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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Great Places to Hike In and Around Harrisonburg!

Crunchy leaves under foot, changing colors, crisp evenings...it's finally Fall, y'all! To celebrate the beautiful colors of the Shenandoah Valley its phenomenal hiking locations, we've compiled a list of easy, moderate, and difficult hiking trails in and around the Harrisonburg area! Happy Hiking!

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Spotlight On: Harrisonburg’s Escape Room

Love scavenger hunts and brain puzzles? Enjoy working as a team under pressure? Then you'll love Escape Rooms! Harrisonburg opened an escape room this past winter - House of Clues LLC. House of Clues has two rooms - The Heist and Dr. Skarz' Lab, each with its own unique story line and set of clues. Tara Einstein - owner extraordinaire - was kind enough to answer our questions!

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Food Truck Delights: Waffle Yum!

Waffle Yum is a new food truck in the Harrisonburg area that features Belgian Liege Waffles - made from dough (not batter) and Belgian Pearl sugar (can you say caramelization and flavor?) that combine to create a tasty treat! They also offer fruit smoothies! Read on for Renae and Dave Eaton's answers to our questions!

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Spotlight On: Spitzer Art Center’s New Shop!

The Spitzer Art Center has recently opened up a new space for local artists to sell their items. Erin Murray, a full-time artist and organizer of the Spitzer Art Center, showed me around the Center and the new Gallery Shop. The Center is truly for and about artists - offering exhibition space, studio rental, and classes. They help connect local artists with the community through various programs, workshops, and member showcases. Check out their space if you're an artist, or just a community member looking to become involved in the local arts scene!

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Spotlight On: The RoofTop at Jimmy Madison’s

Late summer is a great time to eat outside and enjoy the views...and what better place to do that than on a rooftop downtown! Jimmy Madison's has recently opened up a rooftop dining and bar area atop the Free Clinic. I had the opportunity to meet the general manager, Scott Stephens, and he showed me around their beautiful newly renovated space - with great views of the courthouse and downtown.

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