Archive | May, 2008

Tree down on East Wolfe St

Saturday, May 31, 2008

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I tried to Twitter this, but the tool isn’t working.  So here’s a picture of a scene about 10 yards from my front door, a result of the brief storm that came through this afternoon.  Not sure whose car it is!  Any more storm damage out there on this Saturday afternoon?  

Local kids eat local foods

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Today was “Local Foods Day” at Harrisonburg City Schools! A “large portion” of the foods on the lunch menu were purchased from local sources. My sons go to Waterman Elementary and my oldest wanted to try the local meal out. I let them decide if they would like to buy their lunch or pack it […]

JMU grad programs rank in list of ‘best’

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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According to the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, three graduate programs at James Madison University have ranked.

How Walkable is Harrisonburg?

Sunday, May 25, 2008


This site calculates the walk score of your neighborhood based on how closed grocery stores, parks, library, etc., are to you (and, interestingly enough, porn shops but not places of worship). Joe and I live off Central Avenue near Keister; our house has an index of 48 out of 100, which feels about right. Some […]

Baugh and Wiens: why they’re running

Saturday, May 24, 2008


This is a day late, but I’ve been busy. Yesterday Planning Commission members Richard Baugh and David Wiens made their candidacy for City Council official in the Denton pocket park downtown. Both candidates are running as Democrats. There are three seats up for election in November.

BABE Rally stops in H’burg

Friday, May 23, 2008


It’s not what it sounds like. This is the third year the Big Apple to Big Easy (BABE) junk car rally has stopped in Harrisonburg. I found out about last year’s BABE Rally stop a day too late. This time, I was able to check it out. I shot some video last night and this […]


Thursday, May 22, 2008


Last night, TV3 ran a story on driving while texting that stated, “Virginians are some of the worst offenders in the nation when it comes to texting behind the wheel.”

wanted: more Twitterers

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We started the Twitter feature in early March. So far, it’s been relatively successful. It’s served as a tip for several blog posts, tracked the fire at Dave’s Recycling, and served as a live blog for a political debate. But what can be done to increase its usefulness?

recycling, stealing & fees

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Yesterday TV3 ran a story about stealing aluminum from residential recycling bins. The story claimed that, “the city makes money on the items it recycles, so if someone steals, that’s lost revenue for Harrisonburg.” While it’s true that the city sells that used material to a recycling company, it’s not true that the city makes […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.