Archive | July, 2007

Blogs United Conference

Friday, July 13, 2007


This isn’t exactly local, but bloggers from all over Virginia are headed to Hampton Roads this weekend for the Blogs United conference. I thought about going, but I’m not.

fish kills aggravated by poultry manure?

Thursday, July 12, 2007


It may upset some in the Valley’s farming community to hear it, but according to recent findings of scientists on the Fish Kill Task Force’s Research Advisory Committee, that may be the case. From Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble’s blog today: [Task Force members] were compelled by the strong geographic correlation between fish kills and poultry litter […]

New Local Arts Calendar with RSS

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I hate to be self-promotional, but this development relates to a frequent need expressed by hburgnews readers and others for a centralized arts and culture calendar. The Arts Council of the Valley has developed a new arts and culture calendar that seeks to integrate the many event listings in the area into one spot. We […]

World Airwaves out

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


At last night’s council meeting, World Airwaves CEO, Mark Bayliss bowed out of the non-exclusive franchise agreement with the city. It was a 25-year contract which began last summer. The city said he should have had it deployed by now, and apparently he wanted more time. The council voted unanimously to terminate the agreement. Despite […]

trains, pains & automobiles

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Quiet zones along the train tracks were the cause célèbres at tonight’s city council meeting. You may have caught this story in the DNR a month ago about it. Tonight, one city, and one county resident spoke out in favor of continuing to allow the obnoxiously loud horns. Seven city residents spoke out in favor […]

Latuga fined

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


In today’s DNR: Brian Latuga, the former HPD officer who drove his cruiser into a woman’s home, was fined $1000 for a misdemeanor driving charge yesterday. Dave Briggman has been harping on this case for months. Now it’s over (although Latuga still has a few days to appeal). But the one issue that there seems […]

citizen journalism from H’burg to Korea

Monday, July 9, 2007


Being the admin of this news blog, I think a lot about the term “citizen journalism” and what that means exactly. Other than the career versus hobby aspect, what is the ultimate difference between a news blogger and a journalist? A recent story on explores that very topic. In Korea. Much to my surprise, […]

Harrisonburg to divorce World Airwaves

Monday, July 9, 2007


For months I’ve been saying that the emperor has no clothes. Today WSVA is reporting that the city plans to revoke the open wireless broadband network franchise with World Airwaves.

fish kill portal

Friday, July 6, 2007


Since the Shenandoah Riverkeeper is often too busy doing real stuff to update his blog, I wanted to draw attention to another blog I recently came across called Fish Kill Portal at (link removed at blog owner’s request) It looks like they’ve been tracking the fish kills pretty closely. Hopefully the blog admin(s) continue […]

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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.