Archive | November, 2008

No room at the inn?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


As the excitement mounts over Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20, local hotels are finding that their rooms are being reserved unusually early.  Only 2 hours from DC, Harrisonburg may look like an attractive option to some of the expected crowd of one million plus planning to attend.  Our local Courtyard and Hampton Inn, among […]

Seeing stars

Monday, November 17, 2008


A recent AP story extols the popularity of the newly-renovated Wells Planetarium at JMU: The rededicated planetarium opened in September, and school officials say the 66-seat facility has been packed every weekend…The renovation included building a new 30-foot inner dome, a new projection system, new chairs and a new heating and air conditioning system.  The […]

New Sidewalks, Safe Routes to School

Friday, November 14, 2008


Last week, a newsletter/flyer was mailed to residents living along South Avenue and sections of Maryland Avenue and Central Avenue informing them of new sidewalks, pedestrian crossing signals, and other improvements coming to their neighborhood.

Somebody’s got to be mayor

Friday, November 14, 2008


The five candidates are Richard Baugh, Ted Byrd, Kai Degner, Carolyn Frank and Dave Wiens. Two say they don’t want it, one won’t comment, one says he’d take it, one smiles, if I read the DNR story correctly. So who should it be?

“Rock Against Racism”

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Sincere Citizens Against Racism will be hosting “Rock Against Racism” at Court Square Theater on December 6th. SCAR is a group of concerned community-based individuals who want to have a positive influence and impact on citizens of the local area. Doug Mason, and African-American who both works and lives in Massanutten, spearheaded the idea after […]

1,000,000 Served

Monday, November 10, 2008

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The Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance “Ask Eddie” Blog is reporting that Dave’s Taverna is expecting to serve it’s one millionth customer at its downtown location this week. Owners David and Julie Miller will give the millionth customer a $500 Dave’s Taverna gift certificate and host an event in celebration of the restaurant’s milestone.

College Classes for Local Kids

Friday, November 7, 2008


JMU and the local schools are partnering to offer fun and educational courses for children in the “College for Kids” program. Topics include “Lego Robotics”, “Video Game Design”, and “A Taste of World Languages,” (which introduces kids to the Arab and Russian languages, traditions, and food).  The courses are taught by JMU Faculty and community […]

Thank you, Harrisonburg

Thursday, November 6, 2008


When I started this blog in 2006, I had a vague idea that it could become relevant to the community, but I never imagined it would become a news leader in the city. It was something I wanted someone else to do, but no one would. Through trial, error and experimentation, I figured out how […]

This Post Took a Year to Write

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Brent asked that I add what little I know to the analysis of Tuesday’s election results in Harrisonburg. A little less than a year ago I threw some numbers on a spreadsheet and ate lunch with 2 gentlemen who will take office January 1 as newly-elected members of City Council. (I want to thank Dr. […]

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