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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College welcomes four new full-time faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. The faculty members, who will arrive on campus in mid-August for meetings before the start of classes on Aug. 28, will join the departments of economics and business administration, mathematics and computer science, music and psychology. The new faculty members, announced by Leona ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
Friday, August 10, 2018
Boys & Girls Clubs Draws Hundreds To CelebrationBy DEREK BLYERDaily News-Record  8/10/18  HARRISONBURG — Sunshine matched smiling faces Thursday at Lucy F. Simms Center for Continuing Education, as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County held a celebration, marking the end of its summer programs.Thursday’s event brought together 250 children from sites in Timberville, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, August 09, 2018
By DEREK BLYERDaily News- Record 8/9/18  WEYERS CAVE — Federal funding is landing at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.Grants announced Tuesday by the offices of U. S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner will be used to replace decades- old runway signs and study the environmental impact of planned improvements to the Weyers Cave airport.According to a press release, $ 506,000 has been awarded for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, August 09, 2018
DNR 8/9/18  ABINGDON — First Bancorp Inc., parent holding company of First Bank & Trust Co., has again been ranked among top performing banks.Sandler O’Neill + Partners, a New York based firm, provided the scorecard using data from S& P Global Market Intelligence, according to a First Bancorp statement released Tuesday. As in previous studies, the scorecard divided banks into three asset ...read more
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
               The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Board has recently appointed four new members to fill spaces vacated by outgoing members. They are Ken Boward, Tom Mendez, Ruth Jones Turner and Sacha Purciful.  Ken Boward currently serves as treasurer and CFO of Sunnyside Communities, a life plan community catering to seniors at three campuses in Virginia. He also serves as ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2018 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms. Roanoke, Virginia based Brown Edwards is among the group of the nation’s top 100 firms again this year, moving up four spots to #95. With the move up the list, Brown Edwards is now one of the largest locally owned firms in Virginia ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
United Way Holds Annual Stuff The Bus School Supply DriveBy DEREK BLYERDaily News-Record  8/4/18  HARRISONBURG — Most people think of stuffing around the fall, when the festive holiday season begins.For Laura Toni-Holsinger, executive director for the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, the stuffing she enjoys most is savored each August, when the nonprofit holds its back-to- school ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Camp Up With People Mixes Performing Arts, Service And Community To Enrich LivesBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  8/4/18  HARRISONBURG — Camp Up With People is no ordinary summer camp, according to Scott Harton, a 17-year-old from Colorado who returned to the three week sleepaway camp for the second time. “It’s like they take you, and they polish you up, make you the brightest and best you ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Ragtime Fabrics Sewing Camp Teaches Kids BasicsBy DEREK BLYERDaily News-Record  8/7/18  HARRISONBURG — Instructors at Ragtime Fabrics sewing camp won’t have to worry if camper Drew Wiley was impressed with the first day of the weeklong affair.“Can I stay here all day instead of just 12:30?” the 10-year-old from Harrisonburg asked, after learning how to make a decorative heart ornament complete ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
DNR 8/7/18   HARRISONBURG — MillerCoors is donating 50,000 cans of water to residents in California, according to a company press release. The release states the cans will be shipped from the Shenandoah Valley brewery near Elkton, and are aimed at assisting residents and volunteers affected by the Carr Fire in Northern California that has burned more than a thousand homes. The release states ...read more
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Friday, August 03, 2018
‘Proof’ Presented At Valley PlayhouseBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News- Record           8/3/18  HARRISONBURG — Catherine isn’t celebrating much on her 25th birthday after the recent death of her math- whiz father, Robert.Robert was a university professor and well- known mathematician who possessed both genius and madness. Catherine, an aspiring mathematician, fears she will inherit her father’s mental ...read more
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Due to significant recent growth in the market, Brown Edwards announces that its Harrisonburg office is moving from 124 Newman Avenue to 1909 Financial Drive effective August 1, 2018. Local office leader Jeff Smith Explains, "Our steadfast commitment to provide quality service to our clients will continue to be our priority as we continue to grow and serve the community.  This move allows us more ...read more
