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10 hours ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

TODAY (10/15) is the last day to register for the November 5 General Election.
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If you haven't registered or checked your registration information, go online at vote.virginia.gov and be #ReadyToVote.The deadline to register to vote in the November 5th Election is TOMORROW, TUESDAY, October 15 for Harrisonburg voters: www.harrisonburgva.gov/election-day
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TODAY (10/15) is the last day to register for the November 5 General Election. 
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If you havent registered or checked your registration information, go online at http://vote.virginia.gov and be #ReadyToVote.

Harrisonburg residents will notice a change in when they pay their Public Utilities bill starting soon.
All City of Harrisonburg Public Utilities customers will have new bill payment due dates effective November 1, 2019, as the City works to adopt innovative new technology and improve service to residents and customers. All customers will be divided into two new billing districts based on customer account number, with District 1 having a due date on the ninth day of each month, and District 2 having a due date on the 22nd day of each month, starting with bills that are due in December 2019.

These changes will not impact the rates customers pay. The table in the image illustrates when new due dates will be depending on the first two digits of your account number. There also will be information included on your Public Utilities bill. Customers should pay close attention to when their new due date is.
Customers enrolled in automatic bank draft (ACH) payments do not need to re-enroll. Payments will automatically draft from your bank account as usual.

The change in due dates is in anticipation of new meter reading technology for all customers beginning in 2020. Once installed, the new technology will allow for remote reading of water meters. Remote reading will nearly eliminate the need for Public Utilities employees to physically travel to your property to read your water meter, as the new technology will electronically transmit information on your water consumption from your meter to the Department of Public Utilities. This electronic transmission is quicker and more real-time leading to immediate billing.

Eventually, this new technology will provide Public Utilities employees with the ability to instantaneously review your water consumption and address questions you may have. This transformation in service delivery and new technology is a best practice nationally and will ensure the City of Harrisonburg continues providing you award-winning water service.
You may contact the Billing Division of the Department of Public Utilities with any questions. The Billing Division is located at 2155 Beery Road, and can be reached by telephone at 540-434-6783.
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Harrisonburg residents will notice a change in when they pay their Public Utilities bill starting soon.
All City of Harrisonburg Public Utilities customers will have new bill payment due dates effective November 1, 2019, as the City works to adopt innovative new technology and improve service to residents and customers. All customers will be divided into two new billing districts based on customer account number, with District 1 having a due date on the ninth day of each month, and District 2 having a due date on the 22nd day of each month, starting with bills that are due in December 2019.

These changes will not impact the rates customers pay. The table in the image illustrates when new due dates will be depending on the first two digits of your account number. There also will be information included on your Public Utilities bill. Customers should pay close attention to when their new due date is.
Customers enrolled in automatic bank draft (ACH) payments do not need to re-enroll. Payments will automatically draft from your bank account as usual.

The change in due dates is in anticipation of new meter reading technology for all customers beginning in 2020. Once installed, the new technology will allow for remote reading of water meters. Remote reading will nearly eliminate the need for Public Utilities employees to physically travel to your property to read your water meter, as the new technology will electronically transmit information on your water consumption from your meter to the Department of Public Utilities. This electronic transmission is quicker and more real-time leading to immediate billing.

Eventually, this new technology will provide Public Utilities employees with the ability to instantaneously review your water consumption and address questions you may have. This transformation in service delivery and new technology is a best practice nationally and will ensure the City of Harrisonburg continues providing you award-winning water service.
You may contact the Billing Division of the Department of Public Utilities with any questions. The Billing Division is located at 2155 Beery Road, and can be reached by telephone at 540-434-6783.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 5th Election is TOMORROW, TUESDAY, October 15 for Harrisonburg voters: www.harrisonburgva.gov/election-day ... See MoreSee Less

The deadline to register to vote in the November 5th Election is TOMORROW, TUESDAY, October 15 for Harrisonburg voters: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/election-day

