Archive | March, 2010

Immigrants Rally For Reform

Monday, March 22, 2010


Although healthcare reform is dominating the lion’s share of headlines out of Capitol Hill, there was a large immigration reform rally on the mall in DC Sunday. Approximately 150 local Latino immigrants gathered on Wolfe Street Sunday morning, and loaded into buses chartered by Reform Immigration for America, to take the demonstrators to the March […]

Animal control groups move toward mediation

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Both the Harrisonburg SPCA and the Shenandoah Valley Spay and Neuter Clinic (SVSNC) have responded favorably to a letter sent by Mayor Kai Degner asking them to join in mediation, according to representatives from both organizations.

Romero Announces Run For Council

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Friday, at the Summit for Youth and Families in Crisis, local schoolteacher Sal Romero announced he is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for Harrisonburg City Council. [Romero is] the center director for Second Home, a highly regarded after-school program that serves students from Spotswood and Thomas Harrison Schools.

Farmer’s Market To Add Evening Session

Friday, March 19, 2010


The Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market announced on its blog today that the market will now be open 3 times per week, with a new session on Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 pm being added to the original Tuesday and Saturday morning sessions, June through September. Are you more likely to shop at the Farmer’s Market […]

Local Prof Ranked First In Rate My Professor “Top List”

Friday, March 19, 2010


Kimberly Duvall-Early, a psychology instructor at JMU, has been declared the highest rated professor in the nation by the Web site Rate My Professors is a decade old review site where students can anonymously rank their college teachers on a one to five scale in six different categories and leave comments. In this environment, which […]

Water Damage at Ragtime Fabrics

Thursday, March 18, 2010


An upstairs water pipe broke this morning at Ragtime Fabrics in downtown Harrisonburg, causing major damage. The staff have had a hectic day of helping to clean up the mess and move much of the inventory out of harm’s way.  Even so, the shop is still open.  (Although customers should understandably pardon the mess.) Belle, […]

T&E Meats in WaPo

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Local slaughterhouse T&E Meats is prominently featured in a Washington Post article about the role of small meat processing plants in the growing locavore food movement.

Lohr Appointed New Ag Commish

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Del. Matt Lohr announced today that he will vacate his seat as the delegate representing the 26th House district to become the new commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). Lohr, 38, was elected to his third term last November. McDonnell will set a special election to fill his seat in […]

School Budget Cuts Could’ve Been Worse

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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For months, local teachers and school officials have been bracing for impact as the state budget was being pruned in Richmond. There will still be state cuts to local public school budgets — about $1.5 million in Harrisonburg — but they may not be as severe as once expected. It could have been a lot […]

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