Archive | August, 2007

Local FM Radio – Time to Act is Now

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Here’s the update for anyone interested in the next step regarding the chance to apply for local FM bandwidth. It’s now or never.

health care, shmealth care

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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Today the National Federation of Independent Business is hosting a meeting in Harrisonburg for area business owners to voice their concerns and questions about managed health care. The $15 luncheon is being held at the Spotswood Country Club at noon. According to the report on WSVA, 30 local business owners have RSVP’d.

freshmen move in this week

Monday, August 20, 2007

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As reported on WSVA, JMU has split freshman arrival dates between tomorrow and Wednesday to help cut down on congestion. The construction on South Main isn’t due to be cleared up before Wednesday.

missing info in the local news

Monday, August 20, 2007

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It’s no secret that I have many issues with the way local news is frequently covered in this area. It amazes me how often key questions (where, who, what, when, how) are left unanswered. For example (as a commenter points out) WHSV’s “exclusive” story about the South Avenue shooting fails to mention that it took […]

gang co-opts love symbol?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

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This isn’t specifically Harrisonburg-related, but with all the hubbub over gangs around here, I figure it’s relevant enough… Judging from the recent actions of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, one might think that a Chicago-based gang called the Black Gangster Disciples owns the sole rights to making a heart symbol with your hands. When I see […]

RoCo Fair open thread

Thursday, August 16, 2007

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If you’ve been to the fair, or if you’re going this weekend, feel free to post comments about the fair here. I hope to see some fair photos added to the Flickr pool…

Local Community FM Station?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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For one week in October, the FCC is opening up the registration process to community groups for free full power FM radio bandwidth. The idea is to give local citizen groups a chance to be heard using the same tools available to the big media (e.g. Clear channel). Big city markets don’t have any available […]

the DNR blogs again?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Earlier this month, the DNR launched two football-related blogs featuring staff sports writers; JMU Football Camp and one for local high school football. The other three blogs — focused on vegetarian dining, bikes, and wine — remain as inactive as they have been for the last year and a half.

City Council Tonight

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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Just a reminder to all citizens, Council Meeting is tonight at 7pm. The agenda link is here.

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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.