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MACROCK Festival comes to Downtown Harrisonburg

The annual music conference known as MACROCK will be held in Downtown Harrisonburg Friday and Saturday.

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New Year’s Eve street closures in Downtown Harrisonburg

Generations Crossing’s Annual 5K and the First Night Harrisonburg New Year’s Eve Celebration will take place on Thursday in Downtown Harrisonburg.

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Harrisonburg Downtown Holiday Tour slated for Dec. 5

On Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11am to 4pm, eight exceptional homes, downtown lofts, and businesses will be on display and beautifully decorated for the holidays.

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Halloween on the Square comes to Downtown Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is proud to present the 12th annual Halloween on the Square on Saturday from 10am to 2pm in downtown. Harrisonburg’s favorite spooky celebration welcomes children, families, and pets to Court Square for holiday festivities and expanded entertainment.

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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance seeks entries for annual Veterans Day Parade

Join the City of Harrisonburg in honoring our nation’s heroes at the Annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 pm in Downtown Harrisonburg. Flags will line Main Street as local veterans groups ride on patriotic floats accompanied by the Harrisonburg High School Marching Band and JROTC Unit, Boy Scout troops, civic organizations, and a convoy of military vehicles.

Downtown Harrisonburg celebrates August Craft Beer Month

In August, breweries and restaurants in Downtown Harrisonburg are honoring Virginia’s craft beer month with special events and promotions.

New Year’s Eve street closures in Downtown Harrisonburg

Generations Crossing’s Annual 5K and Harrisonburg’s New Year’s Eve Celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Downtown Harrisonburg.

Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.

The most mysterious man in Harrisonburg? Meet Jimmy Madison

Downtown Harrisonburg, get ready to welcome an elusive yet fascinating new man about town, Jimmy Madison.

Rocktown Divas puts focus on Downtown Harrisonburg

Where some see empty office spaces in Downtown Harrisonburg, Sherrie Gordon sees untapped potential. Gordon is the organizer of a one-night downtown shopping extravaganza titled Rocktown Divas, set for Friday, Nov. 9, from 6-9 p.m. at The Hostetter Building and Oasis Art Gallery, 103 S. Main St., Downtown Harrisonburg.

Rosetta Stone expands into urban campus

Less than two years after purchasing the former police station on Liberty Street in Downtown Harrisonburg to serve as a second office building, Rosetta Stone exceeded the 205-person occupancy. In response to that growth, and to prepare for an upcoming product launch, the company has leased 6,500 square feet on the third floor of the […]

Friendly City Food Co-op reaches out

  Staff Report News tips: freepress2@ntelos.net On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Friendly City Food Co-op is holding a membership drive. A representative will be available throughout the day in three locations: A Bowl of Good Café, 7-10 a.m., The Hardesty Higgins House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and The Artful Dodger. 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. […]

Court Square pays tribute to Hank Sr.

Robin & Linda Williams on the bill for Tuesday-night show Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Court Square Theater presents a Hank Williams Sr. Tribute show at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Tickets are $24 in advance, 22 for students and seniors, and all tickets are $4 more at the door. The tickets are available […]

DIGICO announces new location

Staff Report DIGICO Shoot | Post | Design, a full-service video and motion-design firm, has moved into its new location at 29 W. Water St. “We’ve been expanding for some time,” said Ryan Berry, partner/producer. “This was the next step. We’ve doubled our space, and added new features,” he said.

Green Shuttle to begin Downtown Harrisonburg service next week

On Tuesday, Nov. 10t, the Green Shuttle, a new shuttle service run by Green Taxi, officially begins trips from Downtown Harrisonburg to Dulles Airport, Downtown D.C. and Charlottesville. The service, owned by Heriberto and Elia Cortes, will run three days a week to Charlottesville and two to Dulles International Airport and Downtown D.C., with plans […]

Museum and Gallery Walk this weekend

The Arts Council of the Valley is pleased to announce the fall 2009 Museum and Gallery Walk, a biannual event that brings downtown Harrisonburg to life with art, music, dance, and more! This event begins the First Fridays Downtown season in April and concludes the season in October. The event will be from 5 to […]

New restaurant debuts in Downtown Harrisonburg

The new Asian-fusion restaurant in Downtown Harrisonburg, Beyond, has become an instant hit with downtown diners, according to Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. Since its opening on Sept. 10, word-of-mouth, has filled the restaurant every night with eager customers. Customer Matt Little, a JMU alum, described the scene, “I haven’t seen a single ad for this restaurant, […]

Downtown living: Urban Exchange sets a new course for Downtown Harrisonburg

Story by Chris Graham Harrisonburg leaders have a vision for how to make their downtown thrive. Barry Kelley is helping bring that vision into a reality. “I know downtown pretty well. And I thought this was the perfect area for the kind of project that we were thinking about doing,” said Kelley, who with fellow […]

Architecture firm to formally open Valley office

The Gaines Group PLC, an architectural firm with more than 22 years of experience in Central Virginia, will on Tuesday officially open its Harrisonburg office to serve its growing clientele in the Shenandoah Valley. “We are opening our second office in Central Virginia because of the huge demand for green architectural design and LEED consulting […]

McCoy’s ‘Musings’ on display at Clementine’s

Harrisonburg-based multimedia artist Ashley McCoy will show a new body of work titled “Musings” at Clementine Café for the month of August.

AFP Local News Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

– News: BRCC to host Appalachian Music Concert, Wednesday, 1:40 p.m. – News: Updated driving conditions from VDOT, Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. – News: You Made It! wants to help local nonprofits, Wednesday, 10:25 a.m. – News: Art Center to open Youth Art Exhibit, Wednesday, 10:25 a.m. – News: Ampersand Arts puts call out to community […]

Tech sector pulls down $488M contract for Harrisonburg

A Harrisonburg-based military and emergency-response supplier has secured a $488 million federal contract to provide logistical support to military commands, federal agencies and other authorized customers worldwide. The two-year contract with Tactical and Survival Specialties Inc. is expected to result in additional jobs for the Central Shenandoah Valley.

The February New Dominion magazine is on the streets

The February edition of The New Dominion print magazine is out and about at locations across the Central Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville. Links to stories on our sister website TheNewDominion.com and our web extras are here. To find out where you can pick up your copy, click here.

Facade grants awarded in Downtown Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance recently awarded a fifth round of facade enhancement grants to businesses and property owners in the Downtown Harrisonburg district.

Downtowns for the holidays

There’s plenty going on in downtown – Downtown Waynesboro and Downtown Harrisonburg – to keep us busy in a good way the next few weeks. Two events of note in Waynesboro come to our attention today. The first is a holiday cookie-baking contest being sponsored by Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. Registration begins Friday at the […]