Archive | February, 2008

FC2 February Fest

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I went to check out the Friendly City Food Co-Op‘s February Fest in the Cally’s/CST building earlier tonight, and spoke with two of the organizers about the event. There were a lot of people there. There was no official headcount, but I estimate it was well over 500 (perhaps as many as 800 throughout the […]

The Commonwealth Institute Report

Friday, February 15, 2008


TV3 had a short story yesterday about the Commonwealth Institute report on the tax contributions of Virginia’s unauthorized immigrant population. Sure to be controversial and counter-pointed, the report, released yesterday, estimates that Virginia’s 250,000 to 300,000 unauthorized immigrants pay an estimated total of between $145 million and $174 million in state income taxes, sales and […]

JMU Earth & mountaintop removal

Friday, February 15, 2008


TV3 reports that “the campus group JMU Earth […] plans to ask governor Tim Kaine to stop the construction of a coal plant in Wise County.” And from The Breeze, “One of the biggest goals is to bring national attention to the story of mountaintop removal and to the community impact that coal has on […]

Bridgeforth question

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Chris Graham poses an interesting question on AFP today: Does JMU have anything to worry about with regard to its substantial commitment to expand Bridgeforth Stadium? If they build the $52 million additions, will fans fill all the new seats?

the other tower

Thursday, February 14, 2008


The top story from the county yesterday and today is that the BoS voted not to allow Shentel to erect a 150 foot cell tower in Massanetta Springs (as it would mar the view). But a week ago, this cell tower on the corner of Chesapeake and Grace wasn’t there. It mysteriously appeared late last […]

Boys and Girls Club Update

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The DNR wrote about the B&G Club update at City Council last night. Derrick Whetzel, VP of Operations, spoke on behalf of the club. He identified poor management and communication, lack of experience, a difficult challenge raising $1.5 million additional to operation costs fund raising, poor press and a number of other reasons for their […]

Clementine Open

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Clementine Cafe or just Clementine is apparently open. See for yourself.

What does it mean for November?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


In trying to piece together what happened at the polls yesterday, it’s hard to tell exactly what it means for the election in November. Most indicators are pointing toward an Obama vs McCain fight this fall. So how will Harrisonburg and Rockingham vote?

The Crescent Corridor

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The Wall Street Journal has an interesting story today on the resurgence of the rail. It touches specifically on what’s being called the Crescent Corridor, which would (or does) cut right through this area.

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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.

  • 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.