Archive | June, 2007


Monday, June 25, 2007


There’s so much news out there, it’s sometimes hard to remember where it showed up first. But increasingly, as in the story about SNP air quality, the story shows up here first, with a link to the source material, then a few days later in the local newspaper, with a link only to the email […]

local guard unit heads to Iraq

Monday, June 25, 2007


I remember posting about this a while back, but the day arrived faster than I thought it would. Troops of the National Guard’s Company A, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry said farewell to family and friends today. 80 National Guard troops from the Harrisonburg area are traveling to Mississippi for training, and then shipping off to […]

a different kind of restorative justice

Monday, June 25, 2007

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Today EMU sent out this news release/news story about Gemeinschaft resident Antonio Dodson’s participation in EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding class (SPI). The focus of the class was on a different sort of restorative justice than some may think of when they hear the term.

Waterman Square a “gang-ridden hole”?

Monday, June 25, 2007


A business owner says so in today’s DNR. However, the article also states: Despite repeated requests over the past nine days, Harrisonburg Police failed to provide specific information on police calls related to gang activity and crime at Waterman Square… [F]or each of the shopping center’s problems, only some are likely to stem from gang […]

Fire Department Museum

Friday, June 22, 2007


I went to the Public Safety building with a co-worker today and learned of the museum that the fire department put together on their floor of the building. I didn’t have a chance to look at very much of it but it appeared to be very interesting and well put together. The women who helped […]

trail or route?

Friday, June 22, 2007


A few days ago, the DNR ran a story about the new bike trail called the Parkview Connector, which is supposed to link EMU with “the city’s core.” A few readers have emailed me, wondering if I knew exactly where the trails are supposed to be. As far as I can tell, the “trails” are […]

WPVT Awards, finnegan pictured in DNR

Thursday, June 21, 2007


The DNR reports today WVPT received four awards from the Virginia Association of Bloggers Broadcasters.  More importantly, finnegan himself is pictured, smiling (sort of) and holding an award. I figured he might not post about it, seeing how, you know, modest he is.

DEQ and Coors part II

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


On the continuing saga of fishkills and industrial waste in the local waterways: Out of the 11 items the Riverkeepers requested the DEQ change in the Coors plant permit, DEQ elected to immediately change four of them for “increased protection of the Shenandoah River.” No word on the other seven Riverkeeper requests.

SNP pollution

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


WSVA is reporting that Shenandoah National Park has some of the least healthy air of any park in the National Park System. According to a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association, ozone levels “have reached unhealthy levels in the park on more than 130 occasions since 1983,”

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