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The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy


Calling all hikers and outdoor enthusiasts…. Appalachian Trail Advisory Committee Presents the Film, The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy The Harrisonburg Appalachian Trail Community Advisory Committee, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, and community partners will host the showing of “The Appalachian Trail: An American Legacy” on October 6th at 7pm in Court Square Theater. The Appalachian Trail: […]

Live Your History

Renee at lighthouse

Those who know me, know these two things about me–My passion is travel and I love all-things historical. So, it stands to reason that most of my travels are usually planned around places of historic significance. This love for historical adventures started when I was 12 and my parents loaded us kids in our wood […]

Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg “Below the Surface”


Whenever there is a discussion about icebergs someone always mentions that 90% of the iceberg is below the surface. Then starts the argument about whether it’s 90% or 7/8ths or some other number. Suffice it to say most of it is below the surface. When exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Harrisonburg the casual observer may not realize […]

A Night at the Drive-In

Ready to watch the movie!

A long overdue date night. Surprising my wife is always a challenge, so I looked outside our regular haunts, though still close enough to Harrisonburg, and finally settled on a drive-in movie! (It wasn’t a hard choice — how perfect of date is that?) I hit the grocer, landed a pile of movie-appropriate snacks, told […]

Heaven! I mean, the Green Valley Bookfair.

Green Valley Bookfair

Oh, books! Can you ever really have enough? When that “what would you save from your house if there was a fire?” question comes up, I know I shouldn’t hesitate, but the thought of leaving all those dear pages-friends of wisdom and inspiration and growth and aspiration behind is a tragic one. And sometimes (confession […]

Out & About: The Highland County Maple Fest

Maps from the Highland Maple Festival

Did you know… that maple syrup has a higher calcium content than milk? That maple syrup has only 40 calories per tablespoon (5 less than honey and 15 less than white sugar)? That it takes 40 quarts of sugar water from the maple tree to make one quart of syrup? I recently discovered these things […]