One of Harrisonburg’s newest restaurants is making a splash by offering baked-not-fried chicken wings, appetizers, seafood, burgers, mac and cheese, and more. Read more
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
One of Harrisonburg’s newest restaurants is making a splash by offering baked-not-fried chicken wings, appetizers, seafood, burgers, mac and cheese, and more.
Monday, July 26, 2021
When Nancy Coble Damon appeared as a guest on “The Spark,” a radio show hosted by Martha Woodroof, the conversation began about Damon’s career as the programs director for the Virginia Festival of the Book. But, like a skilled carpenter carving a block of wood, Woodroof quickly cut through t…
Saturday, July 24, 2021
For those who are creative enough, life’s “happy little accidents” as Bob Ross called them — the stains, the rips, the tears, the bumps in the road — can turn into something beautiful.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Members of the Muslim community who gathered at Hillandale Park on Tuesday for an Eid al-Adha celebration said this year’s party was subdued due to the pandemic.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Another week has passed already since I wrote my last column. It is a nice cool morning as I sit here writing. I was invited to a coffee break at our neighbor Wilma’s house with the other neighbor ladies this morning. Samuel and Wilma moved into our community recently. I have so much to do t…
It never fails.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Last week, we looked at a few tips on how you can speed up your Windows 10 computer. This week, we will continue with that idea, which is how to get a little better speed out of your computer. If it feels like it is running a little slower than you remember from when it was new, do not worry…
With tattoos trailing up and down her arms and a bandana on her head, Allison Wettstone, head baker, resembles Rosie the Riveter as she quickly works dough into rolls in the kitchen of Sugar and Bean Café and Baking Co."There's so much creative freedom in this business," Wettstone said. "I c…
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board is taking applications for the Return to Earn Program, an initiative that helps small companies offset the burden of employer-paid hiring bonuses.
I get questions regularly about how people’s computers are running slower than they were when they were new. Well, so am I. After a few years everything slows down a bit. However, with a computer you have some options to speed them up. Many times these recommendations will work and then only…
Monday, July 19, 2021
July 14 — today our oldest son and fourth child turned 22 years old. How the years fly by. Happy birthday, Benjamin! I had Benjamin at home with Joe’s aunt as my midwife. Benjamin weighed only 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and was doing pretty good until he was 2 weeks old. He caught the flu and star…
With state psychiatric facilities reeling and mental health issues increasing during the pandemic, closing business would cause irreparable damage for nonprofit counseling services and advocacy groups, such as the Collins Center.
The Arts Council of the Valley welcomed five new members to its board of directors on July 1.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
When a Mennonite shoemaker and his family moved to Harrisonburg in 1797, they didn’t just open one the area’s first shoe shops, they started a family line that’s now believed to have over 1 million members scattered across the U.S.
Friday, July 16, 2021
“Does it feel to you like we’re going home?”
Thursday, July 15, 2021
A plume of thick, black smoke wafted into the air and a whistle sounded from a late-1800s Geiser Manufacturing Co. Peerless coal-powered steam traction engine as it did practice loops at the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company’s lawn party grounds Wednesday.
Monday, July 12, 2021
On Friday, the town of New Market will present a free concert, part of the Crossroads Music Fest, a summer music series with monthly concerts.
Friday, July 09, 2021
After two years of silence, the 500-million-year-old rock formations of Natural Chimneys Park and Campground will light up once again with the sounds of Americana at the eighth Red Wing Roots Festival from today through Sunday.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
It has cooled down a little, but the thermometer still shows 78 degrees at 9:45 p.m. It was a warm, humid day. One thing I do appreciate is our battery-operated fans. That was something I grew up without.
After a year like 2020, Arts Council of the Valley Director Jenny Burden said events that unify, like the Harrisonburg International Festival, are more important than ever.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Applications are now open for the Arts Council of the Valley’s fall 2021 Advancing the Arts grant cycle.
Many dream of creating their own cooking show.
