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Monday, October 15, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 10/12/18  HARRISONBURG — Don’t be alarmed if the sound of airplanes passing overhead increases in the Valley.On Oct. 4, nonstop service began from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport through SkyWest Airlines.SkyWest began serving the Weyers Cave airport in April, but until last week, the flight to Chicago included a stop in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, October 15, 2018
HARRISONBURG, VA – Right now there are 150 children in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County that are victims of abuse and neglect and have been placed in foster care without the benefit of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). In response to this urgent need, Blue Ridge CASA is seeking 30 residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County to come to the aid of these local children by November ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, October 11, 2018
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF HARRISONBURG AND ROCKINGHAMProgram Celebrates New BrandingBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/11/18  HARRISONBURG — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County serves hundreds of area youth, and some of the participants on both sides of those mentorships spoke at a luncheon on Wednesday to help launch the organization’s new branding. Alejandra ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Showalter's Annual Apple Harvest Celeberation will be held on October 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, October 08, 2018
HARRISONBURG, Va. (October 5, 2018) – Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater will welcome musical group Miss Tess and the Talkbacks on Wednesday, October 24th  for a lively evening of original music.  Growing up in Maryland, Miss Tess was raised on American folk songs and occasional bursts of 30s swing. After studying piano, she took up guitar and vocals, though couldn’t settle on a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, October 08, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/5/18  PENN LAIRD — Sourcing local food for lunches and breakfasts is a challenge for Rockingham County Public Schools.With 23 schools spread out over 853 square miles, distributing local food is just not feasible, and farms aren’t likely to deliver to every division school either, said Gerald Lehman, RCPS food services director.“We find it very challenging ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 08, 2018
County Schools Celebrate What Makes Students UniqueBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/5/18  HARRISONBURG — When Blair Harper was an elementary school student in Montgomery County in Maryland her school would host a week each year that celebrated people with disabilities and educated students on how they overcome daily challenges.The experience stuck with Harper, now a teacher at Linville- ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, October 08, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/6/18  HARRISONBURG — Virginia’s first lady, Pamela Northam, sat in the cafeteria of Waterman Elementary School on Friday trying to eat a salad of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, but kept being interrupted by kids coming over to say hi.Not that she minded.“I used to be a teacher,” Northam said to one girl. “Now I’m married to the governor, which is ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Education
Monday, October 08, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record 10/6/18  FULKS RUN — Every student from Fulks Run Elementary School spent their Friday morning volunteering or helping in some way in their community for the school’s first “Cardinals Give Back” day.This year the school’s motto is “Cardinals Care,” and thinking about what that means, volunteering quickly came to mind, said Principal Alisa Sims. “Some kids might ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Division Celebrates Farm To School WeekBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record     10/4/18  HARRISONBURG — It’s Farm to School week in Harrisonburg City Public Schools and across Virginia, so it’s fitting that the school division would receive an award for its food services and efforts to serve students in and out of school.The school nutrition staff received the Dorothy S. McAuliffe School Nutrition ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, October 04, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News-Record  10/4/18  HARRISONBURG — Two Rockingham County schools have received grant money to help fund after-school programs, summer school and additional learning opportunities.Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration awarded $217,236 for programs at Fulks Run and Mountain View elementary schools. This is the third year the school division has received these “extended year ...read more
Categories: Education
Thursday, October 04, 2018
BUSINESSBRIEFLocal Realtor Receives Management AwardDNR 10/4/18  HARRISONBURG — A local real estate professional has been selected as the state’s top property manager.Steven Stein, senior property manager of Mountain Valley Property Management, received the Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award, according to a press release.The Virginia Realtors association presented Stein the award ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
