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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
The Bakery at Magpie is famous for its vanilla braid.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Another year has snuck up on me again. January 2022 is here and getting ready to exit. The clock is always ticking and we are stuck with the rhythm. So, as usual this time of year I will review all the sites I mentioned last year. If you see something below of interest, check it out. If not,…
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Mamie Till did all that she could.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Michael “MJ” Sharp was killed while on an international trek for peace in 2017.
We hear much these days about “deconversion,” Christians who are leaving not only the church but their faith.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Kristen Peyton is a painter who creates dreamy scenes of windows, nondescript faces and drawings of architecture.
Each year, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County hosts a large fundraiser.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Corey MacDonald has spent a lot of her life in a thoughtful search for answers.
Saturday, January 08, 2022
When her moment came, Cindy Liu was ready.
Friday, January 07, 2022
In the morning, the glowing candles emanate warmth and comfort.
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Donnetta Trawick has a hearty laugh that fills a room.
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
I am often asked how I learned computers, why I write, how long I have written these columns for the Daily News-Record, and how did I get to do the radio show on WSVA? So, for the first of my 2022 articles, let us review something I believe is boring, but you asked, a lot.
Friday, December 31, 2021
The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA barked up the right tree this year.
Old times, especially times fondly remembered.
Thursday, December 30, 2021
New Year’s Resolutions To Help Wildlife
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Back during the first part of October this year, I made a statement that I stood by until two weeks ago. Do you remember when Windows 11 was made available to the public? It was on October 5, 2021. Well, I do, and I said that I would wait for four or five months before trying it out. As alwa…
Friday, December 24, 2021
While libraries were closed down in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the use of e-books surged across the country, and the Harrisonburg area was no exception. The trend has continued in 2021, according to Susan Versen, head of adult collections for Massanutten Regional Library.
Christmas Eve, 2021.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Visitors to downtown were seeing miniature at Winter Wonderfest.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Last week we looked at several features in Google Chrome that you may have not known it could do. One of features was how you can share webpages you are visiting, with other people. Yes, some of you also wrote to me laughing about the dinosaur game. Not about how goofy it is, as I would have…
Saturday, December 18, 2021
On Thursday morning, the church was nearly quiet. The only sound was an organist practicing in the sanctuary.
Friday, December 17, 2021
Today is my last day of work.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Raina Huang has made a career out of her love of eating.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Downtown had a magical feeling to it last weekend.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Stroke-like symptoms first sent Donna May to the hospital.
This week we will look at a couple of “secret” tricks you can do with the Google Chrome browser. According to Global Share Statcounter (gs.statcounter.com) Chrome remains in the No. 1 position as the most popular browser, with a 64% market share worldwide. It is followed by Safari with 19%, …
Saturday, December 11, 2021
WINCHESTER — After missing a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Evans Home Doll Auction is making a comeback.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Have you heard of Jolabokaflod?
Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Arletta Clutteur said she remembers two things from Christmas in the 1940s.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Last week I mentioned a link to downforeveryoneorjustme.com. I received several emails thanking me, as that is what those readers have actually wondered. I hope others will check it out and find out how helpful it can be.
Saturday, December 04, 2021
MIDDLETOWN — The stories of old are coming to life in the halls at Belle Grove Plantation’s Manor House this month.
The glittering tinsel that we call “icicles” was first made and sold in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1878. Thin strips of silver foil were designed to “drip” like icicles from decorated Christmas trees. Americans immediately fell in love with this novelty, which was still a popular holiday decorat…
Friday, December 03, 2021
After decades of due diligence, it finally happened.
From religious and live-nativity events to musical concerts and cookie decorating, there are a variety of holiday-themed events planned throughout the month of December to celebrate the season.
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Nelson Garcia, a local chef, spent time working in restaurants in New York, including Watty & Meg, a Brooklyn new American restaurant that served hand-rolled pasta.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the Friendly City Merchants are staging a winter-themed festival that’ll feature a flurry of fun events for the whole family.
Last week we looked at how to “Flag” the Google Chrome browser and I told you this week we would have some more Chrome tips. Also, thanks to several of you who emailed thanking me for those flags and a couple of you added some that you use and enjoy.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Bob Adamek, a music photographer featured in a new documentary, said he treads on symbolic ground between artists and their fans, while promoting unique experiences for the venues.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
An Italian Christmas institution, panettone, or pandoro, are cakes usually purchased and brought to family gatherings throughout the season.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Today we are going to look at flags, Google Flags, to be specific. I thought I had written about this before, but I missed it. These have been around, in some form, for years and are useful if Google Chrome is your default browser. Depending on when, in the future, you are reading this, thes…
Friday, November 19, 2021
“U.S. Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year,” is one of today’s headlines.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
In the fictional town of Fayro, Texas, the competition is stiff when it comes to putting on the best church Christmas pageant.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
With an entire year off from large family gatherings for Thanksgiving, many may be rendered clueless on how to prepare the bird known for its gobble-y goodness.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
I hate to repeat myself, but today I will. I wrote an article about this same application approximately 10 years ago. The reason I am writing about it again is the number of questions I get about it, along with learning new features it has, from other users. First, for any of this to work fo…
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Formerly segregated, Shirley Nan Washington said Lewis Mountain Campground in Stanardsville has changed much.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Scoundrel. Womanizer. Philanderer.
Have you ever carefully packed for a trip and then when you got there and saw what was in your suitcase wondered, “What was I thinking?”
Thursday, November 11, 2021