but enough about politics…

Brent Finnegan -- February 6th, 2007

I haven’t been doing the H’burg Happenings event calendars lately. It’s just too much to keep up with, but I’ll try to start them up again, hopefully with some help from other contributors.

I changed the comment system, so now you shouldn’t have to be logged in to make a comment. I initially did that to prevent spam, but Akismet is running now. Hopefully this will encourage more comments. Thanks to Megan for pointing that out to me.

RECENTLY…

Rumors abound about who will be challenging whom in the fall elections. These things will come to light soon enough (ok, I guess the title of this post was misleading).

JMU runs all three non-commercial radio stations in town (not including WNRN, which operates from C’ville).

A bunch of crazy bicycle enthusiasts rode to the top of Flagpole Knob, “the highest and possibly coldest point in Rockingham County,” on Superbowl Sunday.

Doctor Joseph McNamara was charged with raping a patient. Lots of people question the allegations. Others defend the patient. Someone was clearly wronged here, the question is; was it the patient or the accused?

The RoCo Democratic Committee started a new blog, called We Will RockDem. In case you were wondering, the Brent they refer to is not me, as I am not a member of the DP.

The Massanutten Regional Library has a new website. One of the new features is links to online stuff you can’t access from a Google search, like Find It Virginia, which you can log into using your library card number.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb 8 – 11: JMU Contemporary Music Festival

Feb 9: The Friendly City Food Co-op kick-off party at the Hardesty-Higgins House

Feb 9 – 11: EMU “Break Into Your Destiny” Conference

Feb 11: Brunch & Bubbly at the Joshua Wilton House/CST featuring Little Miss Sunshine.

Feb 13: Recycled Percussion at JMU’s Wilson Hall.

Valentine’s Day: Wine & Chocolat at the CST. Also, there’s fancy dinner stuff at Downtown 56.

Feb 17th: Storytellers Evening at the Grill.

Looking ahead to spring, jMubilee will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Ben Folds will be playing JMU on April 10, and Tommy Ramone (of The Ramones) will be at the Little Grill on May 12.

For more events, check GoLookOn and HarrisonburgTourism.com.

7 Responses to “but enough about politics…”

  1. finnegan says:

    Two comments today after I posted this that I thought were worth mentioning:

    The Little Grill joins A Bowl of Good as a locally-owned restaurant with an active (or semi-active) blog. Billy said they’re going to be updating the blogspot news more often with specials, so check back often.

    The kitchen manager at Ceasars responded to Barnabas’ review from back in September.

    I’ll add a “newest comments” feature to the sidebar when I get a chance to upgrade.

  2. infolkus says:

    Just an FYI about the Brunch & Bubbly event at CST… brunch reservations at the Joshua Wilton House are full. However, folks are invited to see the movie “Little Miss Sunshine” at the theater on Sunday at 2pm. Admission is $6.

  3. finnegan says:

    Just as well. I’m not a big fan of champagne anyway.

    If you haven’t seen “Little Miss Sunshine” yet, you should check it out.

    infolkus, is this a 35mm print?

  4. Tim says:

    Ben Folds in Harrisonburg? I can’t wait!

  5. finnegan says:

    Yeah, no kidding. Charlottesville always gets shows like this, while Harrisonburg generally gets the 80s metal cover bands.

    I wonder how much tickets are.

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