Archive | November, 2007

Black Friday Stories

Monday, November 26, 2007


The DNR and TV3 ran stories about the high numbers of shoppers at stores on the east side of town. Amber Lester (formerly of Rocktown) blogged about how much fun it was (note the toppled lamp post in her photo of Circuit City). I suppose it’s to be expected in our commercial-driven culture. The message […]

pump tracks at Hillendale

Sunday, November 25, 2007

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Here’s another one from the feeds: the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is on a trail care tour across the country. According to their website, “Most Trail Care Crew visits last four days, allowing us to assess local trails, strengthen partnerships with local clubs and land managers, host an evening event at a bike shop […]

Operation Show We Care

Saturday, November 24, 2007


The Rockingham County Democratic Committee and Seven Generations are working with Frank Witt at Kitchen Classics to see that our troops have a good holiday season. Please take a moment to visit RockDem for a listing of items that are wanted/needed and things that are prohibited. While you are out doing your holiday shopping pick […]

Katrina Relief

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


This week, there are 105 volunteers from the JMU/Harrisonburg community on a service trip to aid in the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Stay updated on the wiki, including day-by-day additions of photography by yours truly). You might spy another hburgnews blogger with a sharp eye…

Saxman for US Senate?

Monday, November 19, 2007


The buzz on the VA political blogosphere recently has been news that Saxman may run for John Warner’s Senate seat next year. According to the News Leader, Delegate Chris Saxman (currently representing southern Rockingham) may challenge former Governor Jim “No Car Tax” Gilmore (and possibly a handful of other conservatives) for the Republican nomination. Whoever […]

Dominion Power & the BoA protest

Saturday, November 17, 2007


The DNR’s top story today is about Dominion Power’s plan to build a 500 kilovolt line through rural north-central Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Valley. Yet, for whatever reason, Dominion Power is never mentioned in the story.

JMU Prank

Thursday, November 15, 2007


FROM JMU POLICE: PRANK WITH TOY (NERF) DART LAUNCHER At approximately 2:15 pm today a student-aged male was present in a classroom, wearing camouflage and a toboggan. The individual presented a toy (Nerf) dart launcher. which was immediately recognized as a toy by the faculty member due to the orange and yellow color. The individual […]

Blue Hole hearing

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


In September, I passed along a little info about the fate of Blue Hole. The county BoS is thinking about selling it. The hearing is set for tonight at 7:00 at the county admin building. If the comments on today’s DNR story are any indication, the consensus is: don’t close it.

Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Talk of JMU’s demolition and reconstruction of Veteran’s Memorial Stadium was featured heavily in the news yesterday. I posted something about this in March, but yesterday I received a few emails from some concerned residents. What do you think about JMU’s plan to demolish the current stadium and build a new one?

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