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Saturday, December 28, 2019
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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. Read more

Friday, December 27, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
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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. Read more

Saturday, December 14, 2019
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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. Read more

Friday, December 06, 2019
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While on a birding trip many years ago, I pointed out mistletoe growing high in a tree. One woman in the group was skeptical that this plant grew in Virginia, but it does and it’s easily seen after the trees have shed their leaves. Read more

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
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MOUNT CRAWFORD — What began as a cooperative for Harrisonburg-area farmers in the early 1920s has since become the largest Danone facility in the world, and this year the company is celebrating its centennial and 20th anniversary operating in Mount Crawford. Read more

Saturday, November 16, 2019
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The Shenandoah Cup Showcase may be canceled for today, but that does not mean that wine lovers cannot still spend their Saturday scouting for a new favorite blend. Read more

Saturday, November 09, 2019
Saturday, November 02, 2019

Thanksgiving is a good time to recognize the efforts of wildlife on our behalf. These organisms perform their good works mostly out of sight of humans, which means people tend to overlook how valuable wildlife is to their own existence upon the Earth. Let’s look at how some of these critters… Read more

Friday, November 01, 2019
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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir is bringing harmony to Harrisonburg today with its third annual Shenandoah Valley Sing-In. Read more

Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Plains Promenaders Square Dance Club has been swinging their partners round and round since 1974, almost 20 years before the style was decided as the official state dance of Virginia. Read more

Saturday, October 19, 2019
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As the colored leaves give way to autumn’s breeze and litter the streets of Elkton, vendors from across the East Coast are congregating to taste the variety of culture that this small town harbors like a poorly-kept secret. Read more

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
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If you find yourself in Massanutten today and notice the lush sounds of nature have been replaced with the rattling strum of blues and rock, do not be alarmed. It is fall festival season, and Massanutten Resort is hosting its annual autumn party all Saturday long. Read more

Saturday, October 05, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Chastity Corbett suffered a stroke in 2006 that almost took her life. While she may not look sick, it nearly recurred last year and could happen again following her 2005 lupus diagnosis. Read more

Perhaps nothing is associated more with Halloween than witches who are always pictured as wearing conical black hats. In Virginia this month, you can see what appears to be small (about 3/8-inches tall), blackish witches’ hats on the aging leaves of a common native shrub called (can you beli… Read more

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Russian Eastern Orthodox icons are internationally recognized for their luminous imagery serving as vessels for practitioners of the faith to communicate with holy figures, and they’re on display at James Madison University’s Lisanby Museum exhibition Purity and Power: The Art… Read more

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HARRISONBURG — Prep list for Saturday night at the Golden Pony: 1. Photo identification. 2. Comfortable footwear. 3. Spacesuit. That’s right, Crab Action is beaming down from Planet Pluto to deliver space-age hardcore tonight. Read more

Saturday, September 07, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — At first glance, nothing seems overly special about the Common Good Marketplace — it’s a shopping center like any other lined with a coffee shop, a thrift shop, a cafe and a bank. Read more

The very first time I heard juvenile American Goldfinches, I didn’t recognize the sounds they were making. Employing binoculars, I located them in a tree, where they were begging their parents to be fed. Read more

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Fans of folk are invited to experience the genre’s range from soul to rock as performed by Chance McCoy, Mink’s Miracle Medicine and Sally Mae Foster at the Golden Pony on Sept. 5. Read more

Friday, August 16, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Monday, August 05, 2019
Saturday, August 03, 2019

You may think of August as another hot summer month, but for many kinds of critters, it heralds the coming of cold weather and the need to leave for warmer climes. Male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds usually disappear from feeders by the end of this month, and Monarch butterflies start to be see… Read more

Friday, July 19, 2019
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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. Read more

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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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. Read more

Saturday, July 06, 2019
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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. Read more

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… Read more

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Since the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts first opened on the James Madison University campus in 2010, there have been 2,600 performances and 400,000 people to pass through the doors. Read more

Saturday, June 08, 2019
Saturday, June 01, 2019

Welcome to Nature News, a source for learning about the natural world and how to create wildlife habitat around homes, businesses, schools, libraries and churches— anywhere open land exists that is not used much, if at all, by people. Even if you live in an apartment, you can help our wildli… Read more

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, May 04, 2019
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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. Read more

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday, April 06, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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HARRISONBURG — Approaching its 22nd year, MACROCK, Harrisonburg’s annual DIY music festival, will place a greater emphasis on spotlighting local talent. Read more

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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BRIDGEWATER — Ben Neher, a senior at Turner Ashby High School, has played the tuba since he was in sixth grade. Read more