Archive | June, 2008

Dominion announces “smart meters”

Friday, June 20, 2008


Dominion Virginia Power just announced a plan to reduce energy by offering incentives for saving energy, and installing “smart meters” at every customer’s home or business. Here’s a video that explains how smart meters work.

fuel, bagels & potatoes

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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WMRA’s Martha Woodroof recently did a story on the impact of rising fuel costs on Mr. J’s Bagels, Red Front produce, and other businesses in town.

WVTF in H’burg?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Today a reader pointed out to me that WVTU (WVTF), Virginia Tech’s public radio station, has a mandatory notice in the DNR informing us that they have applied for a translator tower on Massanutten.

HHS drug scandal done?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


The report to the school board and the response on the use of pain-killers by Harrisonburg High School football players: no harm, no foul, no change. Settled and behind us after an independent investigation and time to move on? Or whitewash?

JMU names new MBA director

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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On Tuesday, James Madison University announced that Paul E. Bierly has been appointed as the new director of Master of Business Administration programs. Bierly – who holds degrees from Rutgers University, Wharton School, and the University of Pennsylvania – has been employed by JMU for the past 10 years, six of which were spent as […]

another IPv6 failure

Monday, June 16, 2008


A reader alerted me to a very familiar-sounding story in the DNR/Page News and Courier today: the IPv6 initiative in Shenandoah has failed.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Directory

Sunday, June 15, 2008


The first Shenandoah Buy Fresh Buy Local Food Directory (PDF, 6-pages) has been published and 40,000 copies are in print for distribution. This directory is part of a large effort by the Shenandoah Valley Area Local Foods Work Group to educate our community, help our local economy, help local farmers, producers, institutional and individual consumers […]

Harrisonburg names new assistant city manager

Friday, June 13, 2008

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Friday the City of Harrisonburg announced that Evan Vass will take office in July as new assistant city manager. Vass has most recently served as the town manager for New Market and has also held government positions for the Town of Bridgewater including assistant public works director and interim director of public works.

another reason to buy local

Friday, June 13, 2008


We’ve written about the farmers’ market(s) and low mileage food here before, but with all the national media coverage over the attack of the killer tomatoes, there’s yet another reason to buy locally grown food. The NV Daily reports that Virginia ranks 4th in nation for production of fresh-market tomatoes.

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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.