Lafah Cafe Brings Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine To The ‘Burg

Lafah Cafe, a quick grab-and-go lunch spot with an Eastern Mediterranean concept, is now open on the corner of Mason and East Market Street. The cafe offers select street foods such as Kebabs, Falafel, their signature Lafah Bread, decadent pastries, and local alcoholic beverages. This over-the-counter restaurant will have outdoor seating and a take out option.

Veterans Parade

Image via Facebook - Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

Image via Facebook – Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

On Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm, line the streets of Downtown Harrisonburg to honor our veterans. The Veterans Parade will begin at the Rockingham County Administration Center, 20 East Gay Street, and will travel South on Main Street to City Hall, 345 South Main Street.

Want to participate in the Veterans Parade? Follow the link to this entry form: http://bit.ly/2zgySDZ

Join Us For Our Relay for Life Paint Night

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Many in our lives have been lost or are fighting a battle that they never dreamed they would have to. They imagined that this was someone else’s disease. There are so many stories of survival, so many stories of loss and so many stories of pain. We, as a community- as a nation, can help change this horrible pattern for ourselves and for our families. One way is by participating in this event. Why not get together to create a masterpiece and have some fellowship for a worthy cause?

Matchbox Realty cares about you and your family and we want the hurt to end. This Paint Nite will help our Relay for Life event in May of 2018.

Join us as we raise glasses and funds for this worthy cause! When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to the charity above. To date, Paint Nite has helped raise over $3.5 million for those in need with lively creative events that feel more fun than philanthropic. Feel good about giving as our local artist guides you and your friends through two hours of painting, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time!

Cats Cradle & Lola Mo’s Delicatessen Are Coming to Keezell

Image via Facebook - Lola Mo's Delicatessen

Image via Facebook – Lola Mo’s Delicatessen

We recently welcomed The Yellow Button back to South Main, and in early November the boutique will welcome two new neighbor’s–Cats Cradle and Lola Mo’s Delicatessen! All three local businesses will be located on the ground floor of the Keezell Building. For more information on building updates, follow them on social!

4 Spoocktacular Events Happening This Weekend!

Fun for the whole family!

Skeleton Festival – Saturday, October 21 4 pm – 8 pm

The second annual Skeleton Festival is back! Trick-or-treat at local businesses throughout downtown from 4-6pm. Pick up a Candy Map at the Visitor Center in the Hardesty Higgins House, 212 S. Main Street, to see the list of trick-or treat locations and look for the orange balloons outside businesses!

Then join us for an all-ages party at the Turner Pavilion & Park from 6-8pm! Festivities include: kids, dogs, and adults costume contests; music; food trucks; a community ofrenda; trunk-or-treating; wacky shacks, goober blobs, whisker biscuits, and more!

VOLUNTEER WITH US
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COSTUME CONTESTS SIGN-UP
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Zombie Run for Brains 2017 at Fear Forest – Saturday, October 21 11 am – 1 pm

Can you navigate your way through the gounds of Fear Forest with out getting infected by the zombies that lurk along the way? Each participant will be given a flag football belt at the beginning of the race. Make it through the course and finish with at least one flag and you’ve survived! End the course without any flags left, you’ve been infected and will need to be “disinfected” before you can rejoin society.

Register at www.ZombieRunForBrains.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zombie-run-for-brains-2017-tickets-36797213456?aff=es2

*Proceeds benefit Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. A nonprofit organization that provides information, resources and services to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury in the counties of Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Bath, Rockbridge and all the cities included within so they can lead independent and productive lives.

Children’s Harvest Festival 2017 at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum -Saturday, October 21 11 am – 2 pm

The Gus Bus, the JMU Duke Dog, JMuke, free children’s crafts, dancers, local musicians, and Harrisonburg’s favorite horses from Classic Carriage with their wagon, all join together with the EJC Arboretum, for the 2017 Children’s Harvest Festival! Free admission!

Additional parking will be available. Severe inclement weather automatically cancels this outdoor family event. Visit our website: www.jmu.edu/arboretum for more information.

