Archive | July, 2008

hburgnews birthday get-together

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This little blog is about to turn two, and it’s been over a year since the last time hburgnews readers got together for a meet and greet, so we figured; why not have a get together on the two year anniversary of the beginning of the site? We’ll be gathering for an informal get-together downstairs […]

Citizen Academy III

Monday, July 14, 2008


Harrisonburg’s Public Information Office just announced they are now accepting applications for the 2008 Citizen Academy. I’ve written about Citizen Academy previously on this blog. Academy alumni include Kai Degner, DebSF, David Miller, Josh B., and yours truly.

GWNF revises plans

Monday, July 14, 2008

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While Rockingham County begins to rewrite its zoning ordinance, George Washington National Forest officials announced they will resume their land and resource management plan revision. Roughly a quarter of Rockingham County is within the boundaries of the National Forest.

Angel Food Ministries at Mercy House

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I became aware of this program some time ago, but until recently there have been no locations nearby. On my way to church this morning I noticed a banner for Angel Food Ministries on the fence at Mercy House. The purpose of the program is to provide low costs meals and provide financial relief. With […]

“not enough Americans available to do the work”

Sunday, July 13, 2008


There’s an article in today’s Washington Post about the local poultry industry and federal immigration “reform.” It hits several of the same points touched on in past hburgnews and DNR articles (such as the effects of high grain prices on the industry). Hobey Bauhan, president of the Virginia Poultry Federation, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte use […]

Fatal car accident claims local man

Saturday, July 12, 2008

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A developing story out of Rockingham County involves a fatal single-vehicle accident on Weavers Road, which killed one unidentified male and sent two females to RMH. Another male involved in the crash reportedly went missing. A story from the scene is online at The Valley Observer.

special transportation session fails

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Not sure what’s in the DNR today, but everything I’m reading elsewhere about the General Assembly’s “Special Session” to address Virginia’s transportation budget shortfalls indicates that the session has accomplished nothing.

the city’s first roundabout

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


In 2006, I wrote about the slim possibility of having a roundabout in the city. Today the city announced a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 15 at the opening of the new extension connecting Linda Lane and Smithland Road. At the center of the intersection: a roundabout.

Gilmore: drill in Alaska

Monday, July 7, 2008


Jim Gilmore, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, made his way though the Valley today, stopping at a “high end retail apartment construction site in Harrisonburg” (from NBC29). It appears that the primary issue he’s hitting over and over again is drilling for oil off the Alaskan coast. Gilmore is touting Alaskan oil as the solution […]

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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.