Archive | September, 2008

Dead & Breakfast

Friday, September 12, 2008


By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast on Garbers Church Road recently made the list of “Great Places to Sleep With Ghosts.” I’m not sure how being a “dead and breakfast” is supposed to boost business, but the listing states: When the [Side of the Road] innkeeper went to turn off the […]

Harrisonburg fire under investigation

Thursday, September 11, 2008

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Around 4 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out in Harrisonburg’s Rockingham Square Shopping Center in the 1700 block of S. High Street.

How “pro-business” are our legislators?

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (FREE), a business interest association in Richmond, recently released their report card for all legislators in the state. According to the “powerful business coalition,” Del. Matt Lohr scored a 63 in cumulative business rating, a 56 rating for this year’s session, and an 87% on the 2008 Voter […]

Maryland Closed at RR Xing Wednesday

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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As I wrote last week, Norfolk Southern is repairing tracks throughout the city, causing temporary street closures. Today the city sent out a notice that Norfolk Southern will close Maryland Avenue tomorrow (Wednesday) between Central Avenue and South High Street. The street is expected to be closed to traffic from 9:00 am to approximately 3:00pm.

Was ABC Cabs faking it?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Musa Syed, owner of ABC Cabs of Harrisonburg, was recently charged for illegally buying state inspection stickers for ABC cabs from Dorsey Collett (case number GT08017624-00). According to the State Police, Syed and Collett were under investigation August 22 – 26, and charged with “improper use of inspection sticker,” a class 1 misdemeanor.

First Friday

Saturday, September 6, 2008


First Friday is a city-wide public event that occurs on the first Friday of every month. The events may take on many purposes, including art gallery openings and social networking. American cities have promoted such events to bring people to historic areas perceived as dangerous, using the “safety in numbers” mentality to combat urban decay. […]

Country Club Court blocked in

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Residents of Country Club Court, a townhouse subdivision with only one road in or out, are temporarily prohibited from leaving or coming home today. Norfolk Southern is repairing the railroad, and traffic in and out is completely blocked. I just spoke with a resident who is currently prevented from going to work. He said there […]

Fair warning, or voter suppression?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


On August 15th, I started hearing reports that the Harrisonburg Registrar’s Office was indirectly discouraging new voters — particularly college students — from registering to vote in the city. The allegations were that the registrar was warning younger registrants that registering in their college town could possibly have a negative impact on their scholarships and […]

Wild at Art!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


The “Wild At Art” show opening and reception is happening this Friday September 5 at Clementine Cafe. The art show will feature artwork created on August 2 by about 8 adults and 25 kids 8-12 years of age who ventured into the woods and made art with sticks, stones and other natural materials they collected. The trip […]

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