Archive | May, 2008

congestion or land loss?

Monday, May 19, 2008

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APVA Preservation Virginia recently released their list of “endangered historic sites.” Interstate 81 is on the list: Increased truck and automobile traffic threatens many areas of the Commonwealth resulting in either an increased burden on already existing roadways or the call for creating new or widening existing highways, such as Interstate 81.

H’burg to Ho Chi Minh

Monday, May 19, 2008


I spotted this EMU cross-cultural documentary as it was being posted on YouTube last night. Jon Helfers and Jon Styer documented their group’s trip from EMU to Vietnam in the summer of 2007. The documentary is split up into 16 chapters. A few highlights: the students’ visas to Iran are rejected, their visit to Ho […]

stuck in a rut

Monday, May 19, 2008


Last week Thanh wrote about Bike to Work Week. Today there’s a story in the DNR about cyclists crashing at city railroad crossings (particularly Country Club Road and South Main) where the tracks intersect the road at a sharp angle.

History comes alive in New Market

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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About 2,000 Civil War reenactors made history come alive over the weekend in honor of the 1864 Battle of New Market.

Put some Indian in your cupboard (and your tummy)

Friday, May 16, 2008


So a new Indian restaurant has opened, and so has an Indian/Pakistani grocery store. My wife and I went to both this evening…here’s what we thought:

farmers’ market pavillion coming

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Supporters of the Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market may know that the association has been planning the construction of a permanent pavilion in the municipal parking lot on South Liberty. Yesterday the market’s manager told market committee members that the groundbreaking for the pavilion is planned for June 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Stolen laptop contains private info of local teachers

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Harrisonburg City Schools employees received word late today that a laptop containing names and Social Security numbers of those who took part in the school division’s dental plan several years ago has been stolen. The laptop was owned by BB&T Insurance, and more information will be forthcoming.

“We don’t serve your kind here”

Monday, May 12, 2008


There’s an interesting editorial in today’s Virginian-Pilot about a new law about to go into effect in Virginia. Apparently if you’re a bartender, you can’t serve a gang member.

sharing the blog

Monday, May 12, 2008


As you might imagine, blogging on hburgnews takes up a lot of time. Regular readers have probably noticed an increase in contributions from other writers here recently.

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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.