Archive | August, 2007

Floyd Landis in Harrisonburg

Friday, August 31, 2007


I had the pleasure of meeting Tour de France winner Floyd Landis this evening at Shenandoah Bicycle Company. The DNR made very little mention of it, and if a friend hadn’t pointed it out, I wouldn’t have seen it. He was very nice; he signed autographs and let me take a picture of him with […]

First Night in the Burg

Friday, August 31, 2007

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Calling all creative people. Here is an opportunity to bring new ideas and new energy to First Night Harrisonburg. The arts have always been a strong component of First Night. But how do we improve this relationship? How do we better combine the arts and community, and create a unique celebration? Let’s talk about it.

more of the same from the Va GOP on immigration

Friday, August 31, 2007


It was on the front page of The Washington Post yesterday, and in the DNR today: the state GOP is getting serious about illegal immigration. Harrisonburg’s Delegate, Matt Lohr — whose bills to impose interpreter fees for non-English speaking persons in court got squashed in committee during the last session — says, “They have had […]

Living in Harrisonburg

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I saw this advertisement today, “Harrisonburg attracts high-quality, high-paying employers.” [pdf] I am assuming that it was created by Harrisonburg Department of Economic Development for publishing in Virginia Business Magazine. I think that the ad is pretty neat. It describes some of the new technology-related companies that are either here or will be coming here shortly […]

dogs & roosters

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


The national news media has been following the Michael Vick case like the fate of the planet depends on it. WHSV still has a page of stories devoted to Vick and the dogfighting case. But here’s the baffling part: cockfights still take place in Rockingham County, and cockfighting is still legal in Virginia. Harrisonburg’s state […]

Reggae In Liberty Park

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Wednesday, August 29, is the last evening of Reggae in Liberty Park for this summer. You should all check it out. It starts at 6:00pm. The Greg Ward Project is fantastic to listen to and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.

Walking First Fridays & International Walk to School Day

Monday, August 27, 2007


Cindy Reeves, Coordinator of Community Health Education and Awareness at RMH, is working on organizing volunteers to help students at Keiester Elementary School walk safely to school on September 7th and for International Walk to School Week at Spottswood, Waterman, and Mountain View Elementary Schools.

local citizen journalism in Page

Monday, August 27, 2007

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Been too busy to post much lately, but here’s one that might be of interest to hburgnews readers that live/work in Page County: According to their website, “Page County Watch is an open forum for the citizens of Page County to discuss, research, and learn about issues important to [their] community.” They also have a […]

Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

Sunday, August 26, 2007


The Harrisonburg Parks & Recreation Fall 2007 Activities Guide is now available online and should be arriving in your mailbox shortly.  I think that more people, including myself, should take advantage of the facilities and activities available to us through the Harrisonburg’s Parks & Recreation Department. For example, in reviewing this issue I found the […]

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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.