The Northend Greenway is already a hit for residents on the north side of #Harrisonburg.
The 0.6-mile greenway trail, which opened between Mount Clinton Pike and Suter Street on September 4, has already seen a surge of people using it for recreation or to get to and from work or shopping. A usage counter from the Virginia Department of Transportation, which provided a $600,000 grant for the project, was installed recently and tracks how many trips a day people take down the greenway. Though still a new addition to Harrisonburg, people are taking more than 40 trips each day, with nearly 400 being counted in just the past week as more and more people take advantage of the addition to the area.
“We’re very happy to see that the community has embraced this new trail, and to see that walkers and bicyclists are using it as a connection between neighborhoods and a place to get outdoors to enjoy nature in our city,” Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “We’re excited to see those numbers grow as more people learn about this important connection in their community.”
Residents interested in viewing the counter and seeing usage numbers for specific time periods can find it at www.eco-public.com/ParcPublic/?id=4161. Please be aware, as the counter is maintained by a Canadian company, dates shown are in a day/month/year format.
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The Northend Greenway is already a hit for residents on the north side of #Harrisonburg.
The 0.6-mile greenway trail, which opened between Mount Clinton Pike and Suter Street on September 4, has already seen a surge of people using it for recreation or to get to and from work or shopping. A usage counter from the Virginia Department of Transportation, which provided a $600,000 grant for the project, was installed recently and tracks how many trips a day people take down the greenway. Though still a new addition to Harrisonburg, people are taking more than 40 trips each day, with nearly 400 being counted in just the past week as more and more people take advantage of the addition to the area.
“We’re very happy to see that the community has embraced this new trail, and to see that walkers and bicyclists are using it as a connection between neighborhoods and a place to get outdoors to enjoy nature in our city,” Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “We’re excited to see those numbers grow as more people learn about this important connection in their community.”
Residents interested in viewing the counter and seeing usage numbers for specific time periods can find it at www.eco-public.com/ParcPublic/?id=4161. Please be aware, as the counter is maintained by a Canadian company, dates shown are in a day/month/year format.

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This is an awesome greenway! Thank you! I’d love to see more of them across the City!!

Harrisonburg, VA - Government- Looks like the link is broken.

James Torbett this would've been so nice when we lived there.

Christy Oskam Puffenbarger

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City offices do NOT close for Columbus Day. Trash pickup schedule remains the same tomorrow. The next city holiday is Veterans Day. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Each of our city departments are unique in how they connect with our community and in the services they provide. With the new city branding, we sought to embrace the uniqueness of our team members while never forgetting we are all part of one big family.
City of Harrisonburg, VA New Branding

Harrisonburg, VA - Government
With more than a dozen departments and more than 600 full-time staff members, the City provides numerous services around the clock – many of which some residents may not be aware of. The new branding will help departments bring attention to those efforts so all residents can learn more about what is available to them.
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The Skeleton Festival is a week away on Saturday, October 19 in downtown Harrisonburg! Learn more: downtownharrisonburg.org/skeleton-fest/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Skeleton Festival is a week away on Saturday, October 19 in downtown Harrisonburg! Learn more: https://downtownharrisonburg.org/skeleton-fest/

4 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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Our new branding is as unique as each of our departments! Do you know all the services our teams offer? When you see these logos out in your neighborhoods, that means our dedicated staff is working hard to make your community a better place. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The Annual Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5K is just around the corner on October 19! Sign up soon!Registration fees increase for this year's 17th Annual Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5K this Saturday. If you want to catch the current registration rate, register by the end of the day on Friday, October 11 at ow.ly/zdBp50wGxpo. This looks to be our biggest year ever! ... See MoreSee Less

The Annual Race to Beat Breast Cancer 5K is just around the corner on October 19! Sign up soon!

5 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The deadline to register to vote on Nov. 5 is in 5 days. Don't get left in the dark! Go to vote.virginia.gov today and get #ReadyToVote before the Tuesday, Oct. 15 deadline. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Fire Prevention Week is this week! Stop by the Valley Mall and visit the Harrisonburg Fire Department!We kicked off fire prevention week with an open house and a few smoke alarm canvases. We had a great time getting to know our amazing community! ... See MoreSee Less

With more than a dozen departments and more than 600 full-time staff members, the City provides numerous services around the clock – many of which some residents may not be aware of. The new branding will help departments bring attention to those efforts so all residents can learn more about what is available to them. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg, Virginia.
City of Harrisonburg, VA New Branding
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Harrisonburg, Virginia. 
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LOVE IT SO MUCH 💚💛💚💛💚💛💚

Friendly by Nature reminds me of Naughty by Nature. Who’s down with OPP?

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1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets this evening at 7:00pm in council chambers. All meetings are open to the public.
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157683383824675/?type=3&theaterStay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
You can add comments to City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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City Council meets this evening at 7:00pm in council chambers. All meetings are open to the public.
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We're #hiring! Consider a career opportunity with the City of Harrisonburg: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg ... See MoreSee Less

Were #hiring! Consider a career opportunity with the City of Harrisonburg: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg

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Adam Zebrowski

The City of Harrisonburg will be unveiling its new City Seal and department branding tomorrow at a special event at 6:30pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
Residents will get a chance to check out the new branding logos, view a video about how City departments work to serve them, and pick up new Harrisonburg buttons and magnet!

*City merchandise will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday’s event will be followed by the regular City Council meeting, which will begin at 7:00pm.
www.harrisonburgva.gov/brand-unveiling
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The City of Harrisonburg will be unveiling its new City Seal and department branding tomorrow at a special event at 6:30pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!
Residents will get a chance to check out the new branding logos, view a video about how City departments work to serve them, and pick up new Harrisonburg buttons and magnet!

