Gaines Group Architects
Custom Home

New Home vs. Custom Home

The value of adding someone that has years of training to think through design options to provide the optimized solution for facilitating the life you want to live in that particular place is the obvious answer. (and a really long sentence) However, there is more to the design...
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First Friday

First Friday Christmas: December 3rd, 2021

It is that time of year again and we are beyond excited to dive into another First Friday Christmas at the Chesapeake Western Depot. We are thrilled to get back to engaging with our community and getting back to what matters, building community. Santa once again returns to the...
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First Friday Featured Artist: Nicole Clatterbuck

“Growing up in extremely rural Virginia, I have always been inspired by my number one muse, nature, and the materials that are derived from it. After working in a jewelry-crafting supply store in Richmond, I began making jewelry about 10 years ago...
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First Friday Featured Artist: Tony DiStefano

An artist with a camera documenting the beauty of the world. Tony DiStefano has called home many beautiful places from the forests of Western PA to the mountains of Southeastern New York State. He has now found his place in Harrisonburg – an area rich with...
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Lori Mier

First Friday Featured Artist: Lori Mier

Lori shares her story and inspires others through the written word. She loves chai tea and mountain sunrises with her son and is heavily influenced by the beauty and wholesomeness of nature. She invites you to meet the author at “Christmas at the Depot” on December...
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Caitlin Morgan Quilt

First Friday Featured Artist: Caitlin Morgan

Caitlin Morgan is an artist from Rockingham County with a fierce passion for architecture and history. While pursuing a degree in Architectural Design from James Madison University, Caitlin began volunteering at the Virginia Quilt Museum in downtown Harrisonburg to nurture her...
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Small Business Week: Virginia Quilt Museum

They say “Home is where the heart is,” and for Caitlin Morgan, her second home is the Virginia Quilt Museum. Located in the Warren Sipe house in downtown Harrisonburg, the Virginia Quilt Museum honors its mission to “cultivate and preserve the quilting arts in Virginia” by...
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Restless Moons

Small Business Week: Restless Moons

Today we will be discussing Maggie Bebel’s favorite small business Restless Moons! Restless Moons is a one-of-a-kind brewery that opened in February of 2018, located in downtown Harrisonburg. Customers often come for the limited edition experimental brews and stay for the...
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Small Business Week: Boboko

Another day of highlighting some of our favorite small businesses, and today Deborah Smith chose to talk bout Boboko! Boboko Indonesian Cafe serves Indonesian food with a twist of Southeast Asian spices, they pride themselves on providing several delicious vegetarian and vegan...
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Black Sheep Coffee

Small Business Week: Black Sheep Coffee

Today is the final day of Small Business Week and we will be covering Matty Tesch’s favorite local business: Black Sheep Coffee! This little coffee shop is nestled inside the Ice House building and provides the perfect cozy space to enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry. Black...
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