Archive | November, 2006

H’burg Happenings – Early December

Thursday, November 30, 2006

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RECENTLY: The Valley lost it’s premier local historian, John Heatwole. I met him several years ago, but I have many questions that I always wanted to ask him, and now will never get the chance to. According to Republitarian, Rockingham BoS member Bill Kyger will be the new president of VACo… Also, “some big tech […]

“poor kids” and diversity

Monday, November 27, 2006


Ever notice how dead blogs are over the holidays? I expect to be fairly inactive here between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I was catching up on the news today, and couldn’t help but notice that the DNR ran this story about “poor kids” eating free lunches in the city, and how immigrants are causing […]

snow plows & the SOLs

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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Last week I posted about the pending Chimney Rock VDOT closings, and Gxeremio has posted here before about immigration and the Standards of Learning. Today I read this blog, expanding on Billy Kyger’s comments on school closures and their effects on the SOL test scores: …Will those students in Rockingham County suffer from the VDOT […]

Harrisonburg Gets Its Own Craigslist

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Harrisonburg now has it’s own Craigslist. Less than a year ago, Charlottesville got theirs, and I knew we wouldn’t be far behind. Also, in totally unrelated local web news, TV3 updated their website and added Yahoo & MSN RSS features, but no regular RSS feeds. -finnegan

Comcast has everything under control

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I have cable internet via Comcast (even though I still get bills under the Adelphia moniker). I wrote about the Comcast/Adelphia buyout back in July, and I figured that was the end of it. This month, Comcast has been “working the bugs out,” assuring customers there will be no immediate rate hikes. But lately I’ve […]

H’burg Happenings – Late November

Monday, November 20, 2006


RECENTLY: Harrisonburg native Cpl. Michael Minnis was injured by a bomb near Baghdad, and is currently recovering. The Valley Family Forum met last week to “unveil their conservative values” with supporters and Valley politicians. VFF’s Victoria Cobb was emphasizing the “huge” marriage amendment victory, but as Stephen Winslow points out, Virginia is no Tennessee. Evan […]

bicycles in the burg

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Last week it was the sheriff cruiser that hit the taxi, and now this… Last night, I happened to be on the corner of Gay and High Street in time to see paramedics carrying a cyclist on a stretcher into an ambulance, while police picked a mangled bike off the road. According to TV3, a […]

Citizen Academy

Friday, November 17, 2006


You may have seen this article in the DNR a few weeks ago about the 10-week course the city set up to explain what each department of the city does. I was one of the 15 city residents that took the course. I realize that might make a geek, but if I’m writing about the […]

predatory lending & political contributions

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Some of the ugliest buildings in Harrisonburg are payday loan businesses. The yellow pages show that there are at least nine payday loan companies in the burg. You’d think ugly buildings are reason enough to stop payday loans from popping up all over the place. But Vivian Paige has an even better reason: predatory lending. […]

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