Archive | March, 2009

eightyone’s last issue

Friday, March 20, 2009


April will be the last issue of eightyone. In a statement on the monthly magazine’s website, editor Deona Landes Houff writes, “Our members, advertisers and staff have hung in there a long time, well past the point of financial feasibility … Thanks so much for your years of readership and support.”

Gang Initiation Text Message Circulating

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This afternoon I received a text message forward from a friend stating that there was going to be a gang initiation tonight at one of the local Wal-Marts. It stated that three women would be shot as part of this initiation. According to the HPD this message has been circulating in other areas as well. […]

free wireless spots

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Josh just posted a list of free wireless spots in town on imaybecheap. The list adds more locations to the locations mentioned on Harrisonburg Homes’ list. What are your favorite wireless spots?

Our Community Place

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I hadn’t visited the Our Community Place website in a long time, and was surprised to find a very interesting OCP Newsletter posted on the front page. The 20 page newsletter, from November, highlights many of the activities of OCP and others who they share their building with do, such as:

Local shooting case closer to resolution after recent arrest.

Friday, March 13, 2009


The Harrisonburg Police Department recently made significant progress in a case that took place in 2007.

Harrisonburg EcoMinds Listserve

Thursday, March 12, 2009


A new listserve has been formed called “Harrisonburg EcoMinds.” This listserve began after a meeting Beth Schermerhorn and friends hosted in February called “Meeting of the eco-minds.”

Plan 9 store closing

Thursday, March 12, 2009


The Plan 9 record store in the Kroger shopping center is closing. I found out about it Monday, and there’s a story in the DNR today.

VDOT Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Tomorrow, March 12, VDOT’s Staunton District – which includes Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren, and Clarke  Counties – will be holding a Public Meeting to “collect public input on a comprehensive plan to address long-term funding reductions.” The meeting will be held at the Augusta Government Center in Verona, VA beginning […]

Obenshain wants Frederick out

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


In January, Walter Curt wrote a letter to the chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, Jeff Frederick, resigning his post as chief fundraiser for the RPV after only eight months at the job. Today, Inside NoVa reports that Sen. Mark Obenshain was one of six GOP state senators to sign a letter asking Frederick […]

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