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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Russian Eastern Orthodox icons are internationally recognized for their luminous imagery serving as vessels for practitioners of the faith to communicate with holy figures, and they’re on display at James Madison University’s Lisanby Museum exhibition Purity and Power: The Art…

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HARRISONBURG — Prep list for Saturday night at the Golden Pony: 1. Photo identification. 2. Comfortable footwear. 3. Spacesuit. That’s right, Crab Action is beaming down from Planet Pluto to deliver space-age hardcore tonight.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Thanks for joining me again for the ongoing list of smartphone apps. The suggestions this week have been sent to me from you all … the readers. Last week, I covered three apps, the new Weight Watchers app, Google Maps and the other major map app, Waze. If you are interested in viewing Part 5…

Saturday, September 07, 2019

The very first time I heard juvenile American Goldfinches, I didn’t recognize the sounds they were making. Employing binoculars, I located them in a tree, where they were begging their parents to be fed.

Thursday, September 05, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — First Friday is a monthly celebration of art that spans across downtown Harrisonburg for residents to explore the local artisans and businesses that work to culturally enrich the city. If the speed and energy of such festivities seem overwhelming, then the latest exhibition at…

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BROADWAY — Broadway is taking on another timeless classic with “The Curious Savage,” a family-friendly play that teaches a message of compassion and enjoying the simple pleasures in life, this Friday.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Fans of folk are invited to experience the genre’s range from soul to rock as performed by Chance McCoy, Mink’s Miracle Medicine and Sally Mae Foster at the Golden Pony on Sept. 5.

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SHENANDOAH — Page County was transformed into Hazzard Nation this month, when more than 10,000 visitors descended on the Valley to celebrate four decades of the iconic television show “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Friday, August 23, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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LURAY — On the day that marked the 141st anniversary of the limestone cave’s discovery, Luray Caverns celebrated its latest milestone ― a new looping covered walkway leading to the underground wonder.

Friday, August 09, 2019

A few days ago, stepping outside for a walk to the river, a movement caught my eye. I looked up to see a long, low cloud traveling by. The sight of the sky surprised me. It reminded me that there is more to this life than what I know.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

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Monday, August 05, 2019
Saturday, August 03, 2019

You may think of August as another hot summer month, but for many kinds of critters, it heralds the coming of cold weather and the need to leave for warmer climes. Male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds usually disappear from feeders by the end of this month, and Monarch butterflies start to be see…

Friday, August 02, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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ORKNEY SPRINGS — Legendary country gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys will perform their biggest hits, like 1981’s “Elvira,” along with music from their latest project, “17th Avenue Revival,” at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival on Aug. 9.

Friday, July 26, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
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DAYTON — Pages cover the desk of Mike Betts, a runner and the marketing and events coordinator for the town of Dayton, and they’re all about one thing — the Dayton Muddler.

Friday, July 19, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, is one that has been retold and re-imagined countless times since author J.M. Barrie first created the world of Neverland more than a century ago.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Scenes from Friday and Saturday at the seventh Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon.

Monday, July 15, 2019

OK, I have been reprimanded by Samantha, one of my enthusiastic readers. She says that I have written about Gmail many times. This includes last week as well as over the years. She is correct. But she went on to explain I have never written about how a person goes about setting up a new Gmai…

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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NEW MARKET — The beloved British mystery author Agatha Christie wrote 66 novels in her lifetime, many of which were adapted into stage productions. But Christie, one of the best selling novelists of all time, wrote just one original play.

Friday, July 12, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Saturday, July 06, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — With an academic background in cross disciplinary studies, Beth Hinderliter is hoping to bring a fresh approach to running James Madison University’s Duke Hall Gallery.

When cicadas start “singing” (usually around the middle of June in Virginia, depending upon the weather), you know summer has arrived. These strange-looking insects are heard more often than seen, but if you keep your eyes open, you may be able to spot one or a cast-off skin. They can be fou…

Friday, July 05, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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LURAY — Page Valley Fair’s “A Taste of the Valley” Wine, Beer and Spirits Festival is returning to the fairgrounds again this year with new regional wineries and distilleries, new food trucks and added live music.

Friday, June 21, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Elton John, The Beatles, Queen, Adele, One Direction and the Spice Girls are all part of the full British invasion the vocal ensemble V.O.I.C.E. will bring to Court Square Theater this weekend for the group’s annual summer benefit concert.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Have you seen that viral video of a toddler sitting on the couch babbling with his dad about a movie they’re watching? And his dad is paying attention and responding?

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HARRISONBURG — A lineup of regional and local acts is slated to perform at this year’s Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival, which enters its 26th year celebrating the diversity of the community this weekend.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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MOUNT CRAWFORD — Growing up, Tom Pack always liked to pick fresh blueberries to make pie, so much so that he founded his own blueberry farm in southeast Rockingham County more than 30 years ago.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Artists Meg Romero and Joshua Miller are "makers at heart," according to Larkin Arts owner Valerie Smith.