have been awarded the National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Award. Gabriel Albers and Arwen Hertzler were the only two students recognized with the award in the Shenandoah Valley in 2020. Watch a video of Justin King, high school principal, recognizing the two. The award positions the two to apply for scholarships and ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Thursday, September 17, 2020
The term “environmental justice” is increasingly joining the common lexicon of activists and community leaders. The movement addresses massive problems like climate change and racism – but rather than siloing these struggles, looks at their intersections: how social issues and environmental crises play off one another, and how marginalized communities often bear the brunt of environmental ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on educational institutions across the country – with students, instructors, and families seemingly in limbo as they try to navigate public health precautions and an increased migration to virtual learning. At Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), faculty have had to adapt their curricula to a semester that will begin and end online and accommodate in-person ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Eastern Mennonite University will host three virtual Suter Science Seminars for the 2020 fall semester. Virginia's director of public health nursing, a principal investigator from the National Institute of Mental Health, and a pharmacology professor from the University of Virginia will address the Eastern Mennonite University community this fall.  The sessions are free to the public, and made ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
For Immediate Release September 11, 2020 Contact: Ann Leatherwood 540.801.8779 Ann@valleyarts.org Arts Council of the Valley Announces New Grants for COVID-Impacted Artists HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has added a new funding category to its Fall 2020 Advancing the Arts grant application cycle. Designed to help area artists financially impacted by the pandemic, the new ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
              We're delighted to announce the Valley's best and brightest in the following 8 categories:         Innovation in Community Impact Award Supported by Rockingham Clerk of Circuit CourtGenerate ImpactHorizons Edge Sports CampusValley Makers Association  Innovation in Emerging Business Award ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  9/15/20  The need for quality child care that also adds an element of instruction is at all- time premium for area parents, as many are working while their children are learning virtually.Horizons Outdoor Learning Center north of Harrisonburg is here to help. Thanks to additional funding from Harrisonburg City Public Schools, the organization is also able to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Focusing on relationships is key to de-escalating tensions in contentious times. This was the takeaway that faculty and staff heard during a seminar — held virtually via Zoom — on building community in times of polarization on August 20, before students returned to school. David Brubaker, organizational consultant and dean of the school of social sciences and professions at Eastern Mennonite ...read more
Friday, September 04, 2020
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research
Friday, September 04, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  9/3/20  It’s been more than a year since Michael Strawderman’s father, Ronnie, died from Alzheimer’s, and the memory of what the disease did to him is hard to forget.Ronnie’s driver’s license was taken away, and he forgot how to do the things he loved the most.“Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States,” Michael Strawderman said.It ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, September 03, 2020
 For Immediate Release Feasibility Study for a shared-use Agricultural Enterprise Center in the Shenandoah Valley Begins The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support the region’s many small ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Comprehensible, Not Comfortable – Part 1  Long before the pandemic, I wrestled with how many churches use their buildings.  Both as an architect and follower of Jesus, I don’t like the fact that many church buildings are fully used only several hours a week. Using church buildings for daycare, art galleries, after-school programs, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, etc. seems like better ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support the region’s many small to mid-size agricultural businesses and entrepreneurs by expanding market reach and reducing some of the risk and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
A New Name for Staunton’s Historic Hotel  Introducing Hotel 24 South, a Virginia Destination and Conference Center     STAUNTON, VA – September 1, 2020 -- Originally built in 1924, reopened and reimagined with an extensive renovation in 2005, Staunton, Virginia’s legacy hotel is sporting a new name and new brand.  Introducing Hotel 24 South, a Virginia Destination and Conference Center.  ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Virginia Business magazine released the inaugural edition of the Virginia 500 – the 2020 PowerList. This list consists of the Commonwealth’s most powerful and influential corporate and community leaders by sector.  Brown Edwards is pleased to announce its CEO Jason Hartman is included in the Professional Services sector. Brown Edwards is the largest non-national, independent accounting firm in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 31, 2020
F&M Bank Announces Top 10 in Local Business You Love Contest For Immediate Release | August 31, 2020 Earlier this summer, F&M Bank announced the Local Business You Love Contest, a $10,000 giveaway. Residents throughout the Shenandoah Valley nominated the local businesses they love and shared why they deserve $10,000. At the nomination deadline, 600 entries were received.   Now through September ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, August 28, 2020
EMS launched its “every student, every day” in person plan for school during the 2020-21 academic year on August 25 with 354 students K-12. A few families in each grade opted to do home-based distance learning as precaution due to specific health concerns. But more than 95% were in person on site with an abundance of new protocol and practice in place. “We recognize we are privileged as a ...read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Armentrout Works To Grow Chamber RanksMembership Director Aims To Support Women’s Business OrganizationsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/26/20  Growing up in the town of Shenandoah, Sheena Armentrout watched as her mother, Donna Cave, and her grandmother, Ruby Nicholson, ran a salon.“They started their own business. It was a successful business, and my mom stepped into the corporate world,” ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
