Archive | October, 2007

the ballots

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Tuesday is election day. Here’s the sample ballot for Harrisonburg (right) and front side of the ballot for Rockingham County (left).

porn-free Timberville?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Timberville’s planning commission and town attorney are drafting a no-porn business ordinance to be presented to the town council as early as next week. According to the story, parents are concerned an “adult” store may want to locate near the elementary school. But there’s no mention of any adult businesses currently interested in setting up […]


Monday, October 29, 2007


Last week, Dave Briggman posted some confusing and potentially misleading information on about hburgnews. I probably shouldn’t bother, but here it is anyway, in case you were wondering:

junk mail

Friday, October 26, 2007


If you spend much time downtown, you’ve probably walked by Innovative Marketing Solutions (IMS) on Water Street. I’ve never paid much attention to it until recently, when I came across some strange information about them on a few blogs and online forums.

Will your candidate be on the Virginia primary ballot? Who cares!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I got an email the other day trying to get me to take part in a ballot access drive for a candidate I like. The thing is, by the time Virginia chooses its favorite candidates to win the party nominations, the nominations will almost certainly be locked up.

Trees vs. Signs: Part II

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Remember the trees on Court Square that were causing all of the discussion about two weeks ago? The Harrisonburg City Council is going to decide what to do with them tonight. While this decision seems like a relatively small choice to make, it will likely have long lasting effects on the Harrisonburg Community. However you […]

An Open Letter to Del. Matt Lohr

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I am a voter in Harrisonburg and I received your flyer about immigration in the mail today. Del. Lohr, I am deeply disappointed, not simply because of your stance on immigration, but because you seem to be ignoring some key facts and perpetrate some common fallacies.

JMU PAC groundbreaking Friday

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


About an hour ago, JMU sent out a press release announcing JMU officials will break ground for the new Performing Arts Center this Friday afternoon. The area across from the Quad on South Main used to look like this (see bottom portion of photo). Currently, it’s a gravel parking lot. When construction of the Arts […]

one and only NBC station?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


If you have cable, chances are you get NBC 29 out of Charlottesville, as well as NBC 12 out of Richmond, and/or NBC 4 from DC. NBC 29 is working to change that. According to a report on WSVA, NBC 29 is asking the Federal Communications Commission to remove the Richmond and Washington DC NBC […]

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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.