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Skeleton Festival street closures

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents the Skeleton Festival on Saturday, October 21, from 4 pm to 8 pm in downtown Harrisonburg.

Legacy of racial harmony and integration at Park School

This weekend, Park School in Harrisonburg hosts its second annual reunion, highlighting the school’s unique role in local racial integration.

Save Our Towns season finale: Harrisonburg embraces immigrants

Harrisonburg’s effort to welcome refugees helped create conditions for it to become one of the fastest-growing cities in Virginia.

Solas brings Irish-American music to Court Square Theater

The Court Square Theater Music Series continues on Friday, February 24th with a concert by Irish-American group, Solas.

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Harrisonburg Restaurant Week serves up local flavor

The City of Harrisonburg is home to a unique blend of locally-owned restaurants, craft breweries, grocers, bakeries and cafes.

Hiss Golden Messenger makes first appearance in Harrisonburg

The Court Square Theater Music Series, organized by Arts Council of the Valley, continues on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a concert by Hiss Golden Messenger.


OASIS events on schedule for January 2017

On First Friday, January 6th, OASIS will host a reception for a new show titled “Fur the Love of Art” to benefit Cat’s Cradle.

John Jorgenson Quintet brings gypsy jazz to Court Square Theater

The Court Square Theater Music Series continues on Sunday, January 15th with a concert by gypsy jazz ensemble, the John Jorgenson Quintet.

Hank Williams tribute show at Court Square Theater on Dec. 28

Tribute to Hank William is coming to Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance ready for Small Business Saturday

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is rallying the community to support their favorite local, independent businesses in downtown Harrisonburg this Saturday.

Coming to the Table condemns recent racist incidents in Harrisonburg

This past June, Coming to the Table held its 10th Anniversary National Gathering at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg.


Harrisonburg chooses Shentel for dark fiber network

Shentel has been chosen to provide dark fiber connections between all municipal buildings in the City of Harrisonburg.


T&E Meats to expand Harrisonburg meat processing facility

T&E Meats will expand its meat processing facility in the City of Harrisonburg, creating seven new jobs and investing more than $600,000.

Nation’s #1 dining app launches in Harrisonburg

Spotluck is expanding to The Friendly City with the help of Harrisonburg Tourism and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.

EMU alum Kirsten Moore creates a winner in The Hub

“The people, the people, the people,” says Katherine Harrison, when asked why she rents office space from The Hub Coworking in Harrisonburg.

Murder: Police ID body found at Kate Collins Middle School

Waynesboro Police have launched a homicide investigation in the death of a 17-year-old Harrisonburg male found dead this morning on grounds at Kate Collins Middle School.

Bike Virginia arrives in the Shenandoah Valley

Bike Virginia 2016 will visit the communities of Woodstock and Harrisonburg June 24-29.

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Renaissance Night raises funds for Downtown Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance invites the community to participate in Renaissance Night.

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Taste of Downtown returns with new dates, format

Taste of Downtown, Harrisonburg’s restaurant week, returns for the eighth year on Sunday, April 24th through Thursday, April 28th.

Valley Playhouse presents Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley

Outside Mullingar, by John Patrick Shanley, directed by JMU Professor emeritus Tom Arthur, will run at Court Square Theater April 14-24.

Wild Geese Fly Away: Concert on April 7

The Wild Geese Baroque Ensemble will perform a concert entitled “The Wild Geese Fly Away,” on April 7th at 4 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg.

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24-hour Hackathon at JMU will inspire area students to innovate

James Madison University will host its second annual student-led Bluestone Hacks this weekend.


MACROCK Festival comes to Downtown Harrisonburg

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

Louis Rowe named new men’s basketball coach at JMU

JMU announced the hiring of Bowling Green assistant Louis Rowe to head the men’s basketball program.

EMU hires Scott Barge as new director of institutional research

Scott Barge has accepted an appointment as Eastern Mennonite University’s next director of institutional research and effectiveness.

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Nobel recipient headlines Post-Conflict Recovery Week at JMU

Mary Wareham, part of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning team, will discuss efforts to ban weapons with artificial intelligence at JMU.

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Need for better nighttime lighting gets students talking

What can be done to make nighttime lighting at JMU more cost effective and less obtrusive to the environment?

