Archive | January, 2010

The Business Of Blogging

Friday, January 29, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner writes about the connection (or disconnection) between the Daily News-Record’s pay wall, and the local business economy: . . . business leaders from outside the area can’t read about or find economic development news [on the DNR’s website] because the news stories don’t show up in search engine results (Google won’t show […]

Homelessness On The Rise?

Friday, January 29, 2010


Across the nation, localities are taking count of their homeless populations, and some officials are finding major increases in the number of people without homes. HRHA is currently conducting a similar study in Harrisonburg, and they expect the numbers to be up here also.

Restaurants Raise Money for Haiti

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Several Harrisonburg restaurants are holding fundraisers to aid in the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. This evening A Bowl of Good, which has been serving Haitian food all day, is donating proceeds from this evening‘s sales to ongoing earthquake relief efforts. According to a recent tweet, The Oriental Market donated some of the food the […]

Mobile Food Guide

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


hburgnews reader Drew Richard is working on a handy little guide for local restaurants. Couldn’t find anything like this I liked, so I made a quick filterable food guide for Harrisonburg. Will be adding more features soon (including adding more phone numbers), but figured I’d go ahead and make this public as it might be […]

Study Says Add More Parking

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The engineering firm hired to study parking in downtown Harrisonburg recommended that the city add more spaces. TV3 reports the firm’s recommendations include “adding as many as 500 parking spaces in downtown, increasing the overtime parking fee to $20 and getting tough on repeat parking offenders.” A report says on average, as much as 75 […]

Flooding Continues

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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The flooding that started Sunday and Monday continues in some parts of Rockingham County today. The map at still shows several road closures as of this morning. Yesterday, reader Jon T. emailed us: “The Cooks Creek/Silver Lake Rd. bridge in Dayton was flooded and impassable this morning. This is an addition to Madison St. […]

The Next Superintendent

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Harrisonburg City Public Schools made a survey using Google Spreadsheets to collect public input on what qualities the next superintendent should have. A public hearing will also be held for input on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Skyline Middle School. (Thanks, Robert)

Cuchi Guidos

Friday, January 22, 2010


A new establishment is bringing a little piece of New Jersey to downtown Harrisonburg. Cuchi Guidos will serve up Brooklyn style pizza, Philly cheesesteaks, and Jersey hoagies. The eatery had their soft opening today.

$10 Million For Port Road Expansion

Friday, January 22, 2010


The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved funds for a construction project to widen Port Republic Road in Rockingham County for access to the new RMH.

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  • 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.