March 6, 2014
The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) recently
obtained a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts through their
Cultural Tourism Marketing Program to produce a video and companion
brochure showcasing the arts in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The
main purpose of this promotion is to familiarize the out-of-town visitor
with the vast array of visual and performing arts and cultural venues
our area has to offer.Continue Reading...
March 6, 2014
"Do you know about Wal-Mart camping?" We didn't know, but the
old man at the campground in Florida insisted WalMart not only
allowed RVs and vans to park overnight, but encouraged it. "Free
camping," he told us, and we didn't wait long to take advantage
of this new knowledge.
Somewhere in northern Georgia we pulled into a Wal-Mart, and
sure enough, we saw some RVs off to one side of the parking lot,
looking like they were there for the night. We were heading back
to Michigan in our conversion ...Continue Reading...
February 27, 2014
For many of us in the United States, spring has taken its time reaching us. The cruel fingers of winter have very slowly released their grip. Gentle warm breezes stir the foliage. With grapevines budding, birds singing and plants flowering, it is time to think of spending relaxing, free moments outdoors. Time spent outdoors is soothing for the soul. As Edward Fitzgerald said, "A book of verses underneath the bough, a jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou."Picnics, countryside walks or strenuous ...Continue Reading...
February 20, 2014
In the United States alone, over 60 million households have one
or more pets. Pet owners in 15 million of those households
travel with their pets, and the majority stay in pet-friendly
lodging. Fortunately, pet friendly hotels, condos and vacation
home rentals do exist.
If you will be traveling with your pet, here are some pet
friendly tips to remember for safe and trouble-free travel.
1 - When you make your reservation, double-check that pets are
allowed. An important advantage of reserving ...Continue Reading...
February 13, 2014
We're tracking this major winter storm moving up the Valley and it's not too happy. On Thursday, heavy snow will continue throughout the morning; snow rates could be 1-2" per hour at times. Winds gusting up to 30 MPH. Then tomorrow, a clipper system arrives late in the afternoon and overnight bringing the chance for a few snow showers. The high 39. Weather is blamed for shortages of bloodAccording to the Northern Virginia Daily in Luray, the Shenandoah Valley is within the Greater ...Continue Reading...
February 8, 2014
Exploring Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley? Pick up your Mountains 2 Main Streets Passport, get stamped, and get rewarded along your adventure.www.mountains2mainstreets.comContinue Reading...
February 8, 2014
Take a Culinary Trip Around the World right here in Harrisonburg, VA!
From Ethiopian to Thai to Irish and beyond, Harrisonburg has a wealth of
authentic international cuisine that's just waiting for you to taste. A
special thanks to participating Harrisonburg restaurants: Tacos El
Primo, Blue Nile, Taste of Thai, Corgans' Publick House, Taste of India,
and L'Italia. Visit www.visitharrisonburgva.com and explore the Dining
February 6, 2014
Dog Travel Supplies
Buy dog travel supplies online
The shopping part along for dog travel supplies is amusing for
sure. The trinkets, toys and accessories for pet product travel
are a blast. Grab your favorite drink, your mouse and grease up
that shopping finger and off we go to review those dog travel
We found, while shopping for Charlie pet harnesses that combine
safety with convenience. The step-in padded harness is easy to
fasten to your best pet friend and can also be used as a ...Continue Reading...
January 30, 2014
No matter how well we may have weathered our basic training,
nothing can fully prepare us for the front lines of family
gatherings. We're in the thick of it, dodging live ammunition,
and fighting the urge to return to our old, reliable patterns
that helped us to survive while we were growing up. We may have
mastered our relationship skills in one-on-one relationships. We
may have improved our romantic relationships, our professional
relationships and our friendships. And we may have even ...Continue Reading...