Fall Foliage Carriage Ride at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum – Sunday, October 22 1 pm – 4pm

Reservations are highly recommended as this event is often sold out in advance. Call our office at (540) 568-3194 during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00 to reserve your ride.

BEFORE CALLING, please read through the pricing options and maximum number of seats per ride at https://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/events.shtml.

Meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center. Each carriage ride is approximately one mile in length and completes a circuit through the arboretum forest on a graveled, unlit route.

The Mac and Cheese Off!

Join us on Sunday, October 15th from 4 pm – 6 pm for the Mac And Cheese-Off. The event is a day to gather, eat and raise money for awareness of local hunger and other ministries that serve Harrisonburg and the surrounding community.

Local amateurs and local celebrity chefs from your favorite Harrisonburg food establishments bring their own twists on mac and cheese for the public to try. The winner of the amateur chef competition will receive a gift certificate to one of the downtown food establishments represented by the local celebrity chefs! And the winner of the most popular mac and cheese recipe wins bragging rights until the next Mac and Cheese-Off.

Hosted  by RISE, the event will raise money for Love Packs, RISE & Shine, Stop Hunger Now, Gleaning, and College Outreach.

Want To Sign Up To Bring Your Mac And Cheese? Fill out the form at: www.riseharrisonburg.com/getyourmacon

Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-mac-cheese-off-tickets-37400975324

If you’re a local business and would like to participate, sign up on our website at www.riseharrisonburg.com/getyourmacon or email Denise at dlee3596@gmail.com.

Bring Your Own – Grand Opening

Join us during First Fridays downtown to celebrate the Grand Opening of Harrisonburg’s first zero-waste store, Bring Your Own! The first 25 people will receive a door prize and others will have the chance to enter to win giveaways!

Bring Your Own brings awareness to the amount of waste that is created in our communities. Bring Your Own hopes to inspire and educate others to reduce their waste and plastic use by providing practical and sustainable, non-disposable products, offering zero-waste classes, and home and business consultations.

Arctoberfest – Harrisonburg’s German Beer & Wine Festival

You are invited to Arctoberfest, Harrisonburg’s first ever German beer and wine festival! The event will be taking place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 4-8 pm at the Turner Pavilion in Downtown Harrisonburg.

This inaugural, family friendly event will be benefiting The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham Inc. and promises to be a fun-filled day with music, dancing, carnival games, food trucks and vendors and of course a German beer garden.

Tickets will be available in advance via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/Arctoberfest
*Adults 21 and over – $15 per person includes a keepsake beer stein and one pour
*20 years of age and under – Free of Charge

Tickets available at the door:
*Adults 21 and over – $20 per person includes a keepsake beer stein and one pour
*20 years of age and under – Free of Charge

We hope to see you there!

Rocktown Kitchen Was Named One of 25 New Restaurants In Virginia You Need To Try

Image via Rocktown Kitchen Facebook

Image via Rocktown Kitchen Facebook

Rocktown Kitchen was named one of 25 new restaurants in Virginia that you need to try! Rocktown kitchen opened in Downtown Harrisonburg in April 2017 and it’s already getting recognized for their locally sourced, elevated American cuisine. Here’s what they had to say:

“Harrisonburg has undergone a foodie revolution in the past few years, especially in the downtown area. The latest restaurant to join the movement is Rocktown Kitchen, which opened in April of 2017. And like many of the newest restaurants in Harrisonburg, the restaurant focuses on supporting farms and producers in the Shenandoah Valley Region. Décor in the restaurant brings together chic elements like tufted leather benches with industrial touches such as the exposed brick walls and metal pipe accents on the booths. They are open every day except Mondays for lunch (try the Kale Caesar), dinner (go for the Chicken & Waffles), and on Sundays, brunch (they have an incredible Crab Omelet). And with an affordable kid’s menu, you can dine out with the whole family at Rocktown Kitchen without emptying your wallet.”

Read more at Virginia Is For Lovers.

