Furious Flower at The Golden Pony: Bringing Black Poetry to Downtown Harrisonburg

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Furious Flower at The Golden Pony: Bringing Black Poetry to Downtown Harrisonburg

September 26, 2022 by Guest

Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University is excited to announce its first event of the semester, Malika Booker: Open Mic & Poetry Reading on September 29, 2022 at The Golden Pony in Downtown Harrisonburg. more

Friendly Faces of the Friendly City: Mary Yoder at Dart Resale and Trade

April 26, 2021 by Guest

Even during the pandemic, the friendly city of Harrisonburg has seen several stores open and flourish, one of which being Mary Yoder’s Dart Resale and Trade store located on South Liberty Street. Downtown, one can find a few secondhand clothing stores, but Dart is the first to really take off with the buy-sell-trade system Yoder utilizes.  more

New Green Space Underway on Court Square

April 5, 2021 by Guest

While COVID has kept many of us inside this year, construction began in earnest on First Presbyterian Church's new outdoor courtyard. When completed, the vacant space on the north side of Court Square adjacent to the church will be transformed into a grassy area bordered by pavers that will accommodate numerous church and community activities. more

Friendly Faces of the Friendly City: The Perch at Magpie

March 24, 2021 by Guest

The Perch, formerly known as “The Hub,” is a co-working space above Magpie Diner where entrepreneurs and organizations come together to spark new ideas and concepts. An entrepreneur herself, Kirsten Moore, founder and owner of The Perch, is a Harrisonburg native who’s always had knowledge of what can best serve a community. She began The Hub about five years ago, after seeing how similar spaces were working in Richmond, Virginia.  more

Creating Community Through Coffee: Chance Ebersold and Black Sheep Coffee

May 22, 2020 by Guest

By Allison Geringer — Wiping a bead of sweat from his brow, Chance Ebersold finishes building his 10th table for Black Sheep Coffee shop. Using reclaimed wood from the furniture at his wedding reception, Ebersold builds his tables on a foundation of love. more

Clementine: It Takes Special People to Run an Unforgettable Restaurant

May 7, 2020 by Guest

By Kaitlin Valenti — Any successful business has successful people standing behind it. Ask Matthew Clancey, executive chef and general manager of Clementine. Clancey takes deep pride in the restaurant’s employees and believes that the staff, a strong menu selection, interesting drinks, live music and a great atmosphere make Clementine unique and set it apart from other restaurants in Harrisonburg. And he should know. more

Rocktown Kitchen: Food, Wine, and Love in the Historic Ice House

February 28, 2020 by Guest

By Kyle Kirby / Photos courtesy of Rocktown Kitchen: Since opening on May 17th, 2017, Rocktown Kitchen has quickly become a downtown Harrisonburg staple. Owners Kristo and Mira Papa have paid meticulous care in ensuring that their guests feel right at home. more

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

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