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!
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 100th anniversary on April 26th. To commemorate their century of service to the community, a little piece of history will be revealed on the Court House Lawn at 2:15pm. A time capsule that was buried in 1966 will be dug up and its contents rediscovered. We know that there is a lengthy list of items in the time capsule, but no one knows exactly what's inside... five decades has a way of erasing such memories.
Take a tour of the new, energy-efficient Harrisonburg Dairy Queen in Harmony Square. It has undergone an impressive upgrade recently. We got the inside scoop from architect, Charles Hendricks. What's more intriguing... the fact that this just may be the greenest Dairy Queen in the country, or the fact that an internationally acclaimed ice cream cake decorator works at the store? Read on and maybe you can decide that for yourself.
The renovation of the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot in downtown Harrisonburg is continuing in full-swing with a very tangible end in sight. We had the privilege of getting the grand tour of the depot from architect Charles Hendricks of The Gaines Group.