That’s A WrapRockingham County Fair Completes A Week Unlike Any OtherBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/24/20  The barns are empty and food booths closed for business as the Rockingham County Fair wrapped up another successful year, despite challenges of operating during a pandemic.“The agriculture fair we had truly went back to our roots,” said Rebecca Holloway, fair general manager. ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 24, 2020
Now Announcing STAR Online!  Trauma can trap us in cycles of violence within ourselves and our communities. But it doesn't have to be that way. Individuals and communities can learn skills for addressing trauma, healing relationships, and building resilience to improve the well-being of all. STAR trainings are now offered online. Sign-up to join a training this fall! STAR brings together theory ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Friday, August 21, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/21/20  Dozens of city and county residents learned about the commonwealth’s new temporary work standards during a webinar call with Courtney Malveaux, a Richmond lawyer with experience in labor and business law.Malveaux previously worked as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner and now co- leads the workplace safety and health group for law firm Jackson Lewis P.C.The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 20, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/20/20  Jumping hurdles from the health and education systems is an endless mental and emotional exercise for Amanda Morris as she works to provide care for her 13- year- old son, James, who sustained an acquired brain injury from hypoxia. In the era of COVID-19, most support systems and resources have disappeared, but Morris said one organization has backed ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Food Sales A Lifeline For Remaining Booths At Rockingham County FairBy JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/18/20  For Rockingham County 4-H, operating the food booth at the Rockingham County Fair is its only source of fundraising and one of four booths to be open this year.“Without funds raised here, there is no money for scholarships or clubs,” said Austin Payne, co-chair of the Rockingham ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  8/18/20  When the COVID- 19 pandemic hit in early March, a lot of colleges and universities had to discuss whether to proceed with annual giving campaigns, on which they rely, or to pause given the uncertainty of the current climate.For Eastern Mennonite University, the decision was made to continue with campaigning, which included EMU’s LovEMU Day in April, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
2020/21 Ski Season Passes Now on Sale at Massanutten Resort  Virginia Resort Introduces New Tiered Rate Schedule for Individual and Family Passes;Lowest Season Pass Prices Available Through August 31st  McGaheysville, Va – August 18, 2020 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort destination in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, today announcedit being the last chance to purchase ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, August 14, 2020
https://flyshd.com/shdcares/Weyers Cave, Virginia, July 7, 2020 – The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) announces new procedures and terminal updates as an increased number of air travelers return to the skies. The #SHDcares program was developed with passenger safety and comfort in mind, following guidance from the CDC as well as experts in the aviation industry. “As passengers begin to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 13, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  8/31/20  The city of Harrisonburg announced it would be giving out $750,000 worth of grants to businesses as part of a new program to support local employers and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our businesses have endured so much during this pandemic,” Brian Shull, the city’s economic development director,said in a press release. “I am thankful to City ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Brown Edwards Jumps Six Places on Inside Public Accounting’s Top 100 List    INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2020 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.  Roanoke, Virginia based Brown Edwards again ranks among the nation’s Top 100 Firms, moving up six places to #81.  The rankings are based on 2019 U.S. net ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/8/20  After altering the qualifications, a second round is opening for Rockingham County’s small business grant program starting Monday that will allow more small businesses to apply for COVID-19 relief funding.The grant program, approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 24, is funded by $500,000 the county received from the CARES Act and will be used to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/8/20  Each quarter, Harrisonburg’s local grocery store dedicates two weeks to collecting proceeds to support local initiatives for change by asking customers to round up their total bill.Starting Sunday, Friendly City Food Co-op is running a Rounding Up the Register campaign for the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center until Aug. 22.The Harriet Tubman Cultural ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  8/11/20  For 25 years, Virginia Quilt Museum has attracted international craft lovers to Harrisonburg with a diverse range of both locally crafted and globally revered quilt-related collections of art.In an era of isolation and closed borders, Virginia Quilt Museum is celebrating its silver anniversary this month with several online activities and a new ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  8/4/20  For the last 15 years, United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County has been bringing school supplies to area children through its annual Stuff the Bus campaign. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, Stuff the Bus has moved its location.For 10 days beginning Thursday, United Way will be accepting only monetary donations in place of physical ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 03, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members from 2019 will receive a boost after their Board of Directors voted July 30 to return more than $4 million in capital credits. The return of funds, also known as a retirement, may be voted on for years in which a financial audit determines the cooperative’s revenues to have exceeded expenses. This is one of the key advantages to being a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 31, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/31/20  When Stacy Rose, owner of Thunderbird Cafe and Hank’s Grille and Catering, was told his businesses were one of the 33 recipients of funding from the Rockingham County Small Business Grant program, the joy in his voice was evident.