Author: Chase Downey
After a year of high demand for pets, area animal shelter is suddenly at capacity
The Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA has a problem, the scope of which it hasn’t had to deal with in a couple years.
Winding its way through downtown, Valley 4th race offers a little normalcy
In the second year without official fireworks display or city-sanctioned celebrations downtown, the return of the Valley 4th Run on Saturday anchored this year’s July 4th festivities in Harrisonburg.
Mercy House’s Timberville location feeds into organization’s short- and long-term plans
Mercy House moved its second thrift store from University Boulevard to Timberville as part of the organization’s long-term strategy to offer affordable housing.
For graduates, it’s been tough. It’s been ‘weird.’ But it’s been ‘wonderful.’
This year, several contributors to The Citizen have been upper-level JMU students, who will graduate Friday as part of the class of 2021. They have weathered more than a year of social distancing, online classes and the constant threat of getting sick. So, we asked them to reflect on what it was like to finish college under the pandemic’s cloud, how they’ve been challenged, in what ways this has changed them and what they’re thinking about as they prepare to walk across the stage.
How a Harrisonburg High School robot became a star
The robotics team at the Harrisonburg High School Governor’s STEM Academy has been racking up wins and awards at competitions this year with its fully mobile, agile and ring-tossing robot. Here’s how the team did it.
Igloos, take-out and space heaters: How some Hburg restaurants survived COVID winter
After relying on outdoor spaces and reduced seating to stay open during the pandemic, many local restaurants and bars didn’t hibernate during the winter, but opted to innovate.
Video story: Magpie finds silver lining in pandemic’s black cloud
Magpie Diner is one of several new businesses that has opened in Harrisonburg since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic this year. And while it’s added a whole new level of difficulty to the already steep challenge of opening and running a business, Magpie so far has thrived, its owners say.