‘Too many things to photograph’: More than 70 years in, Litten’s picture-taking passion still burns

On a routine photo shoot for the Harrisonburg Police Auxiliary, Allen Litten pulled out a smartphone to take the shot. For anyone familiar with Litten’s work, the officers’ hoots and laughs wouldn’t be surprising.

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Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

Community Perspective: Sentimental Tee Shirts

Harrisonburg resident C.A. Mills’ essay explores the frequently competing forces of decluttering and sentimentality.

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Community Perspective: The Elephant Takes Off

James Sattva, a McGaheysville-based teacher and writer, submitted a piece offering his take on a change of tone at the Rockingham County Public Schools’ board meeting.

What’s that sound you don’t hear outside City Hall?

The two newest cars joining the city of Harrisonburg’s fleet are so silent you could hear the drivers’ voices from the other side of the parking lot as they tested them out Wednesday.

Mayor calls on community to help Open Doors; Council considers transportation changes

Mayor Deanna Reed on Tuesday expressed concerns for Open Doors, the local low-barrier homeless shelter. The organization has shifted its shelter from several locations in recent years, from churches to JMU at the start of the pandemic to the former Red Front grocery store building, then back to JMU this summer. But come Aug. 15, Open Doors will once again be in the market for space to run the shelter.

City still seeking public input for public art at downtown’s northern gateway

Harrisonburg has been gathering input for the last month about ideas regarding a sculpture where Liberty and Main streets connect on the north end of downtown. And the city will continue to collect ideas from members of the public through August, including through an online survey. 

Local climate activists say measure in Congress is a start, but fossil fuel provisions concern them

Environmental activists gathered Tuesday in Court Square to call on President Biden to commit to steps beyond the sweeping energy-related measure moving through Congress. That included calling on the president to declare a climate emergency. 

Beyond the building, Rocktown High’s other features are emerging

While students, teachers and parents are gearing up for the 2022-23 school year that starts this month, the city school board members spent part of Tuesday’s meeting looking ahead to Rocktown High School’s opening in fall 2024.

State veterinary board indefinitely suspends Harrisonburg-area vet’s license. Here’s what happened.

RICHMOND — After two days of hearings about whether he acted appropriately and can continue practicing medicine, Dr. Ayman Salem, a veterinarian who operated emergency animal clinics in Harrisonburg and Winchester, faced the Board of Veterinary Medicine on Friday afternoon to learn his fate. 

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