It's April already and we're seeing sales increase slightly from last year. However, new listings are down and falling short by 22%, as compared to last year. When a home hits the market, it doesn't stay there for long. The average days on market has continued to drop drastically in 2018—26%—from 112 to 83. Read on to find out more...
The Valley Playhouse - Harrisonburg's Community Theater - is hosting a Valley-wide community theater festival on March 31st at Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg. The evening will include selected scenes from the area's community theater organizations before a panel of judges, live and silent auctions items, and dinner at Capital Ale House (or around downtown). This is the first event of this type hosted by the Valley Playhouse.
The Great Community Give is the first ever community wide online giving day event hosted by The Community Foundation. It will take place on April 18th from 6:30am to 8pm. The money raised will support 59 local partner nonprofit organizations. Community members are encouraged to participate by giving to a nonprofit of their choice through www.greatcommunitygive.org on that day. Amanda Bomfim, the coordinator of the event, was kind enough to answer our questions.
One of the newest additions in Agora Downtown is Randy's Hardware Market - a great little place if you need some office or cleaning supplies, general hardware, or want to browse their beautiful selection writer's notebooks and pens. Randy's Hardware has two full-sized locations in Bridgewater and Timberville. We had the chance to interview Christian Herrick and learn more about their journey to Randy's Hardware Market.
We are excited to welcome Karen Rosasco to the Wilson Downtown Gallery for the months of April and May. She is an award-winning watermedia artist who has been accepted to regional and national juried shows around the United States, Europe, and South America. She previously taught high school art for 30 years and helped students develop portfolios for the top design schools in the nation. She currently teaches private lessons in Waynesboro and leads workshops and "Art Escapes" where she escorts group painting and sketching tours around the world.