Archive | November, 2007

Payday Lending Demonstrators March In Harrisonburg

Friday, November 30, 2007


Here’s some video I shot with a little digital still camera on Carlton Street about an hour ago.

WMRA news

Friday, November 30, 2007


Yesterday, Staunton News Leader Executive Editor, David Fritz, compared Harrisonburg’s NPR station with Roanoke’s WVTF, and criticized WMRA for their lack of local news coverage:

republitarian archives zapped… again

Friday, November 30, 2007


Before hburgnews, there was another very active blog in the area; Yesterday,’s creator, Myron Rhodes, wiped out everything he’s posted, along with contributors Dave and Christa’s posts.

real estate blogs

Friday, November 30, 2007


I don’t really understand the real estate market, so it’s nice to have someone in-the-know blogging about the local market — even if they’re ultimately trying to sell you something. Real estate blogs in bigger cities often contain useful information, whether you’re looking to buy, or simply looking for some insight into the local economy.

the Gracin connection

Thursday, November 29, 2007


WHSV ran a story about former American Idol finalist and country singer Josh Gracin‘s visit to JMU last night, but didn’t mention the fact that members of Gracin’s band are local. Bass player Tripper Ryder has performed in bands in the Harrisonburg area for years before he moved to Nashville. In fact, he and friend […]

urban exploration

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Yesterday, I spotted an ad posted on Craigslist by someone looking for a partner(s) in urban explorations in the area. After a little searching, I found this Breeze article from March, 2006, about two JMU students interested in the same thing. I suppose I did this sort of thing when I was a teenager, but […]

JMU land sale almost complete

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


There was quite a bit of discussion about JMU’s plans for Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, but not as much about the 32 acres by Neff and Port. In March (and again in May) I wrote about Jonathan White’s campaign to raise awareness of battlefield preservation issues — he came to Harrisonburg to visit the Ashby Battlefield […]

staff changes at Vox

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


There have been a few staff changes at the local Vox Communications stations recently (WBOP/WSIG). Operations Manager Joe Collins has exited, as has DJ Eddie Garcia. Garcia is perhaps better known among local bloggers as kestrel9000. You may have noticed that I’ve added BOP/SIG’s news blog to

“the commercialization of sustainable technology”

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


If you haven’t already, check out this story in today’s DNR. CISAT grad Zach Fettig is “financing and building a self-sufficient, environmentally friendly house” just north of town. Imagine not being tied into Dominion Power’s grid. Reminds me of this episode of 30 Days.

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    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.