Archive | April, 2008

Pascale’s Wager

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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I don’t know how this landed in Google News this evening, considering the story appears to be at least nine years old, but I couldn’t stop reading all five pages of the Washington Post story about how local business owner Charlie Pascale got himself tangled up in a Nigerian money scam in the early 1990s. […]

Cally’s goes smoke free

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


It’s a sign of the times. If you’ve been to Cally’s (formerly Calhoun’s) this week, you might have noticed a change in the air. The restaurant and brewery has gone smoke free. A year ago, the Artful Dodger made the switch. This year, with the addition of Clementine and Blue Nile, smokeless bars downtown outnumber […]

end of an era

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I know it’s old news by now, but we’ve written so much about the closed sidewalk and bridge beside Finnigan’s Cove over the years, that it’s only fitting to post something about the reopening of the sidewalk and alleyway. If I’m not mistaken, last week’s reopening was about one week shy of the two year […]

what happened

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


If you were wondering what happened to last week, the short answer is: I was out of town (out of reach) for about ten days. During that period of time, the site froze up due to some malicious code in the database. Other contributors wanted to post, but couldn’t. I’ve spent the better part […]

VBL Schedule Now available

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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So the weather is changing and spring is in the air. It may only be April but with May comes many activities and the return of Valley League Baseball. The MLB World Series MVP the past two years have both been Valley League players, David Eckstein of the St. Louis Cardinals 06′ and Mike Lowell […]

Local Activists Work with EARTH FIRST! To Blockade Dominion Headquarters in Richmond in Protest of Proposed Coal Plant

Sunday, April 20, 2008


At 7:55am, on Tuesday April 15 activists from Harrisonburg worked with Blue Ridge Earth First! to establish a blockade at the entrance to Dominion Power’s James River headquarters, at 120 Tredegar Street in Richmond. Two activists from Harrisonburg, and one from Charlottesville locked themselves to one another, blocking both lanes of the only road in […]

Virginia Tech honors April 16 victims on anniversary

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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The Virginia Tech community honored the memory of last year’s shooting victims Wednesday with a morning ceremony featuring comments from VT President Steger and Governor Tim Kaine, as well as individual recognition of all victims. “This is a solemn day and an important day,” said Steger. Thousands gathered on the Drillfield for the 10:30 ceremony […]

Exciting Earth Week!

Monday, April 14, 2008

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There are a number of events happening this week in celebration of Earth Day/Week in the area that I thought I’d bring some attention to. Especially since these event’s goal is to bring people together and open up community dialogue particularly about the earth and the environment.

Technical Difficulties

Monday, April 14, 2008

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We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the blog. A lot of spam is making it into moderation instead of being sent to the spam folder. So if you post something that goes into moderation and it doesn’t show up, try again because it may have been deleted. Please bear with us while we try […]

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