Archive | September, 2009

FC2 Pushes, But Will Harrisonburg Pull?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


In what may be the last link to the DNR from hburgnews, today’s story about the Friendly City Food Co-Op begs the question: is the community buying what FC2 is proposing?

DNR Ducking Behind a Pay Wall

Monday, September 28, 2009


Unless you have a subscription, get ready to say goodbye to news stories on the DNR website. Saturday the DNR announced their website will be going behind a pay wall. Effective October 1, only subscribers will be able to access their news stories.

Landes, Marrow Lock Horns Over Jobs

Friday, September 25, 2009

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Last night’s 25th District debate between Del. Steve Landes and challenger Greg Marrow got a little more heated than a Valley voter might have expected. The touchy subject: job creation.

International City

Thursday, September 24, 2009


“Educate, Entertain, Eat.” If that sounds like the way to spend an early autumn afternoon in Harrisonburg, then the annual International Festival is the place you want to be. The mix of international food, music, dance, arts, crafts and community networking will be held this Saturday September 26 from 12 – 6 p.m. in Hillandale […]

Martinez Gets Deportation Deferment

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Remember the HHS grad that was set to be deported in August? The DNR is now reporting that Maria Martinez has been granted a deportation deferment for another year. For now, she is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at an immigration court in Arlington on Jan. 27. In the meantime, Martinez will continue to take […]

City Bicycle & Pedestrian Public Input Meeting, Sept 29

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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The City of Harrisonburg’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Advisory Committee is hosting a Public Input Meeting on Tuesday September 29, 2009 from 6:30-8:30PM at Thomas Harrison Middle School.

Pick Our New Logo

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

21 Comments has always been community-driven, which is why it wouldn’t do to just pick our own logo unilaterally. Our friends at Estland Design have created a couple of logos for us, and we need you, our readers, to pick which one you think suits us best.

Inspection Sticker Gate

Friday, September 18, 2009


Yesterday the DNR ran a story about Mayor Kai Degner’s expired inspection sticker. Lots of interesting comments on that one. On the one hand, the expired inspection, when coupled with last year’s story about missing the fundraising filing deadline, might give readers the impression Degner could use a Sven. On the other hand, is that […]

Cycling & Pedestrian Awareness Week

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This week, September 13-20, is Cycling and Pedestrian Awareness week reminding bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists that collisions can be reduced and even prevented in many instances by knowing the law and following guidelines.

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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.