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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Spectators Spot Stars At Shenandoah National ParkBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record LURAY         8/2/18  - Untouched by city lights, Shenandoah National Park offers dazzling views for stargazers at night.The park is inviting individuals and families to come gaze upon the planets and the stars during the third annual Night Sky Festival Aug. 10 to 12, which coincides with the peak of the Perseids ...read more
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
WELCOME TO THE TEAMTo Be First Black Man To Hold PositionBy PETE DeLEADaily News-Record     8/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Last year, Harrisonburg City Council appointed its first black female mayor, Deanna Reed.Earlier this year, Reed helped select the city’s first black city manager, Eric Campbell.On Tuesday, Campbell tapped Eric English as the city’s first black police chief.“My goal was to pick the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  8-1-18  HARRISONBURG — The parent company of Massanutten Resort is planning a more than $60 million project to build 135 timeshare units on undeveloped land on the southeast side of the mountain.Great Eastern Springston LLC wants to rezone a 95-acre portion of 318 acres of woodland from agriculture to planned resort for The Springston Project.It is a “luxury ...read more
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (July 20, 2018) – International musician Ustad Shafaat Khan is slated to return to Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater on Monday, August 20th for an evening of excellent entertainment.  Classical Indian musician Ustad Shafaat Khan’s roots can be traced back to the 16th century to the court of the Mughal Emperor Arkbar. Mr. Khan is known for his excellence on three ...read more
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Closing On Property Expected By Aug. 22By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  7/25/18  HARRISONBURG — As expected, City Council unanimously voted to spend $5 million to buy land for a second city high school at Tuesday’s meeting.Council voted 5-0 on July 10 to buy the 60-acre parcel from James Madison University, but the panel was required to hold a second vote for the decision to become ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  7/25/18  HARRISONBURG — After generating a lot of interest last year, On Sunny Slope Farm is bringing back the Wine and Oyster Festival on Aug. 5.Last year’s festival was a success, organizers say, drawing 800 people to the farm at 1825 Sunny Slope Lane. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.“Basically, it seemed like it was something fun to do,” ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Park View Federal Credit Union was selected as a Charity Award Winner from Envoy Mortgage. They received the award for their mortgage production in 2017.  PVFCU received $7,500 to give to a charity of their choice.  They selected The Free Clinic and Our Community Place to each receive $3,750. The Free Clinic provides affordable sustainable health care services for low income and uninsured ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, July 23, 2018
By DEREK BLYERDaily News- Record       7/21/18  HARRISONBURG — The first Spirit of the Valley Festival aims to connect people to the region’s rich agricultural history through music, food, activities and games at a familiar location.Hosted at On Sunny Slope Farm on Oct. 28 and billed as a “Valley-mindedmini-Americana Festival,” the idea came about as Sunny Slope owner Harry Jarrett Jr. sought a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, July 23, 2018
Daily News Record  7/23/18  A regular meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Harrisonburg was held May 22 at Golden Corral. President Steve Alvis welcomed members and guest Adele Knott of the Shepherdstown, W.Va., Kiwanis Club.President Alvis recognized Henry and Loretta Hawkins’ 46th anniversary on May 27. He also noted the good article in the Daily News-Record featuring the Kiwanis’ Law Person of the ...read more
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Presidential Address August 23, 2018 (Thursday) 7:30-9:00 a.m.   Fee ($15 member and $20 non-member) Join us as we host an impressive panel of all five University and College Presidents.  Attendees will receive an update from each president on enrollement, construction, economic impacts of higher education and more. Please  RSVP to this event.  
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is being held at Spotswood Country Club on Friday, September 14, 2018. This is a Captain's Choice -foursome teams, teams may only have one player with handicap of 7 or lower.  The will be prizes, goodie bags and lots of networking. Registration form and Sponsorship.Early Bird Rates are until August 10, 2018. Firm Deadline of ...read more
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Harrisonburg, Va. – The city of Harrisonburg will soon kick off its annual Citizen Academy. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Citizen Academy, which will begin toward the end of August. This is a 13-week program designed to give city residents an inside look at the daily operations of all aspects of their local government. “Each department enjoys opening their doors to ...read more
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
The new Harrisonburg-Rockingham County maps have arrived at the Chamber of Commerce. The map covers Harrisonburg and all of Rockingham County. Feel free to stop in and pick one up, at no charge. We appreciate the map sponsors/advertisers. Large quantities are available, fo a nominal charge.
