As major I-81 construction nears, people who live and work closest can weigh in whether they want a sound barrier
With a major expansion of I-81 through Harrisonburg about to begin, people and businesses located closest to the interstate will have a chance to weigh in on whether they want a sound barrier built to dampen highway noise.
In its first 10 months of operation, the solar energy plant at the corner of Acorn Drive and North Liberty Street generated more than 2.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity — enough to power 224 homes for one year.
Harrisonburg has been spreading out $400,000 in grants from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to improve mental health services in the city, and the funding comes precisely when many community organizations are in need of it.
Andrew Thompson, president of the Harrisonburg Education Association, called the Harrisonburg City School Board’s Tuesday business meeting a “historic night” after board members voted 5-1 to allow the district’s teachers and other employees to move forward with an election to decide whether to engage in collective bargaining.
The stretch of Liberty Street running through downtown Harrisonburg will look and feel much different over the next five years thanks to more than $14 million in federal grant money aimed at improving cities’ environmental sustainability and public health.
By a wide margin, Northern Virginia is the No. 1 site for data centers in the country and the world. These highly specialized buildings house the computer servers and routers that make digital interconnectivity possible…. Ashburn, Va., is the epicenter of “Data Center Alley,” anchoring a collection of nearly 300 data centers, scattered across Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William counties, handling more than a third of the world’s online traffic. Many more are in the planning stages or currently under construction.
‘Can’t Feel at Home’ returns for a third run and extends the legacies of those displaced … and of the play’s late author
A friend. A clown. A healer. A husband. A father. A playwright. Both literally and figuratively, Dr. John T. Glick wore several hats. For many years, he served the Elkton-Shenandoah area as a doctor, and his loved ones say he could take care of anyone and anything. He was the kind of doctor who wouldn’t just send you home with a prescription; he’d listen to his patients’ stories and ask questions. When Glick became the first acupuncturist in the Shenandoah Valley, long sessions with clients often meant he provided psychotherapy along with pain relief.
Lexy Shifflett, wearing a green and white tie-dyed Drifters Cafe t-shirt, aligned a fresh countertop while her father-in-law guided the saw. She and her husband, Lukas Shifflett, were hard at work earlier this month transforming the Ice House location, which previously housed Black Sheep Coffee, now relocated at 80 E. Market St. And as of Tuesday, Drifters was open for business, adding to the growing ranks of Harrisonburg’s coffee shops.