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Summer Fun with the Kids

Happy Summer 2019 all! Days at the pool, dripping ice cream cones, concerts...ahhh, the joys of summer. It's all fun and games until you've run out of activities to keep your kids entertained and active. Well—we are here to help! We've compiled some fun ideas to do with kids during the summer in and around Harrisonburg

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New to Agora Market: Randy’s Hardware Market

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.

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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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