Thursday, April 22, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Has technology changed the way we do things? I know, I know, silly question. I was riding on a longer than normal trip with my wife last week. We were talking about how we navigated around the U.S. with an atlas pre-smartphones. You know the book that links page 34 with page 19 so you can mo…
Friday, April 16, 2021
When it came to continuing community service work, the ladies of the Wayland Woman’s Club weren't going to let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way.
Is this what it is to be restless?
Thursday, April 15, 2021
It’s time to pen this column again and words seem hard to come to my mind. Today, four months ago, is when our dear son-in-law Mose lost his battle to the injuries from the accident. It has been harder for daughter Susan as time goes on. I am sure anyone who has been through this can agree w…
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
STRASBURG — Jessica Hollifield wasn’t going to let COVID-19 spoil her fun of teaching others how to decorate cakes.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
It is just after 5 a.m. and my husband Joe and sons Benjamin, 21, and Joseph, 18, have all left for another day’s work. Daughter Lovina, 16, will be leaving in a half hour for her job. That leaves just me and Loretta. Daughter Verena is still staying with daughter Susan and children. Son Kev…
Mom would never leave the house without wearing her girdle.
Monday, April 05, 2021
For the past several weeks, we have been looking at questions I get most often. First it was browsers, then free email accounts, and last week alternatives for Microsoft Office.
Friday, April 02, 2021
There are so many excellent cultivated flowers (those that are planted by humans and would probably not occur naturally) that serve wildlife well that I wanted to continue the discussion from last month’s column.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
The next installment in the Madison Vision series at James Madison University will focus on the rewriting of the Virginia Constitution and will take place on April 8.
It’s the last day of March. The rain during the night brought colder temperatures this morning. Friday will be Good Friday so everyone will be off work. Sunday is Easter — we give thanks to our dear Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross so we can be saved from our sins. We have so many b…
Void are the streets and basements of clustered groups, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with an insatiable hunger for independent art. But in homes around the country, the fans and community behind MACROCK live on with just as much frenzy.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Gooey caramel eggs and fluffy marshmallow critters dominate the nostalgic Easter candy game, but there’s something to be said about biting into a fresh, pillowy pastry made locally.
Monday, March 29, 2021
From April to October each year, Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA experiences kitten season — a period where a large influx of cats arrive at the shelter. To help ease the new furry friends transition into their temporary homes, RHSPCA is hosting a kitten shower.
This is the third week of me referencing some more common questions I get from my readers. The first week, we looked at various browsers and bookmarking sites. Next, we looked at suggestions for free email accounts. Now, one that I have visited years ago and things have only gotten better, O…
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Flowers are blooming, warm breezes are blowing and Easter is on its way to Rockingham County.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley is hosting Brainiac Trivia Night at 7 p.m. tonight via Zoom. The evening of trivia will help raise awareness for Brain Injury Awareness Month.
James Madison University Swing Dance Club Vice President TJ Oxbrough began teaching himself swing dancing in high school, and by junior year he was choreographing school productions. But he said being self-taught meant his form and technique were never quite on par with his expectations.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
As 2020 raged on, A-list music venues, once-bustling city squares and even top-rated restaurants fell to unprecedented silence, and life as the world knew it came to a screeching halt. But one thing that could not be contained was the minds of artists.
In the old days, we took pictures sparingly.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
In February, multimedia artist Torie Topor began releasing a series of limited edition prints from local artists in a fundraiser for Harrisonburg-area service workers titled Printual Aid.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Twenty-one years ago, the Bicycle Film Festival began in New York as a means of celebrating the cycling community through art, film and music.
When Steven Faught took ownership of Shenandoah Automotive Service Center four years ago, he knew he wanted to dedicate each season to a specific communal need. While looking for a charity to support in winter, Faught approached the RMH Foundation for suggestions on how to help the children.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
It’s Tuesday evening. Supper is over and the dishes have been washed. Daughter Susan and children Jennifer, 3, and Ryan, 1, are staying here for three days. They are staining/finishing some trim and doors/door frames at her house, so the smell is a little strong and there are no doors on any…
What an early spring we’re having.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Don’t forget your green today because St. Patrick’s Day is on.
