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grace+main coffee shop Welcomes Harrisonburg Residents

November 13, 2019 by Guest

By David Tremain — Located inside Hotel Madison on the corner of Grace Street and Main Street, grace+main coffee shop welcomes JMU students and faculty and city residents to their morning cups of happiness. more

Small Business Saturday (and Black Friday) Downtown

November 13, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

Shop small this holiday season! You won’t find big box stores, long lines at the register, or mass-produced items in Downtown Harrisonburg. You’ll discover quality, one-of-kind, artisan items that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll receive personalized attention from small business owners and employees who are knowledgeable about the products they sell. Most importantly, you’ll make a significant impact on our community by investing your money locally. By shopping small, you’re investing in our schools, roads, and other services we use daily. more

Thanksgiving Specials and Fun Downtown

November 12, 2019 by Arushi Sachan

Header image from Lola Mo's Deli more

Destination Downtown: Resolute Weekend

November 7, 2019 by Arushi Sachan

Brothers Craft Brewing hosts their seventh annual Resolute Weekend this weekend, November 8-10—and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Supported in part by HDR’s Destination Downtown Grant, #TapintoResolute Weekend will be jam-packed with unique opportunities to shop till you drop, knock back a few brews, and celebrate well into the night with live music and entertainment. In fact, Brothers Craft Brewing has partnered with 30+ downtown businesses to offer exclusive discounts and promotions for Resolute Guide holders. more

Veterans Day (and Weekend) Specials and Promotions

November 7, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

The Veterans Parade is this Sunday, and many Downtown businesses are also running specials to thank those who have served! Here's where to go Veterans Day weekend and holiday: more

How to Leave Online Reviews

November 7, 2019 by Jeslyn Stiles

Here's a how-to guide to leaving reviews, for Thankful Thursday or any day! more

Living Waters Farm Initiative: Cultivating Hope and Healing on the Farm

October 30, 2019 by Katie Mitchell

Written by Katie Mitchell, photos by Molly Whitmore — The morning sun burned through the last wisps of autumn fog and the promise of a new day unfolded with every curve on Runion’s Creek Road. I was on my way to meet Travis Coyle and Mark Lambert and learn about their Living Waters Farm Initiative, a space where veterans can congregate in the spirit of solidarity, hope, and healing. As I drove up the dirt path, the land was quiet; mountains loomed in the distance and trees displayed their fall flair. A couple of pot bellied pigs shared breakfast with some farm cats behind the house. Horses glistened in a neighboring pasture, and a white-tailed deer strode silently by. more

Expanding Horizons: Horizon Gifts Takes on a 17-Year Valley Tradition

October 23, 2019 by Guest

By Kyle Kirby — This weekend, a 17-year tradition in the Valley will be carried out once more, thanks to Karen and Rich Ruozzi, proprietors of Horizon Gifts. more

Explore More Discovery Museum: Curiosity, Creativity, and Community

September 19, 2019 by Morgan Phillips

In a flurry of dancing and singing, students from ages 8-12 perform on their final day of Up with People Jr. camp at the Explore More Discovery Museum on July 12.  The program allows the students to learn about themselves as individuals in the community through service and performing arts.  It also raises cultural awareness as students discuss how they can welcome those who decide to settle in Harrisonburg from all around the world. more

Just Love Coffee & Tea: Caffeine and a Mission

September 18, 2019 by Andrea Dono

Have you been missing the convenience of picking up some java on Court Square? Do you mourn the day Jeremiah Young served his last cup at Court Square Coffee at 2 N Main Street? If so, you are in luck — because this week marked a new beginning for Just Love Coffee and Tea in that much-loved space. more