We don't keep it a secret that we love to eat the delicious fares of Harrisonburg. Though this list could certainly be longer, we wanted to share with you some of our very favorite local menu items that we think you really need to try.
We as a Team love and support the Arts Council of the Valley and the work they do to make life more enriched for all of us in Harrisonburg. We recently had the chance to talk with Jenny Burden who was a member of our Team before taking on the role of Executive Director at the Arts Council. Needless to say, she has a special place in our hearts and we're thrilled with the work she's doing for arts in our community.
We are privileged to have the artwork of Denise Kanter Allen displayed at the Wilson Downtown Gallery for another month. If you stopped by for our August First Fridays reception then you saw her trademark whimsical, vibrant, and uniquely eye-catching acrylic paintings. But in September there will be even more of her talented work on display - so stop back in and see what's new!
There's a new place in town that is sure to become a Harrisonburg favorite in no time. Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company has officially opened. And we are officially big fans.
I had the privilege of spending a short time at Vine & Fig, site of the New Community Project in Harrisonburg, to talk with Tom Benevento and others who work and live on the site. I was awed by the knowledge and intelligence of these people, inspired by their commitment to live uncompromisingly on their principles, and humbled by the selfless way they provide resources for and care about those in need. Read on to get a brief overview of what they're doing at the Vine & Fig site and throughout the community.
On July 23rd you have the chance to try your skills on the Harrisonburg Police Department's SWAT obstacle course while supporting a remarkable organization - K9s for Warriors - that rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them to in turn save the lives of veterans. So, come on Harrisonburg - let's have some fun and support our veterans!