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
VALLEY PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS – PROOF BY DAVID AUBURN 2001 Tony Award® “Best Play” 2001 Pulitzer Award “Best Play” "combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre…[PROOF is a] smart and compassionate play of ideas." - New York Daily News  " [A] wonderfully funny…ambitiously constructed work…." - VARIETY Harrisonburg, VA ...read more
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Monday, July 16, 2018
It is that time of year for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament to be held Friday, September 14, 2018 Spotswood Country Club.    Early Bird Fee are until August 10, 2018 & Deadline to Register: Friday, August 31, 2018.  The HRCC Golf Tournament is brought to you by: DuPont Community Credit Union and Skyline Roofing Inc.Registration Form   
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Red Wing Roots Music Festival Caps Off Sixth YearBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  7/16/18  MOUNT SOLON — Mame Warren and Henry Harris had a weekend of dancing. And with Sunday’s closing act of The Steep Canyon Rangers at Red Wing Roots Music Festival, the Rockbridge County couple kept on grooving. “They’re a great dance band,” Warren said. “We love to dance.”The couple were among the thousands of ...read more
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Launches New Regional Economic Development Website   · www.theshenandoahvalley.com · The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), the region’s premier economic development marketing organization, proudly announces www.theshenandoahvalley.com as its new domain name to accompany a fresh, redesigned website. The website and new URL were unveiled today at the SVP’s ...read more
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Funds raised during annual June event benefit Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media  HARRISONBURG, Va. – Shirley’s summer of 2018 is one for the books. Literally.  In June, Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company of Harrisonburg pledged 100% of sales during Shirley’s annual birthday celebration to Massanutten Regional Library and WVPT Public Media. After the day concluded, the store ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  7/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Compared to the decision to build a second city high school, purchasing the land for it was a breeze.After a relatively uneventful and short public hearing, City Council unanimously voted to spend $5 million to buy a 60-acre parcel from James Madison University at its meeting Tuesday.The vote makes the purchase all but a done deal. Council ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Growth, accessibility, and safety prompt change in venue. HARRISONBURG (July 10, 2018) — The Harrisonburg International Festival Planning Committee announced today that Harrisonburg City Council has approved relocation of the annual event to downtown Harrisonburg. Previously held in Harrisonburg’s Hillandale Park, the festival’s popularity and growth has prompted the relocation. Organizers ...read more
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Monday, July 02, 2018
Explore More’s Farm To City Event Introduces Ag To KidsBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record     7/2/18  HARRISONBURG — Kade Martin, his brother, Colt, and sister, Kylie, tried out some homemade cheese Saturday.Or rather, museum-made.They were a little hesitant to chow down on the cheese crafted by Explore More Discovery Museum’s program manager Melanie Veith.Veith made the cheese by boiling milk and ...read more
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Monday, July 02, 2018
By KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily News-Record    7/2/18  HARRISONBURG — Valley Fourth, presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, will return for the 17th year this Independence Day, but for the second year in a row, the celebration will not include a parade.In 2017, the organization cited extensive costs to the Harrisonburg Police and Public Works departments, depressed sales at downtown ...read more
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
BUSINESS BRIEFS  First Bank’s Harvard Named VBA ChairmanDNR 6/20/18  STRASBURG — During the 125th annual convention of the Virginia Bankers Association, Scott Harvard, CEO and director of First Bank, Virginia, in Strasburg, was named VBA’s chairman.  Harvard succeeds William Hayter, president and CEO/ director of First Bank & Trust Co., to become VBA’s 126th chairman.  Prior to joining First ...read more
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Forbes Center For The Performing Arts Unveils 2018-19 Masterpiece SeasonBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     6/16/18  HARRISONBURG — James Madison University’s Forbes Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018-19 Masterpiece season on Thursday, giving season ticket holders a sneak peek into the internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and theater companies that will grace the stage ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Gather Input Before Determining OptionsBy ELLIE POTTERDaily News-Record  6/14/18  WEYERS CAVE — Virginia Department of Transportation staff sought help in addressing congestion and other problems along Interstate 81 on Wednesday.About 110 people attended a meeting at Blue Ridge Community College held by VDOT and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.The meeting was the third ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Blue Ridge Christian School Buys Dayton Learning CenterBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Christian School, it appears, has found its next home.After meeting in executive session Wednesday, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to sell the former county schoolhouse to the Christian school that operates out of its Bridgewater headquarters. County ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
