Archive | May, 2007

Downtown Progress

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Just wanted to update everyone on some things going on downtown. Currently construction is underway at Main Street Bar and Grill’s former location on Main Street. The owners seem enthusiastic and the construction is bustling.

Harrisonburg not the only place waiting on IPv6

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


According to the Morgan Messenger, World Airwaves (the company setting up IPv6 wireless network here in Harrisonburg) was supposed to have IPv6 wireless service in Morgan County, West Virginia last year as well.

Rasoul talks health care

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


As reported on TND yesterday, potential Goodlatte challenger, Sam Rasoul, was at the Daily Grind on Court Square yesterday evening. There, he discussed health care reform with a handful of people. Rasoul is critical of the current US model, and of the rising cost of health care.

immigration discussion continues…

Monday, May 21, 2007


While the Senate debates the White House’s immigration deal with Congress in DC, local residents will have another opportunity to discuss immigration issues. This Thursday (May 24th) at 7:00 WVPT is hosting a forum on immigration, open to the public (full disclosure: I work at WVPT).

Lee of Ted & Lee dies

Friday, May 18, 2007


I wouldn’t normally post about something like this, but several readers sent me emails about it this morning (and there will surely be something about this in the news soon). According to all the emails I’m getting, Lee Eshleman of the local performing group Ted & Lee has reportedly taken his own life.

IPv6: behind the hype

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Mark Bayliss and his company, World Airwaves, are under the gun to get the Harrisonburg wireless IPv6 network up and running. As predicted, the city has given them until the end of summer to get it done. But there are still a number of things that seem to be going unreported here.

EMU, Falwell on global warming

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Today the BBC has a story comparing two Virginia Christian colleges’ teachings on global warming. Jerry Falwell (Liberty University) says, “The jury is still out on global warming,” and students reportedly take his word as gospel truth. Meanwhile, “at Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, concern about the environment is so high that the college […]

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


While there is some debate as to today being “National Don’t Buy Gas Day”, May is National Bike Month, with this week being Bike-to-work Week and, as Thanh mentioned, Friday being Bike-to-work Day. The League of American Bicyclists has also assembled a guide to 50 ways (PDF) to celebrate National Bike Month. Here in Harrisonburg, […]

local media bias

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Tonight TV3 reporter Shane Symolon will be participating on a forum on the media and media bias in Staunton, sponsored by the (divided) Republican Committee. Chris Graham of The New Dominion will also be participating. It amuses me to overhear people argue about whether the media is “liberal” or “conservative.” If you’ve ever been to […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • 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.