*City merchandise will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday’s event will be followed by the regular City Council meeting, which will begin at 7:00pm.
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/brand-unveiling

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😂😂😂 You have to be kidding me Cheryl! I am so right when I say there is no place in Harrisonburg to hide, people will identify you no matter where you go or do... Thanks for sharing this with me! I love you woman!😂😂😂❤️

If they go with your face as their new logo, it’s sure to be a success Yolanda Fernández-Blake 😊

Just curious....why is the change needed?

What’s the point of changing the seal? It seems like a way to spend a lot of tax money for nothing other than something to blow it on.

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) on Thursday, October 31 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) on Thursday, October 31 from 9am-4pm!

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Are they offering the new REAL ID?

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Tomorrow kicks off Fire Prevention Week at the Valley Mall with the Harrisonburg Fire Department! Stop by 9am-9pm to view their display and talk with HFD staff!
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Tomorrow kicks off Fire Prevention Week at the Valley Mall with the Harrisonburg Fire Department! Stop by 9am-9pm to view their display and talk with HFD staff! 
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https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/fire-prevention-week

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Reminder of work starting tomorrow, Monday, October 7 at the intersection of North Main and Wolfe streets:
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157683737704675/?type=3&theaterWork on a streetscape project in Harrisonburg’s Downtown will impact the intersection of North Main and Wolfe streets starting next week.
Crews will begin removing the traffic signal on the southeast corner of Wolfe and North Main on Monday, October 7. The pole is located on the corner near Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. While work takes place, drivers will encounter a stop sign on Wolfe Street requiring them to stop and wait for traffic before turning onto North Main or crossing North Main. Drivers on North Main will not have a signal or stop sign, and should move through the intersection without stopping.

The work is part of the Main Street Streetscape project, which seeks to improve the walkability of Main Street while adding beautification efforts such as the new traffic signal, brick sidewalks and illuminated street signs. All the work is scheduled to be completed by early November.

“We are excited about the changes taking place on North Main Street to make the area more convenient and enticing for visitors and pedestrians,” Harrisonburg Public Works Engineering Manager Aaron Rhoney said.

Crews hope to have a new signal foundation completed and the signal reinstalled in 30 days. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area while work takes place and to be mindful of the addition of a stop sign.
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Reminder of work starting tomorrow, Monday, October 7 at the intersection of North Main and Wolfe streets:
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#protectedbikelanes

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HFD Station 4 is here 4 you! They are having an Open House TODAY from 1-5pm! Stop by 210 E Rock St!
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HFD Station 4 is here 4 you! They are having an Open House TODAY from 1-5pm! Stop by 210 E Rock St! 
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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Thank you to all involved with this beautiful new table at the Welcome Home Garden!
(Behind City Hall)Gray Fox Design Works and the Harrisonburg Farmers Market continue urban wood utilization efforts by creating this beautiful memorial table made of local osage orange and oak. The table is now placed in the Welcome Home Garden beside Harrisonburg City Hall. The table serves as a special memorial honoring Samuel Johnson, who founded the Harrisonburg Farmers Market over 40 years ago.
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Thank you to all involved with this beautiful new table at the Welcome Home Garden! 
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Work on a streetscape project in Harrisonburg’s Downtown will impact the intersection of North Main and Wolfe streets starting next week.
Crews will begin removing the traffic signal on the southeast corner of Wolfe and North Main on Monday, October 7. The pole is located on the corner near Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. While work takes place, drivers will encounter a stop sign on Wolfe Street requiring them to stop and wait for traffic before turning onto North Main or crossing North Main. Drivers on North Main will not have a signal or stop sign, and should move through the intersection without stopping.

The work is part of the Main Street Streetscape project, which seeks to improve the walkability of Main Street while adding beautification efforts such as the new traffic signal, brick sidewalks and illuminated street signs. All the work is scheduled to be completed by early November.

“We are excited about the changes taking place on North Main Street to make the area more convenient and enticing for visitors and pedestrians,” Harrisonburg Public Works Engineering Manager Aaron Rhoney said.

Crews hope to have a new signal foundation completed and the signal reinstalled in 30 days. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area while work takes place and to be mindful of the addition of a stop sign.
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Work on a streetscape project in Harrisonburg’s Downtown will impact the intersection of North Main and Wolfe streets starting next week.
Crews will begin removing the traffic signal on the southeast corner of Wolfe and North Main on Monday, October 7. The pole is located on the corner near Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. While work takes place, drivers will encounter a stop sign on Wolfe Street requiring them to stop and wait for traffic before turning onto North Main or crossing North Main. Drivers on North Main will not have a signal or stop sign, and should move through the intersection without stopping.

The work is part of the Main Street Streetscape project, which seeks to improve the walkability of Main Street while adding beautification efforts such as the new traffic signal, brick sidewalks and illuminated street signs. All the work is scheduled to be completed by early November.