High-FlierBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — Blue Ridge Community College has received $250,000 from state and local coffers to launch a new noncredit program aimed at helping train people to be entry-level cybersecurity analysts.Del. Steve Landes, R-Weyers Cave, announced Tuesday afternoon that the school will get $200,000 in GO Virginia funding to create its Cyber ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Shenandoah County May Start ProgramBy KENDRA STRAWDERMANFor the Daily New-Record  6/14/18  HARRISONBURG — It’s obvious to Chris Ray he’s making an impact on his “little brother.”“As soon as I walk in, I see him smile,” said Ray, an officer with the Harrisonburg Police Department who mentors a student at Waterman Elementary School through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg- Rockingham ...read more
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Massanutten Mountain Perks Provides Summer Savings to Area Residentswith Exclusive Buy-One-Get-One-Free Offers & More    McGaheysville, Va.– June 13, 2018 – Massanutten Resort, a premier all-season resort in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, today announce the launch of Massanutten Mountain Perks, a new two-tiered loyalty program focused on area residents.  With these two programs, locals will ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, June 11, 2018
DNR 6/7/18   HARRISONBURG — Brothers Craft Brewing was the big winner in the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition, and two other local breweries also received awards.   Brothers took the top prize, Best In Show, for its Lil’ Hellion. The beer was judged to be the top entrant in the pale malty European lager category and was selected over all other first-place winners as the competition’s ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
VERONA, VA – June 11, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, announced today that Christopher C. Earhart, the Company’s president, was installed as Chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) on June 4, 2018.  He will serve in this capacity for a one-year term.       “Chris brings a wealth of ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that Dean “Mac” Nichols has joined the law firm as a shareholder in the Harrisonburg office effective June 1, 2018. With over 32 years of law practice experience and a proven track record as an outstanding business and personal attorney, Mac concentrates his practice on business transactions, tax law, estate planning and administration, and real estate law, ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
By NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  6/7/18  HARRISONBURG — A project Bill O’Brien helped start now bears his name.About 60 Valley officials gathered in a field off Stone Spring Road on Wednesday to dedicate a portion of the southeast connector to the former county administrator.O’Brien was the second person to hold the post and served from 1977 to 2003. He died in February.In November, the Board of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Shearing Is CaringSchool Collects Ponytails For Cancer Patients’ WigsBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  6/7/18  BROADWAY — Leah Siler wasn’t nervous as she went for her first haircut Wednesday.And rather than let her locks go to waste, the 6-year-old decided to donate them to a good cause.She was among 25 students, parents, teachers and administrators who cut 8 inches of their hair to donate to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
$8.2 Million Project Will Be Renovation, AdditionBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record  6/2/18  HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community has begun an $8.2 million project mainly aimed at its short-term rehabilitation offerings. Maureen Pearson, the community’s director of public relations and outreach, said 48,762 square feet in the Oak Lea building will be renovated and 3,600 square ...read more
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Games returns this summer with the theme “Libraries Rock.” Throughout June, July and August, MRL branches will be hosting hundreds of literacy-based programs, STEM activities, movies, musical performances and special events for children of all ages. Registration begins Monday, June 4th at all MRL branches. You do not need to have a library card ...read more
Categories: Community
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Massanutten Regional Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program begins its fourth year on Monday, June 4 and runs through August 6. This summer’s theme is “Library Rocks” and events begin on Monday, June 4 at Central Library with a Wii Mario Kart Tournament at 6:30 PM. Preregistration required: http://mrlib.org/mario/.The Adult Summer Reading Program is open to all area residents eighteen years of age ...read more
Categories: Community
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Local Student Awarded with Dixie’s Annual “Buddy Harris” Scholarship  VERONA, VA – May 17, 2018 – Each year, Dixie Gas & Oil recognizes the outstanding achievement and work ethic of a student at Valley Career and Technical Center (VCTC) by awarding a scholarship in memory of Buddy Harris, a long-time Dixie employee.  At the center’s 2018 Recognition Ceremony on May 15, 2018, this year’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
Tina Bukoskey receives first quarter award  (Waynesboro, VA) Tina Bukoskey, fulfillment specialist, was recently chosen Employee of the Quarter at McClung Companies. Established in 1992, the award is based on recommendations from fellow workers and recognizes McClung employees who display extraordinary dedication to their jobs.  "Tina has truly come into her own leading our fulfillment center," ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
