Archive | June, 2008

Rasoul, Allen & Palestine

Monday, June 30, 2008


Last week, an article appeared in the Star City Harbinger in which Janice Lee Allen, an Independent candidate from Harrisonburg running for U.S. Congress, questioned where Democratic nominee Sam Rasoul’s loyalties lie.

leadership change at B&GC this fall

Monday, June 30, 2008

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Today’s DNR reports that Heather Denman, Executive Director of the H’burg/Rockingham Boys & Girls Club, will be retiring September 30.

ethanol a mirage?

Thursday, June 26, 2008


There’s a story in today’s DNR about “deathanol,” the federal mandate, and the impact of corn-for-fuel on the local poultry industry. I recently read an interesting article about “the seven myths of energy independence” in Mother Jones that touched on some of the same points.

Goodlatte poo-poos McClellan

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Harrisonburg’s representative in Congress, Bob Goodlatte, questioned former White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on McClellan’s recent book (a tell-all about how the Bush Administration deceived the American public before and after the invasion of Iraq). Goodlatte asked McClellan how many TV shows he has been on as a […]

Goodlatte and the so-called ‘Enron Loophole’

Monday, June 23, 2008

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Just because the “Enron Loophole” has been closed doesn’t mean it’s out of the news (as evidenced by Keith Olbermann’s recent story on it). AFP blogger Chris Graham “found some ties [between Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s contributors, and the lobbyists that fought to keep the loophole open] that might be of interest to voters in the […]

social network site to launch from H’burg

Saturday, June 21, 2008


In 2002, before MySpace and Facebook were household names, Ronnie Rodes had an idea for a social networking site in Houston that was geared more toward families and homeowners than high school or college students. But he didn’t have the resources to execute a social networking site at the time. Six years later, with the […]

Reactions to Free Clinic Decision

Friday, June 20, 2008


I talked to several people about the decision to eliminate Free Clinic services for undocumented patients. Here are some of the responses: Sandy Hodge, Free Clinic Board President: “It was a very difficult decision. We discussed it for a good six months and felt like in order to be able to continue to grow with […]

Free Clinic Says Adios to Undocumented Patients

Friday, June 20, 2008


At its May board meeting, the Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic decided to cut off services to patients without legal status (confirmed through either a Social Security number or other documentation of legal residency), effective July 1. About 100 current patients, representing about 10% of the clinic’s case load, will be effected affected by the change.

Hard Times blog

Friday, June 20, 2008

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Just discovered a new local blog about the impact of high food and fuel prices called Shenandoah Valley Hard Times. The blogger, Michele, lives in the Massanutten area. She wants to know how the rising cost of living is affecting local residents, and has asked for stories to be emailed to

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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.