Valley Program for Aging Services’ Meals on Wheels program originally began as a volunteer-based drop-in service delivering a friendly smile and nourishing meals to older adults. But when the pandemic threatened the safety of adults over 65, VPAS transformed the service into a means of getti…
Monday, March 15, 2021
There are many questions I get repeatedly asking about several principle things. For the next couple of weeks, I am going to talk to you about them. Since I get those questions, I figure there are other people out there who are interested even though they may not have asked.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Soak in the sun in celebration of this faux spring on the patio of Harrisonburg’s first production brewery this weekend for the sixth annual Daylight Day.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
One year into the two-week lockdown, how are we doing?
American roots music has witnessed some of the deepest pangs and greatest peaks of modern civilization from front porch stoops, church lots and music halls. When the pandemic placed a pause on social gatherings, the community was quick to adopt virtual means of survival.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Tim Showalter Ehst began growing and selling organic vegetables at his family farm, Second Mountain Farm, four years ago on half an acre.
Monday, March 08, 2021
I operate in an industry where I have 37 balls in the air all the time (more or less). Unfortunately, because of that, I occasionally drop a ball or two or possibly more. If I go on vacation, which I always try to do during the year, I come back to a pile of more balls with a few razor blade…
Friday, March 05, 2021
During lawn-mowing season, wildflowers in yards and along roadsides are cut often, leaving nothing for our pollinators to feed upon. Therefore, it’s very helpful to grow an assortment of flowers for their benefit. You can assist these insects even if you don’t have a yard, but do have a sunn…
Each season, Massanutten Resort hosts a festival to raise funds for a regional nonprofit. The coming of spring and end of snowy slopes season normally ushers in the annual Snow Moon Fest.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Every spring, a column in the Daily News-Record outlines every Scout from the Massanutten District to earn the Eagle Scout rank. Behind the names, faces and countless stories of growth into the highest rank in Scouting is one person: Kemper Dadisman.
Another morning of sitting here watching the sun rise with tears rolling down my face. I’m wishing that I could turn the clock back to Dec. 8, the day before our life so drastically changed. Back before that awful tragedy, back before our dear son-in-law Mose was in that terrible accident th…
The dates always slips up on me.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Last year, Harrisonburg’s annual expose of culinary destinations, Taste of Downtown, fell on March 9 to 15. What began as a week of exciting deals and promotions quickly came to an end, bringing fear of a pandemic on its heels and closing some of the very businesses that celebrated a few day…
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Shelves are stocked with cartons of fresh milk, eggs and crates of canned goods at the ready. The doors are open, swung wide to reveal bags and boxes just past the threshold. Yet no one comes.
Monday, March 01, 2021
So, as you regular readers realize, in many areas of Geekdom, I am not the first in line for the newest and greatest tech. However, other things I jump on quickly. It all depends on how much sense it makes to me as to the worthiness and, of course, the cost. Also, I want to know it will hang…
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Whether slouching over your laptop for eight-hours of Zoom meetings or craning your neck through another season of Netflix binging, working from home and living in isolation has proven an adversary of good posture.
Friday, February 26, 2021
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to loosen some regulations starting March 1, such as lifting the midnight to 5 a.m. curfew and increasing gathering capacities.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Some parents work diligently to shelter their children from the harsh realities of poverty.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
In past years, Harrisonburg has celebrated its diverse dining options in March during the weeklong event Taste of Downtown. But last year’s event sank when news of the novel coronavirus drove patrons away from businesses.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Something new is abuzz at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum this week.
Last week, I mentioned Google’s “2-Step Verification” and I received emails asking what is it, how does it work, is it the same as MFA, 2FA? Also, for help on setting it up. I do not usually give step-by-step instructions on how to make things work, but the number of emails I received has en…