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Increase comfort and cut energy bills for your home

This time of year my phone starts ringing on a regular basis for our free energy audit service. People do not like being cold and uncomfortable in their homes and we can help them solve this problem. If you live in the Harrisonburg / Rockingham County area, give our office a call...
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Depot Holiday Party

Holiday party, cookies, coloring page, Santa and more

The holiday season is upon us and our list of fun events is growing. Please mark your calendars! December 1st: Cookie Tour as part of the Winter WonderFest – The Depot is the pick up location for the Cookie Tour box. This tour has stops at Agora Downtown market,...
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Old Town Harrisonburg kitchen makeover

The Old Town Harrisonburg kitchen makeover has been completed by Herr and Company. They shared some of the finish photographs with us showing off this make over. In case you did not read the first blog post HERE about this project, here is a brief summary. The home owners started...
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Monger Lumber goes PINK

R.S. Monger & Sons goes PINK for breast cancer

There are many people and companies in Harrisonburg and the extended valley that care deeply about community. One of them, R.S. Monger & Sons goes PINK for breast cancer, is just one example. As a small business owner I know first hand how many requests you can get on a...
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Join me for lunch or dinner to benefit Real Men Wear Pink of the Valley

I have two events scheduled in the coming days to raise money for my Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. I hope you can come to one or both. PINK OUT dinner at Dayton Tavern Join me for an incredible dinner at Dayton Tavern to benefit my Real Men Wear Pink of the Valley campaign. Wear...
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Chesapeake Western Depot – A 100 + year old beauty

The Chesapeake Western Depot is a 100 + year old beauty. According to the Harrisonburg Daily News on April 22, 1913: Work on the new Chesapeake Western passenger station and freight depot at the West Bruce street crossing is being rushed by the contractors. The freight shed, 120’...
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First Friday Art Opening – Art and Activism

Each month on the First Friday we host a new artist art opening in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come view the show and get a tour...
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10 years of work for a fresh start in Harrisonburg

It has been 10 years of work, but I am ready for a fresh start in Harrisonburg. I decided to move to Harrisonburg in 2008 so that my girls could attend a school that focused on music, art, play, and service. It was the right place to raise my family and the right school for my...
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Real Men Wear Pink of the Valley campaign has just 8 more days

The Real Men Wear Pink of the Valley campaign has just 8 more days. That is it, just eight more days of wearing PINK and asking for donations. However, this does not mark the end for anyone that is fighting breast cancer. This is a month of raising awareness and money. It is a...
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Why am I wearing PINK in October? Because Real Men Wear Pink

Why am I wearing PINK in October? Because it brings questions, strange looks, and conversation. Because Real Men Wear Pink. Today marks the start of the Real Men Wear Pink of the Valley campaign. We can change these statistics with awareness and funding. If I wear pink everyday...