JoAnne Estes, Bindery Coordinator, retires after 38 years  (Waynesboro, VA) JoAnne Estes was honored by a luncheon on April 23. She retired from McClung after 38 years of service. She was the bindery coordinator and also led the shipping and fulfillment areas. JoAnne not only worked hard at her job but also made everyone feel special at McClung. She put together multiple parties throughout her ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
ROCKINGHAM COUNTYBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record   5/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Casey Armstrong, Rockingham County’s director of community development, will now oversee economic development.  Armstrong, 34, was appointed Monday as assistant county administrator, replacing George Anas, who resigned last month for a job in the private sector.  Anas, 53, whose last day was Friday, had a salary of ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce that Jennifer Erdman Shirkey has been elected as a Fellow of The American College Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Established in 1949, ACTEC is the nation’s premier association of trust and estate lawyers. ACTEC Fellows are peer-elected after demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and ...read more
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Friday, April 27, 2018
Hotel Madison, Shenandoah Valley Conference Center Gears Up For Opening DayBy VIC BRADSHAWDaily News-Record 4-26-18  HARRISONBURG — The finishing-touches stage remains days away, and in some cases months.  Staff is still being brought on board ahead of its opening.  But the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center is close enough to complete that it’s thrown open its doors to ...read more
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
 Blue Ridge Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Smith as Executive Vice President - Virginia, Mortgage Division.  Smith joined the Blue Ridge Bank team to build and expand its mortgage presence in Virginia. Smith brings over 30 years of experience in commercial and mortgage lending to Blue Ridge Bank.  Mr. Smith was most recently Senior Vice President, Market Executive with First ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
 Great Community Give Blows Past Funding GoalsBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record   4/19/18 HARRISONBURG — Joe Paxton gazed at the sign in front of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Wednesday afternoon, the sign showing that local charities had received more than $200,000 in a one-day online fundraising drive.   “This is just fantastic,” he said to no one in ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News Record     4/19/18HARRISONBURG — The Sodikoffs have added a third brand to their vehicle dealership family.  The owners of Steven Toyota and Steven Kia have brought Harrisonburg Nissan into their fold, according to Jake Sodikoff, president of the dealership that’s been renamed Steven Nissan. The deal, which closed April 11, included the East Market Street business and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (4/10/18) –PBMares, LLP has hired two new directors based in Hampton Roads.  Risë Flenner works directly with clients in the area of estate planning and Jesse Morton leads the firm’s  business and organizational growth initiatives.  “Both Risë and Jesse have impressive backgrounds,” said Mary Aldrich, COO of PBMares. “Risë has a distinguished reputation for her specialized ...read more
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
SkyWest Starts ServiceBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          Apr 3, 2018 The first flight operated by SkyWest Airlines under the United Express brand arrives at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport during a ceremony on Tuesday.​ WEYERS CAVE — At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the event Joe Bowman had wished for years to take place finally happened.That’s when the first jet operated by SkyWest Airlines, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (April 2, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) is thrilled to continue aiding community artists and art educators in their pursuit of artistic excellence by awarding three Advancing the Arts grants for its Spring 2018 cycle. ACV’s Advancing the Arts grant program supports artists, art educators, and organizations working in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Funds ...read more
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Monday, April 02, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA – (March 27, 2018) Harrisonburg City Council has agreed to further explore an unsolicited proposal to build a downtown park from Build Our Park, a community-led nonprofit organization committed to facilitating the creation of a public park in downtown Harrisonburg. Build Our Park submitted a Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act (PPEA) proposal for City ...read more
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Students Learn Ins, Outs Of IndustryBy VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record          March 16, 2018TIMBERVILLE — Eleven high school seniors spent about four hours Thursday learning about banking and didn’t see a single bit of currency.Farmers & Merchants Bank gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the industry as part of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Bank Day program. Each has an opportunity ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (3/13/18) – PBMares Wealth Management, a division of PBMares, LLP, has hired Shelly Braden and Kurt Johnson to help increase the firms’ footprint across the region.  “We are expanding our team to better serve our clients’ increasing needs,” said Rob Klingensmith, director of PBMares Wealth Management. “Shelly and Kurt have strong backgrounds in wealth management and their ...read more
