Tag: Lucy F. Simms Center
The Harrisonburg City Council gave city officials the go-ahead Tuesday to apply for $165,000 in federal grant money to fund repairs at the Lucy F. Simms Center.
City leaders embrace proposed ‘beacon’ art installation; Officials plan meetings about rebuilding skate park
By the end of the winter, a new art installation will welcome people to downtown at the point where North Main Street and North Liberty Street split. And while city council members embraced the proposed piece’s concept and design Tuesday night, they had some concerns about its placement.
When Monica Robinson, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, visits cemeteries and 19th century houses and historical sites, she feels an echo of the traumas and victories of those who were there before.
A historical marker will go up in front of the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center later this year as one of 16 new historical markers approved for 2021 — signs meant to show more about Virginia’s history than battlefields and presidential birthplaces.
The Harrisonburg School Board has committed about $275,000 to help offset childcare costs this semester — a major concern for working parents since the division announced its decision to offer remote instruction for most students because of the pandemic.
It was in 1999 that Howard first worked up the nerve to write a book about the black baseball culture he remembered from his childhood. He realized, though, that he didn’t know much about the games and teams he watched as a young boy in Ivy. The Albemarle County town had its own community, the Eagles, who played in an empty field just yards from Howard’s home.