Archive | August, 2008

marketing the message

Monday, August 11, 2008


If you’ve seen these signs around town, taped to light poles and planted in front yards, you may have been wondering what they are. Turns out it’s an ad campaign for Aletheia Church. Reminds me of some viral marketing version of Lovemarks. Or this documentary produced by a former Harrisonburg resident.

interview the candidates

Friday, August 8, 2008


This is a continuation of an earlier post, “council elections: the issues.” Josh and I recently discussed conducting a Slashdot style interview with the candidates, where readers submit questions, we select the best ten (or so) and send them to all the candidates to answer. We’ll give them ample time to respond, and then post […]

Threatdown: Bears

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


A reader pointed out that TV3 ran two stories about bear sightings near Purcell Park yesterday. I was jogging in Purcell yesterday morning. I didn’t see any bears, but I did see this. Now I’m thinking TV3 should trade in their “Crime Where You Live” segments for a local Threatdown.

Lohr on McCain’s energy plan

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I caught up with Del. Matt Lohr at a press conference that he and Del. Chris Saxman held today in support of McCain’s energy policy. The event was part of a statewide campaign by state Republicans to make McCain’s energy policy a major issue for Virginia voters.

a brief history of food co-ops

Saturday, August 2, 2008

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WMRA’s Martha Woodroof explores the rise, fall, rebirth and future of food cooperatives in the Valley. There have been several distinct co-op waves in this country. The kind of co-op most of us are familiar with came along in the 1970s and early 80s, birthed, Reid says, by a very different retail climate from today’s. […]

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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.