For this installment of the Design Corner, our design expert Cathi Beighe gave us some tips on updating a front entryway to make it a first impression you can be proud of.
Stronger Together! The Valley Unified Basketball League is a new, unique league in the local Valley District. It features players with developmental disabilities. It's the first league of its kind in our area, and was formed in an effort to give these students an experience on the court that would be similar to the atmosphere that varsity teams garner.
Stop by our office (home of the Wilson Downtown Gallery) during November-January and you'll get to see the lovely watercolor paintings of the talented Kelli Hertzler. On display will be paintings of scenery from this gorgeous part of the country we call home. You may even recognize some Downtown Harrisonburg scenes!
Harrisonburg boasts a fairly mild climate overall, but did you know that our Friendly City experiences 118 days of precipitation per year? This would account for both snow and rain, with averages of 21" and 36", respectively. That leaves parents and childcare providers with a conundrum for nearly 4 months out of the year. Splash around outside in the mud and get soaked and filthy, or stay indoors while trying to wrangle entertain the littles all day? Relax! With this Guide to Rainy Day Fun with Kids, you'll have just that... FUN on rainy (and snowy) days. Gone are the hours of whining and boredom. Harrisonburg offers plenty of indoor fun for kids of all ages -- with plenty of puddles to splash in, too.
October 24th is Food Day -- a day set apart nationally that "inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies [while working] toward a greener diet." Get involved in this celebration by eating a delicious, locally sourced Farm-to-Table Breakfast on October 23rd (the eve of food day) at Clementine Cafe in Harrisonburg. Now, that sounds like a pretty good way to celebrate!
As always, the downtown scene is thriving here in Harrisonburg. In fact, it's so vibrant that there's need to expand and continue growing. I had the privilege of sitting in on a Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Advisory Board meeting to get the scoop on what's happening around town. Here's a quick snapshot of eight projects HDR and others are working on to continue to uphold Harrisonburg's reputation as a great place to live.