Archive | July, 2009

BC, BRCC, EMU and JMU Bridge-the-Valley

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Months of intensive collaboration and dozens of meetings, phone calls and e-mails have finally paid off – the students are here!  Last year,  BC, BRCC, EMU and JMU were awarded a 3 year, $1.5 million dollar National Science Foundation grant (with a possible extension to 5 years and $2.5 million) in an effort to improve […]

3 of 4 Area Rest Stops Closing Tonight

Monday, July 20, 2009


Only one of the nearest four rest stops to the north and south of Harrisonburg along I-81 will be open tomorrow.  According to the VDOT website, the New Market rest area on southbound I-81 as well as those on both north- and southbound I-81 at Mt. Syndey are slated to be closed indefinitely.

Been to the Farmer’s Market Lately?

Monday, July 20, 2009


This year, the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market moved into its new pavilion downtown, and recently got its own blog. In the summer, it’s open from 7am to 1pm every Tuesday and Saturday, and there are lots of choices of fresh local foods and goods. If you haven’t been there before, you should at least take a […]

hburgnews turns 3

Friday, July 17, 2009


Today marks hburgnews’ three year anniversary. We have some big changes in the works.

Saxman dropping out?

Friday, July 17, 2009


Not quite Alaska quality, but the DNR reports Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, is dropping out of the race for re-election to the House of Delegates. With $58,000 in the bank, incumbency, and name recognition (he was mentioned for Senate and co-chaired McCain’s Virginia effort) his odds of winning re-election were good.

City Council 7/14/09

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Report-out from the Tuesday 7/14/09 City Council meeting.

Majority Against Backyard Chickens?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Debate over allowing backyard chickens in the city has gone on longer then the MSM’s Michael Jackson coverage. But how many people will benefit from allowing the the hens within the city limits? Mayor Kai Degner writes that he agrees with most of the arguments in favor of backyard birds, but indicates that he’s leaning […]

Noise Ordinance Unconstitutional

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


A State Supreme Court ruling has rendered most noise ordinances in Virginia temporarily useless. On April 17, the Virginia Supreme Court threw out Virginia Beach’s noise ordinance on the grounds that it was “unconstitutionally vague.”

HPD: Thefts From Vehicles on the Rise

Monday, July 13, 2009


For the second time in four months, the Harrisonburg Police Department is reporting an increase in the number of thefts from vehicles. “Thieves are taking the opportunity to steal items from unlocked vehicles,” said Mary-Hope Gangwer Public Information Officer and Crime Analyst. “Items such as iPods, GPS navigation devices, money, pocketbooks, wallets, CD’s, and stereo […]

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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.