Ask Eddie

Ask Eddie: What major attractions have contributed to downtown’s ongoing revitalization?

Downtown Harrisonburg is extremely fortunate to have many businesses and services that draw people to downtown. The most visible attraction is the dramatic growth in the number of restaurants/eateries and retail specialty shops, now numbering over 25 and 40 respectively. Churches, non-profits, and government agencies also bring a large number of people to downtown. Other … Continue reading

Discounts and Specials / Lifestyle

It’s Poe Month at MRL, and Everything’s Free!

Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe died mysteriously 160 years ago today? The importance of his work still lingers and he remains extremely popular today – as evidenced by the thousands of free copies of Poe’s work that Massanutten Regional Library has distributed since Big Read kick-off last week. Although all Poe books have been … Continue reading

Downtown In the News

Massanutten Regional Library Gets Big Grant for Big Read

Massanutten Regional Library today announced that it has received a $10K grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host The Big Read for the third consecutive year in a row. MRL is one of 269 nonprofits–including arts, culture, and science organizations; libraries; and municipalities–to receive a grant to host a Big Read project … Continue reading

Downtown In the News / Meet a Downtownie

Harrisonburg Historian Donates Scrapbook Collection to Downtown Library

There are few people more valuable to downtown as Bob Sullivan. A former city planning director and resident of the Old Town Historic District, Bob is often one of the first people we go to when we want to know the background of a downtown building or event. His two-hour walking tour beginning at the … Continue reading