The Wooden Trout Grand Opening

Calling all art lovers! Stop in to help celebrate the grand opening of Harrisonburg’s newest art gallery, The Wooden Trout, tomorrow Friday, September 1st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. There will be appetizers, live music, kids activities, and local and regional art for sale.

The Wooden Trout is located in Agora Market in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg. For more information, check them out on Facebook.

Hope Field – All you can pick sunflowers

It is almost that time of year again! Join us on Saturday August 26th from 8AM-6PM and again on Sunday August 27th from 8:00 AM-Noon for a day of picking sunflowers and providing hope for people who are battling cancer.

This year Hope Field is partnering with the RMH Foundation‘s Hope Fund which ensures someone’s financial position does not determine whether or not they get the cancer care they need. Donations will help provide preventive screenings for those without insurance and medications for patients who cannot afford them.

Location: 2704 Spotswood Trl, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-2213, United States

**The field is not open to the public until August 26th and 27th. Please refrain from trespassing and respect the property, as well as neighbors, in the area.**

Back to School Bash

Calling all parents! Join us on Saturday August 19th for our very first “Back to School Bash”!

The first 100 Kids will receive FREE BACKPACKS stuffed with school supplies and coupons for free food and ice cream! Plus, it’s FREE ADMISSION! Back to school never sounded so fun!

A fire truck will be on site and child carseat checks will be provided upon request. There will also have free food, ice cream, face painting, games and other give aways.

Come on out and see what Harrisonburg Community Health Center is all about!

Rocktown Chili Throwdown

It’s the Rocktown Chili Throwdown to benefit VAIL !

Join us as local restaurant Chefs battle it out for chili glory. There’ll be live music from Shenandoah Alley and Many Nights Ahead, hot pepper eating contest, family-friendly activities, an indoor silent auction, chili tasting and more!

It all takes place Sunday, August 13th from 1-6pm in the lot by Three Notch’d Brewing Co. Harrisonburg Taproom$8 entrance at the gate. Children under 12 are FREE.

Fore more information on the event click HERE.

Virginia Wine, Oyster & Artisan Festival

Enjoy tastings from valley wineries, coastal oysters and an array of craft foods as you explore curated, local artisan booths at On Sunny Slope Farm’s Inaugural “Virginia Wine, Oysters & Artisans at the Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley” Festival. The festival is taking place this Sunday August 6th from 11 am – 5 pm. There will be live music and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-festival-tickets-30049567064?aff=es2

Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/923805257751716/

Midsummer Night’s Scream – Summer Halloween Party

Come join us for a spooktacular time at The Artful Dodger‘s annual summer Halloween party! The event is taking place this Saturday July 19th from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am. There will be a $5 cover or get in for FREE if you come in costume. Lets just say that costumes are HIGHLY encouraged! DJ Crums will be taking the stage to make this one unforgettable night!

Win a Red Wing Roots Music Festival campsite or a 3-day pass!

 

Need a reason to come downtown? Bella Luna is giving away a Red Wing Roots Music Festival campsite or a 3-day pass!

You can enter to win one of these prizes every time you dine with Bella Luna and spend $50 or more.

The raffle begins Wednesday, June 21st and closes Thursday, July 6th. Winners will be drawn on Friday, July 7th at 1pm. Stay on the lookout because you might be one of the lucky winners!

Total prizes to be given away: 12 three-day passes and 2 group campsites. One entry per $50+ check; group campsites accommodate up to 12 people.

Valley Fourth

Spend the fourth in the valley! Nothing says July 4th better than great food, music and entertainment, a 5K, kids activities, an art market, craft beer garden, and fireworks finale. And don’t forget about Friendly City Fortune! They’re giving away $250,000 in cash and prizes – one prize every five minutes for four hours (1-5pm). You could be one of the lucky winners! 

