Archive | January, 2007

transport, motorways & tramlines

Friday, January 19, 2007

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Yes, that is a reference to my favorite Radiohead song. Everybody’s blogging about the Republican transportation package today, but I honestly don’t know how much it will impact Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Area politicians are making non-statements about it, and since one of the major concerns of locals is 81 truck congestion, stuff like the […]

debriefing

Friday, January 19, 2007

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The meeting went well. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out and participate. It was great getting to meet some of the local bloggers and hburgnews commenters face-to-face. Zen and David are really cool guys. I was was pleasantly surprised to see Myron (THE Republitarian) there with his lovely wife, Megan, as […]

Downtown

Thursday, January 18, 2007

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Hello from Downtown. First and foremost thank you for your support with our new store. Midtowne Market is a dream come true for us and we think for Downtown supporters as well. Hopefully we can all share in the joy of having it downtown. I’d love to advertise it more and may do so with […]

JMU BoV catching flack

Thursday, January 18, 2007

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I was somewhat surprised to read that JMU’s Board of Visitors has been catching some flack this week over the Title IX sports program cuts — a decision they made back in September. Students recently appealed to the 17-member board to save the programs, and the board rejected them. In a Breeze editorial Tuesday (entitled […]

community discussion group meeting tonight

Thursday, January 18, 2007

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Just a reminder: the community discussion group meeting sponsored by OrangeBand and hburgnews will be held tonight (Thursday) upstairs at the Massanutten Regional Library at 6:30. More info here. So far the list of attendees includes several local bloggers, politicos, and spokespersons, among others. Should be interesting. RSVP if you’re planning on coming: hburgnews [at] […]

Lohr’s 1727 nixed

Thursday, January 18, 2007

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To my surprise, Matt Lohr’s HB1727 died yesterday in the House Education Committee vote. The committee voted 9 – 9, which will effectively keep the bill from reaching the House floor. From the Daily Press: Lohr said school boards in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County already have implemented such a policy, and “it has worked beautifully.” […]

community stores

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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David posted here about Midtowne Market in November. They didn’t quite make their Dec 1st deadline, but it’s open for business now. The DNR ran a piece featuring the store yesterday (with a photo featuring a few familiar faces). Here’s their webpage/menu. Also featured is the FC2 food co-op. They’re still in the early development […]

slowly becoming smoke-free…

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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I’ve written about this before, but today anti-smoking legislation is back in the news again. Sen. Brandon Bell of Roanoke had a bill defeated last year in the GA, but he’s back again this year with SB1161, which would “[prohibit] smoking indoors in most buildings or enclosed areas frequented by the public.” A bunch of […]

parking problems

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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The Downtown Renaissance is holding their first quarterly meeting about issues downtown on Thursday (which also happens to be when OrangeBand and hburgnews are holding our first local discussion group). This time it’s about parking, which has been discussed before. There are business owners that have said, “If a person can’t afford 25 cents for […]

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