Friday, July 19, 2019
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
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
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
All the greens of summer: a feast for the senses.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
HARRISONBURG — On Sunny Slope Farm’s third annual Oyster & Wine Festival is expanding into a three-day event this year with more oysters than ever before.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
NEW MARKET — The town of New Market is debuting a brand new food and music festival on Saturday.
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…
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
HARRISONBURG — Several area dance companies are coming together today to showcase what the local dance community has to offer.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
HARRISONBURG — In 1969, 18-year-old Mike Morrison’s favorite song was Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising.”
Thursday, June 27, 2019
MOUNT SOLON — Red Wing Roots Music Festival is returning to Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon for its seventh year July 12-14 with an added stage and a new camping area.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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
Once again, I was in the assistant principal’s office.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
BROADWAY — Everyone knows what’s sad and what’s dramatic, Cory Tinkham said, but comedy presents a different kind of challenge in theater.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
HARRISONBURG — When Melinda Imani opened her food truck, Cuz & ‘Em Southern Cooking and Seafood, in 2014 her son, Kamau Imani, was one of her biggest supporters.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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
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?
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
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
HARRISONBURG — Artists Meg Romero and Joshua Miller are "makers at heart," according to Larkin Arts owner Valerie Smith.
Saturday, June 08, 2019
HARRISONBURG — As a child, Daily News-Record cartoonist John Rose said his parents would catch him drawing on the living room walls. Now, his drawings adorn the walls of an art gallery.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
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
HARRISONBURG — Jefrey Bradford and Amnerymar Gil like to surprise people with milkshakes that are over the top, literally.
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
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.
HARRISONBURG — Chris Hall can recall a time when he left his house maybe once a month.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
ELKTON — A culmination of a year’s work, young dancers in the Elkton Recreation Dance Program are ready to show the community their talent and dedication.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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.
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
BROADWAY — An ensemble cast at the Schultz Theatre is performing a contemporary version of the classic fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” that adds new twists.
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
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
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.
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
HARRISONBURG — Growing up near Nashville, Tenn., Cruz Contreras was inspired to play music at a young age.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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
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.
DAYTON — Former Daily News-Record photographer Allen Litten documented life in the Shenandoah Valley through the lens of his camera for more than half a century.
Friday, April 19, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Alcinda Brubaker, a 27-year-old student at Eastern Mennonite University, was adopted by an American couple from an orphanage in Maputo, Mozambique, when she was just more than 1 year old.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
HARRISONBURG — Shenandoah Valley Scholars Latino Initiative has provided first-generation Latino high school students with college opportunities since its founding in 2012.