Author: Bridget Manley

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Hburg schools’ get creative with Mobile Cafe to make sure students and their families have enough to eat

After the Harrisonburg City Public Schools shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, dedicated staff and nutritionists worked out a plan to continue providing meals for students whose primary source of nutritious food came through the schools.

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Hburg Democrats set May 2 firehouse primary to select 3 city council candidates for November

The Harrisonburg Democratic Committee finalized plans to hold a firehouse primary Saturday, May 2, to elect nominees for the Harrisonburg city council.

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Hburg and Virginia voters are on deck to weigh in on muddled Democratic presidential primary

Harrisonburg voters, along with those in the rest of Virginia, will go to the polls Tuesday to weigh in on the biggest day of the Democratic presidential nomination contest that has 1,357 delegates at stake. And the outcome —both locally and nationally — is very much uncertain heading into Super Tuesday, local political observers and Democratic party leaders say.

African American groups in Valley successfully lobby legislature to postpone decision on history center

A state budget amendment to pay for a proposed African American History Center in New Market failed to make it into the House or Senate versions of the budget after several area African American groups successfully lobbied against the measure.

Amid public’s interest in Lincoln Homestead, owners plan open house and Juneteenth events

The owners of the Lincoln Homestead will again open the historic house to the public on April 4, after a wave of interest at this month’s Lincoln Day Ceremony forced some of the 700 people who showed up to wait hours to see it — if they could get in at all.

Budget request for African-American history center stirs frustrations

While several Shenandoah Valley groups want to raise the profile of African-American history in the region, a proposal for a new history center in New Market is causing friction over who gets make the decisions, tell those stories and even pick the site.

A love letter to preschool on Kindness Day

Valentine’s Day has different meanings for each of us. For parents, it can mean filling out valentines for every kid in class, volunteering to send in the party napkins and chips and choosing the “cool kind” of red tee-shirt from your kid’s closet. For the preschoolers at the Young Children Program at JMU, it means something a little different.

Rare records show the Lincoln Homestead’s history with slavery

The records, or what are left of the records, are yellowing and difficult to read. These matter-of-fact lists tell only names and ages of the people who were born and lived and died in chattel slavery serving the Virginia relatives of President Abraham Lincoln. And then they place a monetary value on each person.

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