Schedule of Events: 
8AM: Valley Fourth RUN
8AM – 1PM: Harrisonburg Farmers Market
Noon: Reading of the Declaration Independence by the Fort Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (at Court Square)
1-5PM: Friendly City Fortune $250,000 Raffle
2-9PM: Art Market, food trucks, beer garden, craft vendors and kids’ activities
5-9PM: Live music with The Judy Chops and Super Doppler
5-9PM: Classic Car Cruise-in
9:15 – 9:30PM: Fireworks Begin

Barre at the Bar

Join your fellow barre lovers once a month at the Pale Fire Tap Room for Barre at the Bar! The event will happen one Sunday per month starting at 11:45am all summer long! Tickets are $15 per person and include a one pint of delicious Pale Fire beer at the end of the 45 minute class. Please bring your own mat & water bottle! Reserve your ticket today!

Rocktown Kitchen is open and serving the best food possible

Located in downtown Harrisonburg, Rocktown Kitchen is an intimate, farm-to-table restaurant serving elevated American cuisine in a casual fine-dining environment. Offering a lunch, dinner, brunch, kids, and a dessert menu, Rocktown Kitchen focuses on using locally sourced products. They also feature an extensive wine list and local craft beers.

With several different seating areas, which include bar/pub, dining room, and patio, Rocktown Kitchen gives you the opportunity to host private dining events and holiday parties.

Take advantage of this unique dining experience and reserve your table today!

Rocktown Kitchen is located in downtown Harrisonburg at 217 S. Liberty Street #101 and can be reached at (540) 217-2425.

Lavender Farm to Table Wine Dinner with Gypsy Jazz

Tomorrow, from 6:30 PM  to 8:30 PM, the White Oak Lavender Farm & Purple WOLF Vineyard will be collaborating with Executive Chef Brian Gooch from Bridgewater College for their Lavender Farm to Table Wine Dinner.

The event will take place rain or shine with a gypsy jazz celebration on the Lavender Deck with french style Hors d’oeuvres to match the ferver of Gypsy Jazz. There will be a four course meal with a wine to match each course! Lavender is included in creative ways!

For the detailed menu list, purchase tickets and register for the eve click HERE.

Black Tie Art Crawl

The Arts Council of the Valley is inviting you to a classy evening full of coattails, cocktails, and artistic celebration! Join legendary artist aficionados Valerie Smith and Laura Thompson this Saturday, June 3 from 4:00 PM  to 6:30 PM for the Black Tie Art Crawl.

This event is a fun and fancy opportunity to support the arts of Harrisonburg. Ticket holders are encouraged to dress up for a stroll through Harrisonburg’s thriving downtown district. Tour highlights include ACV’s Smith House Galleries, Ruby’s Arcade, Oasis, Larkin Arts, and Court Square Theater.

At each stop, ticket holders will enjoy drinks and appetizers while learning from and engaging with Harrisonburg artists on some of the community’s newest creative projects. The Crawl kicks off at ACV’s Smith House Galleries with local artist Joshua Miller before continuing through downtown Harrisonburg.

Tickets are $50; all proceeds benefit the sustainability of the Arts Council of the Valley.

Breakfast on the Farm

Come out to Arbogast Farms this Saturday, May 27 from 9 AM – 12 PM for Breakfast on the Farm! Learn a little bit about agriculture, where your food comes from and take a tour!

On the menu: Pancakes and sausage, milk and fruit. Yum!

For those planing to attend the event, you are asked to park at Lacey Springs Elementary school and take the shuttle bus to the farm. Tickets are FREE, but REQUIRED. We look forward to meeting you!

Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival 2017

The Harrisonburg Strawberry Festival is back in town! This is a community fundraiser is being hosted by local Rotary Clubs for local park initiatives.

Admission to the event it FREE, but there will dessert sales to raise funds. $5 for your choice of strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries or strawberry sundae. To purchase a dessert ticket, click HERE.

There be live music by Strong Water and Who Shot John.

Join us this Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

Friendly City Fortune

It’s your chance to win big! The Shenandoah Valley is giving away $250,000 in cash and prizes on July 4th! A prize will be drawn every 5 minutes for 4 hours making it the largest raffle in the valley!

