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A picture of a crowd with type saying: Rocktown friends, we have had an incredible time celebrating craft beer and music with you all since 2010! Harrisonburg is a special place. The 2023 Festival was our last. All good things must come to an end.

After 13 years, here’s why the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival is done

An “epic day in Harrisonburg every year” is how Jeremiah Jenkins, long-term Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance volunteer, described the Rocktown Beer and Music festival. 

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Community Perspective: On Banned Books and Institutional Speech

A contributed perspectives piece by Evan Knappenberger

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The Wood Between the Worlds

I call this slope at Westover Park the Wood Between the Worlds for these qualities: stillness, silence, and symmetry.

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

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Community Perspective:Tug of War, Tirades and Tired Hope

A contributed perspectives piece by Melissa Weaver: Our family loves listening to the podcast Circle Round, a diverse collection of dramatized folktales. One of our favorite stories, told in East Africa, Brazil, and parts of the U.S., is called “The Tug of War.”

Surveys and meeting on Monday to allow for parents, students and public to weigh in on proposed school times

Harrisonburg City Public School leaders are inviting parents, teachers, students and the public to a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Skyline Middle School to discuss potential new start and end times in the city’s schools.

Student protest group, backed by adults, vows lengthy fight with RCPS

The Rockingham County School Board is in for a lengthy fight over its decisions to temporarily remove 57 books from school libraries and to adopt model policies regarding students’ sex and gender identities.

Things Can Be Small and Still Retain Their Nature

Today I’m thinking about the authenticity of little things.

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JMU alum and Entertainment Tonight journalist returns to Harrisonburg … with a story

Rachel McRady, an Emmy Award-winning journalist at Entertainment Tonight and 2011 JMU grad, will visit Parentheses Books downtown at 7 p.m. on Thursday for a conversation about “Sun Seekers” with Breeze TV reporter Alexa Bonilla.

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