Archive | April, 2010

City of Harrisonburg’s Credit Rating Upgraded

Friday, April 30, 2010

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Press release: City of Harrisonburg’s credit rating on the city’s general obligation debt has been upgraded to AA- from A+ with a stable rating outlook

Dreams Do Come True

Friday, April 30, 2010


Dreams Do Come True

Long in the planning, Harrisonburg’s newest park opened today to warm weather, bright sunshine, and happy crowds of parents and kids of all ages. The playground is located on the East side of Neff Avenue just south of Sunchase Apartments.  The playground is designed for children with and without disabilities to be able to play […]

Harrisonburg Listens. Be Heard.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Harrisonburg Listens.  Be Heard.

Last night, the H’burg Community Development Planning Staff and members of the City Planning Commission met with the public for the first of four input-gathering sessions  for the purpose of gathering reactions and suggestions  to be used in the required update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  (Full disclosure:  I’m a member of the Harrisonburg City […]

Page Co. Says “No Thanks” To Fibrowatt

Friday, April 30, 2010


Guest blogger Jim Turner concludes his series on Fibrowatt. Although it wasn’t anticipated to turn out this way, the March 2, 2010 Page County Board of Supervisors meeting turned into a forum where several of the Supervisors made statements against Fibrowatt’s proposal. This is reported on Fibrowatt’s own blog in an entry that also references […]

Fibrowatt: The Farmer Squeeze?

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Guest blogger Jim Turner continues his series on the Fibrowatt power plant: Once I located the information about the [potential] dangers of the permitted materials in the Fibrowatt Minnesota plant’s exhaust, it became difficult to stay uncommitted about the prospect of the plant. These are my opinions, but I found great irony when I considered […]

Union Station Restaurant Grand Opening

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Anticipation has been growing since the September 2008 purchase of the former Wetsel Seed building in downtown Harrisonburg, followed closely by the announcement that it would soon house a restaurant honoring Harrisonburg history.  After more than a year of renovation and a week of soft openings, tomorrow marks the grand opening of the Union Station […]

Kizner Appointed New School Superintendent

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Scott Kizner will take over from Harrisonburg City Schools superintendent Don Ford on July 1.

FCFC Passes $400k In Member Loans

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


The Friendly City Food Co-Op announced that that the community-owned organization has raised over two-thirds of their membership campaign goal. They plan to open in 2010.

First Fridays Downtown: Month of May

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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First Fridays Downtown:  Month of May

Press release:  The Arts Council of the Valley sponsors May First Fridays Downtown 2010

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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.