“We are excited about the changes taking place on North Main Street to make the area more convenient and enticing for visitors and pedestrians,” Harrisonburg Public Works Engineering Manager Aaron Rhoney said.

Crews hope to have a new signal foundation completed and the signal reinstalled in 30 days. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area while work takes place and to be mindful of the addition of a stop sign.

Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
You can add comments to City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
You can add comments to City Council agenda items online through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments

It's October, but we have summer like weather this week. Please keep in mind these extreme heat safety tips: www.ready.gov/heat ... See MoreSee Less

Its October, but we have summer like weather this week. Please keep in mind these extreme heat safety tips: https://www.ready.gov/heat

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The dome is going up at Westover Pool and is expected to open later this month! www.harrisonburgva.gov/swimming-poolIt's dome installation day again at Westover Pool! Our Park Maintenance and Aquatics staff work hard to make swimming available to the community through the cooler winter months. A huge thank you to the Harrisonburg Public Works department staff for coming to help make this project happen, your help is greatly appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

Do you love sharing your passion for basketball with others who are interested in learning about the sport? If so, the City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department's Youth Basketball Clinic Instructor may be the right position for you!
Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2579022/youth-basketball-clinic-instructor
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Do you love sharing your passion for basketball with others who are interested in learning about the sport? If so, the City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Departments Youth Basketball Clinic Instructor may be the right position for you!
Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2579022/youth-basketball-clinic-instructor

The Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) and James Madison University (JMU) have come together this week to honor firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters, where buildings are lit red to recognize the service and sacrifice of the nation’s firefighters, is held each year across the country. All HFD stations and JMU’s Wilson Hall will be lit red from dusk until dawn this week, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will hold a national memorial service on Sunday, October 6, in Maryland recognizing 119 firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The memorial will honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018, and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years.
For HFD, being able to take part in this effort on behalf of the Harrisonburg community is an honor.
“We are incredibly humbled to be participating in this important effort honoring those who have died in the line of duty,” HFD Chief Ian Bennett said. “We will never forget their sacrifice and strive to honor them through our work.”
More information about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, its mission and this weekend’s memorial service can be found at www.firehero.org.
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The Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) and James Madison University (JMU) have come together this week to honor firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters, where buildings are lit red to recognize the service and sacrifice of the nation’s firefighters, is held each year across the country. All HFD stations and JMU’s Wilson Hall will be lit red from dusk until dawn this week, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will hold a national memorial service on Sunday, October 6, in Maryland recognizing 119 firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The memorial will honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018, and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years.
For HFD, being able to take part in this effort on behalf of the Harrisonburg community is an honor.
“We are incredibly humbled to be participating in this important effort honoring those who have died in the line of duty,” HFD Chief Ian Bennett said. “We will never forget their sacrifice and strive to honor them through our work.”
More information about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, its mission and this weekend’s memorial service can be found at www.firehero.org.

Thanks again to the staff and volunteers for the beautiful improvements to the Water Street alley in #Harrisonburg! Wow it looks great!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks again to the staff and volunteers for the beautiful improvements to the Water Street alley in #Harrisonburg! Wow it looks great!!

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Such a wonderful improvement—lovely

A nice addition

Very nice. Thanks.

Beautiful job!!!

How about concentrating on finishing East Market Street near court square. That road has been closed for months and it is ridiculous that it is not finished, yet you have time do so cosmetic repairs in an alley.

I like them 🙂 but I fear those planters will be used by sick bar patrons 🙁

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Signs of fall at Ralph Sampson Park in #Harrisonburg! 🍁 #MondayMotivation ... See MoreSee Less

Signs of fall at Ralph Sampson Park in #Harrisonburg! 🍁 #MondayMotivation

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Reservoir St will close from 9am-4pm tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1, between Myers Ave and the roundabout at Carlton St to be repaved.
Emergency vehicles, school buses and local traffic will be accommodated while the work takes place.
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157663998364675/?type=3&theaterReservoir Street will close for much of the day on Tuesday, October 1, between Myers Avenue and the roundabout at Carlton Street to be repaved.
The closure will begin at 9am and should be complete by 4pm. Emergency vehicles, school buses and local traffic will be accommodated while the work takes place.
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Reservoir St will close from 9am-4pm tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1, between Myers Ave and the roundabout at Carlton St to be repaved. 
Emergency vehicles, school buses and local traffic will be accommodated while the work takes place.
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157663998364675/?type=3&theater

Sign up for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut multi-state earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17am. Learn more: www.shakeout.org/southeast/ ... See MoreSee Less

Sign up for the Great SouthEast ShakeOut multi-state earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17am. Learn more: https://www.shakeout.org/southeast/

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A great #Harrisonburg International Festival!Image attachment

