Archive | May, 2008

Bike To Work Week

Sunday, May 11, 2008


This week, May 12-16, is National Bike To Work Week and Friday May 16 is Bike To Work Day. Individuals are encouraged by a variety of agencies and organizations to ride their bikes to work instead of driving. On May 1, Deputy Secretary of Transportation Ralph Davis proclaimed from the Capitol steps that May is […]

Neal Pleads Guilty

Friday, May 9, 2008


Today former City Treasurer Becky Neal plead guilty to misuse of public funds. She’ll serve two years probation, and pay $950 in restitution and fines (not including legal fees). As part of the agreement reached with the prosecutors, the CA is dropping 19 other charges against her.

Monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Friday, May 9, 2008


Previously, the City of Harrisonburg only held Household Hazardous Waste Collections once a year, jointly with Rockingham County at the Fairgrounds. The City will continue to do so, but now offers a monthly collection of certain items: The first monthly household hazardous waste collection of 2008 will be May 17 from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 […]

council elections: the issues

Friday, May 9, 2008


There’s been recent talk of who the city council nominees will be in the DNR, as well as on The assumption is that Rodney Eagle and Charlie Chenault will run for reelection, accompanied on the ballot by Republican J.M. Snell and Democrats Richard Baugh and David Wiens (all from the Planning Commission). Rather than […]

Thursday, May 8, 2008


You may have noticed a change in the blog headlines in the left sidebar: it’s actually updating properly. That’s because we’ve switched aggregators from to The old one never worked properly, and Mason Wolf has created a new site for local bloggers that should serve as a hub for local blogs.

a foster story

Thursday, May 8, 2008

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I came across this story in the Washington Post today. It’s about Marie Willis, “one of the approximately 24,000 young people nationwide ages 18 to 21 who leave foster care each year, children who were never adopted or returned to their parents or guardians.”

Manhunt near Elkton Middle School

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I’m seeing reports of a manhunt near Elkton Middle School. Reportedly, two shots were fired, and the middle school is on lockdown as police search for the injured gunman. UPDATE: A man “with a history of mental issues” fired two shots during a domestic dispute, and was apprehended by police a half-mile east of Elkton […]

Energy: Costs, Regs & Alternatives

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Considering much of Mark Warner’s speech yesterday was about alternative energy, I thought this Media General article was interesting. Virginia energy lobbyists are already complaining about Sen. John Warner’s proposed clean energy regulations.

Northbound S. Main Street closed after morning accident

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


A morning accident in Harrisonburg has sent one person to the hospital, damaged a utility pole and shut down both northbound lanes of South Main Street near El Charro, in the 1500 block. The accident occurred around 9:15 a.m. and involved a Chevrolet Venture. The condition of the driver is not available.

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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.