Here’s how it works: only 500 tickets are available for $100 a ticket. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket, but don’t have to be present to win. Winners will be contacted and posted at www.downtownharrisonburg.org

Tickets are sold at the following locations with CASH or CHECK only:

BlueRidge Powersports
Glen’s Fair Price
Harrisonburg Ford
Dick Myers Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Hugo Kohl
James McHone Jewelry
Midtowne Market
Rockingham New Holland
Rocktown Bicycles
Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Steven Kia
Steven Toyota
Walkabout Outfitter

Raffle proceeds will support the vitality of Downtown Harrisonburg through beautification projects, community-building initiatives, and business assistance programs.

To purchase a ticket or check out the list of prizes, click HERE.

Harrisonburg Happynings

Check out what’s going on downtown this Friday for First Friday! Here’s the line-up so far:

ACV’S SMITH HOUSE GALLERIES • 311 South Main Street • Flowers and Swans • Oil on canvas by Nadia Louderback

292 NORTH GALLERY AT THE CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION • 292 North Liberty Street • Watercolors by Anita Walter Cooper • Live music

THE ARTFUL DODGER • 47 Court Square • Rock Stars • Photography by Bob Adamek

HARDESTY-HIGGINS HOUSE VISITORS CENTER • 212 South Main Street • Chocolate Walk!

 

THE GALLERY AT LAUGHING DOG • 82 South Main Street  • Jorge Escobar’s photography exhibit titled “Nevermore”

WILSON DOWNTOWN GALLERY AT KLINE MAY REALTY • 83 South Main Street • Paintings by Amanda Dicken

OASIS FINE ART & CRAFT • 103 South Main Street • Contemporary quilling by Deb Booth • Artist demonstration accompanied by live music and a Chocolate Walk station

PALE FIRE BREWING CO. • 217 S. Liberty St. #105 • Descent to Rising: 18 years of photography created while in the midst of fighting depression • Photography by Angela M. Carter • Free samples served by Paella Perfecta

SHENANDOAH JOE • 64 South Mason Street, Suite 100 • Mixed media by Madeline Martinez

SPITZER ART CENTER • 486 West Market Street • The Secret Life of Typewriters •Photography, painting, and sculpture by Howard and Nicole Zehr

ST. STEPHEN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST • 358 South Main Street  • Hear one of the Valley’s most popular groups, the Harrisonburg Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus, produce fine music for all ages • 5:30-6:10pm

 

VIRGINIA QUILT MUSEUM • 301 South Main Street • Textile and fiber art and quilts • Work accompanied by the Chocolate Walk, featuring specialty chocolates and chocolate-inspired textile and fabric dyes from the VQM Hospitality Committee Chocolatiers

Also, the 6th annual Chocolate Walk! 5 – 8 at multiple downtown locations.

For more info and a list of more business that could be participating, click HERE.

6th Annual Chocolate Walk

Join the Collins Center tomorrow for the 6th Annual Chocolate Walk supporting victims of sexual assault.

From 5 – 8 pm participating businesses and organizations in Downtown Harrisonburg will open their doors and invite you in to taste the mouth-watering chocolates including truffles, fudge, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies.

Registration and day-of ticket purchase will take place in the driveway of the Ice House at the Check-In Tent between 5:00 – 7:00pm, where participants will pick up their maps and trays to collect chocolate at 15 different stops nearby. You may go to as many stops as you like between 5:00 – 8:00 pm and do not need to participate for the entire 3 hours.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds with benefit the Collins Center.

For more information or questions, please contact Jess Balac at jess@thecollinscenter.org or 540-432-6430.

Many Thanks to Harrisonburg Water and Harrisonburg Electric Commission

Our staff here at Matchbox Realty & Management Services, and on behalf of our tenants, would like to recognize and send a huge thanks to the Harrisonburg Water and Harrisonburg Electric Commission staff for their hard work, patience, and dedication.

We work closely with these utility providers to keep utilities running when properties get turned for new residents.

