Archive | June, 2007

First Night

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


You a fan of Harrisonburg’s First Night? According to the DNR, they may not do it again this year, due to lack of volunteers and a new executive director.

mountian biking and The Civil War

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


The two things I pick up on the RSS feeds for “Harrisonburg” more than any other topics (besides “hotels” on splogs) are mountain biking and the Civil War.

bioterrorism presentation

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


As posted on RockDem and Cobalt6, former FBI specialist Dr. Drew Richardson will be at the Rockingham County Administration Building this Thursday, (June 21) at 7pm, giving a presentation on bioterrorism.

Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability on JMU Campus

Sunday, June 17, 2007


This is a follow up to a post by finnegan titled, “Rose signs Presidential Climate Change” in which Don Egle, Director of Public Affairs and University Spokesman, briefly discussed the Presidential Commission on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (formerly the Sustainable Campus Working Group). The Presidential Commission is only one of three (3) commissions assigned by […]

schoolgirls clothing too risqué?

Friday, June 15, 2007


Rockingham County Schools Superintendent John Kidd is on his way out in a few days, but not before overseeing a slight change in dress code in school. Today WSVA is reporting that the county school board approved a new dress code, calling for “shorts and skirts to be at or below the students fingertips when […]

results of the Minutemen meeting?

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Today the DNR is reporting that several Rockingham County sheriff’s deputies recently completed the 287(g) training program, “empowering them to enforce immigration law in some cases.”

Rose signs Presidents Climate Commitment

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I thought this was a nice follow-up to the BBC story about EMU and global warming. Thanks to Ben for the tip… JMU recently joined over 280 other “institutions of higher learning” when President Linwood Rose signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

blogger get-together

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Thanks to everyone who showed up at Dave’s Taverna this evening, and thanks to Christa Gitchell and Emmy (writergirl) for taking the initiative. It was great to meet everyone. It’s hard to believe, but before tonight, I had never met writergirl or TM in person. Even Arin Sime, Libertarian candidate for the 24th was there. […]

introducing Harrisonburg Blogs

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


One of the problems with starting a blog is that no one reads it. It took a while for people to find out about hburgnews, and there were several times I wanted to quit because the hits were so low. Was anyone even reading it? Enter the aggregator.

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Announcements & Press Releases
  • 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.