Archive | September, 2009

Favorite Books?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


It’s no surprise that local ghostwriter Jeff Haden is into books. But Jeff likes some books so much, he wants to know what books his favorite authors are reading. He has recently compiled some of those lists to share with his readers.

JBS Set to Buy Pilgrim’s

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


The WSJ is reporting that Brazilian beef corporation JBS is indeed set to buy Pilgrim’s Pride — something they were unwilling to confirm two weeks ago. But even still, it’s not a done deal yet. A JBS-Pilgrim deal would probably attract scrutiny from U.S. antitrust authorities, who have said they plan to take a hard […]

Lohr and Hart Q&A?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The DNR ran a short story today about a debate on taxes and transportation funding between Del. Matt Lohr and challenger Gene Hart. If there is interest among readers for an hburgnews Q&A featuring these two candidates, leave your questions in the comments, and I’ll contact the candidates once we’ve compiled a list of your […]

Belated ‘A Bowl Of Good’ post

Friday, September 11, 2009


I had intended to write a short entry about this two weeks ago, but never did. A Bowl of Good, a soup/locavore/health food/catering company that’s been around Harrisonburg for years now has a location of their own — a breakfast and lunch cafe near Gift & Thrift on the north side of town. The chatter […]

‘Beyond’ Opens Today

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Beyond, the new restaurant downtown on Water St., is open to the public for the first time today from 11-2:30 for lunch, and 4:30-10:30 for dinner. Conceptualized by the owners of Taste of Thai restaurant, Beyond is bringing some new flavors to downtown, which Executive Chef Bobby Scheve calls “Asian Fusion”.

Virginia’s latest budget

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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The budget revisions show a $9.8 million cut for JMU out of $74 million for the 2010 fiscal year, but that will be mitigated by money set aside in case of budget revisions (or reversions as they’re known when state agencies give money back) and by stimulus funds. The full report is here. The report […]

Goodlatte’s Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, September 5, 2009


There was no brandishing of firearms or bitten fingers at the Turner Ashby High School auditorium this morning, but emotions still ran high. Rep. Bob Goodlatte hosted a well-attended town hall meeting on the subject of health care reform, and residents representing a wide range of concerns and opinions turned out en masse.

JBS to Buy Pilgrim’s Pride?

Friday, September 4, 2009


The Wall Street Journal and WSVA have reported that Brazilian company JBS, the world’s largest beef processor, may buy Pilgrim’s Pride for more than two billion dollars.

DNR Website Hosting a Trojan

Thursday, September 3, 2009


The hburgnews hashtag has been on fire this morning with tweets from people who know a lot more about computers than I do, warning folks using PCs to steer clear of the DNR website. Apparently it has been breached, and is generating fake antivirus scan popups with a redirect trojan. @Ironmask took a screenshot.

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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.