COVID-19 vaccines given to residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County population that is fully vaccinated

Author: Mike Tripp

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Long-awaited trail soon to become reality

A long-awaited trail system connecting multiple schools and parks in Harrisonburg is finally under construction – the end result of a campaign that began in 2015. 

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Experimental choreography comes downtown

With the sun setting, TRYST dancers take to their stage of grass. They perform under trees behind the Arts Council of the Valley, ringed by lights illuminating the dusk.

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Small town, big cheer

Holiday lights are joyous, bringing a smile to the Grinchiest face. After the past year, the idea of this season’s outdoor light displays brightens the gloom of 2020. So, when asked to photograph the light display at 210 Keswick Circle in Dayton that even dances to music piped into your car, the answer was easy.

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New historical marker on Court Square tells story of Charlotte Harris’ lynching

Law enforcement dragged Charlotte Harris from a friend’s home in Albemarle County in March of 1878. They took her back to Rockingham County to face a preliminary hearing, resulting in an order she be taken to the county jail in Harrisonburg. Because that was 15 miles distant, they decided to wait until morning.

Planting time in Port Republic

Over about 20 years, Chris Anderson has planted thousands of trees. Last Friday, she added a few more to that total on a farm near Port Republic. “Oh, I’ve got a beautiful farm with a lot of different slope aspects,” she says. “And gorgeous soil, incredible soil, really deep, rich loamy soil with a lot of earthworms.”

Once a Marching Royal Duke, Always …

The last scheduled home game of the season always marks the return of MRD alumni, proving that once you join the band, you never leave. It doesn’t matter how long ago you graduated or how old you are; once a Marching Royal Duke, always a Marching Royal Duke.

The Rocktown Rollers take on SuperNOVA

Things got serious at Funky’s Skate Center recently, with two roller derby teams facing off in fierce competition. Armed with roller skates, pads and mouth guards, Harrisonburg’s Rocktown Rollers battled the SuperNOVAs from Northern Virginia on Sept. 14 in a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned bout.

Old ways live on in Hugo Kohl’s workshop

A light illuminates local jewelry maker Hugo Kohl, sitting at
his workbench, file in hand, shaping his latest creation.
“This is a one-off piece that may or may not make production,” he says, working deliberately.

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