“This is great,” he said. “I feel very fortunate to receive this.”As the owner of two restaurants, Rose saw firsthand the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 30, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/30/20  An accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association is one only 15% of small- animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have received, and Harrisonburg is home to two accredited veterinaries.Anicira Veterinary Center has recently received an accreditation from the association after going though an extensive review process and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/28/20  InterChange Group announced Friday that its newest cold storage warehouse in Mount Crawford will expand its use of solar panels by the end of 2020 and become home to the industry’s largest solar power system in Virginia.Erik Curren, marketing adviser for Secure Futures Solar, said InterChange Group signed an agreement with the Staunton- based solar ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 7/28/20  Rockingham County’s small business grant review team will start to review applications received for the COVID-19 small business grant program in preparation for the county’s economic development authority meeting Thursday, according to Josh Gooden.Gooden, economic development and tourism coordinator for the county, said there were 52 applications ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 24, 2020
BACK TO BASICSRockingham County Fair Trims Schedule, Highlights Ag RootsBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  7/24/20  Though there will be no carnival at this year’s Rockingham County Fair, that doesn’t mean the fair’s board had an easy ride in coming to a decision on the event during the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s definitely been like a roller coaster,” said Rebecca Holloway, fair general manager. “We’re ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 24, 2020
HARRISONBURG, Va (July 23, 2020) — The Major League Development Association (MLDA) continued their efforts to connect soccer communities across Virginia on Monday, as the MLDA announced the formation of expansion club, Virginia Skyline Soccer based in Harrisonburg, VA and serving the Shenandoah Valley Area.  Virginia Skyline Soccer joins Virginia Beach City FC as the second club under the MLDA ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 20, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  7/18/20  Harrisonburg is welcoming a new business as Shenandoah Hemp Supply held its grand opening Friday at the Agora Downtown Market, celebrating its second store location within one year.Shenandoah Hemp Supply, which started in Waynesboro, specializes in bringing locally grown hemp to consumers through a variety of products, including lotion, clothes and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 17, 2020
Johnathan B. ComerJuly 16, 2020 Harrisonburg, Virginia Jonathan B. Comer is the latest to join the commercial lending team at First Bank & Trust Company in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Comer has thirteen years of experience, primarily from Blue Ridge Bank, formerly The Page Valley Bank, where he began his career in 2007. Prior to his time with Blue Ridge, Comer worked as an intern at Scott & ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – In its latest round of giving, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee awarded $18,500 in 11 grants to area organizations.   Operation Round Up is the cooperative’s charitable giving program. A committee of nine members and one cooperative employee review grant applications from nonprofits, schools and civic organizations, awarding those it feels are ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced this week that select legislators have received the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award. This award recognizes a legislator’s commitment to supporting pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing. “I am honored to be named a recipient of the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award for my legislative record. One of my top priorities in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Child Care Aware of Virginia Secures PPE with support from AT&TChild Care Aware of Virginia (CCAoVA) works to improve access to and quality of child care in Virginia by helping families find child care, developing the child care workforce through training and business support services, and advocating for policies that ensure safe, quality, equitable care is available to all children in ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, July 09, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Effective today, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Rogers as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is the seventh leader in the Cooperative’s 84-year history.   Rogers has more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He has spent the last decade at SVEC, where he was most ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 02, 2020
JUNE 26, 2020 – The latest response rates for the 2020 Census show that Rockingham County has exceeded its 2010 Census response rate. So far 68.2% of households in Rockingham have responded to the 2020 Census, including 46.2%% through the online questionnaire, surpassing the total 2010 Census self-response rate of 66.8%.The City of Harrisonburg is making progress toward reaching its 2010 rate with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 02, 2020
July 1, 2020Four Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named VirginiaSuper Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2020.  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 one attorney named to the Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Monday, June 29, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  6/29/20  At the peak of pandemic news infiltrating day-to-day life, marked by toilet paper’s elevated status to a precious commodity and a sudden national craze for Netflix docu-series “Tiger King,” life was, in short, weird. Rather than fold its cards and hunker down to conspire if Carole Baskin killed her husband, the Pale Fire Brewing team dedicated its ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
