Archive | October, 2009

Over 80 Percent of Land Locally Owned

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


On the one hand, it may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s an interesting question: Who owns Harrisonburg? Are they local? Scott Rogers ran the numbers, and found that almost 90 percent of the land in the city limits is owned by people living in Harrisonburg or Rockingham. Who Owns Harrisonburg?

Accident Has 81 Locked Up

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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“Roads through town are a mess,” especially 11, due to a fatal accident involving a tractor trailer on I-81. WSVA reports: [Southbound] traffic is being detoured off I-81 at mile marker 251 onto Route 11 and then put back on the highway at mile marker 243, south of Harrisonburg.

Marine Killed in Combat in Afghanistan

Monday, October 5, 2009


WSVA reports that a Marine “with valley ties” has been killed in combat in the Helmand province: “[Jordan] Chrobot is originally from Frederick, Maryland, but his mother Kandy Johns and his stepfather now live here in Harrisonburg.”

Going Ghosting

Friday, October 2, 2009


Today Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance announced a return of the Haunted Harrisonburg ghost tours. Starting tonight, and throughout the month of October, Lisa Ha will be leading walking tours to some (possibly) haunted spaces around downtown.

One Mile Challenge Kicks Off

Thursday, October 1, 2009


The One Mile Challenge kicks off this Saturday, October 3rd at the Greenspace next to the Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers Market. The event will feature “music by Trent Wagler & Jay Lapp, fast lessons to get your kid on 2 wheels, commuter bike show, tips on bike maintenance and safety, bike churned ice cream and a bike versus […]

Unemployment Down

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Harrisonburg’s unemployment numbers for August are just slightly below the state average of 6.5 percent. They’re down from 7.3 percent in July.

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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.