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Winery To Debut Vintage With Valley-Grown GrapesBy ELLIE POTTER Daily News-Record                        3/14/18McGAHEYSVILLE — Stephanie Pence said opening her family’s winery has proven to be a lesson in patience.In June, she and her husband Steve Pence opened Brix and Columns Vineyards in McGaheysville. They planted their vines three years ago, and will harvest them this year.In 2019, the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
DNR      Mar 2, 2018    HARRISONBURG — John Downey and Valley Pike Farm Market are among the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards from the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.Downey, president of Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, will receive the Business Leadership Award when they are presented during the chamber’s annual meeting on March 21 at the Holiday Inn ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Marina Barnett | Posted: Fri 6:09 PM, Mar 02, 2018  |   WHSV - http://www.whsv.com/content/news/MeToo-Now-what-475695753.html  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — Last year, the #MeToo movement took social media by storm, as women shared stories of their experiences with sexual harassment and assault in daily life, but now what happens moving forward?    Connie Hess, General Manager and Partner ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, March 12, 2018
  The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the preservation of 13.5 acres of core battlefield at New Market - the first step of a multi-stage preservation project at the New Market Battlefield. The newly-preserved land lies within the Town of New Market, just two blocks from the Foundation's headquarters at the Strayer House in the center ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
                  Cobalt Communications President Leslie Harris Named to Board of MASHSMD                   ?MASHSMD is the Mid-Atlantic Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development   HARRISONBURG, VA, March 2018 – Cobalt Communications, Inc., a strategic communications firm focused on healthcare and science-based organizations, is pleased to announce that their president and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Friday, March 09, 2018
~ Bipartisan effort will reduce regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions to increase lending to small businesses and families ~~ S.2155 is the first major piece of bipartisan economic growth and consumer protection legislation considered by the Senate during this Congress ~  *Click below to download video/audio/B-roll of interviews with Sen. Warner, Virginia Community Bankers, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
March 6, 2018, Timberville, VA ‐‐ Organizational restructuring at F&M Bank leads to various internal promotions.  Following retirement announcements from two longtime executives, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Larry Caplinger; and President and CEO, Dean Withers, F&M Bank is implementing succession planning and departmental restructuring with several internal staff ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
    March 2018 NewsletterCrossKeys' Ali d'Oro Wins Gold at 2018 Va. Governor's Cup        CrossKeys' 2018 Governors Cup Medal Count:1 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze    We are ecstatic to announce that our 2015 Ali d’ Oro is now the “GOLD of the VALLEY,” as it was recently honored with a gold medal at the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup. CrossKeys Vineyards also received the extreme ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
DNR March 2, 2018  HARRISONBURG — First Bank & Trust Co. has announced that it will boost its minimum wage to no less than $15 an hour.In making the announcement Feb. 22, the Abingdon-based financial services company said it’s using 30 percent of its savings from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that Congress passed in December to up its minimum pay rate for its workers. The legislation reduced ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
DN-R Staff        Feb 26, 2018     HARRISONBURG — Kroger is giving out fresh fruit to children younger than 12 each time they visit the store.According to a press release, the grocer's mid-Atlantic division is seeking to encourage healthy eating habits in children.A child-size display will be set up in each store for children to pick out their choice of a banana, apple or orange, the release ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, February 26, 2018
Two new videos from Everence® – called Giving moments of grace – illustrate how much a man’s end-of-life planning meant to his family.The videos feature interviews with the family of Daryl Garber, a former member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church who died at 81 in March 2016. Daryl made sure that Lila, his wife of more than 60 years, and their sons and daughters-in-law knew his wishes, and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018
·        By VIC BRADSHAW Daily News-Record  2/22/18    HARRISONBURG — Old Hill Cider plans to improve its facilities outside Timberville, and the business will receive $50,000 in state and local grant money to help with that effort.Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Wednesday afternoon that the Rockingham County business will receive $25,000 from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Daily News Record 2/22/18Many people work their entire lives to achieve a lifelong dream. Some don’t achieve it at all.For Jeff Moon, however, it only took 27 years before he was able to put a big fat check next to one item on his bucket list: owning his own brewery. In November, Moon bought Wolfe Street Brewing from its previous owners and, as of Saturday, Feb. 24, the brewery will run under the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Bridgewater, Va., February 2018 –  Effective January 2018, Joel Shank stepped into the role as Chair of the Board of Director’s with the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Shank’s chief responsibility is providing leadership and oversight to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In this role, Shank will be the Community Spokesperson for the Chamber, attending all community ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 16, 2018
