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Community Connection: Arts Council of the Valley

The Arts Council of the Valley is a nonprofit in the City of Harrisonburg that cultivates the arts and connects communities in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. They welcome you to visit Smith House Galleries, and Court Square Theater, and enjoy the visual and performing arts. And, mingle with other arts enthusiasts at First Fridays of the Valley.

For more information, you can go to their website

2021-11-11T16:20:19-05:00November 12th, 2021|

Community Connection: Blue Ridge Legal Services

Blue Ridge Legal Services is the non-profit legal aid society here in the Shenandoah Valley. They provide free legal advice and representation to low-income households facing civil – not criminal – legal problems.

They also have navigators who can help you apply for assistance through the rent relief program and the healthcare marketplace. You can call 1-866-534-5243 or visit their website to see how they can help you and your family.

2021-11-05T13:47:57-04:00November 4th, 2021|

Community Connection: The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham

The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is a nonprofit working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They invite you and your family to participate in their 4th annual Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll on December 11th from 11-12 PM in downtown Harrisonburg. This fun run includes game stations, prizes, and holiday music as participants complete a half mile race route in Santa suits.

Proceeds from this event will go towards creating inclusive opportunities for the I/DD community. You can learn more online at their website.   

2021-11-04T12:32:13-04:00November 4th, 2021|

Hear Together: Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

Founded in 2003 to reinvigorate Harrisonburg’s downtown historic district as the cultural meeting point in town, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has worked to bring a greater sense of community to its downtown residents and businesses. By uplifting small business owners and encouraging economic incentivization of outdated buildings, HDR has made Harrisonburg into the welcoming community it is today.

HDR uses the Main Street Four-Point ApproachTM — a proven downtown revitalization strategy created by the National Main Street Center. They’ve led festivals and events downtown, beautified spots across town, encouraged historic preservation, and even spurred economic investment so downtown experienced more business openings than closings in 2020.

We spoke with executive director Andrea Dono for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more here.

2021-11-01T12:23:23-04:00November 1st, 2021|

Community Connection: Charlottesville Community Bikes

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a nonprofit bike shop committed to making biking accessible in Charlottesville. They refurbish donated bikes and get them back into the community through their kids’ bike program, bike program for adults in need, and refurbished bike and gear shop.

Do you have spare bikes, parts, and accessories in your garage? You can donate them to Community Bikes and they will turn them into sustainable transportation for community members in need.  Many of their refurbished bikes find their new homes through our partnerships with other local nonprofits, such as the IRC, The Haven, and International Neighbors.
All donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at their new shop on Preston Avenue behind Sticks Kebob shop. You can find more information on their website. Thank you for helping us keep biking accessible in Charlottesville!

2021-10-20T17:20:54-04:00October 20th, 2021|

Community Connection: Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2021 with over 10,000 girls served. With your help, they look forward to helping even more girls reach their limitless potential this year and beyond.

They are currently forming teams in the Greater Charlottesville Area for their Spring 2022 season, and are seeking volunteers! Teams of girls in grades 3rd through 5th or 6th through 8th will meet for eight weeks, two times per week, and engage in lessons that nurture physical and emotional health while training to complete a 5K. All in-person practices will be implementing the highest CDC standards for safety as the health and wellness of our community remains top priority. Their teams will also have the ability to move online should circumstances require.

Teams will begin meeting the first week of March, and space is limited. If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, or registering a girl for one of our programs this spring, please visit their website.

2021-10-20T17:10:13-04:00October 20th, 2021|

Community Connection: Piedmont Master Gardeners

Piedmont Master Gardeners have launched Share Your Harvest, a new program that encourages gardeners to donate their extra produce to food pantries in our area.

It’s easy to take part. On their website, under the tab “Share Your Harvest,” they list emergency food providers that accept fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and when deliveries can be received.

There’s also an interactive map of donation sites, as well as information on how gardeners can help reduce food waste and food insecurity in our community.

Right now, many gardeners are preparing their plots for next year. They ask you to plan an extra row to help the hungry.

2021-10-25T10:11:41-04:00October 8th, 2021|

Hear Together: Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters is the fun, realistic, accessible sustainability organization based in the Shenandoah Valley. They focus on conversation education for everyone, from business owners to farmers to individuals, to empower them to make change themselves.

They offer programs on sustainable landscaping and business, host community plant swaps and forums on recycling, teach people how to grow their own food, and even hosted the valley’s largest ever Earth Day festival.

