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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. Read more

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
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Saturday, July 06, 2019

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…

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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.

Friday, July 05, 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
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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.

Saturday, June 08, 2019
Thursday, June 06, 2019
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MCGAHEYSVILLE — When Kurt Petz and Petra Linck make art, they aren’t creating a painting or a drawing. As performance artists, they are the art.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Jefrey Bradford and Amnerymar Gil like to surprise people with milkshakes that are over the top, literally.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — During the week of June 9 to 16, around 80 musicians, both local and those visiting from around the region, will perform 11 classical orchestra concerts at Eastern Mennonite University and Asbury United Methodist Church in celebration of renowned composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Welcome to Nature News, a source for learning about the natural world and how to create wildlife habitat around homes, businesses, schools, libraries and churches— anywhere open land exists that is not used much, if at all, by people. Even if you live in an apartment, you can help our wildli…

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HARRISONBURG — Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community’s 16th annual National Juried Art Exhibition displays a variety of artwork from artists across the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and the United States.

Friday, May 31, 2019
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BRIDGEWATER — Anicira Veterinary Center’s fourth annual Walk for the Animals is returning Sunday to benefit the nonprofit’s programs to provide homes and veterinary care for pets in the Shenandoah Valley.

Thursday, May 30, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — When the city of Harrisonburg formed its Parks and Recreation Department in 1954, the first director, Cecil F. Gilkerson, was the sole full-time employee who oversaw a staff of part-time workers managing just 1.5 acres of city-owned park property.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
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BRIDGEWATER — One of the first things Rev. Russ Barb remembers about C.D. Lantz was how during a Church of the Brethren Service, Lantz advocated for what would become Bridgewater Retirement Community.

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HARRISONBURG — When John Ros moved down to Harrisonburg from New York City two summers ago, his goal was to make James Madison University’s Duke Hall Gallery more accessible to the community.

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Award-winning Daily News-Record cartoonist John Rose is sharing a collection of his popular comic strips spanning two decades at the Arts Council of the Valley’s Smith House Galleries.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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For more than a decade, Taste of Downtown restaurant week has highlighted the downtown Harrisonburg culinary scene. Now, local establishments in East Rockingham County are organizing a week of special dishes, deals and prizes to draw attention to the quality of locally owned cafes, grills, b…

Friday, May 17, 2019

Many years ago as I was having lunch with a friend in a local restaurant, someone we both knew — I’ll call her Donna — stopped at our table to say hi. I mentioned that we’d just been talking about this book I was reading, and told her the title.

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HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s Concerts on the Lawn series is returning on Sunday, offering the community four free outdoor concert band performances through June 23.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019

During a recent visit from my daughter who lives in New York, she was doing a load of wash. As Rachel passed me with her small bundle of laundry, she asked, “Do you have any advice for me, Mom?”

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — A new Rocktown Bites Food Tour tells the history of downtown Harrisonburg in 1969 through food.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

I received an email from Lena a couple of weeks ago. She asked me if there was a way to put several files together for storing them in a more organized way. She was trying to put all of her business files from week to week in one file for storage. Basically, one week’s worth of files in a si…

Saturday, May 04, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — When the Skyline Middle School students filed inside the Park Gables building on the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community campus Thursday, each had a card with a few letters printed on it.

Friday, May 03, 2019

When chef Ed Brown first began cooking at a retreat center, he was frustrated that he couldn’t get his biscuits to turn out right. He’d follow the recipe and try variations, with milk or water, eggs or no eggs, but nothing worked.

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NEW MARKET — Last year, Rouss Center for the Arts introduced audiences to Virgil and Margaret Sludge and their fictional small town Lickskillit in “Virgil and the City Slickers.”

Thursday, May 02, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — The cast members of Valley Playhouse’s stage production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” feel the heartbreaking true account of the Frank family, who hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam for two years before being captured, is a story that needs to be retold over and over again.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Father Silvio Kaberia, of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, leads attendees in the annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk in prayer. The event, normally spanning the length of downtown Harrisonburg, was moved indoors due to weather concerns.

Friday, April 19, 2019
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