HARRISONBURG, VA – Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) has dedicated itself to providing memorable arts experiences in its Smith House Galleries. And the exhibition opening Oct 5, 5-8 pm) definitely promises to deliver on memorability.  Installed over the course of several days, Mealymouth Dexterity combines the talents and artist visions of R. Mertens and John Ros, who rely on collaborative ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     10/3/18  HARRISONBURG — The late Anthony Bourdain once said, “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.” Executive chef Michael Collins held a similar philosophy when he launched Montpelier Restaurant & Bar this month.The restaurant, which opened inside the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center on Sept. 17, serves ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
By SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record     10/2/18  HARRISONBURG — Massanutten Regional Library updated its selection of books on breast cancer detection, treatment and recovery for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.The addition of 43 new books was funded by a $ 700 grant from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among cancers for women, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
The annual Deyerle Program Series on Local History returns to Massanutten Regional Library with three events during the month of October. This popular lecture series features local historians, scholars and area experts who explore a broad range of subjects surrounding the history of the Shenandoah Valley. Programs are held on Thursday evenings at 7pm at MRL’s Central Library in downtown ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, October 01, 2018
Event To Benefit Arc Of Harrisonburg And RockinghamBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record  9/29/18  HARRISONBURG — It’s that time of year again for Oktoberfest celebrations: the lederhosen, the Bavarian pretzels, the polka music, the beer.The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is hosting Arctoberfest German Beer and Wine Festival on Oct. 13 for the second year. The festival will take place at Turner ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, October 01, 2018
FESTIVAL FOOTWORKA Cultural PhenomenonAnnual International Festival Brings Thousands TogetherBy PETE DELEADaily News-Record  10/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Since migrating from Kurdistan to Harrisonburg in 2011, Mustafa Ahmad has embraced the many different cultures in the Shenandoah Valley.On Saturday, the 41- year- old joined thousands of people in downtown for the 21st annual Harrisonburg ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, October 01, 2018
Thanks to a $700 grant from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (“VBCF”), Massanutten Regional Library has expanded its collection of titles focused on breast cancer detection, treatment and recovery.   Since 2000, the VBCF has awarded more than $60,000 in grants to 46 different public libraries throughout the Commonwealth. MRL is one of four public libraries to receive a VBCF grant in 2018, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, September 28, 2018
‘It Just Grabs You’Local Club Given High Marks By OfficialBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/28/18  HARRISONBURG — As Duane Reynolds stepped into the Lucy F. Simms Center for Continuing Education for a tour Thursday morning, he stopped and stared in awe.Reynolds visited the center, home to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, along with 11 other board members and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
United Way Moving Event To SeptemberBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record  9/26/18  HARRISONBURG — The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County announced Tuesday that its annual Day of Caring will no longer be held in May and will instead take place every September.Executive Director Laura Toni- Holsinger said it’s an idea the local nonprofit had considered for a while.Toni-Holsinger said she ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The final touch of Hotel Madison is complete since Montpelier Restaurant & Bar officially opened its doors on Monday.Leaders from both the city of Harrisonburg and James Madison University, as well as hotel staff, met for a ribbon cutting and lunch to celebrate the opening.The restaurant is open to anyone in the public — you do not have to be a guest of the hotel to eat there.Wendell Bush, the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DNR 9/24/18  HARRISONBURG — A traditional barn raising brings together a group of neighbors to collectively build a barn for a community member in a single day. Eastern Mennonite University students gave the longstanding tradition a 21st century twist Saturday: a solar barn raising.Around 70 volunteers installed solar panels on the roof of EMU’s University Commons provided by Secure Futures, a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Department of Education is set to release accreditation information later this week based on scores on Standards of Learning tests taken by students during the 2017-18 school year.Preliminary reports indicate all schools in Harrisonburg City Public Schools will be fully accredited except Skyline Middle School, which will accredited with conditions based upon a few ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
