Archive | May, 2009

“A good first step”

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I attended today’s Harrisonburg Summits (hosted by Mayor Kai Degner) along with about 200 other participants. The summit’s focus was sustainability. Specifically; How do we meet the needs of the present “while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their needs?”

BABE Rally to visit downtown

Friday, May 29, 2009


I shot this video last year when the BABE Rally made its third annual pit stop in Harrisonburg (I just missed them in 2007). Since 2006, the junk car enthusiasts haven’t ventured much further than the Best Western next to Shoney’s. But this Monday evening, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and Clementine plan to welcome the 50-plus […]

Interview with a Photographer

Friday, May 29, 2009


Evan Dyson, recent JMU graduate, area photographer, and former hburgnews contributor has self-published his book, “Wildlife: A Photographic Record of the Shenandoah Valley”, which is available for sale starting today. Read below for our e-interview with Evan.

The Chicken or the Egg?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Two months ago, we posted about the efforts of some Harrisonburg residents to get the city to change its policy on keeping small flocks of live chickens within the city limits. Tonight, the issue of backyard chickens is on the the City Council meeting agenda again, after undergoing review by the Planning Commission.

DNR Makes It Into CJR

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Some national notoriety for the DNR in the Columbia Journalism Review. The reference is to an editorial headline referenced in another thread earlier.

RNC Hires Valley Field Rep

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


The Republican National Committee has hired a field representative for the Shenandoah Valley, headquartered in Harrisonburg.

How does your garden grow?

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Many people in our area have beautiful flower gardens and gorgeous planters, and others have re-planted backyard vegetable gardens or are starting one for the first time this year. So, tell us about what you’re growing at home and what plants and gardening methods or techniques worked well for you in the past in our […]

Dog Park in Harrisonburg?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


There’s a new website/blog  for people in Harrisonburg who want a dog park in the City, Created by Justyn Sider, a resident of Harrisonburg and owner of Tucker – a yellow lab – the website currently features information about his interest in dog parks, general information on dog parks, and a petition for people to sign and […]

City & County Budgets

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


The draft City Budget is available online (310 pages) for public review and comment. Last Tuesday, at the City Council meeting the first reading for the City Budget was held, during which staff and members (big & little) of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters made comment. The second reading of the City Budget will be at the May 12 […]

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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.