Our tenants are well-served by your extra efforts. We wouldn’t be the customer-oriented company we are today if it weren’t for you. Thank you!

FanLogic is coming to Harrisonburg this July

So by now you all must be asking yourself, “who is FanLogic”? Fanlogic is a digital promotions software company that utilizes its patent pending technology to provide brands and agencies the ability to create unforgettable moments by connecting consumers to the brands they love.

Starting July 1, 2017, FanLogic will be located in the Urban Exchange building (233 E. Market) in downtown Harrisonburg.

For more information on the company and what they offer, check them out online at http://fanlogic.com/.

Harrisonburg Easter Egg Hunt

Come out to Westover Park on April 15th at 10:00am for the annual Harrisonburg Easter Egg Hunt! The event, open to city residents only, will have four age divisions: toddlers, 3 years old – kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, and 3rd & 4th grade.
Kids will have the chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny and win special prizes! Keep in mind that this event goes fast. Please arrive early and be prepared to start at 10:00am. Don’t miss out!
For additional information contact Brittany Clem at 540-433-2474 or Brittany.Clem@harrisonburgva.gov
Construction work at Rocktown Kitchen in the Harrisonburg Ice House

New Restaurant Opening in Downtown Harrisonburg!

Rocktown Kitchen Logo

Rocktown Kitchen Logo

Rocktown Kitchen is coming to Harrisonburg with an upper-casual concept that focuses on fresh local ingredients all served with refreshing local brews and wines. But it gets better! The restaurant is currently hiring for all hourly staff! Candidates with prior experience in line/prep cook, serving (waiter/waitress), greeting (host/hostess), bartending, dishwasher/utility are encouraged to apply.

If you need any more convincing, Rocktown Kitchen’s team is led by an award winning Executive Chef with close to two decades of culinary experience!

With interviews starting soon, the team wants you to apply NOW for consideration. If interested in this high energy experience, all applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to mira.rocktownkitchen@gmail.com.

Stay tuned! More about Rocktown Kitchen, including an opening date, coming soon! 

Construction work at Rocktown Kitchen in the Harrisonburg Ice House

Construction is under way at the new Rocktown Kitchen coming into the Harrisonburg Ice House!

Skyline Literacy’s Downtown Trivia Crawl

It’s time for the second annual Food 4 Thought Downtown Trivia Crawl! This Saturday, April 1st join Ruby’s Arcade, Capital Ale House, Jess’s Lunch, Pale Fire, and Bella Luna for trivia questions and scavenger hunts!

Eat, drink and think for a good cause! In teams of four, visit local downtown restaurants to enjoy amazing food and a chance to win great prices! All proceeds benefit Skyline Literacy, a local nonprofit helping community families improve literacy skills.

For more info on tickets follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-4-thought-downtown-trivia-crawl-tickets-31900198352

Check-in and awards will be at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg!

Taste of the World 2017

Taste of the World is NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center’s annual fundraiser. Every year, the event features an evening of food and music from around the globe.

This year, Taste of the World will feature the region of Southern Asia! (This includes India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangledesh, Madlives, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan).

Join NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center at Park View Mennonite Church at 6:00 pm on the evening of Saturday, March 25th, 2017 for food and silent auction.

Doors open at 5:30 followed by a silent auction from 5:30-8:30 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.

Purchase your tickets now! They are going to go FAST.
$65.00 per plate
$464.00 for a table of 8
Feel free to send a check to their office (64 W. Water Street, Harrisonburg VA 22801) made payable to NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, or find them online on our Square online store:
https://squareup.com/store/newbridgesIRC

Note: Ticket prices are higher online due to processing fee. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thank you!

St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

Break out all the green you have and go see Chick-fil-A of Harrisonburg (1691 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA) on St. Patrick’s Day! Between 12 PM and 6 PM, they will giving away a FREE Small Milkshake of choice to everyone who goes in wearing green!

This promotion is only available between 12 – 6 PM on 3/17/2017. Only valid one milkshake per person wearing green.

