Archive | July, 2008

Harrisonburg in Stormwater Magazine

Thursday, July 24, 2008


The City of Harrisonburg, along with other Shenandoah Valley localities, was featured in the July-August issue of Stormwater Magazine in a article titled “Heritage and Promise”. The article describes the City’s cleanstream campaign which includes “A Doodie-Free Harrisonburg” campaign and “Harrisonburg’s Best Tips for Yard Care”.

New locally-owned video store goes high-tech

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


“The first is usually in New York City or San Francisco, but we have it in Harrisonburg, and I’m proud of that,” says Brad Driver with a smile. Driver, a Bridgewater native and owner of the 9-store “Backstage Video” chain, is talking about his newest endeavor, which is located in the same shopping center as […]

Main Street reopening — early

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


JMU reports Main Street will reopen Thursday. Early.

Fish in Blacks Run

Sunday, July 20, 2008


On June 19, a group from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries led by Steve Reeser & Paul Bugas went out to take several fish samples in Blacks Run. The group sampled at three locations in Blacks Run – one near Our Community Place, one in Purcell Park, and one just south of City […]

Bicycles & Scooters

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Due to a combination of rising gas prices, greater awareness about carbon emissions’ impact on the environment, and individuals looking for healthier lifestyles, I’ve been seeing a lot more bicycles on the road and a lot more people walking. Although admittedly Harrisonburg doesn’t have the most ideal bicycle facilities (yet) and many neighborhoods were designed when cars dominated […]

Obama’s local HQ officially opens

Saturday, July 19, 2008


There were lots of sweaty Barack Obama supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at the official opening of Obama’s Harrisonburg headquarters this afternoon. The reception followed an open house held across the street from Dave’s Taverna downtown. Several energetic Obama staffers addressed the crowd, encouraging them to help organize and coordinate canvassing events in their precincts. […]

City’s “Your Trash” Video

Thursday, July 17, 2008


The City has just posted a video online titled “Your Trash”. The video has been shown at the Public Work’s session of Citizen Academy and it follows, literally, your trash. Where does your trash go to after you put it out on trash day? What is the Resource Recovery Facility? How is recycling good for the environment and […]

Obama’s Harrisonburg office

Thursday, July 17, 2008


A few days ago, I wrote about McCain taking out ads in the Harrisonburg market. Yesterday, Talking Points Memo reported the Obama campaign is opening 20 new field offices in Virginia, one of which is in Harrisonburg.

web recipes

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

9 Comments admin/commenter Josh Baugher is mentioned several times in today’s DNR feature about web recipes and food blogs. Thanks to those who responded, especially Josh Baugher, who suggested a few very good blogs. A couple of them were new to me but I’ve visited them regularly since receiving his picks from the blogosphere.

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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.