Archive | January, 2010

Coffman Intends Run For City Council

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Greg Coffman, a longtime member of the Harrisonburg City School Board, has announced he intends to run for one of the two City Council seats as a Republican this fall. There can only be two official Republican candidates, and neither Ted Byrd (currently the only Repub on Council) nor Charlie Chenault (the Repub who was voted out of office in 2008) have officially announced their intentions for office this year.

Bicycle-Friendly Harrisonburg?

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Randy Salzman, writer and member of the Board of Directors of BikeWalk Virginia, wrote a story for Thinking Highways Magazine (pg. 24) that features several Harrisonburg bicyclists, and efforts at the local, state, and federal level that promote bicycling in our communities. Just how feasible is a bicycle-friendly America? Randy Salzman has high hopes that it’s not beyond […]

103 Years In The Keezell Building

Monday, January 11, 2010


Reader Nicole Martorana works at Immerge Technologies in the Keezell Building downtown (there appears to be at least two different spellings on the web, Keezell and Keezel). She did some research on former tenants, and discovered a long list of local household names. She writes, “The Keezell Building intrigued me . . . The more […]

Berkshire Jackson One Of The Few

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr’s former aide was mentioned on the Washington Post Politics blog today. [Incoming attorney general Ken Cuccinelli] announced the majority of his inner circle Friday, and they had something in common: With one exception, they were all men. Of the nine top aides Cuccinelli announced Friday, only one–Director of Legislative and Government Affairs […]

Pilgrim’s Announces 230 Layoffs

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Reuters is reporting that Pilgrim’s Pride, which was recently bought by JBS, is cutting office jobs in several locations. Timberville is among them. These are administrative, “white collar” jobs, not production positions. The total is 230 nationwide, though it’s unclear from this release how many of those positions have been eliminated locally. About 160 of […]

Who Will Replace Ford?

Monday, January 4, 2010


Just as the Redskins look for a replacement for the recently fired Jim Zorn, the Harrisonburg School Board is searching for a replacement for the soon-to-retire Donald Ford (whether there’s a connection between the two depends on your opinion of the Redskins).

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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.