Friday, January 17, 2020
From near and far, over 140 trombone players have registered to assemble for the 12th year of Tromblow’in this Saturday.
“Everyone has stories, whether they know it or not.”
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Memories of digging grubby fingers into dirt at parks and building towers of sand at the beach often evoke the quintessential simplicities of childhood. Larkin Arts is now extending that natural tendency for people to get messy and work with their hands in the new pottery studio branch — Lar…
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
No need to grit and bear your way through another traditional brunch; Urgie’s Cheesesteaks has hashed up its menu and is serving an egg-cellent new take on the weekend staple.
If your partner is a knockout but you have run out of fun date ideas, one Harrisonburg business is offering a new experience that is sure to be a hit with your partner.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
“We start with the kids because the kids are going to be tomorrow’s future.”
Friday, January 10, 2020
Seven years ago, a childhood dream of three brothers from Rockingham County came to fruition as they opened Harrisonburg’s first locally operated brewery.
When you walk into a room, what is it you first notice?
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Between the responsibilities of being a mother and home-schooler, Rockingham County resident Kyra Haddad said she does not often have time to invest in creative endeavors. Thanks to the loose structure of community art nonprofit The Making Space, Haddad is able to combine her familial respon…
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Delicate flurries aren’t the only sprinkles coating the Valley this winter.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
BRIDGEWATER— As Virginia’s wine culture evolves, one Bridgewater winemaker is celebrating the diversity of regional flavors in a cooperative showcase for winos to explore.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
Last year, Jamie Calcagno-Roach was tired of combating weight loss and strength training alone and joined the fitness team at Burn Boot Camp. Looking back, she said the empowering family she made at the studio has reframed how she defines success in health.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Downtown’s end-of-year disco ball won’t be the only thing illuminating Harrisonburg tonight as racers donned in their most colorful attire will lead a radiant path through the city.
Monday, December 30, 2019
For those tired of being cooped up indoors and ready to rage into the new year, Harrisonburg offers a plethora of options to start 2020.
TIMBERVILLE — Isolda and Gale Nets are just like any other couple in Timberville. They enjoy watching James Madison University and Redskins football games, baking for friends and hanging out with their neighbors— but inside their home, the Nets are harboring a big secret.
Saturday, December 28, 2019
April showers bring May flowers, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays in December can bring a lot of confusion. To fight the wintry haze, Pale Fire Brewing is hosting a music series called Chrimbo Limbo during the lull between Christmas and New Year’s.
Friday, December 27, 2019
Swing, foxtrot and jive into the weekend at CrossKeys Vineyards’ Roaring ‘20s St. Jude Gala tonight.
Funny Not Funny Records is celebrating its 10th anniversary tonight at the Golden Pony with performances by Walkie Talkie, Good Dog Nigel and Uncle Bengine and the Restraining Orders.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Attending a Christmas Eve service is an annual opportunity for families to gather and celebrate the holidays, said Stephanie Sorge, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
With rosy cheeks, gift-giving and jolly laughs all around— the only thing missing is the big, red coat. Anyone can tap into the magic of Santa tonight at the toys and talent event at Restless Moons Brewing.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Harrisonburg is going to be a little extra windy this weekend as 42 trombones blow through town.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Culminating the trade skills of medieval times, the aesthetic of modern Appalachia and the technological advancements of the 21st century, Alexander Brothers aims to “create beauty in everyday life.”
LURAY — Apologies to those seeking a “Silent Night” because Sunday will be “Merry and Bright” as “Carol of the Bells” ring through the air.
Santa is not the only one able to make holiday miracles possible. Hard work, dedication and consideration are all the Christmas magic one Harrisonburg shopkeeper needed to save one jolly dream from turning into a Grinchly disaster.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
BRIDGEWATER — Tucked underneath the assisted living residents’ space at Bridgewater Retirement Community are trash-to-treasure items whose second chances at life serve more than to beautify a home.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Seven years ago, Tamekia Trammell was without a home or a job, caring for three children by herself. The police station brought her to Mercy House, which offered a roof over her head and connection to resources. Today, Trammell is employed and living in a townhouse with her family.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
In 1970, the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs called for choral artists to join in a group performance of the final movement of “Beethoven Symphony No. 9.” From that outreach, it became apparent to local artists that there was a need for a community singing group — thus the…
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Stemming from an affinity for literature, students from Eastern Mennonite University are forming relationships with residents in assisted living at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. But since establishing a connection through storytelling, that bond has since evolved into friendships …
There is no butter way to celebrate the holidays in Harrisonburg than to stop and smell the flours during the Cookie Tour this weekend.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
A transcendent beauty that everyone can enjoy is how David McCormick, a freelance violinist specializing in music from the eras beginning with Bach and tracing back to the medieval period, describes classical music.
Monday, December 09, 2019
Three distinctly different takes on Virginia’s Americana scene are sharing their latest musings and projects at The Golden Pony on Thursday.
Friday, December 06, 2019
Born and raised in Timberville, Mike Andes picked up the mandolin when he was 10 years old and ran with his dream of being a professional musician until it came true.
Spoiling our young grandchildren comes naturally. We love making them happy.
Bridgewater Foods’ eighth annual Christmas Parade is bringing Santa Claus to town on Saturday.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Don’t be a wild card. Follow suit and shuffle over to Larkin Arts for the third biennial deck show today from 4 to 7 p.m. as part of First Fridays.
Three friends who met as students at James Madison University are filming a “100% Virginia film” to highlight the beauty of Virginia’s mountains and creativity in the Valley in a feature-length sci-fi thriller with dramatic elements.
James Madison University’s cream of the crop dancers are debuting the pivotal performance they have rehearsed all year at Dancescapes this week.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Elkton is a small town with big plans this season as it holds its first Elkton Downtown Marketplace.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
When many Americans imagine a holiday table, it is often overflowing with gravy, baked ham and marshmallow-crusted sweet potato casserole. Butter and carbs are a universal love language, so it makes sense that each culture around the globe has its own spin on holiday feasts.
It’s no secret Harrisonburg is a haven for the arts, but one competition in the Valley serves to crown the best fake artist in the region.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
After the hullabaloo of sales from chains and department stores on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a national shopping holiday that recognizes local artisans and visionaries.
Friday, November 29, 2019
Heaps of cranberry sauce, turkey and green bean casserole lined the dining table inside Skyline Middle School’s cafeteria, but rather than a celebration between loved ones, this Thanksgiving feast was being shared between people who never met.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Staying in town for the holidays and looking for a fun way to give back to the community? Golden Pony is opening its doors for a free poetry and music night Wednesday to raise funds for the local community center and day shelter.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Grab a beer, hide your hand and put on your best poker face because The Friendly Fermenter is hosting a Texas Hold’em tournament fundraiser tonight.
Beyond sharing in gluttonous face-stuffing over the table, Thanksgiving is a time to sit and reflect on blessings and good fortunes.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Merge Coffee Co. is hosting a coffee tasting and history lesson on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m.
In a marriage of Scots-Irish culture and mountain music, Kyle Carey is performing Gaelic Americana music today at the Massanutten Regional Library.
Old Hill Cider is raising a glass to Virginia Cider Week today by bringing back its cider and song event.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
When work and play come together in a collaboration between two award-winning breweries, you know the brewers are fermenting an idea for a funky beer.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
If you had three minutes, 20 seconds to tell a story, what would you share?