Archive | September, 2006

Kwiatkowski at the CST

Saturday, September 30, 2006

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I noticed that none of the local media outlets covered this (although WSVA is the only one reporting that Webb and Allen are now tied in the polls. WSVA needs a new website) so here’s some info about it. The local Democratic committee sponsored a free screening of Why We Fight, a documentary about the […]

Tienda Raquel robbery

Thursday, September 28, 2006


In case you can’t tell by now, immigration in Harrisonburg is an issue I consider to be extremely important. I’m no statistician, but considering school officials expect the ESL kids to account for 50 percent of the school’s population in four years, it at least implies that immigrants (or children of immigrants) will account for […]

Review: Caesar’s Italian Restaurant

Thursday, September 28, 2006


Here’s another restaurant review by Hburgnews’ resident food critic, Barnabas: In a college town, going out on a Friday night to eat and have a nice quiet meal should not be impossible. Especially if you’re going out to eat somewhere that has a “separate” fine dining area. From all the radio ads I had heard, […]

November election reminder

Monday, September 25, 2006


General elections are being held in Virginia on November 7 (that’s a Tuesday). You should probably be familiar with who is running for office, what will be on the ballot (there are three proposed amendments to the state constitution), and what precinct you’re registered in. The last day to register to vote is October 10. […]

Frazier returns from Iraq

Sunday, September 24, 2006

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The Roanoke Times ran a short story on Robert Frazier, re-adjusting to life in the Valley after returning from the war in Iraq (again?). He’s playing football, practicing with the VMI Keydets. He says it helps him to temporarily forget his experience in Iraq: “It sucks,” Frazier said. “Picking up body parts is not fun.” […]

not just Mexican

Friday, September 22, 2006


A brief follow-up on the subject of immigrants in Harrisonburg schools: The Breeze reports on the number of “limited English proficiency” (LEP) students in the city schools, and finds that, while “72 percent of the international student population speak Spanish,” only 14 percent of the student immigrants are from Mexico. I wish certain locals would […]

WVIR launches CW29

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


The Valley now has a semi-local CW channel. WVIR in Charlottesville launched CW29 this week. If you have Adelphia/Comcast, you should be able to watch quality programs like “America’s Next Top Model” and “Girlfriends” on channel 63. But for some odd reason (Comcast scheduling?) it’s moving over to channel 15 September 30th. The CW has […]

H’burg Happenings – Late September

Monday, September 18, 2006

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Residents have moved into the lofts at City Exchange. The old Cassco Ice and Sancar buildings are being converted into residental apartments and condos as well, although it doesn’t sound like they’ll be as nice or as expensive as City Exchange. If you like disc golf, check out this map local blogger, Benjamin, made of […]

southeast connector 4

Friday, September 15, 2006


Wednesday the Rockingham County BOS put their stamp of approval on the Southeast Connector Alternative 4 (in orange on the map). For better or worse, Alternative 4 (out of six) would cut through the countryside to connect Stone Spring Road near the city with 33 south of Boyers Road in the county. In the city, […]

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