International food! Music! Dancing! Make sure to stop by downtown Harrisonburg TODAY until 6pm for the International Festival!
This family-friendly event is free, with plenty of food and crafts available for purchase, and activities for visitors of all ages.
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International food! Music! Dancing! Make sure to stop by downtown Harrisonburg TODAY until 6pm for the International Festival!
This family-friendly event is free, with plenty of food and crafts available for purchase, and activities for visitors of all ages.
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/international-festival

With the official start of fall this week and October starting next week, the thoughts of many at the City of Harrisonburg’s Public Works Department turn toward cooler weather to come including snow and ice… and rodeo.
The City held a dry run today focused on planning for future winter weather and everything that goes into keeping roads and sidewalks safe during snow and ice events. Supervisors met with crews to discuss all the responsibilities staff will have during winter weather events, and to inspect all the City’s snow and ice removal equipment. The dry run also gave the department a chance to go over any questions from last year and discuss any new items for this year.
But they also got to have a little fun. And that’s where the rodeo, or rather “road-eo” comes in.
Each year, Public Works staff tests their skills with a friendly truck driving competition on snow removal equipment, running a course to see how well they can navigate the narrow streets and tight turns they’ll be faced with come winter. This year’s competition also tested drivers’ ability to back the vehicle up into a tight space.
“Our dry run is a great opportunity to make sure we have planned for and prepared for winter weather and to make sure we are able to efficiently and safely improve roadway conditions in the case of snow or ice,” Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “But the day is also a chance for us to get everyone together and have some fun before things get really busy for our winter weather crews.”
Find more information on the City’s snow and ice efforts at www.harrisonburgva.gov/snow-plow
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With the official start of fall this week and October starting next week, the thoughts of many at the City of Harrisonburg’s Public Works Department turn toward cooler weather to come including snow and ice… and rodeo.
The City held a dry run today focused on planning for future winter weather and everything that goes into keeping roads and sidewalks safe during snow and ice events. Supervisors met with crews to discuss all the responsibilities staff will have during winter weather events, and to inspect all the City’s snow and ice removal equipment. The dry run also gave the department a chance to go over any questions from last year and discuss any new items for this year.
But they also got to have a little fun. And that’s where the rodeo, or rather “road-eo” comes in.
Each year, Public Works staff tests their skills with a friendly truck driving competition on snow removal equipment, running a course to see how well they can navigate the narrow streets and tight turns they’ll be faced with come winter. This year’s competition also tested drivers’ ability to back the vehicle up into a tight space.
“Our dry run is a great opportunity to make sure we have planned for and prepared for winter weather and to make sure we are able to efficiently and safely improve roadway conditions in the case of snow or ice,” Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “But the day is also a chance for us to get everyone together and have some fun before things get really busy for our winter weather crews.”
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This is great. Thanks for all that you do!

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Today is #WorldTourismDay! Whether you've never been to #Harrisonburg, have lived here all your life, just moved here, or something in between, Harrisonburg has a lot to offer and experience. The Harrisonburg Tourism office can be found at the Hardesty-Higgins Visitor Center at 212 S Main St. If you are looking for information on area attractions, events, amenities and more start by stopping by their office! www.visitharrisonburgva.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #WorldTourismDay! Whether youve never been to #Harrisonburg, have lived here all your life, just moved here, or something in between, Harrisonburg has a lot to offer and experience. The Harrisonburg Tourism office can be found at the Hardesty-Higgins Visitor Center at 212 S Main St. If you are looking for information on area attractions, events, amenities and more start by stopping by their office! https://www.visitharrisonburgva.com/

Do you want to utilize your organizational skills and customer service skills in a teamwork environment? If so, the City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department's Recreation Aide may be the right job for you! Learn more: governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2569572/recreation-aide ... See MoreSee Less

Do you want to utilize your organizational skills and customer service skills in a teamwork environment? If so, the City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Departments Recreation Aide may be the right job for you! Learn more: https://governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2569572/recreation-aide

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Absentee voting for Harrisonburg voters for the November 5th Election is taking place in Harrisonburg City Hall at 409 S Main St.Can't make it to the polls on Nov. 5? Absentee voting has started! Find out more at elections.virginia.gov/absentee. ... See MoreSee Less

Absentee voting for Harrisonburg voters for the November 5th Election is taking place in Harrisonburg City Hall at 409 S Main St.

Reservoir Street will close for much of the day on Tuesday, October 1, between Myers Avenue and the roundabout at Carlton Street to be repaved.
The closure will begin at 9am and should be complete by 4pm. Emergency vehicles, school buses and local traffic will be accommodated while the work takes place.
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Reservoir Street will close for much of the day on Tuesday, October 1, between Myers Avenue and the roundabout at Carlton Street to be repaved. 
The closure will begin at 9am and should be complete by 4pm. Emergency vehicles, school buses and local traffic will be accommodated while the work takes place.

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HPD Community Walk is this evening at 5:30pm! www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgPoliceDepartment/posts/2442223919165177HPD District 7 Community Walk:

On Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m., the Harrisonburg Police Department, along with other city departments will be participating in another community walk.

