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.
Need something fun to do St. Patrick's Day weekend? Come to Base Camp at Massanutten Resort this Saturday at 5:30pm to enter to win some great prizes and a chance to buy advance tickets to this year's ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival! There will be live music by Randy Black, a Deschutes tap takeover, free Deschutes glassware, swag and giveaways from MillerCoors, and ticket drawings at 7:30 p.m.
The buzzword in 2018 so far has been low inventory. New listings are down from last year by 13%, and when a house hits the market, it doesn't stay there for long. The average days on market has dropped a drastic 35% - from 131 to 85. Sales have increased by 16% and the average price per square foot continues to improve. Read on to find out more...
From co-owner's of The Isle Co. Kathy Miller and Becca Slye (a mother and daughter duo) comes a new space to open in the Agora Downtown Market - Create Downtown. They will host a verity of classes and workshops lead by guest teachers - from knitting to marble pour painting. They also offer a variety of creative games and puzzles to purchase. Becca shared more details and future hopes of their space! Join them for their grand opening as part of First Fridays on April 6th!