We spoke with founder and director Sari Carp for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about Sustainability Matters here.

2021-08-30T14:36:54-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/24/21


Air Date:        7/24/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • The Mavericks – All Night Long       (All Night Long, Vol. 1)         (Mono Mundo)          2016
  • Magic Sam & Shakey Jake – Hard Road To Travel  (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • Carey Bell Blues Band – When I Get Drunk            (Live in Bern, Germany)       2000

Set 2


John Hammond Jr. set


  • I Wish You Would / Steady Rollin’ Man / Ain’t That Loving You Baby / I’m Movin’ On (Live)              (Rounder)      1983



Set 3


  • Rodd Bland & The Members Only Band – I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)            (Live On Beale Street: A Tribute to Bobby “Blue” Band)          (Nola Blue)    2021
  • Big Mama Thornton – Ball N’ Chain            (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • Asleep At The Wheel – Miles & Miles Of Texas       (The Wheel Keeps On Rollin’)          (Music Manager)       2020
  • Los Lobos – Politician           (Just Another Band From East L.A.)            (Warners)      1993


Set 4

  • Roosevelt Sykes – Runnin’ The Boogie       (Live At Webster College, St. Louis, MO)     1974
  • Big Joe Williams – My Baby’s Gone              (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • JJ Grey & Mofro – A Woman (Brighter Days)         (Alligator)      2011
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Cold Shot      (Live At Carnegie Hall)         (Epic)  1997



Set 5


  • The Marshall Tucker Band – Everyday (I Have The Blues)           (Where We All Belong)         (Capricorn)    1974
  • The Paladins – Keep On Lovin’ Me              (Live In Holland)       2007

Set 6

  • Carolyn Wonderland – Nobody’s Fault But Mine / Let’s Go Get Stoned  (Live Texas Trio)       (Bismeaux)    2015
  • Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers – Sinister Woman           (Live At B.B. King’s, Memphis)         (Big-Mo)         1994
2021-07-27T13:15:00-04:00July 24th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/17/21

Air Date:        7/17/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Sean Chambers – Chunky     (That’s What I’m Talkin’ About – Tribute To Hubert Sumlin)      (Quarto Valley)
  • Wily Bo Walker & E D Brayshaw – Could Have Loved You           (Some People Kill For Passion)        (Mescal Canyon)
  • Brigitte Purdy – Time For Love       (single)           (Self)
  • Tito Jackson – Love One Another    (Under Your Spell)    (Gulf Coast)

Set 2


  • Tomas Doncker – Red Cross Store  (single)           (True Groove)
  • Southern Avenue – Move Into The Light    (Be The Love You Want)      (Renew)
  • Gerald McClendon – I Just Can’t Help Myself          (Let’s Have A Party)  (Delta Roots)
  • Tia Carroll – Don’t Put Hands On Me           (You Gotta Have It)   (Little Village)


Set 3

  • Eddie 9V – She Got Some Money     (Little Black Flies)     (Ruf)
  • Charley Crockett – I Need Your Love          (Music City USA)       (Thirty Tigers)
  • Paul Thorn – Never Too Late To Call / Two Tears Of Joy  (Never Too Late To Call)      (Thirty Tigers)
  • BLAST – Roosevelt Sykes – New York Boogie        (Music Is My Business)         (Fat Possum) 1990 / Drivin’ Wheel            (The Return Of Roosevelt Sykes)              (Fantasy)        1960



Set 4

  • Mike Goudreau Band – Speak To Me Softly            (Isolation Blues)        (Self)
  • Joe Marcinek Band – JF Blues           (JMB4)            (Self)
  • Bettye Lavette – Strange Fruit         (Blackbirds)   (Verve)           2020
  • Guy Davis – Spoonful            (Be Ready When I Call You)             (M.C.)



Set 5


  • The Record Company – How High   (Play Loud)    (Concord)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band – Tell The Truth      (Live At LOCKN’)       (Fantasy)
  • Malcolm Wells & The Two-Timers – Muffin Top   (Hollerin’ Out Loud) (Self)

Set 6

  • Hitman Blues Band – Not My Circus / Buy That Man A Drink      (Not My Circus, Not My Monkey)    (Nerus)
  • Mike Zito – You Don’t Have Me / Presence Of The Lord   (Resurrection)           (Gulf Coast)


2021-07-27T13:13:41-04:00July 17th, 2021|