Archive | December, 2009

Delays on 81 and 33 Thursday Eve

Friday, December 18, 2009

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You may have experienced the traffic or re-routing on I-81 or the Market Street overpass (exit 247) yesterday evening. There were even rumors that one of the bridges had collapsed. As it turns out, a truck carrying a crane smacked into the overpasses, taking chunks of concrete with it. Nothing collapsed. Police started re-routing traffic […]

“Green Burial” Site Permit Requested

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Tomorrow evening, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will hear a request from Kenny Kyger for a special use permit to create Duck Run Natural Cemetery, a gravestone-free private park in Penn Laird where people would be buried the old-fashioned, biodegradable way.

Fitzgerald Announces Run For Nomination

Monday, December 14, 2009

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Joe Fitzgerald, a regular hburgnews contributor (and editor) since April 2007, announced today that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for City Council next year. The Harrisonburg Dems are holding their biennial caucus tonight. I suspect he will continue to comment here, but in the interest of fairness and consistency, Joe and […]

McDonnell Dropping In

Friday, December 11, 2009

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Governor-elect Bob McDonnell will be stopping in Harrisonburg tomorrow (Saturday) morning.  The event, billed as a “thank you” meet-and-greet for election volunteers, begins at 10 A.M. at Cally’s on Court Square.

Health Care Vigil Held As Senate Drops Public Option

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Supporters of national health care reform that includes a “public option” huddled on the steps of the Harrisonburg court house yesterday evening, holding a candlelight vigil just as word leaked from Capitol Hill that the Democrats had compromised/caved on the government-run public option.

Deer Me! Council Mulls Urban Archery

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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The Harrisonburg City Council tonight considered a plan to allow urban archery within city limits.  The draft ordinance (on pages 160-162 of the Council Agenda Packet) would allow deer hunters to discharge archery equipment from private property, but requires hunters to be licensed, to only hunt during appropriate seasons, and to use stands elevated at […]

Greening Your Thumb: Wholistic Gardening from Seed to Table

Sunday, December 6, 2009

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As most people have been cleaning up their gardens this fall, about 30 people have been participating in a 5-week course to learn how to create gardens and how to eat sustainably titled “Greening Your Thumb: Wholistic Gardening from Seed to Table.”  The course is being taught by Beth Schermerhorn, Adam Campbell, and Soula Pefkaros of New Community Project and meets once a week for […]

Health Care Bill Supporters Plan Vigil

Friday, December 4, 2009

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As the fight over the Democrats’ health care bill is being hotly debated in the U.S. Senate, some local supporters of the proposed reforms are planning a vigil on the court house steps for Tuesday, December 8 at 5:30.

Richest Counties in the U.S.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Virgina has some of the richest counties in the U.S. The Huffington Post reports that, “among the fifteen most affluent communities, nearly half were located in Virginia and Maryland and were located in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area.” While not among the top in the country, Rockingham County came out ahead of Harrisonburg. WSVA reports: […]

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