Do you need a hearing aid? Four questions

You’re thinking about checking out what a hearing aid can do to maybe improve your hearing and your quality of life.

Virginia Tech hires Kenny Brooks as new women’s basketball coach

Virginia Tech announced Monday that it has hired Waynesboro High School alum Kenny Brooks as the head coach of its women’s basketball program.


Author of Emotional Intelligence Dan Goleman to speak at EMU

Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children.

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Paralympic athlete from Harrisonburg opens awareness week

Paralympic athlete Josh Sundquist will be the keynote speakerto kick off Disability Awareness Week at James Madison University.

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Video: AFP produces WVPT spot promoting Wayne Theatre

Augusta Free Press has produced a spot that will run on WVPT-Virginia’s Public Television promoting the Wayne Theatre.

Women’s lacrosse: Big second half lifts Virginia past JMU

The No. 13 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (5-5, 0-3 ACC) snapped a four-game losing skid with a 10-9 victory over James Madison on Wednesday.

JMU Forbes Center seeks nominees for Circle of Excellence Awards

Do you know an artist, arts administrator, or arts educator whose accomplishments have improved the vitality of the Shenandoah Valley?

Hearing Healthcare Blog: Choosing your hearing aid

You’ve decided that you need a hearing aid for quality of life. The next big step: choosing your hearing aid.


Events planned to support Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day

The city of Harrisonburg is recruiting volunteers to register for the annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day, which will be held April 9.

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JMU alum receives prestigious business honor

JMU alum Eric Major has been selected to receive a 2016 Medallion for Entrepreneurship from Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

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West Virginia surgeon to speak at JMU math conference for young women

Dr. Theresa Rutledge will be one of two keynote speakers Saturday at the Expanding Your Horizons math conference for girls at James Madison University.

JMU hurting itself with negativity over Brady, Withers?

JMU is once again looking for a new coach for a marquee athletics program after firing basketball coach Matt Brady.

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Massanutten Resort to open mountain bike park

Officials at Massanutten Resort announced on Tuesday that they will be the home to some of the newest and best mountain bike trails on the East Coast.

Hearing loss doesn’t have to be your new reality

Hearing loss isn’t a sign of “old age.” Reality is, the majority of people with hearing loss are actually below retirement age.

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Madison Vision Series features diversity expert

Dr. Sylvia Hurtado will offer the final presentation of the Madison Vision Series on Thursday, March 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.at Grafton-Stovall Theatre.

24 Hour Project returns to Court Square Theater

Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater announced the third annual 24 Hour Project, a unique annual fundraising event highlighting a wide variety of performing artists.

JMU fires basketball coach Matt Brady

Four 20-win seasons and a 21-11 record in 2015-2016 wasn’t enough for JMU coach Matt Brady, who was fired Monday, ending a couple of weeks of speculation about his job status.

Harrisonburg becomes Virginia Green charter chapter

Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services recently accepted the opportunity to become one of eight charter chapters of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance.

Eldon Kurtz retiring from EMU after 30 years

The brand-new Campus Center, in 1986, was the first major building project that Eldon Kurtz oversaw on the Eastern Mennonite University campus.

Vibrant legacy of Latino culture at EMU

This month saw a symbolic “passing of the torch” in the Latino Student Alliance at Eastern Mennonite University.

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Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

EMU student wins Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival award

EMU senior Derrick Turner believes in letting theater speak for itself. His position as a dramaturg facilitates exactly that.

EMU counseling students place in national competition

A team of students from Eastern Mennonite University earned honorable mention in this year’s American Counseling Association ethics competition.

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Hemp Road Trip bus coming to JMU on Thursday

The Hemp Road Trip, a grassroots effort to raise awareness about and lobby on behalf of the benefits of industrial hemp, will be stopping at James Madison University.

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Men’s baskeball: Randolph-Macon 84, Eastern Mennonite 68

The EMU basketball men fell 84-68 at Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Tournament First Round.

EMU pep band pumps up the fans this winter

EMU’s new pep band is loud, they’re proud and they’re here to stay.

Hearing Healthcare Tip: Look good with your new hearing aid

Among the things you’re thinking about in considering your first hearing aid: how does it look?

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Baseball: Eastern Mennonite 8, Mount Saint Vincent 4

The weather caused some issues with getting the day started, but the EMU Royals were ready to go when they finally did get on the field.