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Insulation in your attic can determine your comfort in your living room

Insulation in your attic can determine your comfort in your living room It is important to have the right amount of insulation in your attic. The minimum amount of insulation you should have in your attic ranges from 8 – 12″ depending on your insulation type. Spray...
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Get an energy-audit to verify your house does not have uninvited guests

Get an energy-audit to verify your house does not have uninvited guests I headed out to do an energy-audit at Massanutten yesterday. The home was clearly well maintained. It was 30+ years old, was not showing signs of neglect, and the heat was ON. It was very warm inside just...
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Mark your calendar for Santa at the Depot

Santa at the Depot Go ahead and mark your calendar for Santa at the Depot on December 1st. Just like last year, we will host the jolly elf in the Marvin Window and Doors showroom in the downstairs of the Depot on First Friday. Come up to our First Friday Art Opening upstairs for...
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First Friday Art Gallery opening featuring Jude Dayton – This Friday!

First Friday Art Gallery opening featuring Jude Dayton 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 floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come...
Weiler Orthodontics

Weiler Orthodontics finishing up the facelift

Weiler Orthodontics finishing up the facelift Activity has been constant in the Weiler Orthodontics space since the construction began – see here. Herr and Company has been orchestrating as many as 12 companies at a time working in the small space. Today they start seeing...
PINTS FOR POLIO

A sweet Polio Event at Harmony Square Dairy Queen

A sweet Polio event at Harmony Square Dairy Queen Polio still cripples children around the world. With your help, we can wipe this disease off the face of the earth forever. Join us for a sweet Pints for Polio event on October 24, 2017 from 5pm – 9pm. Polio is a crippling...
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Weiler Orthodontics gets a major facelift

Weiler Orthodontics gets a major face lift So here is the challenge, we have a highly successful business, our clients come in 5 days a week, we want to renovate our space…. That is where we started with Dr. Weiler. His business is doing well, his clients love him, but his...
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Harrisonburg First Friday Art Gallery Opening at the Depot

Harrisonburg First Friday Art Gallery Opening at the Depot I love hosting artists in our space. It gives them a place to engage fans, sell their work, and frankly makes our space look even better. It takes time and money to hang the work, feed the attendees, and host the party....
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DANCING WITH THE STARS OF THE ‘BURG

DANCING WITH THE STARS OF THE ‘BURG Vote for Team Meredith! This is the eighth year of our wildly successful Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg! Each year seven local celebrity stars are matched with an amateur dance partner from the Shenandoah Valley chapter of USA Dance. The...
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How to pick your paint: High Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and Flat/Matte

How to pick your paint: High Gloss, Semi Gloss, Satin, Eggshell, and Flat/Matte Painting is a cost effective way to spruce up your home, but choosing the wrong paint finish could mean pricey do-overs later. There are 5 main types of finishes to consider: High Gloss, Semi Gloss,...
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Get your home ready for Fall Weather

Get your home ready for Fall Weather There are some things that you should do to get your home ready for Fall weather. Little things that will help protect your home through the Fall and Winter months. Have your furnace checked. I recommend having a service contract with a high...
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The diversity of our projects makes it fun to come to work and a challenge to keep up.

The diversity of our projects makes it fun to come to work and a challenge to keep up. As a small architectural firm, you have to be able to take on many different types, sizes, styles of projects. Here is a variety of projects that we have currently in process. Sentara RMH...
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