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In their new home of Harrisonburg, many Muslim immigrants blend traditions with their new culture

More than 100 people assembled in Hillandale Park last Tuesday to greet each other and laugh, share desserts and drink coffee and tea. Some were Egyptian (they preferred coffee). Some were Kurdish (they preferred tea). And as the adults laughed, danced and talked in their separate pavilions, the children all played together — mostly baseball — and enjoyed Eid al-Fitr.

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The 134th overall pick, and other Turks highlights of the 2019 MLB draft

Of the roughly 400 players who come from near and far to play summer baseball in the Valley League, almost every single one aspires to someday play professional baseball and perhaps, maybe, eventually advance to the major leagues.

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

Harrisonburg’s draft Environmental Action Plan goes public – minus a focus on renewable energy

On Wednesday evening, several dozen gathered downtown to get into the weeds of the city’s latest push to go green. It’s an effort that will be guided by an Environmental Action Plan (EAP), a sustainability roadmap being developed by city staff along with the city’s appointed Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee (EPSAC).

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‘Maybe he knew something we didn’t know’: The legacy of Quiet T. Please

Quiet Tortouga Please, a local fixture, died May 10, leaving behind a legacy of painstakingly written manifestos and a legend of his own.

Democratic candidates ‘nerd out’ in final pitches to voters, as their supporters’ resolve hardens

With few major policy differences between them, Cathy Copeland and Brent Finnegan have settled on making their closing arguments in next week’s Democratic primary about who gives Democrats the best shot to defeat Republican Del. Tony Wilt of Broadway in November.

Hoop dreams

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Anderson Ramos Rodriguez was yet another NBA fan who idolized LeBron James and dreamed of playing basketball himself.

“I’ve wanted to play my whole life,” says Rodriguez, now 18. “That’s what I love.”

Perspectives: My image (and others’ perceptions)

I was sent to go door-to-door with a friend of mine, who was from the area. She is white, blonde and an American girl. I came to the U.S. in 2016 from Kurdistan region of Iraq. Every time she rang the bell, we were met by nice people with a great sense of welcoming. The first time I rang the bell, a gentleman opened the door. He asked me with a stern tone: “What do you want?”

Hey Elderly Aunt, how can young people be better prepared for the real world?

What do you think young people are most unprepared for when they move out of their parents’ houses? What kind of stuff would we need to learn in school to really prepare us for life? First of all, the Elderly Aunt assumes that any parents who read this advice really do want their children to …

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