The areas of focus for the walk will be HPD’s District 7, to primarily include S. Dogwood Dr. to S. High Street in the area south of W. Market St. HPD encourages community members to walk and engage with officers who work in their district by asking questions, sharing information and learning about resources available to them.

The ‘Community Walk’ program was established to help bring together law enforcement and the citizens it serves with the goal of building mutual trust. “The event fits with our Community Policing philosophy,” says Chief of Police Eric English. “We’re taking community engagement and dialogue to our citizens, in their neighborhoods, with no set agenda; giving everyone a chance to discuss issues and learn more about each other.”

This event provides an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door to door connecting with residents through conversation.

Remember to stay up to date with road closures, breaking news, crime prevention tips and community events by following us on Twitter @HarrisonburgPD or Facebook at Harrisonburg Police Department.
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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HDR is looking for volunteers to finish up staining the sidewalk in the Water Street alley today until 5 or 6pm!SOS!! We need volunteers to help us finish up the staining project in the Water Street Alley TONIGHT. We’re there now and we'll stay until 5-6pm - if you’re free, please jump in today and give us a hand! Tell your friends! ... See MoreSee Less

HDR is looking for volunteers to finish up staining the sidewalk in the Water Street alley today until 5 or 6pm!

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And we'll be here UNTIL 5-6pm - you can come by earlier! 🙂

Thank you!!

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) TOMORROW, Thursday, September 26 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) TOMORROW, Thursday, September 26 from 9am-4pm!

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Can Real IDs be processed at the mobile unit?

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Wow! The sidewalk looks awesome! Thanks to the volunteers!UPDATE: Volunteers still needed!! Please come down to Water St this evening and lend a hand if you can — we'll be there until 5-6pm.
Thanks so much to our awesome team of volunteers who came out to help us stain the pavement in the Water Street alley this morning! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to beautify downtown. 😍🌞 Next, we wait for the stain to dry and set and then we can install our Rocktown Urban Wood tree planters and wood panel screens in time for a wonderful International Festival weekend!
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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HFD is honored to have received the Firefighter Hero Award from Maglite and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation for our work with Cicis Pizza, Kline May Realty and Harrisonburg Radio Group for our Free Smoke Alarm and Pizza Night. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The Water Street alley is currently being power washed, and tomorrow morning we’ll be there with a team of volunteers to paint a decorative pattern along the pavement! We’re so excited to see this project coming together, and we hope you are too. 😍🌳 Just a reminder that the alley be closed through Friday as we clean, paint, and install new trash cans and tree planters. Come by this weekend during International Festival to see the freshly beautified and re-opened alley! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! All eligible Virginians can register to vote, update their voter address, or verify their registration status at vote.virginia.govTomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day!
The deadline for registering to vote in the November 5, 2019 general election is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
All eligible Virginians can register to vote, update their voter address, or verify their registration status at vote.virginia.gov
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Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! All eligible Virginians can register to vote, update their voter address, or verify their registration status at vote.virginia.gov

Want to be a part of bicycle and pedestrian planning in the City of Harrisonburg?
Applications are being accepted for the Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee through November 11. www.harrisonburgva.gov/bicycle-pedestrian-subcommittee
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Want to be a part of bicycle and pedestrian planning in the City of Harrisonburg?
Applications are being accepted for the Bicycle & Pedestrian Subcommittee through November 11. https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/bicycle-pedestrian-subcommittee

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Not to State the obvious but: wouldn't we need sidewalks in the city (all of it not selected streets) to have such thing as the need for a "pedestrian" committee? With no sidewalks everywhere such committee seems hardly necessary.

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Reminder - City Council meets this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St! All are welcome to attend!City Council meets Tuesday, September 24! View the agenda: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
Add your comments at: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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Reminder - City Council meets this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St! All are welcome to attend!

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Enjoy photos from the Plan Purcell Playground Workshop last week. Thank you to everyone who has participated in our idea-collecting workshops and activities! For the next step in the process, our consultants will be constructing a public survey based on the feedback collected so far to receive even more specific information from the Harrisonburg community! Stay tuned for a survey release date! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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Happy first day of fall #Harrisonburg! #autumnequinox 🍁🍂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day!
The deadline for registering to vote in the November 5, 2019 general election is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
All eligible Virginians can register to vote, update their voter address, or verify their registration status at vote.virginia.gov
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day!
The deadline for registering to vote in the November 5, 2019 general election is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. 
All eligible Virginians can register to vote, update their voter address, or verify their registration status at vote.virginia.gov

The Annual Harrisonburg International Festival is this SATURDAY! The event is taking place downtown from 12-6pm on Saturday, September 28! www.harrisonburgva.gov/international-festival ... See MoreSee Less

The Annual Harrisonburg International Festival is this SATURDAY! The event is taking place downtown from 12-6pm on Saturday, September 28! http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/international-festival

Today is National Tell a Police Officer "Thank You" Day! Thank you to the Harrisonburg Police Department for all you do! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is National Tell a Police Officer Thank You Day! Thank you to the Harrisonburg Police Department for all you do!

