Archive | August, 2006

open letter to freshmen

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Greetings, JMU freshmen: all 3,700 of you (and over 200 EMU freshmen, as well). Congrats on getting accepted. Welcome to the next four (or five or six or seven) years of your life. This is Harrisonburg. If you’re an introverted bookworm, you may never see the town outside your dorm. Not this semester, anyway. But […]

JMU & Harrisonburg

Monday, August 21, 2006


It’s that time of year again — when locals complain that the traffic gets worse, the lines at Wal-Mart are 20 minutes long, and you can’t find an open seat at Panera’s or Barnes & Noble. JMU freshmen will be moving into their dorms Wednesday the 23rd, making townies acutely aware of the university’s presence, […]

Hburg Happenings – Late August

Saturday, August 19, 2006


RECENTLY: Banta said no to a corporate buyout. Banta stock goes up. Open containers are banned in Rockingham County Schools. The ban is put in effect not to prevent terrorism, but to prevent students from boozin’ in class. The Pub is under new ownership. EVENTS: Saturday, August 19th: The Green Valley Book Fair begins, the […]

rooftop at Dave’s is open

Friday, August 18, 2006


Calhoun’s isn’t the only restaurant in Hburg with a rooftop dining area anymore. Dave’s Taverna opened their rooftop to customers Thursday night. Compared to Calhoun’s, the dining area is bigger. But it’s not exactly on top of Dave’s. It’s on top of the Harrisonburg & Rockingham Free Clinic, which starts on Water Street and ends […]

cops crackdown on I 81 this weekend

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Yesterday Virginia State Police announced their newest ticketing campaign, scheduled to begin tomorrow. They’re calling it “Operation Air, Land, & Speed II.” Sounds like a Louis Gossett Jr. movie, doesn’t it? It’s the sequel to the original “Air, Land & Speed,” in which troopers stopped over 2,500 speeders on 81, and gave out over 100 […]

My understanding of IpV6

Thursday, August 17, 2006


This is my response to the most recent article that questioned why Harrisonburg was “chosen” as the first site for IPv6. The reason, as I understand it, is that this technology is currently only used by the military for secure transmissions. Therefore as a city we are trying to use our blanket wireless coverage (being […]

Hburg first to get IPv6

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


WHSV is reporting that Harrisonburg will be the first site in the country to test a new generation of the Internet called IPv6. IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6. Although you can currently access the Internet from cell phones and blackberries, current technology (IPv4) doesn’t support enough IP addresses for every networked electronic device […]

more orange netting on water street

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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You might think there’s some sort of conspiracy to surround Finnigan’s Cove with so much orange construction fencing that no one can get in or out, but the city says the parking deck on Water Street is merely undergoing necessary maintenance. Half the deck will be closed during the work week until mid-November, in order […]

Sime vs Hanger in the 24th district

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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Ok, so technically this isn’t Hburg news (and this isn’t really a political blog), but the 24th state senatorial district reaches into the southern and eastern regions of Rockingham County, just outside the city limits. Current senator Emmett Hanger, a Republican, will be up defending his seat against Arin Sime, a Libertarian challenger. Sime claims […]

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