Archive | August, 2008

Everyday Bikes!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


“Everyday Bikes” is a community bike project started by a collection of individuals affiliated with New Community Project, Our Community Place, and is sustained with the support and help of many others in our community. Their goal is to promote sustainable transportation, healthy living, and to empower low-income individuals. 

old school lunches

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


A reader informed me that unappetizing photos of Harrisonburg Public School lunches recently ended up linked from Digg to a lowbrow blog about “girls, gossip, and gear for men.” The thing is, those photos were taken off the school’s website years ago. I’m told some of those items, like chicken fryz, are still on the […]

new plans for old Spanky’s building

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


WSVA is reporting that owners of Taste of Thai have purchased the old Spanky’s building. [Eddie] Bumbaugh says they closed on the building last Thursday and plan to open a new restaurant. The new owners say the restaurant, expected to open Summer 2009, will be totally different from Taste of Thai, which will remain open.

downtown street closures Wednesday

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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East Market Street between Main Street and Federal Street will be closed from 7 to 7 tomorrow, August 20. According to a release just sent out by the city, the closure is related to work associated with the downtown streetscape project. Following on the heels of that was another news advisory regarding the wooden bridge […]

Copeland’s dream a reality

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


There’s a story in today’s DNR about the opening of Our Community Place. About 75 people – a hodgepodge of volunteers, the needy and homeless folks – chowed down on sloppy joes, corn on the cob, stewed tomatoes, onion rings, squash casserole and garlic bread. Those that know Ron Copeland, formerly the man behind the […]

Webb visits Harrisonburg

Friday, August 15, 2008


Jim Webb stopped in downtown Harrisonburg today. The junior U.S. senator met briefly with local residents at Blue Nile. He fielded questions ranging from the Russian-Georgian conflict to off-shore oil drilling and constitutional imbalance on Capitol Hill. I would have a video to post, but my battery died.

Immigration Commission hears from Harrisonburg

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Governor Kaine’s Commission on Immigration held a public hearing at the Festival building at JMU earlier this evening.

Signs of the DNR

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Anyone have a comment about the photo associated with this DNR article, top of the fold on page B1 in today’s paper, Tuesday August 12? It accompanies a story about a local law office and the increased demand in the Hispanic community for legal advice. The photo prominently displays a campaign sign for a Republican […]

more dirty water

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


The Lynchburg News & Advance reports that water quality in Virginia has dropped yet again. A report due to be released by the Department of Environmental Quality is expected to add more waterways to the growing list of impaired rivers and streams. Many of the state’s rivers and streams were listed as unhealthy because of […]

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    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.