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
So we have had COVID-19, death and illness along with many small business failures because of COVID, oil pipelines, LinkedIn, Facebook and others hacked in 2021, fights for the presidency (not unusual) along with many problems over the past months. So, guess what? Now we are getting ready fo…
Saturday, July 03, 2021
The members of the Off Broadway Players let problems roll right off their backs.
Friday, July 02, 2021
Nature can be restorative, as I learned 28 years ago after my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I brought her to my home to care for her. It was a heartbreaking time.
Although the Friendly City Fourth was canceled this year, there are other events happening in the area to celebrate the Fourth Of July.
The James Madison University Forbes Center announced its upcoming masterpiece season over a series of in-person events in June.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
The Arts Council of the Valley announced the lineup of First Friday events taking place on July 2. In addition to receptions at Oasis Fine Art and Craft, the Smith House Galleries and the Wilson Downtown Galleries, a virtual exhibit hosted by the Virginia Quilt Museum, and a music and movie …
When my father granted me, at age 16, the privilege of driving his car, it was expected that I was responsible enough to bring that blue Ford Torino home in the condition it left. I was not to drive drunk or recklessly, nor let my friends drive it.
Tomorrow will be the last day of June. Is it possible that half of 2021 has passed? July 1 brings daughter Loretta another year older, marking it number 21 this time.
It’s possible to spend hours at the Park Gables Gallery at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, taking in the masterful and meaningful works of the 18th annual Juried Art Exhibition.
The Arts Council of the Valley announced the lineup of July First Fridays Downtown events open to all ages.
The Arts Council of the Valley announced the Smith House Galleries will be opening two exhibitions on Friday entitled "Hilos en Común (Common Threads)" and "The Keepers of Secret Selves: Photography as a Counter-Narrative to Ageism." There will be an opening reception for the exhibits at the…
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
If Jonathan Lopez had a superpower it would likely be the ability to be in two places at once.
Monday, June 28, 2021
I am not psychic, a paranormalist or any type of futurist. To show you how well I do at predicting the future, here are a couple of examples. I once owned a Ford Pinto and thought it was a superb car, then a Chevy Chevette (both failures in the public eye). When videotapes were the “big thin…
Friday, June 25, 2021
So come July 1, are you firing up a joint?
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Before you laugh, after reading that comment, and say, “How funny! The Gray-Haired Tech has been hacked!” Let us stop and talk about this for a few minutes.
Monday, June 21, 2021
FRONT ROYAL – He’s going to keep playing and he has the support of community members from Front Royal and the greater Northern Shenandoah Valley area.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Tourism is bouncing back from Miami to Scottsdale, Ariz., as COVID-19 restrictions ease, and demand for hotels and transportation in the Valley is reflecting that trend.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Our work night at daughter Susan’s house last week proved to be a success. The majority of our church showed up to help with whatever needed to be done. Some fences were put up, flower beds were made, weeding and trimming were done, and the barn was cleaned. Then the ladies washed walls and …
Walking into A Dream Come True Playground in Harrisonburg is like walking into a miniature version of Disneyland.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Eva Didot, founder and owner of Crepes Didot, has farmers market customers and festivalgoers alike saying "ooh la la" to the local stand’s simple and straightforward menu of sweet and savory crepes.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
BROADWAY — Tribes of brightly colored portraits smatter the walls of the studio at the Oliver Art House in Broadway.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
It is 4:45 a.m. and my husband Joe just left for work. Sons Benjamin and Joseph left before that.
“Another four dollar meal,” the husband says most nights after dinner.
Soon, the sights of flying bread at the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," funky local bands at MACROCK, theatrical performances by Valley Playhouse and edgy documentaries at the Hispanic Film Festival will have a home once again.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
A satisfying meal fills the stomach.
Saturday, June 05, 2021
Abe Kaufman thought he prepared for everything.
The Massanutten Regional Library’s Annual Summer Reading Program returns this year as “Tails and Tales,” beginning Monday. The free, virtual program is open to all ages and includes a variety of events, a reading log app and prize drawings throughout the summer.