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THANK YOU from SWV.. I was born and raised there in the Shenandoah Valley, and My Daddy use to be the Town Cop for the Town of Dayton. Thank All of you for everything you do. 🙂

I would thank them for not committing police brutality but they can’t seem to get that right. Check the court records.

Thank You for serving our community !!!

Thank you to each of you for keeping our community safe and a nice place to live.

YOU ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

Thank you! It’s comforting everyday to know you’re there if we need you. 😊

Thank you to all!!

You are appreciated. Thanks for all you do.

Also, funny that this falls on Shen Valley Pride’s 50th anniversary of Stonewall where hundreds of LGBT people were beaten and wrongfully arrested by the police.

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Crews will begin work on a water line replacement project on Westmoreland Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 24, between Port Republic Road and Edgewood Drive. This project will require a traffic shift on the westbound lanes of Port Republic Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a portion of next week.

The complete project will take five weeks, and during that time Westmoreland Drive will be closed while work is underway and reopen in the evening. Drivers are urged to be mindful of the traffic shift and crews in the area directing traffic when necessary.
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Crews will begin work on a water line replacement project on Westmoreland Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 24, between Port Republic Road and Edgewood Drive. This project will require a traffic shift on the westbound lanes of Port Republic Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a portion of next week. 

The complete project will take five weeks, and during that time Westmoreland Drive will be closed while work is underway and reopen in the evening. Drivers are urged to be mindful of the traffic shift and crews in the area directing traffic when necessary.

City Council meets Tuesday, September 24! View the agenda: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
Add your comments at: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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City Council meets Tuesday, September 24! View the agenda: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
Add your comments at: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments

Please be aware, the alley in Downtown Harrisonburg between Beyond and Finnegan's Cove will be closed during normal business hours next week as Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance works on a beautification project.

The effort will include power-washing the alleyway, painting the concrete with a decorative pattern, adding new trash cans and creating planters with trees like in the attached image.

More information on the project is available here: downtownharrisonburg.org/this-update-will-be-right-up-your-alley/
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Please be aware, the alley in Downtown Harrisonburg between Beyond and Finnegans Cove will be closed during normal business hours next week as Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance works on a beautification project. 

The effort will include power-washing the alleyway, painting the concrete with a decorative pattern, adding new trash cans and creating planters with trees like in the attached image.

More information on the project is available here: https://downtownharrisonburg.org/this-update-will-be-right-up-your-alley/

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So happy to see this walkway beautified!

Nice. That alleyway definately needs pressure washed...

Awesome!

Very nice !!

Are there plans to clean up Water Street too?

Smh. This needs to be done at night. Simple reason: persons with mobility limitations but not necessarily have handicap tags/placard park in the deck too get to court house or court square in general and take this pathway to get there easily...now with limited mobility they what...have to go ALL THE WAY AROUND. Great planning

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The youngsters are already here, telling us what they would like to see Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation do at Purcell Park! Join us until 8 p.m. tonight beside Kid’s Castle to provide your input. ... See MoreSee Less

The youngsters are already here, telling us what they would like to see Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation do at Purcell Park! Join us until 8 p.m. tonight beside Kid’s Castle to provide your input.

There is still time for residents and business owners to provide input regarding proposed changes to Harrisonburg's sign ordinance.

Proposed changes include addressing content-based language, providing the option for temporary signs, adjusting the ordinance to be more reader-friendly and more.

More information on the ordinance and how to provide feedback can be found at www.harrisonburgva.gov/sign-ordinance-update.
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There is still time for residents and business owners to provide input regarding proposed changes to Harrisonburgs sign ordinance. 

Proposed changes include addressing content-based language, providing the option for temporary signs, adjusting the ordinance to be more reader-friendly and more. 

More information on the ordinance and how to provide feedback can be found at www.harrisonburgva.gov/sign-ordinance-update.

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) in a week on Thursday, September 26 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) in a week on Thursday, September 26 from 9am-4pm!

