Friday, May 22, 2020

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Saturday, May 09, 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
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 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
Saturday, March 07, 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

Saturday, February 29, 2020
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For nearly 70 years, Harrisonburg Women’s Service League has worked to provide financial and physical support to families and community organizations in the county. Tonight is the chance for the community to tune into that same philanthropic energy and show out for fundraiser karaoke. Read more

Friday, February 28, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
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Africa is often cited as the plant from whose seeds human life first spread across the globe. But descendants of the African diaspora share the same vein and breath of ancestors, heritage robbed through slavery and imperialism. Still, a familiar sound and spirit spans across the various coun… Read more

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Court Square Theater is presenting the historical drama “SELMA” on Monday evening to celebrate Black History Month. Following Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “SELMA” narrates how African American resilience overcame brutality during the 1960s while spotlighting the Selma to Montgomery March in … Read more

Saturday, February 15, 2020
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Internationally renowned a capella group Voces8 returns to Eastern Mennonite School for the 11th time this weekend, joining the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and EMS choirs. Read more

Saturday, February 08, 2020
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Turner Ashby High School will present “Hello Dolly!” from Feb. 27-29 at 7 p.m. and on March 1 at 2:30 p.m. “Hello Dolly!” is a musical comedy based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. Following Dolly in New York City as she works her matchmaking magic, audiences will fall in lov… Read more

Saturday, February 01, 2020
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Most people think of Valentine’s Day as a time only for expressing romantic love, but I’ve always thought it was a nice time of year to also show my love for family and friends, especially those far away. Sending a card or email lets folks know you are thinking of them, and who doesn’t appre… Read more

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Friday, January 03, 2020
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