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This sound of music is for the birds

Local pianist Anna Showalter will headline a May 5 free concert with music inspired by birdsongs. The event will close out this year’s “A Book for the ‘Burg” program, co-sponsored by the James Madison University Institute for Stewardship of the Natural Environment.   

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

Brown creepers, golden crowned kinglets and tufted titmice appear for annual bird count

Bill Benish describes Brown Creepers as odd little birds and he means no disrespect.

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Community Perspective: Electric Vehicles Should Not Be Delayed in Virginia

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Snow goose, Ross’s goose make Rockingham debuts for annual bird census

The Central Shenandoah Valley won’t be having snow for Christmas, but it might be hosting a pair of snow geese and a Ross’s goose, natives of the arctic.

New archaeology center aims to dig through the Valley’s past

nt years, Nash and her team uncovered that the Thomas Harrison House in downtown Harrisonburg was never inhabited by Thomas Harrison at all. She was also called on to talk about the lost history of razed buildings in January of 2020, when city officials considered the idea of demolishing the Denton building. 

Dearth of charging infrastructure, lack of local readiness short circuits electric vehicle adoption

Michael Alexiou said he would love to see combustion engines become relics of the past.A driver of an electric vehicle since 2014, the Harrisonburg resident is not among those drivers who have had to wait in line for gas this week in the midst of the Colonial Pipeline crisis. But even as energy firms and governments push for electric vehicles, expansion of infrastructure — like charging stations — is slow — including in Harrisonburg.

Planting for the future: The resurrection of the American chestnut

In his poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, Wendell Berry offers the following advice: Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
You could say Loren Hostetter’s passion is an East Coast version of that charge. The down payment he is placing on future centuries comes in the form of the seedlings that spring from a chestnut.

Sentara RMH to contract with new interpreters

On-site interpretation for patients at Sentara RMH will look a little different later this year as the hospital plans to outsource those services.

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