DN-R News Desk     6/24/20  Almost two dozen Harrisonburg businesses that borrowed money from the city to help weather the COVID-19 storm won’t need to pay it back.City Council voted Tuesday to forgive $105,000 worth of loans distributed among 22 local businesses through the Disaster Impact Loan Program, which was establishedon March 19.Under the program, businesses could borrow up to $5,000 in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In June, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Business Support Taskforce achieved a major milestone in awarding $105,500 in grants to small businesses located in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area. Businesses were awarded a grant that ranged from $1500 to $5000 from March through June.   Funding for this program came from donors F&M Bank, Atlantic Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Harrisonburg Downtown ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/22/20  For the last two years, local nonprofits have turned to the community for a day of online fundraising, known as the Great Community Give. But during the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and budget cuts, this year’s day of giving, set for Wednesday, is more crucial than ever.“Nonprofits are really needing the funding this year,” said Revlan Hill, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 12, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/10/20  For the last two months, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been working to provide food boxes for individuals in need during the COVID- 19 pandemic, and a hefty grant from Truist Financial Corp. will allow it to serve more people.As part of its national philanthropic pledge to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief, the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
A Message from the Virginia Chamber Currently, our country and our commonwealth face two crises at once: a health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic crisis due to the shutdown of business in response to the pandemic. Ideally, we would end the economic crisis by ending the health crisis. However, we know that the necessary steps to end the health crisis will take time – ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
Friday, June 05, 2020
DNR 6/3/20   Arts Council of the Valley, Rockingham Fine Arts Association and Riner Rentals’ colorful, collaborative fundraiser for local artists and health care workers, # artfeltTHANKS, sold 105 signs before the first press run today. Partnering graphics from several regional artists together behind a masked silhouette, the signs are designed to be displayed in yards as a salute to ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 05, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  6/4/20  Rockingham County is home to the top two safest cities in Virginia, and it became official May 27.SafeWise, a safety- focused community organization, recently released its list of the state’s 20 safest cities and towns for 2020, with Broadway ranked No. 1 and Bridgewater following at No. 2.In 2019, Broadway was ranked at No. 10 due to an increase in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 05, 2020
DNR 6/5/20   Two companies have made “generous gifts” to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Fund, according to an email from Revlan Hill, the executive director of The Community Foundation. Cargill, a poultry processing firm with facilities in Rockingham, donated $150,000, while Danone North America, a dairy firm with a facility in Mount Crawford, donated $20,000. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 04, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Garth Knight Joins Executive Team of F&M Bank  For Immediate Release | June 4, 2020  F&M Bank’s senior leadership team and board of directors welcome Garth Knight to the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.   Mr. Knight joins F&M Bank with over 15 years of banking experience. He comes to the organization from Wells Fargo, based in McLean, Virginia, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Safer at home: phase two guidelines for all business sectors  Physical Distancing Best Practices:   Establish policies and practices for physical distancing between co-workers and between members of the public. (See sector-specific guidelines below for more detailed information on public engagement.)   Provide clear communication and signage for physical distancing in areas where individuals ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News- Record 5/30/20  Back in its day, the Douglas C-47 was considered one of the key components in winning World War II and saw extensive use in aviation from military to corporate.Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aircraft will play a vital role in honoring front- line workers. The C-47 military transport aircraft and a 1959 Beech 18 will fly at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/30/20  The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has teamed up with three Shenandoah Valley health-care groups to provide food boxes to individuals who were hospitalized or in self-isolation due to COVID-19 and are financially vulnerable during the pandemic.“Partnering with local health-care organizations provides a perfect opportunity to meet the nutritional needs of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
By COLIN MCGUIRESpecial to the DN-R 6/1/20  While the national toll for deaths related to COVID-19 eclipsed 100,000 last week, states across the country currently find themselves in various stages of their respective reopening plans, which has proven to be a sign of optimism that the outbreak is trending in a positive direction.  VirginiaVirginia is in Phase 1 of its “safe at home” plan, which ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
LOUD AND CLEARIconic Plane Leads Flyover To Honor Those On Front Lines Of COVID-19 FightBy JIM SACCODaily News-Record  6/1/20  BRIDGEWATER — There she sits — sleek and shiny in all her metal glory.And Rod Moyer can’t help himself, he just has to smile.“She’s iconic,” he says, keeping with the old- school tradition of referring to planes with feminine pronouns.“They’ve always been ladies,” he ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 29, 2020
DNR 5/27/20  RICHMOND ( AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam is ordering that Virginians wear masks while in public indoor spaces, saying the measure is needed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Northam said at a news conference Tuesday that he’s ordering masks be worn starting Friday inside all retail stores, while using public transportation, and in any other indoor places where people ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTSNICOLE SWANN, ICBA nicole.swann@icba.orgKELSEY DEAN, F&M BANK kwdean@fmbankva.comTimberville, VA (May 26, 2020)—F&M Bank announced today that it has processed more than 600 loans totaling  approximately $60 million under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help local small businesses support payroll and related costs, saving numerous jobs ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, May 22, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  5/21/20    Arts Council of the Valley and Rockingham Fine Arts Association are collaborating with Riner Rentals on a fundraiser to paint the town with abstract images of health care employees as a salute to those on the front lines while raising money for both artists and essential workers.Twenty artists from the Valley are participating in #artfelt-THANKS, a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 22, 2020
