Archive | August, 2009

Goodlatte Coming to TA

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Rep. Bob Goodlatte will visit Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater to discuss health care reform Saturday, September 5, at 10:00 am. notes, “Goodlatte’s announcement of the meetings come as Democrats Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher have seen hundreds of people show up for their own town halls.” Goodlatte vehemently opposes the plans being […]

White Supremacist Graffiti on Wolfe St?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Today’s HPD Noteworthy Report listed “Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property,” reported last night at 10:52 p.m. at the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of East Wolfe Street. The HPD report states that “several individuals reported an unknown person spray painted graffiti on telephones and houses in this area.” WHSV is reporting that police are investigating a possible […]

Taste of Downtown

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The annual Taste of Downtown event, presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, is going on today and tomorrow. Downtown restaurants offer fixed-price lunches and dinners, many at a lower-than-usual cost, so you can try a restaurant you haven’t been to before, or try a new meal at your favorite place. Have you been to Taste of […]

Drug Use, State-by-State

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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The DNR’s recent story on the continuing increase in drug use in the Valley notes that Harrisonburg ranks #1 in the state in terms of the number of investigations, seizures, and undercover purchases of meth. The Department of Health and Human Services recently published a state-by-state analysis of drug use, converted into an interactive map […]

Rosetta Stock Takes A Tumble

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


The Washington Post is reporting that Rosetta Stone, which had a positive initial public offering in April, has put the kibosh on a second offering, causing stock prices to take a hit.

Brandywine Immigrant Detention Center

Monday, August 17, 2009


From the AP: “The Pendleton County Commission is holding a public meeting this month on a company’s proposal to build a detention center for nonviolent illegal immigrants.” The center would likely house immigrants arrested in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area.

Towering Over Harrisonburg

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


There’s a story in today’s DNR about Shentel’s request to erect a “communications” tower on 33 between I-81 and downtown. The issue is presented as a conflict between signal coverage for Shentel, and beautification plans for the city. I’ve written about cell towers before. Except those are on Norfolk-Southern’s right-of-way, which makes me wonder why […]

DT56 building to become chop house

Monday, August 10, 2009


Rumors have been floating for about a month, and TV3 recently reported that downtown restaurant veteran Craig Moore is turning the former Downtown 56 (current City Exchange) building into a chophouse, serving up locally-raised meat and produce. … Items on the menu will range from $6 to $20 but Moore hesitates to call his restaurant […]

Guerilla Gardeners Seed Bomb the City

Friday, August 7, 2009


You might have seen them on your way to work, but had no idea what they were. Piles of dirt and pastel colored carts sprouting with herbs and vegetables have been spotted in the most (seemingly) random places in Harrisonburg. It’s all part of a collaborative art gardening project called Flexible Geography.

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