Archive | February, 2009

Harrisonburg Valentine’s Day Scene

Saturday, February 14, 2009


So, what are you doing for Valentine’s Day? If you’re in a couple, what romantic things are you doing today? Where did you buy flowers and how did they look? Where did you go out to eat and how was it? If you’re single, did you decide to go out and do something fun, too? […]

1000 Flickr Photos

Saturday, February 14, 2009

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Josh created a post about the 1000th photo and the ‘most interesting’ photos in our Flickr pool. Check it out here: “More than 1000 photos in the hburgnews flickr pool” Thanks to everyone for your submissions!

Got Spanish? Or Urdu? Or…

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


The Harrisonburg City Public Schools system is looking for people to serve as volunteer interpreters on Parent-Teacher Conference Days. This job consists in oral interpretation for teachers and parents in an informal meeting. Interpreters can choose to help any City School (Elementary, Middle and High). If you know of students (or others, I presume) who […]

Goodlatte Skips Cong. Delegation Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Yesterday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte was one of the Republicans that skipped a meeting of Governor Kaine and Virginia’s Congressional Delegation. Among items on the meeting agenda: Virginia’s needs in regard to the federal stimulus package.

out-of-town voters, continued…

Friday, February 6, 2009


Last week, I posted about Del. Cosgrove’s “unlimited time” residency/voting bill. Andrew Jenner’s story in this week’s Rocktown Weekly follows up with a thought from David McKinney, president of the College Democrats at JMU: “Does it make sense to subject college students to such scrutiny, while never really asking the same questions about other people […]

Abstinence Only Ads?

Friday, February 6, 2009


The back page ad for The Artful Dodger’s Anti-Valentine Day party on the current issue of Rocktown Weekly includes a note that says, “Complimentary Intimacy Safety Devices.” Here’s what the ad was supposed to look like. Dodger owner Chris Clark said that the original ad was rejected by Rocktown because the paper didn’t want to […]

Rocktown Doc Premieres at CST

Friday, February 6, 2009


Last night Leslie Edwards’ documentary “Rocktown: From the Small Farm to the Big Box” debuted to a packed house at Court Square Theater.  The film touched on local hotbuton issues including development, JMU expansion, immigration, police brutality, downtown revitalizaton, and the Blacks Run watershed.  Edwards used clips from dozens of interviews with local figures in […]

City K-9 Team Wins State Award

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


One of Harrisonburg’s five K-9 Police units has won the  “2008 Case of  the Year  Award”  in the Patrol Utility category from  the  Virginia  Police  Canine  Association. Master Police Officer Shawn Morris and his canine partner Nikki received the award for tracking a scent that led to discovery of evidence that helped solve a robbery in May […]

Superbowl Sunday Open Thread

Sunday, February 1, 2009


So, Harrisonburgers – what are you up to this evening? Are you watching the Superbowl from the comfort of your own home? Going to a party? A restaurant with big screens? Are you even watching the Superbowl (or its commercials) today? Tell us in the comments!

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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.