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

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Your guide to Valentine’s Day 2021 in Harrisonburg

After the challenges of the last year, Valentine’s Day 2021 takes on a little different meaning — whether that’s breaking out of the quarantine doldrums, taking advantage of local businesses’ creative offerings or making the effort to underscore just how much a special-someone matters.

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Just what is a housing trust fund and how might it work in Hburg?

As city leaders, organizations and advocates have debated ways to address Harrisonburg’s housing crunch, the concept of establishing a housing trust fund kept popping up. Here’s a guide to how a housing trust fund works, what other localities use one and how it might affect Harrisonburg’s affordable housing crunch.

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

By ditching overdue book fines, MRL becomes part of trend in Virginia and U.S.

With its decision to eliminate fines on overdue books, Massanutten Regional Library joined at least nine other Virginia libraries on the front end of a nationwide trend aimed at dropping barriers to borrowing books and other resources.

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Masks behind bars? Local jail has avoided COVID-19, but some raise concerns about mask use

The Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail so far hasn’t seen any COVID-19 cases among inmates or staff. But some are concerned about the degree of mask wearing.

With 18 more days until the election, about one-fifth of Hburg voters already have cast ballots

More than 5,400 Harrisonburg residents have already cast their ballots since early voting began last month, according to figures the city registrar’s office provided to The Citizen. That includes 3,507 voters who cast their ballots early in-person at City Hall, as of Thursday. Another 1,167 absentee ballots — out of the 4,102 that were mailed out — have already been returned by mail and 861 people have delivered their ballots in person.

Scholars Latino Initiative to convert its fundraiser into a drive-through event

A local non-profit that creates college opportunities for high school scholars of Latino descent, has found an innovative way to host its annual fundraising event: drive-thru style.

JMU moving forward with plans to resume in-person instruction Oct. 5

In a Board of Visitors meeting and press release Friday, JMU announced that is is proceeding with plans to resume in-person classes on Oct. 5, following a temporary suspension of classes for most of September.

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