DNR 5/22/20    On Saturday, Shenandoah National Park will begin its phased reopening with Skyline Drive and some trails becoming accessible to visitors at 8 a. m.The drive and trails will remain open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. with normal entry fees, according to the park’s website.During the first phase, trails associated with Old Rag and Whiteoak — along with boundary trailheads and picnic ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2020                            ​Contact: ​Ann Leatherwood 540.801.8779 Ann@valleyarts.org    Arts Council of the Valley to Suspend Court Square Theater Operations    HARRISONBURG, VA – The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) Board of Directors has decided to suspend operations of its Court Square Theater for at least one year, beginning July 1, 2020. The theater ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative advises members to be aware of scam calls in which callers are demanding payment immediately or else threatening that power will be shut off.    The cooperative would like to remind members that our employees will never call members and demand immediate payment by phone. In one recent example of a reported scam, the caller tried to pressure a ...read more
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    May 18, 2020      ​​CONTACT: Karen Wigginton - Chief Marketing Officer - 540-568-8518          kwigginton@sunnyside.cc    Sunnyside Names New Executive Director    HARRISONBURG, VA – The president & CEO of Sunnyside Communities, Josh Lyons, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Sibold as executive director of Sunnyside Retirement Community.  Sibold will begin ...read more
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Monday, May 18, 2020
We are delighted that Governor Northam has given the green light for much of Virginia to move into Phase I of Virginia Strong.  At WILD GUYde Adventures, we are ready to go with our Rock Climbing, Paddling, and Hiking options ("open air").  We are temporarily suspending Wild Caving, since that is considered "enclosed space."  So if your family has exhausted your living room and local park activity ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Service Industry Reopens With Cautious OptimismBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  5/15/20  No longer is sitting on the patio sipping a margarita or savoring a hot bed of fries on the wooden deck a pipeline dream. Grab your sunscreen and ask for a table under the patio umbrella because beginning today, May 15, some dining and drinking establishments are reopening to allow outdoor patronage.After ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  5/15/20  Set against cascades of limestone chimneys and bathed in pine, each summer, Mount Solon is freckled by pitched tents as root music lovers gather and strangers become friends at Red Wing Roots Music Festival.From dusk to dawn, those three days under the Red Wing Roots Music Festival sun bring endless tunes twiddling in the air across the music meadow, ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/15/20  WEYERS CAVE — Expansion projects are ready for takeoff at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport as the airport commission approved accepting a grant offer worth close to $2 million and awarding a contract for construction of a taxiway and aircraft hangar facility.During Wednesday’s commission meeting, members voted to accept a grant offer of $ 1.9 ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
City Staff Looking For Ways To Help Local Businesses During Phase OneBy IAN MUNRODaily News-Record         5/15/20  As Harrisonburg restaurants open today and into the weekend, city staff is using the time to gauge what steps they can take to increase visits to local businesses, according to Brian Shull, the city’s director of economic development.“I think we’ll learn a lot over the weekend [ ...read more
Thursday, May 14, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record 5/14/20  As a truck pulled into TSSI Inc. on Wednesday, staff was excited. Not for the simple arrival of a tractor trailer, but about what was inside.“It was like Christmas this morning,” said Kristi Strang, vice president of vendor relations.Within the trailer was 500,000 KN95 masks the company ordered weeks ago, which finally found their way stateside from ...read more
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Monday, May 11, 2020
DNR 5/9/20  RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is laying out his plans for reopening the state next week amid the coronavirus pandemic, cautioning that the process will be gradual and many restrictions will remain in place for at least several more weeks.“We are not flipping a light switch from closed to open,” Northam said. “When the time is right we will turn a dimmer switch up just a ...read more
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Monday, May 11, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 5/9/20  Abby Chick and her staff at Blakemore’s Flowers are used to fulfilling hundreds of orders during Mother’s Day weekend, but typically with a staff of more than a dozen.In 2019, the Harrisonburg flower shop made $ 20,000 in sales, Chick said, and as of Wednesday already surpassed that mark — all with only five employees.Due to COVID- 19, Chick had to ...read more
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Friday, May 08, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  5/8/20  For the last seven years, thousands of Shenandoah Valley residents spent Memorial Day at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds to pay tribute to veterans and first responders.But with Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay- at- home order to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the annual tradition is being postponed from May 25 to Labor Day, Sept. 7.The event is hosted by ...read more
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Friday, May 08, 2020
May 8, 2020  Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Impact and Recovery Survey Results Released   In late April, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Business Support Taskforce distributed a COVID-19 Business Impact and Recovery Survey in order to gain additional insight into the immediate effects of the pandemic on area employers and their sentiment on the economic recovery, while anticipating an ...read more
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  5/6/20  In an effort to continue offering grants for local businesses struggling during the COVID- 19 pandemic, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County have joined together to offer a “Rock Strong” T-shirt fundraiser to raise money for the Resilience Grant Fund.In March, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Support Taskforce was formed to coordinate ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
