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Community Perspective: National Housing Author speaking amid Harrisonburg Zoning Reform


people in an outdoor space listening to a person playing guitar

Saturday’s new Beer Fest looks to carry on Rocktown’s spirit

After the Rocktown Beer and Music Festival announced its event in 2023 would be its last, two downtown businesses paired up to inherit that festival’s legacy.



Look at this row of redbuds! Stunning—the clusters of violet-pink flowers blooming right on the branches, bursting from the bark. The word redbud fully describes the blossoming tree, a single color devoid of green: the special austerity, the purity of the redbud.


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

East Market cameras net 28,000 tickets while driving speeds down in work zone

Since last summer’s installation of speed cameras in the 25-mph work zone on East Market Street over I-81, more than 28,000 citations have gone out to drivers, city officials confirmed Tuesday. 


Community Perspective: We have the power to end animal abuse


A pair of dads are preparing for city school board race

Two potential candidates for the Harrisonburg School Board have emerged to run in this year’s elections in which three seats are on the ballot. 

Two women standing in front of a cliff

Local writer and educator’s memoir offers a glimpse into what it was like to be a ‘celebrity’ foreigner in ’80s China

Isolated in another country, two teachers found themselves living what they considered to be a “celebrity life” in a closed-off city in China. 

Pieces of radio equipment and computers on a table with tables of "Backup Transceiver," "Linear Amplifier boosts power," "antenna tuner" and "Short wave receiver."

For many local ham radio operators, their hobby is also a way to help

Every April 18 offers a chance for amateur radio operators everywhere—including in the Valley—to celebrate their skills as part of World Amateur Radio Day, an annual event designated by the International Amateur Radio Union. But for area users of amateur radio, also called “ham” radio, the more exciting event comes in two months when dozens of them will come together to participate in a Field Day on June 22-23, where hams will gather and work together to connect with 40,000 other hams across North America.

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