Archive | April, 2009

Rosetta Stone IPO a Success

Friday, April 17, 2009


The Washington Post reports that Rosetta Stone’s foray onto Wall Street went well.

CleanUp Day Stats

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Event organizers considered the 12th Annual Blacks Run/ Downtown CleanUp Day to be a success thanks to everyone who  came out to help that day. Held on the cold and wet morning of Saturday April 11th, it has been reported that over 375  400 people came out to volunteer for CleanUp Day and an astonishing […]

Tax Day Protest at Court Square

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


“I guess we’re domestic terrorists now,” says Jason Kirby, referring to a recently released report by the Dept. of Homeland Security warning of right-wing extremist threats. “George Washington and the other founding fathers were terrorists, and thank goodness for them,” adds another man nearby, holding a large flag emblazoned with “Don’t Tread On Me”.  The […]

Two shorts

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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The recent DNR article about the success of the winter version of the H’burg Farmers Market was great news.  The spring season

broken windows, stolen goods

Monday, April 13, 2009


This afternoon, the HPD announced a recent increase in reports for thefts from vehicles, “where a vehicle window was also broken.” Since April 1, there have been approximately 10 incidents, where a victim reported the window of their vehicle was broken and items were stolen. Items such as electronics, money, pocketbooks, credit cards, and checks […]

Bad humor can’t survive recession

Saturday, April 11, 2009


A running gag at JMU: “College students can be really stupid.” “That’s why we spend 12 percent of the state budget trying to make them smarter.” Turns out it’s 10. (Enter an amount of taxes in the box near the bottom of this page.)

Gitchell’s Photography Celebrates 100 Years

Friday, April 10, 2009


We’ve been talking a lot about business laying off workers or shutting down completely. So, in a time where businesses seem to be failing left and right it’s nice to hear about one that is thriving. Gitchell’s Photography is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. Not only have they been in business for 100 years, […]

Layoffs begin at DNR

Thursday, April 9, 2009


The Daily News-Record has laid off a sportswriter and a photographer, and has not replaced the last three reporters who moved on.

JMU swallows keg store

Monday, April 6, 2009


The Breeze reports that Mike’s Food Mart, the premiere keg store for a good portion of the JMU undergraduate cohort, has been bought by the university. Questions are already circulating on campus about whether the university should keep it in business as a source of revenue.

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    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.