Category: Community

FairField Center’s Tim Ruebke Provides FEMA ADR Services in Wake of Hurricane Florence

Deployed Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialists help resolve conflicts in disaster areas.  Tim Ruebke, Executive Director of Harrisonburg’s FairField Center recently returned from a 38-day stint as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist assisting relief efforts in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. ADR Specialists are used to implement …

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Harrisonburg International Festival Announces Relocation to Downtown

Growth, accessibility, and safety prompt change in venue. HARRISONBURG (July 10, 2018) — The Harrisonburg International Festival Planning Committee announced today that Harrisonburg City Council has approved relocation of the annual event to downtown Harrisonburg. Previously held in Harrisonburg’s Hillandale Park, the festival’s popularity and growth has prompted the relocation. Organizers believe this change in …

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Wish you could cool off relationship conflicts easily?

Conflict is a normal and even healthy part of relationships. Yet sometimes we get caught in a loop of ongoing disagreement in our personal and professional lives that is stressful and non-productive. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a cool head.  For more than 30 years, FairField Center has demonstrated when individuals and groups improve their …

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FairField Selected as Valley 4th RUN beneficiary!

We are excited to announce that FairField Center has been selected as one of the non-profit beneficiaries of VA Momentum’s annual Valley 4th RUN! Check out their website for more information, sign up for the run, and keep a lookout for future updates!

Harrisonburg Restorative Justice Quarterly Meeting

Come hear about the great restorative justice work being done within the Harrisonburg community by the Restorative Justice Coalition. February 28, 2018 Members Meeting:  4-5 PM Public Meeting:  5-6 PM Rockingham County Administrative Center 57 East Gay Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Entrance C Conference Room – Go straight down the hall ahead and turn right. …

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Harrisonburg Restorative Justice Coalition: Quarterly Public Meeting

All are invited to attend the next public meeting of the Harrisonburg Restorative Justice Coalition. This is an opportunity to hear about the Restorative Justice work being done in Harrisonburg by FairField Center, the Harrisonburg Police Department, the Harrisonburg court system, K-12 Schools, JMU, EMU, and others. Please spread the word as widely as you are …

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Harrisonburg International Festival

The annual Harrisonburg International Festival is celebrating its 20 anniversary this September! This family-friendly event is free, with plenty of food and crafts available for purchase, and activities for visitors of all ages.  Rain or shine, the show will go on. The festival is a family-oriented and handicapped accessible event with shuttle service available. We encourage …

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