More Than A StoreTen Thousand Villages Celebrates 25 Years in HarrisonburgBy LAINE GRIFFIN Daily News-Record 9/25/18HARRISONBURG — It’s not just a job for Kara Miller — it’s a mission.Miller, manager of Ten Thousand Villages for two years, handed out cake after the ribbon-cutting Monday in celebration of the nonprofit store’s 25 years in Harrisonburg.Mayor Deanna Reed, Ten Thousand Villages board ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DNR 9/25/18     BRIDGEWATER — Bridgewater Retirement Community recently announced two employees have been promoted to new positions.Laura Spicer has accepted the position of director of Well-Being and Engagement at Bridgewater Retirement Community.According to a BRC press release, Spicer has been instrumental in getting the retirement community’s new Wellzesta program started, training ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, September 20, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record    9/20/18  HARRISONBURG — Kate Smucker wants to do more to help those in need throughout the community.Now she can.The first United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Emerging Leaders program launched Wednesday afternoon along with the charitable agency’s third annual community tour, which visited 11 partner agencies in Harrisonburg.“The goal for Emerging ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
By MAX THORNBERRYFor The Daily News-Record         9/20/18  NEW MARKET — Town Council approved a conditional-use permit and a letter of recommendation Monday night for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.The permit allows the foundation to convert a parsonage at 9276 N. Congress St. into a museum/archive and gift shop.Earlier this month, the Planning Commission recommended the permit be ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record    9/19/18  DAYTON — The former Dayton Learning Center has served as an educational institution of some kind since it was built in 1914. It has been the home of kindergartners, middle school and high school students.It’s legacy as the walls and halls of learning will continue. On Tuesday, the building was dedicated to a new school and a new endeavor. It is now ...read more
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Breweries Hosting Beer, Chili Cook- Off EventBy SHELBY MERTENSDaily News-Record    9/19/18  HARRISONBURG — The Friendly Fermenter and Pale Fire Brewing are teaming up to host a new dual homebrew and chili cook-off to benefit a local nonprofit that helps homeless families get back on their feet.The inaugural Beans & Brews Festival will be held at Pale Fire, located at 217 S. Liberty St., on Sept. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, September 17, 2018
Raises $9.1M In Gifts From Individuals, FoundationsBy MEGAN WILLIAMSDaily News- Record   9/15/18  HARRISONBURG — Eastern Mennonite University set a new record for total philanthropic support during the 2017- 18 fiscal year, receiving over $9.1 million in gifts from individuals and private foundations, according to a press release.This tops the prior record year of 2002, when $7.7 million was ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest, Community
Thursday, September 13, 2018
   Harrisonburg, VA (September 12, 2018) -- Arts Council of the Valley (ACV), Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR), and Harrisonburg City Public Schools have teamed together to commission a public art installation designed to embody our community’s diversity. Building on the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign, the project will ask artists to consider how ideas of inclusivity and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, September 13, 2018
“A lot of shows can make you laugh. What’s rare is a play that makes you beam from curtain to curtain.” - New York Times  A showcase of whimsical young love, the bonds of family, and explosions, the Valley Playhouse production of “You Can’t Take It With You” is scheduled at the Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater October 11-21.  Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley (September 10, 2018) – The Shenandoah Valley Tourism Partnership(SVTP), a collaborative effort among 11 tourism offices up and down the Valley, today announced the 2017 economic impacts of tourism in the region. This report showcased direct tourism spending in excess of $1.45 billion and local tax revenues of $43.2 million. Collectively, this tourism spending ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
By PETE DELEADaily News-Record  9/10/18  MOUNT CRAWFORD — Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative unveiled its new $25 million complex just north of Mount Crawford Saturday afternoon.Michael Hastings, SVEC’s president and CEO, said he’s proud the cooperative was able to keep its headquarters in Rockingham County.“ We’re very fortunate to be in the community,” Hastings said during a media ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
SCIENTIFIC SIMULATIONRoom To GrowNewly Renovated Clinical Lab Opens At Eastern Mennonite UniversityBy LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record 9/1/18  HARRISONBURG — Snowy Zhao stepped into the newly renovated clinical lab at Eastern Mennonite University Thursday and was in complete awe.Zhao, an undergraduate in the prelicensure nursing program at EMU, was one of 96 students in the clinical program who ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News- Record     9/1/18  BROADWAY — Longtime Broadway resident David Jordan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Broadway Town Council Thursday evening.Jordan, 59, will finish out Fred Olson’s term, which will end in 2019.Broadway Mayor Tim Proctor said he has known Jordan for years and is confident that with his outstanding record of achievement, he will bring many new ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Lakeview Golf Course Seeks Rezoning For Pro ShopBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News-Record  9/3/18  HARRISONBURG — The new owner of an iconic building in Mauzy is planning some changes to a 19-year-old business.The Rockingham County Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone the Shoppes at Mauzy property during its meeting on Tuesday.The main building on the 3-acre property, along U.S. 11 near ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
