Author: Sukainah Abid-Kons
Harrisonburg has been spreading out $400,000 in grants from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to improve mental health services in the city, and the funding comes precisely when many community organizations are in need of it.
The stretch of Liberty Street running through downtown Harrisonburg will look and feel much different over the next five years thanks to more than $14 million in federal grant money aimed at improving cities’ environmental sustainability and public health.
No more warnings. East Market Speed cameras caught thousands of speeders this summer. Now they’ll be fined.
Thousands of people opened an unwanted surprise in their mail over the summer ever since the city installed speed cameras on East Market Street where construction has begun on improvements to the I-81 overpass.
The 2023 Rockingham County Fair was, above all else, predictable — in the best of ways. The fair, which wrapped up its 75th year on Aug. 19 has grown twelve-fold since its humble inception, while withstanding a pandemic along the way.
The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County newest event to help families with back-to-school needs comes at an opportune time — just at the time Virginia would have had a tax-free weekend on school supplies if lawmakers hadn’t forgot to renew it.
Explore More Discovery Museum will continue celebrating its 20th birthday this year with another artistic addition — the installation of bronze duckling statues spread throughout downtown Harrisonburg, which will create an immersive scavenger hunt for all ages.
Seven people sit in a room in the basement of Park View Mennonite Church on a recent evening. In the center of the room is a large, taped-off circle, encompassing a desk, a chair, and one actor. Outside the circle and scattered around the room, sit five other actors. Some use their scripts (or “on-book” in theater talk), and some are off-book.
Organizers hope to bring back ‘bigger and better’ International Festival in 2024 after using this year to regroup
While organizers of Harrisonburg’s International Festival pulled the plug on this fall’s event, they’re hoping to regroup to plan a better one in 2024.