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OASIS announces plans for First Fridays in July

On First Friday, July 1st, OASIS will host a reception for the exhibit titled “ Jewel Yoder Hertzler: Recent Paintings.”

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Charlottesville seeking nominations for 2016 Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund Award

The Mildred W. Spicer Arts Fund is seeking applications for an award to celebrate inclusive art opportunities within the community.

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Bridgewater College celebrates ASPIRE Week

Bridgewater College is recognizing academic achievement during a week of activities dedicated to showcasing excellence.

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Arts Council of the Valley announces grant awards

The Arts Council of the Valley its selections for Advancing the Arts grants awarded to local artists and educators.

New exhibit at Beverley Street Studio School

Housekeeping, by regional artists Dymph De Wild, Corinne Diop, and Rebecca Silberman, will open Saturday, February 26, in the Beverley Street Studio School Gallery.

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Crozet Fine Art and Craft Festivals accepting applications from artists, artisans

Calling all metalworkers, wood sculptors, ceramicists, textile transformers, painting geniuses, and wizards of charcoal: Crozet Arts and Crafts Festivals are now accepting applications for our 2016 events.

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Arts Council of the Valley awards grants to local artists, arts educators

The Arts Council of the Valley announced the award of Advancing the Arts grants awarded to local artists and educators.

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Bridgewater College announces arts, events for the 2016 spring semester

Bridgewater College offers a wide range of arts and events for the community to enjoy during the 2016 spring semester.

Watercolor exhibit highlights January at Shenandoah Valley Art Center

During the month of January, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center is exhibiting New Watercolor: A Juried Contemporary Exhibit featuring 18 regional artists.


Heifetz Institute to receive second grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

A $25,000 grant is the second NEA award garnered by the Heifetz Institute in 2015.

May River City Radio Hour: Country, jazz, poetry, comedy and drama

As the River City Radio Hour nears the end of this 2014-15 season, it packs the May performance with talent. Jazz chanteuse Nadine Chase, country singer Brian Buchanan, poet/composer David Young (aka Duffy), humorist Marsha Howard, the renown Boogie Kings, and a new serial Ladies of the Library will be combined in a 90-minute performance.

Bridgewater College meets Downton Abbey in exhibition to start April 17

The hit PBS television series “Downton Abbey” and life in the Edwardian era provide the inspiration for a new exhibition at Bridgewater College titled “BC Goes Downton: Life Here and Across the Pond from 1900-1920.”

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir kicks off busy spring with concert, auditions and ‘fun’ new choirs

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) hosts their annual spring concert, a kick-off to a busy spring season of auditions and fundraising.

Comedian Brian Regan to perform at Paramount in October

Comedian Brian Regan was seen in the Chris Rock movie, Top Five, and he was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. In February 2014, Regan performed two sold-out shows at the 12,500-seat EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, and in August of 2013, Regan sold out the legendary, 8,600-seat Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver.

Snowshoe Mountain announces lineup for annual Ballhooter Spring Break

Snowshoe Mountain Resort (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced the full event line-up of its spring break music and college party celebration.

40 Under 40 at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of March, is featuring, 40 Under 40. In this third annual show, the art center is highlighting the artwork of young and emerging artists.

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Annual Juried Youth Art Show at Staunton Augusta Art Center opens Sunday

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces the Opening of the Annual Juried Youth Art Show scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 1-3pm in the art galleries of the RR Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton across from the downtown Visitor Center and New Street parking garage.

Mark Bauerlein to speak at EMU on humanities in the digital age

Take a minute and read this book title: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (or Don’t Trust Anyone under 30). Chances are those words elicited some kind of emotion.

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Three new exhibitions open at Staunton Augusta Art Center

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces an unprecedented offering of three concurrent art exhibits which open with a reception Friday evening, January 16, 5-7 p.m. and which will continue through Saturday, February 21.

Bridgewater College professor publishes account of 1984 Dayton poultry strike

An associate professor of economics at Bridgewater College has published an account of a quarrelsome 1984 poultry strike at the Marval plant in Dayton, Va.

Bridgewater College professors to give presentation on swords

Drs. Gavin Lawson and Clifford Harmon will present “Swords in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” at7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

The Greenbrier unveils second annual Discovery Series

To kick off the new year, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its second annual Discovery Series, a collection of 10 themed weekends meant to elevate the senses, uncover hidden passions and cultivate the palate.

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Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announces the opening of their 2015 grant application cycle. Nonprofit organizations either located in or serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta, Nelson, and Highland counties are eligible and encouraged to apply.

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UVA vice president Thomas Skalak named senior official of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, officials announced Monday. The appointment is effective Feb. 1.