‘Ready To Deliver’Nationwide Church Effort Sends 40,000 Pounds Of Donations To Food BankBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  4/29/20  For the average family, pasta, canned vegetables and cartons of dairy are timeless shopping list staples kept tucked away on reserve for a go-to lunch or dinner. On food bank shelves, the nutritious and nonperishable goods are priceless supplies to feed those ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/29/20  Harrisonburg and Rockingham County tapped a dispatch assistant manager for the Milwaukee Fire Department as the new director of the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Emergency Communications Center, according to a Tuesday press release.Courtney Doberstein, a 20year veteran of 911 telecommunications, will start on June 15.“ One of the reasons I was attracted to this ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/29/20  Lisa and Rob Roeschley were getting ready to close the doors to Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn in downtown Harrisonburg when they received a call from manufacturer Danone North America, which wanted to place an order for popcorn.The lights were turned off, and the store was cleaned and ready to be closed for the foreseeable future as other Shirley stores ...read more
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Monday, April 27, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has selected 10 high school seniors as recipients of $1,000 scholarships.   The cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee recognized the following students:   Sabrina Bauserman, Strasburg, daughter of Ronald and Laura BausermanMorgan Brown, Broadway, daughter of Steven and Cathy BrownJazmin Correa Ortega, Spotswood, daughter of Pedro ...read more
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  4/22/20  Fifty years ago on this day, the nation celebrated the first Earth Day as a homage to Mother Nature and in recognition of environmental action. To commemorate the historical milestone, the streets bear no marchers or celebrations, but within their homes, nature lovers are finding ways to recognize the holiday’s anniversary during the pandemic.Whether ...read more
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Industry professional brings regional and national sales experience  Harrisonburg, VA (April 21, 2020) Leading hospitality management company Jackson Hotel Management is proud to welcome Mary Bayer as its new Corporate Director of Sales. Bayer brings more than 25-years of sales experience to the company’s corporate staff.  Prior to joining Jackson Hotel Management, Bayer served as Director of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/11/20  The tasting rooms may be empty, but the wine is still flowing as COVID-19 has put local wineries in the Valley to the test to see how they can get their products to customers who can’t step foot inside their stores.When social- distancing guidelines were put in place, Bluestone Vineyard and Cross-Keys Vineyards were quick to implement curbside pickup ...read more
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  4/13/20  For Curtis and Judith Yankey, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market has been their family’s lifeline for eight years.The couple, who own North Mountain Produce, peddle produce grown on their 10-acre farm near Timberville.From asparagus and collard greens to potatoes and onions, selling produce to market shoppers helps the Yankeys make a living.But due to the ...read more
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Friday, April 10, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  4/7/20  Nine schools in Rockingham County are being used as meal pickup sites twice a week since students were told they would not be returning to the classroom in mid- March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.After offering meals every day during the first week of March 16, Rockingham County Public Schools has gone to a twice weekly pick-up where a number of meals ...read more
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Friday, April 10, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/10/20  When Anicira started its pet food pantry 11 years ago, it was to make sure cats and dogs don’t go hungry. Since then, the nonprofit veterinary organization has grown to serve 75 families a month, and the need for pet food is growing.Due to pay cuts, job losses and furloughs in response to the economic impact of COVID-19, Katie Nicholson, marketing and ...read more
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Friday, April 10, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  4/10/20  The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors discussed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bring awareness for those facing a leave of absence due to COVID-19 at its meeting Wednesday.The federal law requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19, and ...read more
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Friday, April 03, 2020
DN-R Staff Report    3/28/20  Harrisonburg and Rockingham County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Daily News-Record, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching grants.“We understand ...read more
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Friday, April 03, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/28/20  On Friday night, Alysia Davis laid out her 8-year-old daughter’s yoga mat and miniature kettle bells so together they could work out. Social-distancing has meant increased family time across the globe and, together, households in the Valley shared a drink and a workout yesterday for a virtual Run, Sweat & Beers race.For years, VA Momentum has hosted ...read more
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Friday, April 03, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  4/2/20  An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $20,000 worth of donations to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, according to Revlan Hill, the executive director.That means another $40,000 could quickly be raised for the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Community Response Fund, she said. The fund, which was established more than a week ago, is ...read more
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Friday, April 03, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  4/2/20  Behind the meticulous lawns, a landscaping team; behind the stocked cafeteria, a truck driver delivering crates of food. Every day, countless workers keep life running at Sunnyside Retirement Community during the COVID-19 pandemic, so residents decided to share a thumbs-up in recognition of their hard work.The photo series was snapped by artist and ...read more
