Category: News

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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Introducing Our “FairField Turning Points” Newsletter

  What’s old is new again; we’ve gone retro in rolling out this latest newsletter. Welcome to the new FairField Turning Points! A few of you may remember that “Turning Points” was the name of the Community Mediation Center’s first newsletter back in the 1980s! Our new format – no longer provided to you by printing, folding, and mailing …

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VOTE for FairField Center in the Spark Tank for Non-Profits Mission Accelerator Giveaway!

We need your help, and it will only take a couple of easy CLICKS! The FairField Center is in the running for a Non-Profit Mission Accelerator Giveaway of marketing services worth $20,000, but we need VOTES to get to the next round of competition! Winning this competition will help FairField Center assist more people and …

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Harrisonburg International Festival Named Best of the Valley Festival/Event 2018

Daily News-Record (DNR) readers have named the Harrisonburg International Festival, “Best Festival/Event” in the Best of the Valley 2018 poll. Each year DNR readers vote on their favorites in six categories with 80 different awards. This year there were 2,000+ submissions. We think that’s just more proof that the FairField Center’s annual event is a …

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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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First Basic Mediation Class of 2018

FairField Center’s Basic Mediation Training class finished their first full day of study! Taught by Executive Director Tim Ruebke, this three day class offers experiential training in the basic principles of negotiation and conflict resolution, the mediation process, communication skills and issues faced by mediators.  Instructors use role plays and practice activities applicable to real life …

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January Mediation Trainings

We are already halfway through January 2018 and FairField Center still has three amazing training courses available this month! Whether you are looking to expand your personal or professional skill set or continue working towards becoming a certified mediator, these classes have what you need. All the classes are taught by trained mediators and certified …

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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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