Archive | December, 2008

“10 Moments of Possibility”

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Patrick Lincoln submits the following look back at 2008, under the title “10 Moments of Possibility for a Better Valley”: “These moments are my own; I’m sure each of you has yours as well.  This is by no means an exhaustive or accurate list.  It’s not exhaustive because there are surely many more and it’s […]

Your “green” idea could be worth $100k

Friday, December 19, 2008

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JMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship has a competition on for the JMU community (which includes all Harrisonburg residents) to find the best viable business plans for sustainable businesses.  The contest defines sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  The winner will […]

‘Bike The Valley’ Website Launched

Thursday, December 18, 2008

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“With the growing popularity of bicycling, citizens and tourists are looking for safe and convenient roads to bike. Now the website offers an online resource assembled by riders of the area to help you choose your route whatever your reason for riding the roads of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

PETA cites Broadway donkey injured in 1996

Thursday, December 18, 2008


A press release from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urges churches not to use live animals in nativity scenes, and cites a 1996 incident at the Broadway Presbyterian Church as proof of inhumane animal treatment.

Emmy’s blog featured in The Hook

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Emmy, a longtime hburgnews contributor, is profiled in this week’s Tough Customer column of The Hook. Alan Zimmerman interviewed Emmy about I May Be Cheap, her blog about special deals. … it’s local, created by Emmy Smith of Harrisonburg. And people might find the scale more approachable and comfortable than a large national site like […]

Phony phone scam

Monday, December 15, 2008


Today an hburgnews reader emailed this report of a scam phone call he received in Harrisonburg: I got a phone call from a company claiming to be Verizon, our business provider, trying to right a switch back from an “error” with the account.

Question of the week: best holiday activities in Harrisonburg

Monday, December 15, 2008


This is the first in what I hope will be a weekly feature of hburgnews, to do a little crowdsourcing and find out from commenters things we might not have known about our community.  The question this week has to do with the holidays.  Where are the most interesting light displays in the area?  Which […]

City Registrar in the Spotlight (Again)

Friday, December 12, 2008


The Harrisonburg voter registrar’s office is getting more attention in today’s DNR as the Virginia Electoral Board is in the process of conducting a routine review of Harrisonburg Registrar Debbie Logan and her staff’s pre-Election Day 2008 performance. The weeks leading up the election were riddled with reports of scandal and

New 105.1 La Gran D

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


A new radio station was launched by Verstandig Broadcasting on Tuesday December 9, on 105.1 called La Gran D. This new station replaces 105.1 Country Legends. I am told this is currently the only hispanic radio station in the Valley.

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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.