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First Friday Featured Artist – Matty Tesch

We can’t believe it is already November and we are ramping up for the first Friday festivities with featured artist: Matty Tesch! Matty was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio, and later attended Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in...
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First Friday Featured Artist – Andrew Stronge

Andrew Stronge was born in Sunderland, England, but moved to the states when he was young.  He always had an interest in art and illustration, and he had creative parents who allowed him to express himself all over his bedroom walls.  At the encouragement of extended...
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Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) Fundraiser

This month the Gaines Group had the opportunity to sponsor an event very near and dear to our hearts, Noche de Salsa 2021. This event was held by the Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) featured a drive-through Latin dinner with margaritas along with a park and watch a salsa dance...
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Court Square

Harrisonburg’s Debt Capacity vs Goals for our Future

Change is coming in Harrisonburg and we should discuss it in public dialog. Harrisonburg’s debt capacity vs the goals for our future city seem to be just a hint of what is coming. I heard the debate about a new elementary school a few years ago and the new high school...
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What do you see as the biggest challenge the City of Harrisonburg is facing over the next 5 years?

What do you see as the biggest challenge the City of Harrisonburg is facing over the next 5 years? Please add your comments below! Answers so far include: Smart growth Making decisions While growth and housing are huge issues I’m going to go a little more big picture. What...
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What makes a city welcoming, inviting, unique?

My favorite city I have ever visited is Charleston, South Carolina. There are gardens, beautiful architecture, interesting stories (some of them true) about the history of the town, custom ironwork, open air markets, and incredible food. I have visited Charleston many times, but...
Chesapeake and Western Depot

Renovation Project: Finding Treasures Inside Walls

Check out this cool find inside a wall on a renovation project You never know what to expect in the walls of a renovation project. There are always things hiding from the construction process in the past. From coke bottles to beer bottles things get tossed inside of walls and sit...
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Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016

Canstruction Harrisonburg Canstruction Harrisonburg 2016  is a unique international nonprofit organization which hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built the creations are on...
Chesapeake Western Depot

Chesapeake Western Depot – Update

Work continues on the Chesapeake Western Depot in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The demolition and framing are done. The electricians have finally started rough-in. The plumbing fixtures are all ordered. Things are about to start moving quickly. Our sign is out front and gravel is down...
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Chesapeake Western Depot Framing Update

The progress on the Chesapeake Western Depot framing continues with this nice weather. The framing crew has been hard at work to get the second floor secure (lots of water damaged materials have been replaced). There are only a few new walls that are being added to allow for...