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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.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
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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. Read more

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Friday, July 09, 2021
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Saturday, March 27, 2021
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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. Read more

Friday, March 19, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021
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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. Read more

Saturday, February 27, 2021
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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. Read more

Friday, February 19, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Saturday, February 06, 2021
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As Cupid coyly fletches his arrows in preparation for St. Valentine’s Day, roses and romance are abound. If store-bought love letters and a fresh bouquet don’t fit the bill for your dream holiday gift, try opting for homemade displays of affection. Read more

Friday, January 29, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
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Johann Sebastian Bach is often esteemed as the greatest composer of all time and has been honored for years through Eastern Mennonite University’s Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. But new leadership in the festival is looking past the Baroque in hopes of expanding appreciation of orchestral … Read more

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Inside the program room at The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham stands a visual depiction of the progression from the organization being a segregated day program into an inclusive services center. The mural was painted by volunteers from the Harrisonburg Ruritan Club in 2017 on Martin Luth… Read more

Saturday, January 09, 2021
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Saturday, December 26, 2020
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After moving across the country for work, losing his contract, moving back to Virginia and enrolling in seminary school, Matt Mosby, 35, was ready to put the grievances of 2019 behind him and looked to 2020 with hope. Eleven months later, Mosby has a semester of seminary under his belt and t… Read more

Friday, December 18, 2020
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In a different year, Harrisonburg Baptist Church members would plan to feast on Christmas dinner, relish in cantatas from the choir and tenderly watch as the children’s group performed a reenactment of the Christmas story. Read more

Saturday, December 12, 2020
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Children are home and the house is getting antsy on the countdown to Thanksgiving. Sound familiar, but want to enjoy some family fun that benefits the community? Look no further than your neighborhood park. Read more

Saturday, November 14, 2020
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Friday, October 16, 2020
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When farmers needed help in the past building a barn, the community historically came together for a “barn raising” as many hands make light work. Read more

Friday, October 02, 2020
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Since 2004, Congress has recognized the first Saturday of October as a day of inspiring the next generation to explore and adventure outdoors on two wheels. Read more

Saturday, September 26, 2020
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Biking across Delaware’s plateau is quite a different experience from riding the mountainous ridges of the Valley, but John Filicicchia said he can still sense the spirit of the area as he pedals through his home state. Read more

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Dogs are often credited as man’s best friend, but for several Valley residents, horses are the ultimate companion. With barns closed and races canceled, opportunities to spend time with fellow horse riders and steeds are few and far between. Read more

Friday, September 04, 2020
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In hard times, people often look for the silver lining. If finding the good in the pandemic has been a weary, dreary search, then join Restless Moons Brewing in embracing the bad. Read more

Saturday, August 29, 2020
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When Harvey Yoder approached his 80th birthday, he knew he wanted to dedicate the celebration to something bigger than himself. As a Mennonite pastor, Yoder spent years learning and working to support refugees around the world, so he dreamed of walking 8 miles for each decade of his life and… Read more

Saturday, August 15, 2020
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Every Sunday morning in the Northeast Neighborhood, a commanding voice has wafted down the streets, sharing the love and word of God. This weekend, all listening ears are invited to come home to John Wesley United Methodist Church to share in the holy spirit. Read more

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Splashing around in the tub, Spencer Hatcher was barely a waddling tot before he was introduced to country music as his dad practiced nearby on the guitar and banjo, treating the bathroom in their Tenth Legion home as a studio. Fully grown, Hatcher has climbed out of the tub and is ready to … Read more

Saturday, August 08, 2020
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As Hurricane Isaias blew up the East Coast, grabbing an umbrella on the way out the door wasn’t the only worry to consider. Rain cascading off your roof may look nice, but the runoff carries pollutants through storm drains and ditches into waterways. Read more

Friday, August 07, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
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No need to clamber into your attic for those snowflake ornaments, the wintry holidays are back for one day this summer to raise money for city and county families this school year. Read more

Friday, July 03, 2020
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Now is a special time of year to sit outside as evening falls. If you’ve provided good firefly habitat, you may get to see several species of fireflies, one of which creates a wondrous display reminiscent of fireworks! Read more