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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…

Saturday, January 09, 2021

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Saturday, January 02, 2021
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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

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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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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

Saturday, June 27, 2020
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Mockingbirds are singing from branches, caterpillars are climbing into chrysalises and goats are bleating for pellets. Summertime is officially in swing at Back Home-on the Farm. Read more

Friday, June 26, 2020
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At the peak of pandemic news infiltrating day-to-day life, marked by toilet paper’s elevated status to a precious commodity and a sudden national craze for Netflix docu-series “Tiger King," life was, in short, weird. Rather than fold its cards and hunker down to conspire if Carole Baskin kil… Read more

Saturday, June 13, 2020
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I truly enjoy seeing insects that are gayly colored. One such insect is the June beetle species, Cotinis nitida, that typically comes out in — you guessed it — June. Read more

Friday, June 12, 2020
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Pulling into the gravel lot of a campground in Maine, Tom Pack still remembers the stone, log house awaiting guests at the park’s entrance and the woman selling her fresh blueberry pie, crafted with wild fruit picked from nearby woods. Gooey, tart and sweet — Pack said the scrumptious treat … Read more

Saturday, May 23, 2020
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Birds chirping on beat to the steady strums of an out-of-view guitar guide Kate Trammell as she sways center stage of the back porch. In the background, the morning grass is still dewy and gentle sunbeams filter through the tree branches, but the camera only has eyes for Trammell’s dramatic … Read more

Saturday, May 02, 2020
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In the southeastern United States, we’re fortunate to have the Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) growing extensively in our midst. (Although also known as Yellow or Tulip Poplar, it’s a member of the Magnolia, rather than Poplar, Family.) The shape of its leaves and flowers makes us think… Read more

Friday, May 01, 2020
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On Friday night, Alysia Davis laid out her 8-year-old daughter’s yoga mat and miniature kettle bells so together they could work out. Social-distancing has meant increased family time across the globe and, together, households in the Valley shared a drink and a workout yesterday for a virtua… Read more

Friday, March 13, 2020
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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up and the color of green appearing all around the area in honor of this holiday, I’d like to share information about a wonderful wildlife plant that is green all the year around — the very common Virginia Cedar. Also known as Red Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Junip… Read more