TOWN OF NEW MARKETFoundation Seeks OK On Building ChangesWants To Create Museum, Gift ShopBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News- Record    9/3/18  NEW MARKET — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation wants to convert a former New Market parsonage into an archive facility, museum and gift shop.Town Council will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission to consider a conditional-use permit ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, August 31, 2018
MASSANUTTEN, Virginia (August 28, 2018) — Massanutten Resort, a four season resort located outside of Harrisonburg, VA in the famed Shenandoah Valley, is launching their Massanutten Mountain Perks program as a way of saying thanks to loyal guests. The new rewards program will introduce the $50 annual Massanutten Play Pass. The $50 Play Pass comes pre-loaded with fifteen exclusive Buy-One-Get-One ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
By LAINE GRIFFINDaily News-Record 8/29/18  HARRISONBURG — James Madison University is getting a high-profile faculty member.Bill Bolling, a former Republican state senator and two-term lieutenant governor, posted on Facebook on Monday that he will start a three-year stint as a senior fellow in residence for public service on Oct. 1.Bolling, 61, said his position is an administrative faculty ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, August 30, 2018
TIMBERVILLE, VA ‐‐ Current F&M Bank President Appointed Additional Title  At the July 2018 Board of Directors meeting, chairman of the board Ellen Fitzwater appointed Mark Hanna to CEO of the organization. Mr. Hanna joined F&M as its incoming president on December 1, 2017 following the retirement announcement of Dean Withers, who served as F&M Bank’s President and CEO for the previous ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Butterflies. To some people they represent hope and the miracle of transformation. To others they represent change,  joy and color. There is no doubt the butterfly has a significant meaning for each of us. This is certainly true for SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts.    As part of a grant awarded to SoLace Studios by the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through a program called Bricks and ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
The 613 by ARCHIE RAND 11 September – 13 October 2018 Events 11 September 2018, 5-6p / Wampler Lecture: Archie Rand - Duke 2036 12 September 2018, 5-7p / Artist Reception 13 September 2018, 1-2p / Archie Rand: In Conversation w/ Gallery Director Gallery Hours / Tuesday through Saturday, 11a to 5p Extended Hours / FRI, 05 October 2018, 5-8p // First Fridays Downtown / SUN, 07 October 2018, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Customer-focused plan allows propane to be purchased as it is usedEliminates large-volume purchases, delivery fees and tank rentals  VERONA, VA – August 29, 2018 – Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation, a leading provider of propane and petroleum products in Western and Central Virginia, today announced that the Company now offers customers a metered service option for propane.  With this service, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMESBy NOLAN STOUTDaily News- Record        8/28/18  WEYERS CAVE — Blue Ridge Community College is getting some help to keep up with an ever- changing world of technology.About 50 people gathered at the college on Monday for the dedication of the Charles B. Cook Automotive Analysis and Repair Laboratory.The dedication was in recognition of a $ 250,000 donation to the Blue ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 23, 2018
While popping corks for a celebration is a regular occurrence at CrossKeys Vineyards, today we're celebrating with the best Rosé on the Atlantic seaboard!  We are proud to announce that our 2017 Fiore recently earned the Best of Show Award at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association's 14th annual wine competition in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Over the years, we've brought home a lot of ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Dr. Maureen Silva, vice president for institutional advancement at Bridgewater College, has been named to the board of directors of the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Silva, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in development and campaign leadership in higher education, serves as chief development officer at Bridgewater and is a member of the President’s ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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: Human Interest, Press Release, Community
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
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
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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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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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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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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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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: Human Interest, Community, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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