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Friday, April 03, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record 4/3/20  BROADWAY — Starting today, Broadway will be temporarily suspending its meals tax and trash fees to assist the town’s residents and business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.Both measures will be effective until July 31 unless extended by the Town Council.Through a Facebook post on March 25, the town announced it would take action on the items during ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
The Department Of Labor Published Guidance On The Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Take Since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) was enacted, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published guidance for employers to understand their obligations under this new unprecedented legislation. A summary of the provisions of the FFCRA affecting employers can be found in our ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
Part 2: The Small Business Exemption And Other Key Takeaways For Employers From Updated Guidance On The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Authors: Lauren R. DardenPartner 540.438.5377 ldarden@wawlaw.comView Bio  Ashley H. WaterburyAssociate 540.438.5332 awaterbury@wawlaw.comView Bio On March 28, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published further guidance on certain provisions of ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival has been postponed until September 19, 2020. After careful consideration, consultations with local authorities and following published guidance from the CDC with the ongoing Coronavirus (COVOD-19) developments, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is postponing ValleyFest20, with a new date of September 19, 2020 at Massanutten Resort.  Rescheduling of ...read more
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Recently, the local Health Department and Sentara RMH Medical Center have received calls from people in the community stating that their employers are telling them they cannot return to work, following a period of absence due to sickness, until the employee can provide proof that they do not have the COVID-19 virus. While we understand and appreciate the efforts of local employers to be diligent ...read more
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Friday, March 27, 2020
Grocers’ GrindLocal Markets ‘Providing Service To The Community’By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/26/20  Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Cooke, the general manager of Friendly City Food Co-op, would listen to National Public Radio during his commute to Harrisonburg from his home in Augusta County.But since, Cooke said he has shifted to listening to his favorite bands, such as Allison Krauss ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  3/21/20  For many of the firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the Harrisonburg area, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t their first rodeo.Harrisonburg Fire Chief Ian Bennett and Rockingham County Fire Chief Jeremy Holloway said first responders have dealt with the H1N1 virus in 2009 and the Ebola virus in 2014.While the new coronavirus is more widespread in ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/23/20  When C.V. Smith became the first employee and general manager of the Rockingham Cooperative Farm Bureau, now Rockingham Cooperative, operations of the company were vastly different than today.He worked from a borrowed desk, took out personal loans and helped save members hundreds of dollars.It was what started then with only two employees, Smith and ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/24/20  Rockingham County is home to the top agricultural producers in Virginia and this week, producers and farmers across the commonwealth will be recognized nationwide.From Sunday through Saturday, the United States will celebrate the contributions of agriculture through the National Agriculture Week created by the Agriculture Council of America. National ...read more
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  3/25/20  From the moment the carnival lights come down and the last Mc-Gaheysville Ruritan funnel cake is served, plans for the next Rockingham County Fair have begun.Going on 71 years, the Rockingham County Fair brings together local organizations, civic groups and community members for a week of celebrating the agriculture community and classic fair fun ...read more
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Monday, March 16, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/14/20  You might not get pinched, but green is in fashion this weekend as various venues kick off the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early today.From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Old Hill Cider is bringing back the feel of fall with its staple apple cider donuts, granny smith apples coated in caramel and a tasting room exclusive, honey ginger hard cider, available by ...read more
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Friday, March 13, 2020
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record 3/12/20  PENN LAIRD — When Jay Roderick got out of the Navy, he got a job near his hometown of Broadway at Merck.From there he began climbing the corporate ladder at various companies across the country, finally reaching the position of chief operating officer at a company called Gemini Bio-Products in Sacramento, Calif. But what he found when he “reached the ...read more
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/12/20  WEYERS CAVE — Over 500 racers are jetting down to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport this Sunday for Run the Runway 5K and Aviation Fun Day.For the third year, the Weyers Cave airport and Explore More Discovery Museum in Harrisonburg have partnered to raise funds for the museum’s aviation exhibit.Participants prepare for takeoff at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday ...read more
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
DNR 3/12/20    Just because the slopes have closed at Massanutten Resort for the season does not mean big things aren’t happening as the resort looks to the spring and summer months.One new activity is called “Have Your Cake and Eat it Too.” This will take place on Tuesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Conference Center lower level. It is for ages 8 and up and costs $25. Attendees will learn cake ...read more
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/11/20  BRIDGEWATER — Urgie’s Cheesesteaks’ Bridgewater location celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon to commemorate more whiz in the Valley.Formerly Jalapeno Southwest Grill, the location in Generations Park is an expansion of the Urgie’s in Harrisonburg both in size and menu. All classic entree items such as the hattrick and pierogies ...read more
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
