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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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A new castle at Purcell Park? Council hears plan for upgrades, considers other developments

A vision for revitalizing Purcell Park is starting to take shape, as the Harrisonburg City Council heard a presentation Tuesday about the park’s master plan that has been in the works since last spring. As of yet, there is no timeline set for the updates, which would include an entirely new playground, flooding mitigation, longer walking trails and an outdoor event space.

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Ready for sunshine: Volunteers plug in major solar installation for EMS

An overcast sky and a few sprinkles Saturday didn’t dampen the spirits of volunteers and others who swiftly snapped 357 solar panels into place on the roof of Eastern Mennonite School.

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The Free Clinic to close by the end of the year

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Pandemic prompts different schools of thought about new building

Almost six months since construction on Harrisonburg’s second high school was suspended, the project remains in limbo, with no timeline yet established to resume work. COVID-19, though, has prompted competing takeaways about the wisdom of moving forward.

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City schools look ahead to improve online learning — and eventually resume in-person teaching

Harrisonburg City Public Schools are fine-tuning virtual learning, but officials are also laying the groundwork to bring more students — particularly the youngest ones — back into school buildings, perhaps next semester.

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Though hard numbers scarce, local “Zoom fatigue” doesn’t seem too bad yet

In a normal year, the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale packs out the Rockingham County Fairgrounds with people admiring handwoven quilts, handcrafted furniture and other items auctioned off over the weekend. While some attendees still came by to look at those items last weekend, the bleachers – typically filled with several thousand people – were empty.

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