Archive | September, 2009

Gangs: Problem vs Perception

Thursday, September 3, 2009


If you read local media headlines, it’s apparent that Harrisonburg has a gang problem. CHARGE says we have more than 800 “gang members and associates in the area.” In the wake of a recent drive-by shooting on Kelly Street, commenters on the DNR were quick to blame the violence on gangs (despite the fact that […]

Local Manufacturing Takes Another Hit

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


More bad news from the local economy. WSVA reports that the Graham Packaging plant on West Wolfe Street laid off 34 employees yesterday.

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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.