A Hunger For HarrisonburgTaste Of Downtown Kicks Off Next WeekBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/4/20  Taste of Downtown is a weeklong opportunity for gluttony and flavor to take the wheel in a showcase of Harrisonburg’s dining options.For 12 years, the biannual event has celebrated the culinary craftsmanship of the city and worked to stimulate the market during off-seasons, according to ...read more
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/5/20  Over 100 guests attended the second Diversity in Business event hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce at the Lucy F. Simms Center, according to Chris Jones, a city councilman and member of the chamber’s diversity council.“The more we understand diversity in the workplace and diversity in business, the more it will help to fulfill the ...read more
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  3/5/20  MASSANUTTEN — Massanutten Resort’s third annual Snow Moon Fest returns to the slopes with more lights, color and fun this weekend.In 2018, the resort hosted the first festival as an anniversary commemorating its opening in 1972. Now, the returning family-friendly fun and mischief is a way to ring in spring and reminisce the end of winter.Traditions of ...read more
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  3/7/20  Shenandoah Valley Organic purchased two parcels of land adjacent to its site on North Liberty and Massanutten streets in Harrisonburg, according to Corwin Heatwole, the CEO, and city documents.In the $850,000 January deal between Shenandoah Valley Organic and JWK Land LLC, the poultry processing company bought 715 Massanutten St. and 744 Massanutten St.“Most ...read more
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  2/25/20  BRIDGEWATER — Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater has nearly completed its sixth hangar, according to Michael Stoltzfus, the company president and CEO.“We have too many airplanes that are sitting outside at the moment,” Stoltzfus said in a Monday interview at the Dynamic Aviation property on Airport Road. “We have a tendency to add hangars, then over time, the ...read more
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Friday, February 21, 2020
By JESSICA WETZLERDaily News-Record  2/20/20  The Shenandoah Valley has no shortage of wineries, making it only fitting to be the home of several 2020 Governor’s Cup gold medal winners.The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup Wine Competition wrapped up its 38th year of judging, awarding 64 wines from 40 different wineries a gold medal — including Rockingham County’s own Bluestone ...read more
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Friday, February 21, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWNews-Record   2/21/20  A dark and haunting rendition of the national flag features bones instead of stripes and crooked teeth that are reminiscent of stars on strips of dental X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging.Modern, abstract and historic — the latest exhibitions at the Virginia Quilt Museum aim to redefine the public’s perception of quilts.Trudi Van Dyke curated “No Fabric/ ...read more
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
By KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  2/19/20  Armed with a passion for quality beer and a homebrew kit, Jeff Moon studied as many texts and manuals as he could get his hands on for years with ambitions to open his own brewery. Two years ago, he took the leap and purchased the Wolfe Street Brewing lot to begin his beermaking adventure under the name Restless Moons Brewing.On Feb. 24, 2018, Restless ...read more
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) members who live in Rockingham County and are interested in serving on the Board of Directors may run for a seat this year.   SVEC’s board members serve staggered four-year terms, meaning only a handful are up for re-election in a given year. In 2020, the two seats up for re-election both are in Rockingham County. While the people ...read more
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
BRIDGEWATER, VIRGINIA: February 12, 2020 – Dynamic Aviation, provider of special-mission aviation solutions, announced the promotion of Rod Moyer to Director, Flight Safety. Rod is responsible for providing leadership to the company’s Safety Programs for all Flight Operations Business Segments. Additionally, he continues to serve leadership in supporting the restoration of the First Air Force ...read more
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Friday, February 07, 2020
Anonymous Donor Provides Funding For Four GroupsBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  2/7/20  An anonymous donor provided The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County with $100,000 to establish endowments for four area nonprofits.The foundation’s executive director, Revlan Hill, said the donor came forward in December to begin the process.“We were thrilled,” Hill said. “It’s very ...read more
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
ROCKINGHAM – In its latest round of giving, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Committee on Jan. 29 awarded more than $15,000 in grants to area organizations.   Operation Round Up is the cooperative’s charitable giving program. A committee of nine members and one cooperative employee review grant applications from nonprofits, schools and civic organizations, awarding ...read more
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Monday, February 03, 2020
By IAN MUNRODaily News-Record  2/1/20  Friendly City Food Co-op will expand into an adjacent building, according to a building permit application submitted to Harrisonburg.Steve Cooke, the general manager at the grocery store, said work will begin in March and the market will stay open for the eight- month duration of the project.The expansion will bring the footprint for the business to over ...read more
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Monday, February 03, 2020
FRIGIDFundrasier BRC Executives Take Plunge For Homeless ShelterBy KATHLEEN SHAWDaily News-Record  2/1/20  A little snow did not stop Bridgewater Retirement Community from having an ice spa day for charity.On Thursday afternoon, four women from the senior team braved the snow and took a dip in a dunk tank to raise money for Open Doors as a part of the monthly outreach program Community ...read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
SpotOn Raises $40 Million Funding Round Led by Franklin Templeton and Dragoneer Investment Group Next Generation Payments and Software Company Will Use Capital to Accelerate Growth and Fuel Expansion into New Markets SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary Hyman (Photo: Business Wire) SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary Hyman (Photo: Business Wire) SpotOn co-founders Matthew and Zachary ...read more
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Friday, January 10, 2020
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