Save Your Security Deposit: Flat Stovetops

With move out season around the corner, we want to remind of all our tenants that you are responsible for and will be charged for any damages in your unit, this includes dirty stovetops.

Flat stove tops can be a serious paint to clean if you have never cleaned one. Wiping them down with a damn cloth will only rid of loose debre.  To get tougher stains out like the one pictured above, use a window cleaner or all-purpose cleaner and polish. Spray the areas that have buildup and let sit for  a minute of two. Using the side of a straight edge razor, or a tough sponge, gently scrap over the build up, and wipe clean.

Nobody likes getting a tenant charge for something that could have easily been avoided. Follow us on social for more move #SaveYourSecurityDeposit tips!

Taste of Downtown Week

During Taste of Downtown Week, restaurants come together to showcase their talent and creativity by serving up fresh, innovative menus; one-of-a-kind restaurant collaborations; chef expos, and culinary events. This week will also introduces Savor on Port and Relish Uptown.

Savor on Port and Relish Uptown will offer a variety of locally-owned and international restaurants creating dishes sourced from local farms, making it easy for you to take a “Culinary Trip Around the World” right here in the Shenandoah Valley!

Check out the participating restaurants HERE.

Hotel Appalachia

Last week Hotel Appalachia opened up in Harrisonburg as the newest practice & production room, offering studio rehearsals & recordings, as well as rentals for groups and teachers.

Inspired by the idea that working artists need a working studio, Hotel Appalachia is a professional recording space designed for everyone. State-of-the-art hardware and gorgeously-handcrafted, fully-modular sound-treatment combine in a space that looks as incredible on film as it sounds on tape.

Hotel Appalachia is no ordinary sound-studio. With their Do-It-Professionally-Yourself option, they’ll gladly put ALL of the power in your hands. You don’t know how to run a digital sound board? Don’t worry. They’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started. Perfect for podcasters and independent producers; it’s all the benefits of having a large, well-treated room — and a professional mic-locker and backline — combined with the independence and control of being in your home studio.

Yoga with Essential Oils

Image via The Well Oiled Blog

Image via The Well Oiled Blog

Just like yoga, the use of essential oils can help bring greater awareness to your body and mind. Join Shenandoah Yoga this Saturday February 18th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm for a unique class that combines yoga with essential oils practice. Gentle breath work coupled with conscious movement enable students to feel more connected, energized and balanced. No prior yoga experience is required! All levels are welcome! Drop in or use your regular yoga class pass.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and save your spot!

Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

Worried about what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Plan a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through JMU’s beautiful Edith J. Carrier Arboretum! Rides are on Sunday February 12th and Tuesday February 14th from 5-8 pm.

Tickets prices are as follows:
$12 child
$18 adult
$75 private carriage – holds 4 adults or family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children)

For more information and a list of future events, please head to www.jmu.edu/arboretum/.

George Clanton with Negative Gemini

What better to do on a Thursday night than help George Clanton and Negative Gemini kick off their VA tour at The Golden Pony? You know it’s going to be a wild ride of a night so don’t miss it! $10 (All Ages)

Zooanzoo will also be releasing their new album – ‘LOUD MOUTH’ – brought to you by Lagom Audio/Visual. The album will be available in cassette form at the show!

City and JMU Partner to Host Parade

The Dukes are national champions! Last Saturday the Dukes of JMU painted the streets purple and gold in Friso, Texas with a 28-14 win over Youngstown State at the FCS national championship. To celebrate their much anticipated win, the city of Harrisonburg and JMU will he hosting a Champions parade this Saturday, January 14th at 1:00pm! 

The football team, coaching staff, the Marching Royal Dukes and cheerleaders will walk on Main Street, starting at Water Street and ending at the court house steps in Court Square. A few brief remarks will then be made at the court house.

Note that Main Street from, Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to Elizabeth Street, and Court Square will be closed from approximately noon until 3 p.m. Parking on Main Street, along with parking in the public lot across from Newman Avenue, will be prohibited after 10 a.m. on Saturday.

We hope to see you there! Go Dukes!