Gaines Group Architects

Valley Business Keynote announces Kim Scott as speaker, author of Radical Candor

Valley Business Keynote announces Kim Scott as speaker, author of Radical Candor Last night at the Harrisonburg branch of Bank of the James, Valley Business Keynote announced their 2018 speaker line up. This annual event has become a must attend for all the business leaders and...
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Rotary Car Raffle

Help Support Three Organizations by Attending an Incredible Party!

Join Rockingham County Rotary in supporting First Step, Generations Crossing, and the Rockingham Rotary Foundation with a $150 donation per person. This donation gets you into one of the best parties in the valley. There will be plenty of food, drink, and of course some of the...
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snow on the roof

Snow On The Roof Helps You Find Energy Leaks

Check to see where the snow is melting faster than other areas. Of course, sun exposure and shade will change the patterns. You are looking for the spots where it seems like it should still be there and it has melted. Why did it melt faster? Could that be an area where the heat...
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light switch

On a windy day (like today), check for air leaks and seal them up

On a windy day (like today), check for air leaks and seal them up! According to Aubrey Urbanowicz it is going to be a windy day today and Friday. This is a great chance to cut your energy bills. Walk around with your hand around window trim, electrical outlets, light switches,...
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Chesapeake Western Depot

History on display at the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot

I love getting a new box of history in the office! Working in the Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot (more posts here, here, here, here) is a true joy. It seems almost every day someone comes in to share their story about the short-line rail, nicknamed the Crooked and Weedy. Here...
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First Friday Harrisonburg

First Friday Art Opening – This Friday – Amanda Dicken

First Friday Art Gallery opening featuring Amanda Dicken After a couple months off for the cold weather, we are back! Come see us this Friday! Each month we host a new artist in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second...
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Rockingham County Rotary Club

Make a difference to others by joining Rotary!

If you want to make a difference, Rotary is the perfect place to start! I do a lot of volunteer work. I am not saying that to boast, there is a lot of need, I spend a lot of time serving, and it is barely enough to create a ripple in my community. There is so much need. There is...
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home renovation

When Do You Need an Architect?

I have heard this a few times recently – “I was not sure you would be interested in a job this small”. Well the truth is, we do all scales and sizes of projects. We only want to be involved in jobs where you see value in what we offer, but all scales of projects...
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Chesapeake Western Depot

Share the Love Fabulous February Giveaway!

Share the Love fabulous February giveaway has started. We love our community and the businesses in it. They are owned by our friends and neighbors after all. In particular our corner of downtown – Southwest of Court Square. Now those businesses want to know who is loving...
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EMHS Interact Club

Interact Club Charter Celebration – Eastern Mennonite School We Serve

It was a true honor to assist the Eastern Mennonite School We Serve club charter at an Interact Club sponsored by the Rotary Club or Rockingham County. This club of exceptional young leaders is 40+ strong and perform at least one service project a month. The club President, Abby...
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