The Playground Workshop for Kid's Castle at Purcell Park is tomorrow, September 19, 3:00pm-8:00pm! www.harrisonburgva.gov/purcell-park-master-plan ... See MoreSee Less

The Playground Workshop for Kids Castle at Purcell Park is tomorrow, September 19, 3:00pm-8:00pm! https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/purcell-park-master-plan

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Great news! A Dream Come True Playground reopens this morning! Be sure to go check out some of the changes.We are excited to announce A Dream Come True Playground will reopen to the public tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18 at 9:00am. Exciting changes you will see include a brand new rubberized surface at the playground for ages 5-12, a new rope climber and bridge, and mulch levels across the entire Playground have been replenished. Lastly, 6 new decorative trash cans have been installed under the pavilion. We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the new upgrades and wonderful weather at A Dream Come True Playground the remainder of the week starting tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

Harrisonburg’s Stormwater Advisory Committee, which provides guidance, oversight and recommendations to City Council and staff in the implementation of a Stormwater Management Program, currently has an opening. The committee meets once per quarter on the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November. Those interested can learn more about the Committee, and apply for an open seat, online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/swac. ... See MoreSee Less

Harrisonburg’s Stormwater Advisory Committee, which provides guidance, oversight and recommendations to City Council and staff in the implementation of a Stormwater Management Program, currently has an opening. The committee meets once per quarter on the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November. Those interested can learn more about the Committee, and apply for an open seat, online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/swac.

Looking for career opportunities? We're hiring! View a listing of our current openings: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for career opportunities? Were hiring! View a listing of our current openings: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg

Kid's may participate in helping us plan for the future of Kid's Castle Playground by drawing their favorite playground feature or something they would like to see in the park!
The two page drawing sheet is available online at: www.harrisonburgva.gov/purcell-park-master-plan
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Kids may participate in helping us plan for the future of Kids Castle Playground by drawing their favorite playground feature or something they would like to see in the park! 
The two page drawing sheet is available online at: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/purcell-park-master-plan

September 16-20 is #TryTransitWeek! Let HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation help you get to where you need to go in Harrisonburg! Learn more: www.harrisonburgva.gov/bus-service ... See MoreSee Less

September 16-20 is #TryTransitWeek! Let HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation help you get to where you need to go in Harrisonburg! Learn more: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/bus-service

September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week!
Are you confident that your child is in #TheRightSeat? Know for sure that your child is buckled up safely and correctly. www.nhtsa.gov/carseat

There will also be a car seat check with the Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) this Friday, September 20 from 3-6pm at A Dream Come True Playground! And HFD will be at the Elkton Community Center on Saturday, September 21 from 9am-noon for National Seat Check Saturday!
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September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week! 
Are you confident that your child is in #TheRightSeat? Know for sure that your child is buckled up safely and correctly. www.nhtsa.gov/carseat

There will also be a car seat check with the Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) this Friday, September 20 from 3-6pm at A Dream Come True Playground! And HFD will be at the Elkton Community Center on Saturday, September 21 from 9am-noon for National Seat Check Saturday!

The Harrisonburg International Festival is two weeks away on Saturday, September 28 in downtown Harrisonburg! www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fOHE-7YKbI

www.harrisonburgva.gov/international-festivalJoin us for the 22nd Annual Harrisonburg International Festival September 28, 2019 in historic downtown Harrisonburg. This free, family-friendly event featur...
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Do you want a seasonal position with flexible scheduling that will assist in projecting a friendly image of our Heritage Oaks Golf Course facility to citizens, employees and others? If so, the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Golf Cart Attendant position may be the right job for you! Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2552815/golf-cart-attendant ... See MoreSee Less

Do you want a seasonal position with flexible scheduling that will assist in projecting a friendly image of our Heritage Oaks Golf Course facility to citizens, employees and others? If so, the Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Golf Cart Attendant position may be the right job for you!  Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2552815/golf-cart-attendant

A needed water valve installation will briefly limit water availability on Friday morning to some homes and businesses along a portion of Reservoir, Kenmore and Carlton streets. Water service and three fire hydrants in the area will be out of service tomorrow from 4:30am to 11:00am. Anyone with questions can contact Marilyn Hartman at Harrisonburg Public Utilities at 540-434-9959. ... See MoreSee Less

A needed water valve installation will briefly limit water availability on Friday morning to some homes and businesses along a portion of Reservoir, Kenmore and Carlton streets. Water service and three fire hydrants in the area will be out of service tomorrow from 4:30am to 11:00am. Anyone with questions can contact Marilyn Hartman at Harrisonburg Public Utilities at 540-434-9959.

1 month ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

In remembrance of 9/11, HOSA students delivered care packages to local first responders as a thank you to the people who go out and save lives every day.Thank you to HOSA, Future Health Professionals with Harrisonburg High School for delivering care packages to our personnel to commemorate 9/11. We appreciate your kindness. ... See MoreSee Less

In remembrance of 9/11, HOSA students delivered care packages to local first responders as a thank you to the people who go out and save lives every day.

1 month ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

A Dream Come True Playground will be closed today through September 17 for maintenance. Work includes maintenance to the rubber playground surface, specific playground features and mulching. Thank you for your patience during this time. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Our 50 and Wiser program coordinator Lynn Hoy accepted an award for our Fit and Strong program tonight at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Conference. This grant funded program helps those in our community who have joint pain or arthritis be more active and healthy! The program was selected as the winner of the Best Health and Wellness Initiative category! ... See MoreSee Less

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