The regular ol’ news can be sad, and even downright depressing, but we want to cheer you up! It’s Wednesday, which means we’re bringing three “good news stories” to your attention. It’s our hope that this hump day tradition will help you get through the rest of your work week.
This week we’re featuring: 1) Bonding Over Music, JMU Students Partner with Patients at Hahn Cancer Center, 2) New Local Restaurant Coming to Old Dave’s Taverna, and 3) City Council Seeking YOUR Advice on the 2014-2015 Budget
1) JMU Students Partner with Patients at Hahn Cancer Center – According to the JMU website, “James Madison University students are helping oncology patients at the Hahn Cancer Center at Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital Medical Center through a new ‘iPad music as therapy’ program established as part of the JMU-RMH Collaborative.” The program encourages students to bond with the patients and learn. What an awesome way for JMU to positively impact our community! Click here for more information.
2) New Local Restaurant Coming to Old Dave’s Taverna – The owner of the Byers Street Bistro and Sauced in Staunton, VA is opening a restaurant in the old Dave’s Taverna in downtown Harrisonburg, and despite what some of the WHSV comments say, I can practically guarantee that it’s going to be an Olive Garden, folks. Menu details are not available yet, but the new restaurant will be serving lunch and dinner. According to WHSV, “Construction is expected to start later this spring, and the management team will soon begin looking for experienced local chefs and culinary professionals.” Click here for more information.
3) City Council Seeking Your Advice for Harrisonburg’s 2014-2015 Budget on BeHeardHarrisonburg.org – Opening up the discussion on what to do with the funds for the 2014-2015 Harrisonburg budget is the purpose of BeHeardHarrisonburg.org. The council is asking for your feedback on what you feel is important for Harrisonburg’s future. Do you want to be heard? Check out the site, and voice your opinion! But act fast, the forum closes on Friday, February 28th. Click here for more information.
Do you have Good Valley News to share? E-mail Jeremy at Jeremy@ValleyRootsTeam.com. We’d love to include YOUR Good Valley News stories on our site.