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2014 Celebration & Reception: In Photos

There was much for Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance to celebrate at its annual Celebration & Reception held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Clementine in downtown Harrisonburg. In addition to sharing its annual report, HDR kicked off its 2014 ‘Friends of Downtown’ membership campaign; unveiled its updated brand to the community; and recognized the people, businesses, … Continue reading

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Friendly City Food Co-op: Bringing local farmers, producers, vendors and cooperators to Downtown Harrisonburg

You probably know that Friendly City Food Co-op strives to bring local products from a variety of local growers, bakers and producers to downtown Harrisonburg. Their collaboration with local vendors means there are local items in every single aisle and every department of the co-op grocery store. You probably also know that Friendly City is a cooperative, … Continue reading

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Interview: Introducing Shabby Love

My husband and I moved into our custom built home over a year and a half ago. One baby later, we still have some unpacking to do and lots of decorating. My Pinterest followers will attest that I have a slight obsession with reclaimed wood, vintage style furniture and all things repurposed. I’ve been holding out for the perfect pieces. So, you … Continue reading

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Ask Eddie: Tell us about the Downtown Culinary District

Q: What is the Downtown Culinary District and what is its purpose? A: Downtown Harrisonburg and the surrounding County have a rich and diverse agriculture and food-related heritage, culture, and economy. Many large food-related businesses, including City Exchange, Wetsel Seed, Cassco Ice, Rocco Feeds, and Shenandoah’s Pride, started in Harrisonburg and made a national impact on … Continue reading

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Ask Eddie: HDR staff changes and branding initiatives

Q: What updates can you provide on the status of HDR’s staff changes and branding initiatives? A: There are many exciting changes at HDR. As you may know, Nicole Martorana has been accepted into a graduate program to study Food Culture and Communications in Italy. We appreciate very much Nicole’s work, and wish her well in her … Continue reading