Twenty-five years ago tragedy struck the Harrisonburg community with the death of Shirley Collins. In the aftermath of that act of sexual violence, a dynamic group of people came together to create CASA-Citizens Against Sexual Assault, which is now called the Collins Center. This growing non-profit, located in downtown Harrisonburg, models and promotes the prevention of child sexual abuse, and provides excellence in sexual assault response and treatment in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
The Arts Council of the Valley awarded six Advancing the Arts grants for this 2012-2013 academic year. During March 2013, the creators of Residence and Refuge, a five-week writing and photography workshop made possible by an Advancing the Arts grant, worked closely with the Mercy House after-school program to offer elementary and middle school residents artistic skills with which to tell their stories.
Downton Abbey, the most-watched drama series in the history of PBS, will now be even more memorable for WVPT, its viewers and one lucky Virginia resident. WVPT/PBS is holding a raffle for “The Spirit of Downton Abbey Tour”—a $5,400 value—which the winner and one companion will experience in England September 1-7.
Third-seeded Drexel held second-seeded JMU scoreless for nine minutes in the second half and defeated the Dukes 50-34 in the second semifinal of the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Jani-King, on Saturday afternoon.
James Madison took advantage of 10 walks from UNCW pitchers and broke a 2-2 tie with seven runs in the fourth and five in the fifth en route to a 17-5 win in the opener of a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series on Friday evening at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.
Second-seeded JMU overcame a difficult shooting performance and picked up a 59-48 victory over #7 Towson in the quarterfinals of the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Jani-King, on Friday evening at The Show Place Arena.
LaMonte Wade’s bases-loaded triple was the big blow in Maryland’s seven-run fifth inning that broke a tie and gave the visitors a 10-5 victory over JMU in a non-conference baseball game on Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park.