Archive | October, 2009

Liberian Organizer to speak at EMU

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Leymah Gbowee — the Liberian peace activist, “sex strike” organizer, and subject of the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell — will be speaking at EMU this Thursday, about how her Christian faith informs her work of peacebuilding.

Vietnam War Rescue Mission Revisited

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Floyd Clark, a local truck driver and Vietnam vet, is in DC today to receive recognition from President Obama for his unit’s performance in the war almost 40 years ago. The Washington Post reports: President Obama is scheduled to pay tribute to Gutierrez and about 80 other Vietnam veterans who fought in the savage, unnamed […]

In “Recovery”

Monday, October 19, 2009


Your unemployed and underemployed friends will be so relieved to know that Harrisonburg’ economy is in “recovery.” According to MSNBC and Moody’s, local employment growth ranks 25 (first quintile) out of 392 (story via WSVA). Harrisonburg Economic Outlook

Wonder: Downtown Needs, Gets Retail

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Jeremiah Jenkins, GM of Clementine, is on the team opening a skate/art/clothing store on Water Street downtown. There's a story in today's Breeze about Wonder Skate Culture.

Flu Flies In, Vaccine Runs Out

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


As flu spreads in the area, many seeking or expecting seasonal flu vaccinations are hearing disappointing news: according to WHSV, most area doctors are out of stock and aren’t expected to have more until December.  The CDC says that although there are six manufacturers working to produce the seasonal flu vaccine for the US market, […]

Phishy Text Messages

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Have you recently received a phishy text message from “your bank?” WSVA reports on a scam that affected some Park View customers: Park View Federal Credit Union reports members and others have been receiving fraudulent automated text messages designed to steal debit and credit card numbers . . . The credit union stresses that no […]

Bipolarism: Awareness Through Tragedy

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Bibb and Dolly Frazier’s obituary of their son, Austin, is worth reading.

Local Chop & Grill House Is A Hit

Friday, October 9, 2009


It’s rare that on opening night a new restaurant has all its ducks in a row, but Local Chop and Grill House does. Restaurateurs Craig and Bert Moore, the original owners of the Joshua Wilton House and partners in Cally’s, have jumped back into the business after a five-year absence with another excellent downtown dining […]

Salatin to speak at Bridgewater

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Virginia farming celeb Joel Salatin will be speaking at Bridgewater College Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.

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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.