Author: Kyle Kirby
Kyle Kirby is a freelancer who loves interviewing people about what is important to them, and then producing thoughtful, engaging stories. He currently resides in Harrisonburg, VA, and can be contacted at [email protected]
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Harrisonburg restaurants are finding creative ways to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic – supporting not only themselves, but their customers and community, too. Magpie & Friends drive-thru market is one new service cheering up a now-eerily quiet downtown.
The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts was set to host an internationally-known orchestra earlier this month, but was forced to cancel because of complications with the orchestra’s entry into the United States.
January 1, 2020 marked the opening of Harrisonburg’s second Oxford House – the city’s first substance abuse recovery house specifically for women. In November 2018, Oxford House Summit was established for men in recovery. The new home, exclusively for women, is called Oxford House Trillium.
In the last decade, downtown Harrisonburg has nurtured a thriving and eclectic culinary scene. International flavors. Locally-sourced ingredients. Lots of jobs for cooks, chefs and wait staff. But behind the kitchen doors and amid the ranks of food workers, are contributors to another burgeoning part of Harrisonburg’s cultural identity — its vibrant art and music scene.