Archive | October, 2007

The Latino Underground: Outstanding work, Brent

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Brent, Regarding your documentary: Excellent, splendid, balanced, reasonable, well thought-out, sensitive, intelligent … I or anyone in the audience for the event could go on and on. For those of you who didn’t make it to CST Thursday night, the documentary will be repeated 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, on WVPT, and the DNR covered […]

Coordinating Bike Rides – Ideas?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


A local biker just started a new message board “for people to post rides they want to organize or just to find people to ride with or get info on new trails. I hope that this can provide a service to the local biking community.”  He says, “Even though we have a very dedicated mountain bike […]

the Omeish “scandal”

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


This isn’t really Harrisonburg related, but there’s a developing story in the state political sphere involving Governor Tim Kaine, the Muslim American Society, the Immigration Commission, and Delegate Todd Gilbert (whose district includes northern Rockingham) that has received no local coverage that I’m aware of. Follow along if you care to…

Dream Come True Playground & JMU Recreational Fields on Neff Ave

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A press release for the new Dream Come True Playground was just released today. The playground will be located on Neff Avenue just south of Sunchase Apartments . I didn’t know this, but the idea for the Playground was initiated by the Girls Scouts in 2001. After a lot of determination and planning, the ground […]

Comcast, Goodlatte and the free market economy

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


There’s a pair of stories in today’s DNR about the five percent rate hike for Comcast customers, set to go into effect November 7.

Poker Rocks!

Monday, October 15, 2007


United Way Charity Poker TournamentOctober 18, 2007You Made It! Paint Your Own Pottery will host a 32-player Texas Hold ‘em-style tournament with prizes donated by RT Computers and Billiards Games & Things to help raise money for the United Way’s 50th anniversary campaign drive. Play begins at 6 pm on Thursday, October 18, and the […]

Commissioner of Revenue

Monday, October 15, 2007

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As reported on republitarian yesterday, and in the DNR today, Rockingham County’s Commissioner of Revenue, Richard Connellee, died of a heart attack this weekend. Connellee was running for re-election, against challenger Esther Nizer. Among other things, the Commissioner’s office is tasked with appraising and assessing property for local taxes, and offers assistance in filing Virginia […]

BRCC Hunger Symposium

Saturday, October 13, 2007

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Blue Ridge Community College will host the Virginia Hunger Symposium Oct. 22-25. The symposium’s stated goal is to examine the root causes of hunger in society, and raise the awareness of all that can be done, both locally and nationally, to alleviate the problem of hunger. All proceeds and donations received at the events throughout […]

alleyway work to begin (finally)

Friday, October 12, 2007


That downtown alleyway that’s been closed for the last year-and-a-half (the one we’ve been tracking on hburgnews since July 2006) is due to start construction. As David posted over a month ago, all parties were waiting for a signed version of a contract. A reliable source tells me that everything has been signed.* Construction should […]

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    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.

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    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.