Archive | April, 2007

Make Way for Ducklings!

Monday, April 30, 2007


Christa Gitchell and I saved a momma duck and her babies today downtown! Well, Christa did more of the saving…I just carried a box full of ducklings. So this is a little PSA; when you are driving downtown please watch out for the ducks. This is the second time I’ve been involved in a rescue. […]

bikes & bikes

Monday, April 30, 2007


The big Tour of Virginia bike race went around and around downtown Harrisonburg 35 times Saturday afternoon. The reason I wasn’t there was because I was busy taking the motorcycle training course at BRCC. It was great. Highly recommended for novices such as myself. If you made it out to the bicycle race, how was […]

hello, world

Monday, April 30, 2007

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Having installed Google Analytics a while ago, I’ve become aware that there are regular hburgnews readers spread out across the continent. Most readers are checking in from Harrisonburg, Rockingham, and Augusta. But I thought I would take this opportunity to say hello to readers elsewhere in the state, and the world…

quad tunnel work to begin next week

Monday, April 30, 2007


The tunnel under South Main Street, connecting the JMU quad to the yet-to-be-built performing arts center is due to begin May 7. Workers will be digging up the quad near the road to lower it to tunnel-level. There was already some discussion about this project on hburgnews earlier this month.

Arbor Day downtown

Friday, April 27, 2007

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Apparently today is Arbor Day. To be honest, I’ve seen it on the calendar my whole life, but never really knew anything about it. Arbor Day “is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.”

Lohr running, Frank silent?

Thursday, April 26, 2007


No real surprises here; Matt Lohr announced that he’s running for office again. But where is Carolyn Frank? The last thing we heard from her was back in December, when she said she was “testing the waters,” considering a challenge to Lohr…

the big here: electricity

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


A while back I posted a quiz called “the big here,” which included several questions about the local environment. A few days ago, Thanh posted answers to questions about water. Question number three was, “Where does your electricity come from? How is it generated?”

Hanger taking it sitting down?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I missed this yesterday, but I thought it might be a good follow-up to the post about Bloggers4Sayre. WSVA reported: The Virginia Education Association‘s Political Action Committee has announced its recommendations for the spring primaries and November elections. Hanger is the only candidate in the valley to garner the support of the more than 56-thousand […]

Unfriendly city?

Monday, April 23, 2007


Ann Coulter calls John Edwards an unpleasant name and the predictable (though that doesn’t mean they’re wrong) calls to discontinue her column apply to only one newspaper in the state, the DNR. Neal Boortz blames the victims at Tech and the calls to cancel his show list eight stations in Virginia, including one here, WSVA. […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.