Places

Community Event: Stoney Run Artisans Open House

Located in the historic town of McGaheysville, Stoney Run Artisans is hosting a Holiday open house this Friday November 17th from 4-8pm. Join them to get a jump start on your Holiday shopping with their selection of unique and local artisan gifts. Wine will be provided by Brix & Columns Vineyards. We were thrilled to have four artisans from Stoney Run Artisans in the Wilson Downtown Gallery in February and March 2016.

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Community Spotlight: Bittersweet Bakery

Bittersweet Bakery - a staple of the Harrisonburg Farmers market - has recently renovated and moved to 120 W. Wolfe Street. They are currently just baking for custom orders - but they will have their retail space open after their ribbon cutting and open house on November 21st starting at 2pm. Co-owners Alicia Barger and Erica Ray let me hang out with them in the kitchen as they baked. These ladies are talented, passionate about what they do, and fun to be around. We are so excited they have their own space - read on for a little more about their background and their hopes for their new store!

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Downtown Spotlight: withSimplicity

Although withSimplicity has been in the downtown scene for a few years now - they recently expanded and moved to the storefront on 108 S. Main street where they share the space with Restorative Massage Therapy. They celebrated their grand opening on October 6th. The owner, Irina Dovganetskiy, graciously answered our questions about the new location. With many of their products made in-house with fresh and organic ingredients and their support of body positivity, this new location has much to offer!

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Great Places to Hike In and Around Harrisonburg!

Crunchy leaves under foot, changing colors, crisp evenings...it's finally Fall, y'all! To celebrate the beautiful colors of the Shenandoah Valley its phenomenal hiking locations, we've compiled a list of easy, moderate, and difficult hiking trails in and around the Harrisonburg area! Happy Hiking!

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Spotlight On: Harrisonburg’s Escape Room

Love scavenger hunts and brain puzzles? Enjoy working as a team under pressure? Then you'll love Escape Rooms! Harrisonburg opened an escape room this past winter - House of Clues LLC. House of Clues has two rooms - The Heist and Dr. Skarz' Lab, each with its own unique story line and set of clues. Tara Einstein - owner extraordinaire - was kind enough to answer our questions!

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Food Truck Delights: Waffle Yum!

Waffle Yum is a new food truck in the Harrisonburg area that features Belgian Liege Waffles - made from dough (not batter) and Belgian Pearl sugar (can you say caramelization and flavor?) that combine to create a tasty treat! They also offer fruit smoothies! Read on for Renae and Dave Eaton's answers to our questions!

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