Breaking News: James Madison University is now an official partner university of the Peace Corps Prep program – “a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?”   This partnership was made possible through a collaborative effort between the Center for Global Engagement, JMU Outreach ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Human Interest, General News Article, Community
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Richmond, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) – The Virginia Wineries Association Governor’s Cup® Virginia Wine Competition judging is final, and the list of golds are announced. Ninety-nine Virginia wines have been awarded gold medals in the 2018 Virginia wine competition, which was held over a four-week period during late January and early February. Now in its 36th year, the competition was revamped in 2012 to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, February 15, 2018
LENHART PETTIT ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. “This is an exciting time for Lenhart Pettit,” said Mike Derdeyn, “we are deepening our bench in both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg to respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clients.  I am happy to contribute what I can to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
   Do you want to be informed? If so, register for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert today! Anyone who lives, works or attends school in the city of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County are asked to sign up for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Alert. The emergency alert will notify you in the event of an emergency situation or life-threatening weather event taking place in your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, the Front Royal- Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce have formed an Improve I-81 Chamber Coalition. The coalition was formed because of the significant need for improvements to increase safety and relieve congestion on I-81. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Welcome  B R A D   R E E S E  TO Melinda Beam Shenandoah Valley Real Estate   540 578 1494brad.reese@outlook.com    Brad brings a successful background in customer service.Combined with his business acumen, Brad mirrors Melinda's quest to provide exemplary client service with attention to details, timely response and local real estate market knowledge.  Brad also embraces the responsibility ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Elkton Store Specializes In Flavored Oils, VinegarsELKTON — Of Valley Olive and Leaf’s 28 flavors of oils and vinegars, one of the most popular is the butter-flavored olive oil, co-owner Christina Hebert said.“It tastes just like what you put on your popcorn, but there’s no fat in it, so it’s guilt-free,” she said.Hebert and her partner, Daniel McLaughlin, both 38, marked the soft opening of their ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College has announced a two-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation (MMPF) of Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons. In order to obtain the grant, Bridgewater must raise $500,000 in cash and pledges by November 2018. “The Mary Morton Parsons ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 26, 2018
https://emu.edu/now/news/2018/01/early-learning-center-teaches-children-future-educators/  Free to pursue their interests, the seven two-year-olds spread about the room, some pushing toy cars and trucks across the floor, others shaping green playdough at a low table.And at another table, early elementary education practicum student Kelsey Troyer led a lesson: Her own.Eastern Mennonite University ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Thursday, December 21, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Michael Post to join the College as its Vice President for Enrollment Management. Post, who joins Bridgewater after nearly a decade of experience in enrollment management, will begin on July 1, 2018. He comes to the college from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, where he is Vice President for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tickets available today at www.united.com     Weyers Cave, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2017 – Daily United Express jet service from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Washington Dulles (IAD) begins April 3, 2018! Operated by SkyWest Airlines, the daily flights will provide Shenandoah Valley travelers seamless access to United’s global network via the airline’s Chicago ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, December 07, 2017
HARRISONBURG, Va. (December, 07, 2017) – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. Exhibition submissions are accepted year-round and are reviewed in late fall by board members on ACV’s Exhibitions Committee. The Council is pleased to announce its full slate for the upcoming 2018 season: • February – Photography ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Bridgewater College has released its biennial Speakers Bureau, which features a list of faculty and staff who are available to give presentations on a wide range of topics to clubs, schools, churches and organizations. Bridgewater’s Speakers Bureau is a service to the local community and there is no charge for the presentation. The 2018-19 Speakers Bureau may be viewed on the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release