Spring 2015 events at the JMU Forbes Center

Spring 2015 events at the JMU Forbes Center.

Mark Rush to direct Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L’s Center for Global Learning.


Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission announces call for grant applicants

The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission (CSCC) is now accepting grant applications for projects beginning in the 2015 calendar year.

After 40 years, the voice of the Marching Virginians is signing off

If you’ve been to a Virginia Tech football game in the last 40 years, you’ve heard Paul A. “Tony” Distler’s distinctive and clear baritone boom over the public address system during the Marching Virginians’ halftime show.

Bridgewater College seniors seek entrepreneurial projects with area businesses

Fifteen Bridgewater College seniors in an entrepreneurship class want to form working partnerships in the spring 2015 semester with four small businesses or non-profits from Harrisonburg, Rockingham County or Augusta County.

Virginia Tech class mobilizes for health outreach program

When The Health Wagon, a spiffy 2014-model motorhome, rolled onto the Drillfield this week, it wasn;t there to deliver flu shots or accept blood donations, but rather to tell a story.

Hiking expert Jeff Alt to speak at Bridgewater College

Jeff Alt will present “Life Lessons from the Trail” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The event is free and open to the public.

Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents These Shining Lives

Mary Baldwin College continues the 2014-2015 arts season with the These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.

Agriculture in the Classroom accepting applications for Teacher of the Year award

The Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom program wants to recognize Virginia teachers who successfully incorporate agriculture into their core curriculum.

Bridgewater College to participate in campaign against campus sexual assault

Changing the culture surrounding sexual assault on college campuses is the focus of a White House campaign in which Bridgewater College will participate Nov. 18-21.

Art auction aims to benefit EMU, campus community through hosting visiting artists

Painting, collages, and photography will be offered at a silent art auction hosted by the visual and communication arts department at EMU.

Staunton non-profit website launches a new way to give

“Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.” This statement is the hallmark of the newly launched non-profit website and charitable service, Giv2Giv.org.

Agriculture to star in new holiday light show

The Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village, which will open Nov. 14 and run through Jan. 3, 2015, is a holiday light display created with nearly a million LED lights and set to music.

Ted & Company TheaterWorks to present Fall Spiritual Focus at Bridgewater College

Ted & Company TheaterWorks will present Bridgewater College’s Fall Spiritual Focus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.

UVA hires first chief medical information officer

To help University of Virginia Health System care providers take full advantage of technology to enhance patient care, UVA has named its first chief medical information officer (CMIO).

Harrisonburg artist Ragan McManus to exhibit work at Bridgewater College

Harrisonburg, Va., artist Ragan McManus will exhibit, “Days of Wine and Roses,” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Oct. 20 – Nov. 19.

United Nations of Comedy Tour presents NBC Last Comic Standing’s Adrienne Iapalucci at Court Square Theater

The United Nations of Comedy Tour presents one of New York’s funniest comedians, Adrienne Iapalucci, live on stage at Court Square Theater, Friday, November 14th.

Bridgewater College prof Scott Jost to share oral histories of apple growers

Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, will read from the oral histories of apple growers who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

HeLa Genome Project explored in Bridgewater College event

David Lacks Jr. and Veronica Spencer, featured in Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Douthat State Park Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair set for Oct. 11

Fall has arrived so why not come out to Douthat State Park to kick-off the season at Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beach complex.

Arts Block Party to take over Downtown Lexington

A celebration of the arts in Lexington will take place Friday, October 3rd from 5 to 7:30pm with the Arts of Lexington Block Party.

Bridgewater College receives gift of world’s most efficient vehicle

The ELF (Electric, Light, Fun) vehicle is the latest effort by Bridgewater to increase its sustainability and reduce reliance on traditional, carbon-emission technology.

Artistic productions desired for EMU’s huge centennial party

For Eastern Mennonite University’s 100th anniversary in 2017, EMU’s centennial planning committee is soliciting ideas and proposals for special productions of music, theater and the visual arts.

Two Bridgewater College students awarded Druna Scholarship

Two Bridgewater College students who achieved superior academic standards and good campus citizenship have been selected as recipients of the John W. and Lurene M. Durna Endowed Scholarship.

State announces 2015 Virginia teachers of the year

Eight educators today learned of their selection as 2015 Virginia Regional Teachers of the Year during surprise classroom visits and announcements made by their division superintendents.

John McCardell to deliver 2014 Hendricks Law and History Lecture at W&L

On Thursday, Sept. 18, John McCardell, vice chancellor of the University of the South and president emeritus of Middlebury College, will deliver the 2014 Hendricks Lecture in Law and History.